• Greg Fitzsimmons: A total poser… literally

    When Punchline Magazine visited Chicago’s Edge Comedy Club on its opening weekend, we found veteran comic Greg Fitzsimmons more than happy to take some time from his set to strike some poses. Words and Photos by Alana Grelyak alana@punchlinemagazine.com Chicago’s a city that’s well-known for its cultural outlets; we have blues music, we have theater and we also have plenty of comedy; in fact, there’s been an addition to the

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    Pablo Francisco: Voices of a new comedy generation

    With a new DVD about to go international and thousands of fans across the country hanging on his every word – and voice(s) – stand-up comedian Pablo Francisco is living large. He’s got the hot tub to prove it. Interview and photos by Alana Grelyak Talking with Pablo Francisco is like having a discussion with three people. Being a man of many voices, one never knows which character is going

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    Steve Trevino: Breaking the Mold

    Having shattered ties with former mentor Carlos Mencia, stand-up comedian Steve Trevino is gaining momentum on his own, playing to packed clubs and earning himself a hefty fan base the old fashioned way — by busting his ass Interview and photos by Alana Grelyak Stand-up comedian Steve Trevino wants to be known as just that: a stand-up comedian. His truthful and often biting approach to comedy will either leave you

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    Christopher Titus: All in the Family

    Comedian Christopher Titus has never made a secret of his highly dysfunctional family life. But he’s yet again embraced the hurt and created something incredibly funny and strangely poignant – this time for a new Comedy Central album. Interview and Photos by Alana Grelyak Stand-up comedian Christopher Titus has seen a lot. And although he’s well traveled, he hasn’t really had to stray far from his own family or his

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    Kristin Key: Buckle Up!

    On Buckle Up! Texas-born stand-up comedian Kristin Key leaves no stone unturned and no taboo untouched — even if it means embarrassing the entire female species. To put it plainly, Key’s style is not only manlier than her female comedic counterparts but also tougher than a lot of men in the game. She opens the show innocently enough, commenting on the insanely hot weather in Colorado Springs — where the

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