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PBS special will feature Jerry Seinfeld, Carol Burnett, George Lopez, Lisa Lampanelli and more

PBS special will feature Jerry Seinfeld, Carol Burnett, George Lopez, Lisa Lampanelli and more

By | July 21, 2011 at 11:38 am | No comments

Mary Tyler Moore is set to host a PBS tribute to The Ed Sullivan Show entitled Ed Sullivan’s Comedy Legends. The retrospective airs on Aug. 6 and will feature Ed Sullivan veterans such as Carol Burnett, Rich Little, Jackie Mason, Anne Meara, Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers and Jerry...

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In case you're not sick of watching Super Bowl ads…

By | February 7, 2011 at 2:22 pm | One comment

...here are two that aired last night, featuring a total of three stand-up comedy icons: Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr and Richard Lewis. By the way, Punchline Magazine proudly uses GoDaddy.com. Snickers is a "sometimes" food,...

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Exclusive video interview: Whitney Cummings

By | August 17, 2010 at 12:10 am | No comments

We've been following the bubbling rise of Whitney Cummings' career for the last few years. An East Coast transplant living in Hollywood, she's made a name for herself writing for the ultra popular Comedy Central roasts and then getting in front of the cameras for the first time...

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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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Joan Rivers talks hecklers with Larry King

By | June 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm | No comments

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Joan Rivers has been everywhere recently promoting her documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work. She recently stopped by Larry King Live to discuss the film and things got pretty interesting when King asked about a particular incident...

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Greg Giraldo, Robin Quivers, more will roast Joan Rivers

By | July 14, 2009 at 3:44 pm | No comments

According to the folks over at Comedy Central, Joan Rivers is "in for a rippin.'" Boy, is she ever. With roasters like Brad Garrett, Carl Reiner, Gilbert Gottfried, Greg Giraldo, Jeffrey Ross, Lily Tomlin, Mario Cantone, Richard Belzer, Robin Quivers and Whitney Cummings, looks...

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Kathy Griffin will roast Joan Rivers, promises ‘verbal pap smear’

By | July 7, 2009 at 9:05 am | No comments

It's a match made in bitchy comedy heaven. Comedy Central has announced that Emmy and Grammy nominated Kathy Griffin - she of the D list - will serve as Roastmaster for Comedy Central's Roast of Joan Rivers, premiering Aug. 9. Here's what Griffin said about her upcoming dream...

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Just For Laughs: Montreal's comedy fest in its 26th year

By | July 14, 2008 at 1:00 am | No comments

Just For Laughs in Montreal is where every comedian aspires to perform and where every comedy fan enjoys the fruit of those comics' labor. Last week began the English-speaking portion of Just For Laughs in Montreal, the largest and longest running comedy festival in the world....

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