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Revealed: exclusive details of Marc Maron's WTF television pilot with Ed Asner

By | June 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm | 3 comments

If you heard the newly-posted episode of WTF with Marc Maron, you already know the comedian struck a deal to shoot a WTF-centered television pilot. The filming went down last week at his home and around his neighborhood. Television comedy icon Ed Asner plays Maron's father;...

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Amazing new video shows the outing of a joke thief

By | May 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm | 50 comments

"There is only one rule in comedy: You don't steal jokes." says Eric Gruber, host of the Mostly Normal Show at the Hollywood Improv Lab. Gruber at his own show outed former comedian Jason Garrett who stole, with no change in phrasing or performance, jokes from late comedian...

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Marc Maron says there's a 'punk rock' element to his podcast "WTF" hitting public radio

By | May 18, 2011 at 4:22 pm | 8 comments

Last night, public radio's comedy nerd king Jesse Thorn, host and producer of popular shows The Sound of Young America and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, announced that podcast WTF with Marc Maron will get the public radio treatment. We've taken the hundreds of episodes of the WTF podcast...

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Comedian light boxes feature Marc Maron, Janeane Garofalo, Louis C.K., more

By | May 3, 2011 at 9:24 am | 3 comments

[caption id="attachment_22044" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="Janeane Garofalo is a light box!"][/caption] The ways in which comedy nerds can show their appreciation for the artists they love are a bit limited. Obviously, you can show up to your fave comedians' live...

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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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Punchline Magazine analysis: the comedy podcast goes postmodern

By | April 21, 2011 at 3:05 pm | No comments

Due to the recent surge in popularity, It was only a matter of time, but now it's official: the comedy podcast has gone postmodern. Yesterday, via the Plop List, a wonderful hub of everything related to comedy podcasts, the arrival of Succotash- The Comedy Podcast Podcast was...

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Nick Di Paolo: Questioning your beliefs

By | April 18, 2011 at 10:43 am | No comments

There are certain comics -- Marc Maron, Greg Giraldo (RIP), Greg Proops, for instance -- who I seek out for catharsis-- to hear and to feel a much more artfully-produced version of my own thoughts. I, like others, find comfort in reaffirmation. That's natural, right? Then,...

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Punchline Magazine analysis: the rise of comedian on comedian programming

By | April 4, 2011 at 11:11 am | 4 comments

Late last week, HBO dropped a teaser for their new behind-the-curtain comedy special, Talking Funny (see video below) which features such astronomically big names as Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais simply sitting in a room chatting about their...

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Marc Maron advises Charlie Sheen on comedy tour

By | April 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm | No comments

Marc Maron is a lot of things: comedian, podcaster, raconteur. And now he can add comedy advisor to Charlie Sheen to his resume. It turns out Sheen's people asked the veteran comic to help Sheen flesh out his upcoming 20-date tour dubbed My Violent Torpedo of Truth / Defeat is...

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