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Punchline Mag analysis: Comedians shouldn’t let Twitter affect their real-life act

By | July 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm | One comment

Yesterday, Lisa Cohen, founder of WitStream, the aggregating comedy ticker site, issued this advice to all people who try to be funny on Twitter: Stop sucking Favstar's dick. The suggestion was the headline of an editorial that makes this keen observation: comedians who depend...

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Punchline Mag analysis: Late night stand-up comedy spots not the career changer they used to be

By | June 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments

Late night talk shows used to be the break every comedian wanted. Five minutes on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson or the Late Show with David Letterman could catapult you from working comic to household name. And though it's nearly impossible to find a comedian who would...

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As promised, Larry King attempts stand-up comedy (VIDEO)

By | December 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm | 5 comments

Last night on The Tonight Show, Jay Leno probed Larry King about his rumored plans to embark on a stand-up comedy tour. After minimal coaxing, the newly-retired broadcaster got up to do a few bits. He stressed that his normal act consists of storytelling. Since time was limited,...

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Jay Leno, Dana Carvey, more to celebrate comedy club’s 50th anniversary

By | September 14, 2010 at 12:33 pm | No comments

It's a Pasadena legend, and with 50 years in the biz under its built, we don't have any trouble seeing why. The "it" in question here is the Ice House Comedy Club, and on Sunday, Oct. 10, will celebrate its 50th year as a stand-up stalwart at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. This...

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How hard is Conan O'Brien laughing at Jay Leno's low ratings?

By | September 3, 2010 at 12:25 pm | 4 comments

We'll probably never know the answer to this question, seeing as Conan O'Brien isn't the type to gloat about his good fortunes (well, maybe a little). But he's got to be pleased with this morning's news that The Tonight Show with Jay Leno has registered its lowest summer...

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Nick Thune

By | August 27, 2010 at 10:25 am | 2 comments

The new installment of our video interview series A Tight Five brings us to comedian Nick Thune. Recorded while we were at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival earlier this year, this may go down as the interview recorded latest in the day in the three year history of A Tight Five....

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Joan Rivers to Letterman: I was exiled from late night television

By | July 23, 2010 at 4:42 pm | 2 comments

Here’s a little Late Night television history lesson. There once was a man named Johnny Carson; he was the host of The Tonight Show. Joan Rivers was good buddies with him, and was his official fill-in. Rumor has it, that around that time, NBC was drawing up a list of names...

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Jim Norton discovers 'Douche To Go' on Jay Leno's Tonight Show

By | July 22, 2010 at 3:17 pm | One comment

Hey, remember when The Jay Leno Show first premiered-- before the late night wars began? Leno employed a solid group of comedians for recurring segments-- peeps like Nick Thune and Jim Norton, guys that wouldn't normally be thought of as network friendly, even at 10...

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Louis C.K. to Jay Leno: I never got laid because of my looks

By | June 24, 2010 at 4:20 pm | One comment

Louis C.K. sat down last night with Jay Leno to, as it would seem, not to talk about his new sitcom, Louie, which premiers – with two episodes – this coming Tuesday on FX at 11 pm EST. C.K., instead, simply talked about his own life: his kids, volunteering at a public school...

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