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Buffalo comedians create comedy scene

By | August 24, 2009 at 11:32 am | 2 comments

We always love hearing about stand-up comedy striving in areas where there is little to no mainstream scene to speak of. The Buffalo News ran a cover piece following the story of eight year veteran Kristen Becker and her group of comedy underlings: Mark Walton, Rick Matthews...

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Kathy Griffin petitions to win Oprah’s acceptance

By | August 21, 2009 at 2:03 pm | 30 comments

Anointment from the Poprah through her monthly book club can turn civilian writers into celebrity authors overnight. So comedian and tormented D-lister Kathy Griffin is using the power of the petition to try to persuade Her Eminence, Oprah Winfrey, to bestow the literary...

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Arlen Specter: closeted comedian?

By | August 21, 2009 at 1:07 pm | No comments

Continuing to further his reputation as an enigma wrapped in a mystery, Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) pulled out some unexpected comedy chops while hosting a benefit show at the Pittsburgh Improv on Thursday. The senator, who made headlines earlier this year when he abruptly...

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Joy Behar to launch new show with no depressing news

By | August 19, 2009 at 1:34 pm | No comments

Who needs all that View drama, anyway? Beginning on Sept. 29, fans of stand-up comedian Joy Behar's snarky comedic style will be able to catch the fiery comedienne on her brand new show - a venture dedicated to covering, in Behar's words, "non-depressing news." "We're not going...

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Artie Lange to become mayor?

By | August 18, 2009 at 2:50 pm | One comment

A Howard Stern fan has started a write-in campaign mayorartie.com to elect Artie Lange as the next mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey. A special election will be held in November to replace Mayor Peter Cammarano, who served only 30 days before he was arrested in a major corruption...

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Lewis Black to guest star on ‘The Big Bang Theory’

By | August 13, 2009 at 4:21 pm | No comments

Lewis Black, comedy's most famous high-blood pressure funnyman, will guest star on CBS's hit sitcom, The Big Bang Theory. In a new season that begins airing on Monday, Sept. 21, Black will play a troubled professor at the show's Caltech University who has the misfortune of...

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Greg Giraldo calls Obama out + audio editorial

By | August 13, 2009 at 11:08 am | One comment

Yesterday, I wrote about Greg Giraldo's first ever hour-long special Midlife Vices will premiere this Sunday, Aug. 16 at 10 pm EST on Comedy Central. Having seen an advanced copy of the special last night, I'd like to strongly suggest you plan your weekend around this television...

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Cook, Lange, Oswalt, others join New York Comedy Fest

By | August 12, 2009 at 4:58 pm | No comments

It was just announced that Dane Cook, Andy Samberg, Artie Lange, Mike Epps, Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, and Mike Birbiglia have been added to the 2009 New York Comedy Festival lineup. These big names are joining an already impressive list of hitters, including Ricky Gervais, Bill...

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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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