• Kristen Wiig will produce and star in suicide-themed comedy

    If the fact that Bridesmaids snagging $207 million worldwide wasn’t enough to make you believe Saturday Night Live veteran Kristen Wiig has now become a power player in Hollywood, then there’s this. A pet project of hers — a dark comedy called Imogen, about a woman who fakes her suicide to gain the attention of an ex-boyfriend — has been greenlighted. And Wiig is set to produce and star in

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    Larry David: "I will do stand-up again" (Video)

    On tonight’s episode of the Joy Behar Show on HLN at 10 pm EST, Larry David, Susie Essman and Jeff Garlin stop by to promote the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, which premiered last night on HBO. Among the many topics discussed, Behar — a stand-up, herself — asks David if he’d ever return to the stage. The good news is that he seems to be into the idea.

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    Will Charlie Sheen's ex Brooke Mueller ruin Comedy Central's fun?

    According to a report from yesterday on TMZ, Brooke Mueller is threatening to send a legal letter to Comedy Central to squelch any would-be negative jokes about her that might crop up during the network’s scheduled roast of Charlie Sheen, her ex husband. “We’re told Brooke’s people are seriously considering sending Comedy Central a letter, demanding it not broadcast any anti-Mueller jabs,” the report says. However, a Comedy Central rep

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    Susie Essman talks possible 9th season of Curb Your Enthusiasm

    The best position a show writer and producer can be in with a network is one in which said producer dictates whether your show lives for another season. It’s a rare place to be in Hollywood. But it seems Larry David has been in that category for the better part of a decade. At the conclusion of Curb Your Enthusiasm’s season seven — yes, the Seinfeld season of 2009 —

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    Advice to funny tweeters: stop sucking Favstar’s dick

    By Lisa Cohen founder of Witstream.com I’m glad the internet has made it so easy for people to express themselves. Self-expression is, as a rule, a good thing for humanity. Unfortunately the tantalizing power to respond immediately with a slap (or a suck up) has been handed to millions (of idiots) in the form of an unfollow, star, RT or FF. The challenge for writers is to fight the overwhelming

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    Watch Patton Oswalt get kicked in the balls

    In 2005, filmmaker Brian Firenzi had a dream. He would produce and curate films. But they would only run for five seconds each– not including beginning and end titles, of course. And then these films would be uploaded onto the World Wide Web at 5SecondFilms.com. People would watch these films; some people would laugh. Today’s film features Patton Oswalt. Let’s check it out, shall we? After the jump, check out

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    A musical message from comedian Ted Alexandro

    In early June, comedian Ted Alexandro and Hollis James released “Kiss Our American Ass,” an ode to the death of Osama Bin Laden. It was poignant, touching and even musically competent. So, now, in honor of the most patriotic weekend — it’s the 4th of July soon, you communist! — we’re going to blow off the ever so thin layer of dust from this gem and make sure its in

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    Watch Louis C.K. on The Daily Show from last night

    It’s true that Louis C.K. has been on just about every late-night chat show the last few weeks trying to promote the second season of his FX show Louie. We haven’t posted each and every one of those appearances. But when the dude visits Jon Stewart, it’s like we’d be breaking some comedy site blogging law if we didn’t post. So, here it is. From last night’s Daily Show, six

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    Katt Williams melts down onstage; no refunds will be issued

    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 comedy as he did babble incoherently, rip off his shirt, bust off a few push-ups and then leave the stage. Williams was the

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    Dan Cummins: Star-A-Scopes– like horoscopes, but more accurate, June 20-26

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    It’s time Punchline Magazine provides a valuable service to its readers– beyond, of course, offering you the latest in comedy news and interviews. So, obviously, that means we’re going to give you a weekly dose of astrology. And by “we,” I mean comedian Dan Cummins. Dan has been studying the stars for years and is finally sharing his gift with the world. Below you

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    Watch Louis C.K. and friends contemplate busboy's life in "Louie" extra scene

    With the premiere of the second season of Louie hitting FX this Thursday at 10:30 pm EST, the ever-giving Louis C.K. gifted the Internet mere moments ago with this extra scene from the first season of the show. Oh, and you should know that said first season is out on DVD and Blu-ray today. So, you should buy the shit out of that. Just click the image below. For now,

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    Stephen Colbert delivers Northwestern University graduation speech

    Stephen Colbert has become the newest professional funny person to deliver a commencement address this graduation season. He’s preceded by the likes of Conan O’Brien, Amy Poehler and Fred Armisen. It all went down earlier today at Chicago’s respected Northwestern University. The speech began in typical Colbert fashion, according to TribLocal: “Thanks to you, the class of 2011. You are what some have called the greatest generation, not many but

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