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Video: Did Conan O’Brien’s show steal local sketch group’s double comedian bit?

Video: Did Conan O’Brien’s show steal local sketch group’s double comedian bit?

By | July 13, 2011 at 11:10 am | 3 comments

Conan has been in reruns for the past week and a half, but the show is still in the news for a potentially ripped sketch performed right before the show's hiatus. The AV Club reports that a sketch group from Cleveland, Last Call Cleveland, alleges Conan swiped the premise for...

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Chris Tucker announces stand-up comedy tour

By | July 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm | No comments

Longtime comedian and actor Chris Tucker has announced an 18-date stand-up comedy tour. Produced by Live Nation, the shows starts August 19th in Long Beach, CA. Tickets go on sale July 15 through and Early in his career, Tucker gained a...

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Ballsy comedians can win $250 in Standup Anywhere contest

Ballsy comedians can win $250 in Standup Anywhere contest

By | July 8, 2011 at 2:26 pm | No comments

Any seasoned comic will tell you that location matters. It's a hell of a lot different performing in an amphitheater than a tiny comedy club - different energy, different audience, different sound. Doing a set in a non-comedy locale is, unsurprisingly, really, really...

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Doug Benson, Eugene Mirman, Amy Schumer, more confirmed for Bumbershoot festival

By | July 6, 2011 at 12:21 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_5203" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Doug Benson"][/caption] When I think about my favorite stand-up comedy venues, giant fields with thousands of hipster music fans generally aren’t among the top ten. Maybe it’s old school, but there’s...

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Punchline Mag analysis: Are comedians now destined to apologize forever?

By | July 5, 2011 at 5:21 pm | 9 comments

George Carlin famously said, "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." Most that read that quote don't realize there is a horrific dark side to that quote. Often when crossing the line, as a comedian, you can go to a...

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Katt Williams melts down onstage; no refunds will be issued

By | June 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm | 106 comments

When we last left Katt Williams he was being arrested for "intimidating a witness." As it turns out the troubled comedian returned to the stand-up stage on June 25 in Albuquerque, NM at the Tingley Coliseum but, according to audience members, he didn't so much perform stand-up...

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Punchline Mag analysis: Late night stand-up comedy spots not the career changer they used to be

By | June 27, 2011 at 12:11 pm | 3 comments

Late night talk shows used to be the break every comedian wanted. Five minutes on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson or the Late Show with David Letterman could catapult you from working comic to household name. And though it's nearly impossible to find a comedian who would...

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Sarah Silverman live in Tel Aviv, Israel (Review)

By | June 27, 2011 at 10:15 am | No comments

TEL AVIV -- Last week Sarah Silverman was invited to participate in Israel’s third annual Presidential Conference, after which she performed two shows in Tel Aviv. The first of her two shows took place on Saturday night at Yarkon Park’s Wohl Amphitheatre, where the crowd...

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Video: Larry King still trying to convince us he’s a comedian

By | June 7, 2011 at 11:57 am | One comment

For whatever reason, everyone and their mother thinks they can just jump into stand-up comedy and find success. Anyone who’s done stand-up before can tell you… not so much. The jury’s out as to whether or not Larry King will be the exception to the rule. The former CNN...

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