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Punchline Magazine analysis: the rise of comedian on comedian programming

By | April 4, 2011 at 11:11 am | 4 comments

Late last week, HBO dropped a teaser for their new behind-the-curtain comedy special, Talking Funny (see video below) which features such astronomically big names as Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais simply sitting in a room chatting about their...

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Andrew “Dice” Clay lands role on HBO’s “Entourage”

By | March 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm | No comments

Andrew Dice Clay’s back in the news, and not just for railing against Charlie Sheen’s tiger blood meltdown. He’ll be appearing regularly in the next season of Entourage in a cartoon series within the show’s storyline, joined by Kevin Dillon’s Johnny Drama. Since his...

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Zach Galifianakis strikes HBO series deal

By | March 23, 2011 at 12:10 pm | 2 comments

Zach Galifianakis has once again bolstered his comedy dominance in the entertainment industry-- this time, by striking a first-look deal with cable giant HBO. Along with Mike Gibbons, the bearded one has co-created a comedy series, in which Los Angeles stand-up fixture Brody...

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Musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates lands HBO pilot deal

By | January 14, 2011 at 11:33 am | One comment

[caption id="attachment_16655" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Riki “Garfunkel” Lindhome and Kate “Oates” Micucci"][/caption] HBO’s comedy lineup might be getting more musical in the near future. Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome, who comprise the musical-comedy...

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'Funny or Die Presents' returns to HBO Jan. 14

By | January 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm | No comments

Funny or Die Presents returns to HBO for its second season this Friday, Jan 14 at midnight. Will Ferrell, Brett Gelman, Seth Morris, David Koechner, Rob Riggle, John C. Reilly, Natasha Leggero and a crap load more famous funny folks will all do their part to bring you laughs--...

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The Ricky Gervais Show returns to HBO Jan. 14; watch some previews

By | January 6, 2011 at 11:27 am | No comments

On the heels of the premiere of Out of England 2, Ricky Gervais' newest HBO stand-up special, the worldwide comedy giant will soon hit the network again, albeit, in cartoon fashion. On Jan. 14 at 9 pm EST The Ricky Gervais Show kicks off its second season on the cable...

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Paul Reubens bringing Pee-Wee Herman back to HBO

By | December 21, 2010 at 1:29 pm | No comments

For better or worse, the Pee-Wee phenomenon is back in full swing. Paul Reubens will be bringing his current Broadway show to HBO. The special is planned to air in late January immediately following its conclusion on Broadway on Jan 2. Reubens' special will be directed by Marty...

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Reader question: Has the HBO hour comedy special lost its prestige?

By | December 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm | 3 comments

[caption id="attachment_16873" align="alignright" width="200" caption="The HBO hour comedy special is still a goal for most comedians, but its no doubt lost some of its prestige over the years."][/caption] You may have noticed the “Ask us your comedy questions” graphic on...

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Tracy Morgan's 'Black and Blue' premieres Nov. 13 on HBO; here's a trailer

By | October 21, 2010 at 1:41 pm | No comments

Between television and movie deals cruising at him left and right, Tracy Morgan has been having an incredible few years. So, it makes sense that the 30 Rock star is set to premiere a brand new stand-up comedy special; strike while the iron is hot! It's coming in the form of...

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