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Documentary on late comedian Mike DeStefano in the works, $75,000 needed (Video)

Documentary on late comedian Mike DeStefano in the works, $75,000 needed (Video)

By | March 13, 2014 at 2:27 pm | No comments

It's been three years since the passing of the extremely talented and on-the-rise comedian Mike DeStefano. The abrasively hilarious comedian, who was HIV positive and overcame a severe drug addiction, died of a heart attack in March 2011. He was about to launch his one-man show...

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Screenings planned for late comedian Mike DeStefano’s one-man show

Screenings planned for late comedian Mike DeStefano’s one-man show

By | December 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm | No comments

Last May the comedy world lost an amazing comedian too soon. Mike DeStefano, who was HIV positive, passed away from a heart attack days before opening of his one-man show A Cherry Tree in The Bronx in New York City. In a stroke of holiday magic, the powers that be have announced...

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Comedians come together to honor the late Mike DeStefano (Video)

Comedians come together to honor the late Mike DeStefano (Video)

By | November 28, 2011 at 10:42 am | 2 comments

Sometimes people say the comedy world is a cold world filled with backstabbing and people getting screwed over. Cris and Paul Italia, and Patrick Milligan of Cringe Humor proved that to be false recently. As part of the New York Comedy Festival, they held a tribute to Mike...

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Preview: New York Comedy Festival hosts Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Comics To Watch, more

Preview: New York Comedy Festival hosts Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Comics To Watch, more

By | November 7, 2011 at 9:31 am | No comments

As if comedy isn’t always a huge part of New York City’s entertainment draw, this week it’s doubly huge—you see, the eighth annual New York Comedy Festival hits town this Wednesday and runs through Nov. 13, boasting the absolute biggest names in stand-up and expanding...

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Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly and more come together to honor late comedian Mike DeStefano

Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly and more come together to honor late comedian Mike DeStefano

By | October 28, 2011 at 11:31 am | No comments

As you may recall, comedian Mike DeStefano passed away this past March due to a heart attack. Left mostly unknown was his recently completed one-man show, Drugs, Disease, and Death: A Comedy, an emotional albeit highly entertaining piece that was only seen five...

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Comedian Mike DeStefano's funeral services announced

By | March 8, 2011 at 10:58 pm | 7 comments

Comedian Mike DeStefano was scheduled to perform his one-man show A Cherry Tree in the Bronx off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theater tomorrow. Because of his untimely passing on Sunday after he suffered a massive heart attack, tomorrow instead will be the first of three days...

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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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Mike DeStefano to debut one-man show “Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy”

By | January 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm | One comment

They say that a difficult, tumultuous life is prime fuel for comedy. If that’s the case, then Mike DeStefano has more than enough to last a lifetime. Drawing on a rough past that includes drug addiction, the loss of his wife, and an HIV diagnosis, DeStefano will move from his...

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The 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2010

By | December 6, 2010 at 10:30 am | 14 comments

We're quite excited to post this-- our annual list and guide to Punchline Magazine's favorite comedy albums of the year. A few notes before we get started: First, a lot of comedy releases these days are produced as television specials first, then released as albums, DVDs or...

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