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Report: Andy Kaufman is dead

Report: Andy Kaufman is dead

By | November 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm | No comments

Despite the best efforts of Michael Kaufman to convince the world otherwise, his brother, iconic comedian Andy Kaufman is dead. That's the report from The Smoking Gun, who just posted details responding to a new round of rumors that supported Kaufman didn't die of lung cancer on...

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Multi-city comedy benefit featuring Maron, Papa, Quinn and more raises money for Haiti

Multi-city comedy benefit featuring Maron, Papa, Quinn and more raises money for Haiti

By | November 17, 2011 at 12:04 pm | One comment

Jodi Lieberman, Amber J. Lawson and Zoe Friedman are three powerhouses in the world of comedy, and I'm proud to say I know them all! They teamed up to create Transforming The World Through Comedy, a philanthropic organization simply known as TWT, because they said they wanted to...

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Carlos Mencia addresses weight loss onstage: I don’t have AIDS, he jokes

Carlos Mencia addresses weight loss onstage: I don’t have AIDS, he jokes

By | October 31, 2011 at 1:35 pm | 12 comments

Believe it or not, Carlos Mencia is the 17th of 18 children, and was born in Honduras. As an infant he was sent to the US to be raised by an aunt and uncle in the Maravilla Projects in Los Angeles," but went back to Honduras as a teenager to get away from the gang culture in his...

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Judah Friedlander, Steven Wright, Tom Papa, more perform for Laugh For Sight

Judah Friedlander, Steven Wright, Tom Papa, more perform for Laugh For Sight

By | October 11, 2011 at 11:54 am | 2 comments

Comedy Matters doesn’t only talk about comics. It talks about the people who make the comedy world what it is, a wonderful place to be! Chris Mazzilli, owner of Gotham Comedy Club, is a special kind of guy and a very charitable man. I don't think it's any accident that there...

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Comedy Matters with Billy Crystal, Russell Peters and more!

Comedy Matters with Billy Crystal, Russell Peters and more!

By | August 18, 2011 at 10:10 am | One comment

Strip Action I flew out to LA to interview Billy Crystal for the book I’m writing on the 35 year history of The Comic Strip, with owner Richie Tienken. This was thanks to Bob Wachs who’s known Billy for all those years. Bob Wachs is Richie Tienken’s partner and the...

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VIDEO: Comedian Rachel Feinstein goes grandma on R&B star Ginuwine

By | March 10, 2011 at 12:24 pm | No comments

Fast-rising comedian Rachel Feinstein recently debuted her stellar 30-minute stand-up special on Comedy Central; we'll see her on the network again, thankfully, when she joins Amy Schumer, Marina Franklin and Nikki Glaser in what has been dubbed The Smarter Sex Stand-up Comedy...

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Paul Mecurio: Must-see show this weekend + giveaway

By | September 28, 2010 at 1:47 pm | No comments

We're giving away two pairs of tickets to see Paul Mecurio headline at Gotham Comedy Club in New York. Simply e-mail us at punchlinemagazine@gmail.com with your full name and address. And tell us which show you want to attend. Show info is here. Do you know Paul Mecurio? If...

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John Oliver, Robert Klein to perform at benefit for the blind

By | July 26, 2010 at 3:19 pm | No comments

Robert Klein, John Oliver and more will perform at a benefit to raise funds for the blind. On Sept. 20, Gotham Comedy Club in New York will host the fifth annual Laugh for Sight benefit, which will benefit retinal degenerative eye disease research. Klein, who we interviewed...

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Comedy Matters with Andy Kindler, Natasha Leggero, Bill Murray, more

By | May 10, 2010 at 10:13 am | 2 comments

Comic Strip Documentary Blows Up We were excited enough when Chris Rock agreed to exec. produce the documentary film for the 35th anniversary of The Comic Strip. Now Abby Russell and Brent Sterling-Nemetz of Letterbox Pictures, who are actually shooting the film have really...

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