• Last Comic Standing FINALE: It’s Winner Time

    9:00 p.m. Well, we’ve arrived at tonight’s season finale, this one’s for all the clams. Clam, bam, thank you, ma’am. Here we are montaging through the season up until this point. Semifinalists turned into ten finalists, who scientifically morphed into the FINAL FIVE. Now that the suspense is set, let’s announce tonight’s special guests: Kathy Griffin, Tom Papa, and Fred Willard. 9:02 p.m. The top five are brought out (Felipe

    Read more

    Last Comic Standing, Week 8: Last Chance to Vote, America

    9:00 p.m. Oh gosh, the Battle for the Title is upon us! We’re down to 6 contestants. Final Six might not have the alliterative ring of Final Five, but my sixth sense wouldn’t have it any other way. 9:01 p.m. Craig Robinson earned a Ph.D. since last week and is OK with dropping the L word on us. Alas, that’s love, not lesbian. But wait, all you fans of White

    Read more

    Last Comic Standing Live Blog, Week 8: Getting Heated (Like the Weather)

    9:00 p.m. Back in the reality trenches with this week’s gripping installment of Where in the World is Carmedian San Diego? No, but really each of the top 7 are stating their names and original locations for their intros tonight, and the Feds are probably keeping track on a server somewhere. But the ice is already broke through! I guess saying where you hail from is pretty much like seeing

    Read more

    Last Comic Standing Live Blog, Week 7: And Then There Were 7

    9:01 p.m. Craig Robinson is so happy to be back another week that he is moved to tears. He does know that as host, he is safe, right? Or maybe the tears are because he knows that three other eliminations are in store for us. But first, here come the top ten comics you saw last week: Johnagin, Kilmartin, Esparza, Wood Jr., Thymius, Adomian, Kaplan, DeStefano, Vance, and Feinstein. I’ll

    Read more

    Last Comic Standing, Week 6: Voting at Home Begins!

    9:00 p.m. Craig Robinson is intro’ed as a five-time Olympic bronze medalist. Magical surrealism has always had a place on NBC. The ten finalists are brought out (not the show order though, for you sticklers): Felipe Esparza, Rachel Feinstein, Tommy Johnagin, Mike DeStefano, Roy Wood Jr., Jonatham Thymius, Maronzio Vance, Laruie Kilmartin, Myq Kaplan, and James Adomian. This feels like an episode of Hollywood Squares. And no, I don’t mean

    Read more

    Last Comic Standing Live Blog, Week 5: Semis, Part 2

    9:00 p.m. The spotlight’s being monkey-handled, but Craig Robinson isn’t letting it stop him from starting this show. Don’t worry! It’s just a classic case of a chimp with a cigar in the light booth. Nobody can frown in the face of a primate with a mission, right, King Kong? And it’s time for Part Deux of these LCS hotshots! 9:03 p.m. The judges are introduced with no credits this

    Read more

    Last Comic Standing Live Blog, Week 4: Semifinals

    9:00 p.m. In an homage to Dr. Evil, but with more hair on the cat and less paleness on the villain, Craig Robinson intros the semifinals. Oh, and that cat is totally channeling the surprised chipmunk from YouTube. Get your own act, LOLkitty! 9:02 p.m. Robinson is brought on stage with the intro “nasty and delicious.” This season of the show feels like it’s not afraid to laugh at itself,

    Read more

    Last Comic Standing Live Blog, Episode 3: NYC Auditions, Day Two

    9:20 p.m. Checking in late due to the modern day plague known as traffic, but I caught the tail end of the Jew montage. I recognized Louie Katz, M. Dickson, and I did not recognize a third lucky example giver. The comedic rule of three’s, it’s not just a myth. 9:22 p.m. Greg Brown is a tall chef in line and a funny comedian I know! 9:23 p.m. Myq Kaplan

    Read more

    Last Comic Standing 7 Live Blog, Episode 2: NYC Auditions

    9:00 p.m. Alright, we’re in NYC for two days of auditions. Craig Robinson is now rocking a keytar and has a sax woman to lend the sporadically clapping flash mob some rhythm. 9:02 p.m. Oh, I know Alycia Cooper! Hi! She’s from my city. She’s doing some D.C.-related material, and gets passed after a slap on the wrist about her tags. Mike DeStefano has been doing stand up for 10

    Read more

    Last Comic Standing Live Blog, June 7 Season Premiere: LA Auditions

    Alright, here I am to live blog this beast! Strap on your Snuggies. 8:00 PM Craig Robinson is doing a classy soft open with some smooth jazz. 8:05 PM A quick introduction of our judges (Greg Giraldo, Natasha Leggero, and Andy Kindler) with some stand up sound bites from each of them. I just saw Natasha live this past weekend; the lady’s charmingly hilarious. It can’t be denied. 8:06 PM

    Read more

    Women in Comedy Festival: the Punchline Magazine recap

    Comedian and co-producer of the fest Maria Ciampa

    Last weekend the Women in Comedy Festival went down in Boston. Comedian Aparna Nancherla was invited to perform. We invited her to report back to Punchline Magazine for a bit of a recap. The results are below. Enjoy! This past weekend, I went up to Boston, Massachusetts for the second annual Women in Comedy Festival produced by Maria

    Read more
    WP-Backgrounds Lite by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann 1010 Wien