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Michael Showalter snags a television deal with Fox

Michael Showalter snags a television deal with Fox

By | December 21, 2011 at 2:44 pm | No comments

Comedian Michael Showalter has inked a deal with Fox to develop a new sitcom for the television network. The Stella co-founder is working with Christina Lee (she worked with Showalter on he and Michael Ian Black's Comedy Central show, Michael and Michael Have Issues) to...

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Wet Hot American Summer: Laughspin and Showalter, Wain, Black reflect on the cult comedy

Wet Hot American Summer: Laughspin and Showalter, Wain, Black reflect on the cult comedy

By | September 19, 2011 at 11:58 am | One comment

The state bird of New Jersey is the mosquito. The statement, offered in jest by a movie character from behind the digitalized safety net of the TV screen, had at least one audience member thoroughly riled. It was all the encouragement my friend Richie, a Jersey boy born and...

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Premature cancellation: 10 comedy shows that left the world too soon

Premature cancellation: 10 comedy shows that left the world too soon

By | July 19, 2011 at 5:43 pm | 11 comments

It seems every season there's a sad departure of a comedy series that had potential. Usually it’s a slight bummer but then you find a replacement during that time slot each week and you stop mourning the loss. But a few shows have graced us in the last 15 years who were gone...

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Michael Showalter: The accidental comedian?

By | February 22, 2011 at 9:47 pm | No comments

When I was 17, it was a very good year. George W. Bush hadn’t yet had the opportunity to drive the country into massive collapse, and a friend of my brother’s introduced me to a wonderfully affecting offbeat comedy called Wet Hot American Summer – a film I loved and...

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Michael Showalter gives us Project Top Chef Model on

By | February 14, 2011 at 1:26 pm | No comments

With so many competition-based reality shows on TV these days, it’s impossible to watch them all. Enter Project Top Chef Model. This video, produced by Michael Showalter, combines and parodies pretty much every competition show that Bravo has, and the contestants – played...

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The State to release long-lost album; Black, Showalter, Wain and more included

By | August 25, 2010 at 12:08 pm | One comment

Listen up, comedy nerds. Mark Sept. 14 on your calendars. That’s when the album from The State, titled Comedy For Gracious Living, that you never knew existed – or did you? -- is set for release. "It was a freeing experience because no one was watching over us, there were...

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Eugene Mirman gets in the e-card business

By | April 28, 2010 at 9:44 pm | One comment

Hey, remember last summer when Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter did a series of video e-cards for hilarious e-card provider Regardless, here they are. Ok, so now that we've convinced you that we weren't making that up, the fact that Eugene Mirman has now...

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Michael Showalter announces cancellation of Comedy Central show on Twitter

By | March 4, 2010 at 4:22 pm | No comments

This will come as a huge bummer for all you die hard fans of awkward-laugh-masters Michael Showalter and Michael Ian Black. After much speculation, Showalter announced the Michael and Michael Have Issues' cancellation on his Twitter. “To all who were fans of Michael &...

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eBay enlists Jim Gaffigan, Kevin Hart, Black and Showalter

By | November 30, 2009 at 5:23 pm | No comments

It’s beginning to look a lot like… The holidays (Punchline Magazine is non-denominational)! To lighten things up for the shopping season, the fun loving folks at ebay has launched a cool new ad campaign featuring comedian spokesmen. Jim Gaffigan, Kevin Hart and the duo of...

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