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Robert Schimmel documentary in the works and you can help fund it (Video)

Robert Schimmel documentary in the works and you can help fund it (Video)

By | January 15, 2013 at 4:27 pm | No comments

When Robert Schimmel died in 2010, he left behind him a body of work any comedian would have been proud to create. At 60 years old, Schimmel was a cancer survivor and was still earnestly touring across the country, so it was a shock to the comedy world when he was critically...

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Comedians send jokes to teen fighting brain cancer

Comedians send jokes to teen fighting brain cancer

By | February 7, 2012 at 9:42 am | One comment

The late, legendary comedian Robert Schimmel wrote an entire book about his battle with late-stage cancer and how comedy helped him beat the disease. And now, whether he knows it or not, Chicago resident Miles Austrevich has taken a page from Schimmel's book. The 19-year old has...

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Robert Schimmel’s family creates fund to help his kids

By | October 11, 2010 at 3:32 pm | No comments

A little over a month ago, comedian Robert Schimmel died in a horrible car accident. Fans knew him for his brilliant, often filthy material, and for the funny, enlightening way he wrote about his battle with cancer in his book, Cancer On $5 A Day. What fans might not know is...

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Robert Schimmel, 1950 – 2010: Never before seen, uncut video interview

By | September 6, 2010 at 12:17 am | No comments

The comedy world lost a legendary performer Friday. Robert Schimmel was 60 years old when he succumbed to injuries he sustained during an Aug. 26 car accident in Arizona. In the end, the details of his death are unimportant. What's important is that we remember what he...

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Robert Schimmel, dead at 60

By | September 5, 2010 at 12:08 pm | No comments

Robert Schimmel, iconic stand-up comedian, died Friday at a Phoenix hospital, where he was being treated for injuries suffered in an Aug. 26 car accident. He was 60. According the the New York Times, the death was confirmed by his manager, Lee Kernis of Brillstein Entertainment...

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Robert Schimmel talks cancer, genital wigs on Joy Behar Show tonight

By | January 28, 2010 at 3:52 pm | No comments

I've been liking Joy Behar's new show on HLN, mostly because of the amount of great stand-up comedy guests she incorporates. One night, I saw Rich Vos sitting next to famous magazine editor Bonnie Fuller; it was an odd combo. Next week, she'll have on Susie Essman, Sarah...

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Judi Brown-Marmel: The force behind many laughs

By | August 12, 2009 at 12:21 pm | 3 comments

If you’ve spent any quality time here on Punchline Magazine, you’ll know that we pride ourselves on giving you the latest interviews with the biggest names and up and comers in stand-up comedy. But every once in awhile, we also like to introduce you to some of the...

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Video interview: A Tight Five with Robert Schimmel

By | February 11, 2009 at 7:06 am | No comments

And... we're back! Get set for brand new installments of our weekly video web series A Tight Five. What better way to kick off our next crop of episodes than with stand-up comedy legend Robert Schimmel. The man just premiered a new Showtime special called Life Since Then (also...

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