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Comedy kibbles and bits: morning links about funny shit

By | April 19, 2011 at 10:20 am | No comments

Good morning, comedy news wanters. You may have noticed that from time to time, I've been collecting some links and throwing them at you some mornings. Why am I doing this, you might be asking. Well, sometimes we, at Punchline Magazine, need to get you comedy-related info that...

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George Carlin gets autotuned; what do you think?

By | March 2, 2011 at 12:28 pm | 4 comments

Autotuning speeches, interviews, and generally anything not already a song has become a fairly standard practice online. Just search on YouTube for “autotune” and you’ll find way too many videos that amp up old, decidedly non-musical content. With all the autotuned...

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Lee Camp: Chaos For The Weary

By | February 23, 2011 at 11:40 pm | No comments

As perceptive and profane and profound as Lee Camp can be, he really does not represent a generation of new comic as much as the regeneration of an old one: George Carlin. Lucky him! Lucky us! His antic and intensely interesting new CD from Stand Up! Records, Chaos for the...

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Featured review: Jim Norton– Despicable

By | February 14, 2011 at 11:39 am | No comments

Release date: March 8 In case you don’t know, Jim Norton is what George Carlin would have been had Carlin not been such a sweet and sensitive guy. On his aptly-titled third album Despicable – over half of the track titles (“Penguins are Assholes,” “Ron...

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My five favorite comedy albums and specials of all time

By | December 30, 2010 at 1:28 pm | 5 comments

You may have noticed the “Ask us your comedy questions” graphic on our pages. It links up to our page on Formspring, wherein you can ask a question and we'll answer it! You can also ask us a question through our Tumblr page. Some of those sessions will end up here on our...

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Glenn Wool: Let Your Hands Go

By | August 29, 2010 at 9:36 pm | 6 comments

While anyone can point out hypocrisy, and maybe even get a laugh, it takes a special kind of mind to mix the sardonic with the silly, the way Glenn Wool does on his album, Let Your Hands Go (Stand-Up! Records.) Wool doesn’t just touch on heavy topics, but rather dives, full...

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Comedians Greg Fitzsimmons, Ben Gleib pay tribute to George Carlin on radio show

By | June 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm | No comments

Two years after his death, Southern California Public Radio's Patt Morrison and comedians Greg Fitzsimmons and Ben Gleib joined together to pay tribute to the influential comedian. During the show, Morrison asked Fitzsimmons and Gleib about their experiences with Carlin. Then...

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Dave Chappelle breaks down man on man rape

By | April 14, 2010 at 9:46 pm | 6 comments

On his 1990 album, Parental Advisory, the late George Carlin makes the case against censors who say there's just some topics that cannot be joked about because those topics are inherently unfunny or just plain mean. Take rape, Carlin says. "'You can't joke about rape; rape's not...

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Inside the George Carlin tribute, featuring Louis C.K., Kevin Smith, Ben Stiller, more

By | March 29, 2010 at 10:41 am | 2 comments

Hundreds show up to the New York Public Library to honor the legendary George Carlin. His daughter Kelly and his co-author Tony Hendra, along with a handful of famous friends remind us why we miss George so much. [caption id="attachment_8910" align="aligncenter" width="450"...

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