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Barack Obama will guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Barack Obama will guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno

By | October 20, 2011 at 2:15 pm | No comments

NBC just announced that President Barack Obama will be Jay Leno's special guest on the Tonight Show's episode this coming Tuesday. It will be Obama's fourth appearance on the show. The Prez visited the show in 2006 and 2007 while he was campaigning and once again in March of...

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Watch “Modern Family” star Julie Bowen meet Fabio for the first time

Watch “Modern Family” star Julie Bowen meet Fabio for the first time

By | October 12, 2011 at 5:02 pm | No comments

You probably know actress Julie Bowen as controlling mother Claire Dunphy on Modern Family. But did you know she’s a controlling mother in real life? Well, that fact came out loud and clear on last night’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno, when she admitted she doesn’t like...

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Watch Jim Norton spit gum into Heidi Klum’s hand

Watch Jim Norton spit gum into Heidi Klum’s hand

By | September 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm | No comments

I've loved and respected the work of comedian Jim Norton for years. I never had much of an opinion on supermodel Heidi Klum, however. That has all changed. Now, I love her. Last night on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, whilst interviewing the Project Runway host, little Jimmy's...

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The Laughspin Interview with Jimmy Pardo

The Laughspin Interview with Jimmy Pardo

By | August 8, 2011 at 10:20 am | One comment

Being a big fan of Jimmy Pardo's work and helping bring his Never Not Funny Podcast to Chicago, I was really looking forward to this interview. I call Pardo while he’s driving to Conan, where he’s the opening act each night. He's anxious to get right to the questions. When...

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Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address at Just For Laughs; yep, he still hates Dane Cook and Jay Leno

Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address at Just For Laughs; yep, he still hates Dane Cook and Jay Leno

By | July 30, 2011 at 5:45 pm | 3 comments

MONTREAL – Andy Kindler is a force; perhaps even The Force of which that nut Obi-Wan was always flapping his old man space gums about. Watching him perform… well, I hesitate to use the exhausting phrase “comedian’s comedian,” for fear of riddling this recap with...

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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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