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Patton Oswalt, Megan Mullally, more want a Los Angeles comedy festival (Video)

Patton Oswalt, Megan Mullally, more want a Los Angeles comedy festival (Video)

By | January 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm | One comment

Kickstarter has become a friend to independent musicians, artists, filmmakers, writers and performers everywhere truly making D.I.Y. projects a little easier and allowing for promotion at the same time. Comedian Abbey Londer has decided to take advantage of the site using it to...

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Opinion: Why it’s crucial that comedy clubs develop talent if they want to survive

Opinion: Why it’s crucial that comedy clubs develop talent if they want to survive

By | August 22, 2011 at 9:45 am | 18 comments

In 1973 Johnny Carson moved the Tonight Show from Manhattan to Burbank and in one swift move, shifted the center of the comedy universe at the time from NYC to LA. Back then, the only way to make it “Big” in comedy was through the Tonight Show and its mystical gatekeepers....

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Dane Cook will help roast Motley Crue at music festival

Dane Cook will help roast Motley Crue at music festival

By | August 17, 2011 at 3:16 pm | No comments

It turns out Comedy Central isn’t the only ones who can organize a celebrity roast. As part of the fourth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles, comedian Dane Cook and friends will set out to verbally destroy (and honor!) iconic rock band Motley Crue. The roast...

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Don’t heckle Aziz Ansari unless you want to be called a c*nt

Don’t heckle Aziz Ansari unless you want to be called a c*nt

By | August 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm | No comments

Old law of comedy: if you are a stand-up comic, you will be heckled. It happens to everyone at some point, no matter how good you are. Even if you’re someone as kickass at the craft as Louis C.K. Much of the time, those potentially uncomfortable moments can also be hilarious,...

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Comedy duo Walsh Brothers take “planking” to a new level; let’s watch!

By | June 8, 2011 at 11:09 am | One comment

The argument can be made that an internet fad really goes viral when the comedy world takes notice and does its own version. Along these lines, "planking", the act of taking pictures of people in a face down rigor mortis position in unusual places (like on top of a drive thru...

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LA comedy represents in Portland; a SoCal perspective on the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

By | April 25, 2011 at 1:45 pm | 2 comments

As the fourth annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland came to a close yesterday, some of the best, brightest, and most original in comedy were put on display to uproarious, standing room only crowds. This is especially true for the LA comedy scene. Looking at the list of...

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Tony Clifton’s ‘Live on the Sunset Strip’: Punchline Magazine reviews the rough cut

By | April 18, 2011 at 12:21 pm | 2 comments

Fans and co-conspirators alike crammed into the Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles last week for a sneak preview of an early cut of Tony Clifton: Live on the Sunset Strip. The documentary captures the highs, lows, and on-stage vagina shavings of Tony Clifton’s four-night...

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Punchline Magazine analysis: What exactly is a ‘solo sketch show?’

By | April 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm | No comments

Stand up, sketch, and improv traditionally represent the three main forms of live comedy. Over the last few years, however, there have been derivations of the three forms into shows focused on storytelling or the comic playing multiple characters. Then, there’s the...

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Laugh Factory coming to Chicago, taking over former Lakeshore space

By | February 18, 2011 at 1:01 pm | No comments

Chicago, the longtime home of sketch and improv comedy fixtures like Second City and iO, will gain another institution in the near future. The Hollywood-based Laugh Factory will be opening a location in the former northside home of the Lakeshore Theater, according to the Chicago...

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