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It's about fucking time: Greg Giraldo's one hour special premieres Sunday

By | August 12, 2009 at 10:22 am | One comment

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm sure, many times on Punchline Magazine. Greg Giraldo is one of the best comedians working today. Personally, he constantly floats around in my top three, along with Marc Maron and Brian Regan. Well, Giraldo has FINALLY -- after two...

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Anton Shuford chosen as Philly’s Phunniest Person

By | August 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm | No comments

Beating out 153 other comedians, Anton Shuford won the 2009 Philly's Phunniest Person competition. In the original post, Comic Vs. Audience pointed out that Shuford is normally a story telling comic with 20-25 minutes of stage time at his disposal. With just around six minutes,...

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Monday stand-up video: Greg Behrendt

By | August 10, 2009 at 12:21 pm | No comments

During a Myspace Secret Stand-Up at Wiseguys Comedy Cafe in Utah, Greg Behrendt addresses the serious issues of comedy. Like when you think you are going to fart, but in fact crap your pants. High brow humor! Greg Behrendt - Secret...

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Comedy becomes more viable work option in recession

By | August 10, 2009 at 10:47 am | 2 comments

It seems that during this recession there has been an increased number of amateurs in entering the world of stand-up comedy. With high unemployment rates  and therefore less financial risk for some, more and more wannabe comics are choosing to enter the fray. "If you're...

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Jim Norton, DL Hughley to join cast of new Leno show

By | August 6, 2009 at 4:01 pm | No comments

Can Jay Leno’s new primetime comedy/talk show rescue NBC from ruin? Who knows. But one thing is certain: comedy will be the priority, with a slightly diminished focus on the talk. NBC has announced that The Jay Leno Show, set to air at 10PM 5 days a week, will feature a cast...

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Woman is first to earn stand-up comedy degree

By | August 6, 2009 at 11:41 am | 3 comments

Hannah George has become the first woman to graduate with a degree in stand-up comedy. George studied at Southampton Solent University in the South of England, the only university in the world to offer a degree in stand-up. The three-year-old program covers the history of...

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Wednesday stand-up video: Kristen Schaal

By | August 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm | No comments

There is no way to best prepare you for this clip. Kristen Schaal is joined on stage by Kurt Braunohler in a bit that involves song, dance, and pretending to be a...

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Are free tickets the answer for comedy clubs during the recession?

By | August 5, 2009 at 10:45 am | 2 comments

While some comedy clubs have been forced to switch formats or even close due to the economic downturn, Stanford and Sons Comedy Club in Kansas City continues to thrive. The club continues to have packed crowds for its shows, drawing audiences at pre-recession levels. Their...

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Michael Moore plans comedy festival

By | August 3, 2009 at 11:36 am | No comments

Filmmaker Michael Moore announced plans to organize a comedy festival in Traverse City, Michigan, where he lives. Moore will co-organize the event with comedian Jeff Garlin, star of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” The Traverse City Comedy Arts Festival will take place over...

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