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Interview: Lavell Crawford’s climb to Cosby-status comedy

Interview: Lavell Crawford’s climb to Cosby-status comedy

By | August 11, 2011 at 10:35 am | 2 comments

Comedian Lavell Crawford made a name for himself when he finished in second place on season five of Last Comic Standing. Crawford has parlayed that exposure into tremendous success. He recently filmed an episode of Comedy Central's ratings monster Workaholics, and has been a...

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Howie Mandel developing celebrity stand-up comedy reality show

Howie Mandel developing celebrity stand-up comedy reality show

By | July 18, 2011 at 11:09 am | One comment

Putting celebrities in compromising or difficult situations is de rigueur for many reality shows – Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing with the Stars, and the always incredible I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here. These shows aren’t presented as comedies, but they’re pretty...

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Tommy Johnagin: “Stand Up Comedy 2″ (Review)

Tommy Johnagin: “Stand Up Comedy 2″ (Review)

By | July 12, 2011 at 9:23 pm | One comment

It’s no secret among my circle of friends that I gravitate towards edgy comedy. I love being punched in the gut by a barrage of vulgarity and shock à la George Carlin, Bob Saget, even Louis C.K. or Marc Maron. I want to come out of a show with my soul destroyed and my faith...

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Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Day 1

By | April 22, 2011 at 7:23 pm | No comments

PORTLAND, OR - The first night of Portland’s 4th annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival began last night and the skies of Oregon shined down. Literally. Like, it was over 50 degrees, you guys. There was sunshine. Every hipster in attendance was excited, but they would never tell...

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Comedian Mike DeStefano dies

By | March 7, 2011 at 11:43 am | 89 comments

Comedian Mike DeStefano, well respected for his brutally honest approach to stand-up comedy, passed away last night after suffering a heart attack. DeStefano, who gained some mainstream success last year due to his final five stature in the most recent season of Last Comic...

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Last Comic Standing’s Myq Kaplan releases new animation

By | September 29, 2010 at 11:57 am | No comments

In the newest example of stand-up comedy set to animation, comedian Myq Kaplan talks about the type of music he prefers to be introduced with when onstage, mocks his friends who build pyramids, and reveals who the Jewish savior actually is. Kaplan is currently on the nationwide...

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Video interview: Mike DeStefano

By | August 25, 2010 at 10:16 am | 6 comments

Just before the finale of Last Comic Standing, Punchline Magazine's Matthew Gill had a great chat with comedian Mike DeStefano, who landed in the final five of the NBC competition show. But honestly, his appearances on the show had nothing to do with us wanting to meet up with...

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Video interview: Last Comic Standing winner Felipe Esparza

By | August 12, 2010 at 11:24 am | No comments

Just days after comedian Felipe Esparza took first place in NBC's Last Comic Standing, Punchline Magazine's Matthew Gill sat down with the winner in East LA to chat about Felipe's $250,000 check, how young comics should handle the craft and much more. Check it out. And to get...

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Last Comic Standing FINALE: It’s Winner Time

By | August 9, 2010 at 9:02 pm | 5 comments

9:00 p.m. Well, we've arrived at tonight's season finale, this one's for all the clams. Clam, bam, thank you, ma'am. Here we are montaging through the season up until this point. Semifinalists turned into ten finalists, who scientifically morphed into the FINAL FIVE. Now that...

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