• Craig Ferguson’s new special premieres tomorrow; win the uncensored DVD

    Craig Ferguson is one of the most innovative hosts on television. But the Scottish-born personality, in addition to grabbing the late-night game by the balls and introducing us to Geoff Peterson, his robot skeleton sidekick, the dude can expertly command a stand-up comedy stage like no other. His skills will be on display this weekend as his second hour-long comedy special Does This Need To Be Said? – his follow-up

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    Mothers are scared of Ben & Jerry’s “Schweddy Balls,” so we’re giving away five pints!

    UPDATE: 10/9/11 — The Winners! Here’s a list of our winners along with their winning entries. I didn’t edit these things for content, type-o’s or grammar. Enjoy! “Um… I’m just gonna shove the whole thing in my ass…” – Jim from Georgia So I would pick up 5 pints of Schweddy Balls for my family. I would come home and of course be greeted at the door by my wife

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    Win tickets to see comedian Bill Bailey’s “Dandelion Mind” tour

    Bill Bailey has long been considered one of the UK’s most diverse and respected comedians, having snagged himself a pile of awards while releasing half a dozen concert DVDs and acting in some of Britain’s most critically-acclaimed comedies (Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Black Books). And now, the accomplished stand-up, actor and musician — he uses all of these skills in his live act, by the way — is about to

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    New comedy site offers $4,000 in cash every week for video punch lines

    Winning formula: funny things + you = money. That equation is the impetus behind FunnyForMoney.com, a new comedy venture that offers comedy lovin’ contestants the chance to win $4,000 in weekly cash prizes. Here’s the lowdown. FunnyForMoney will post 10 topical headlines every week. Users can then submit punch lines for the chance to win $100 or a grand prize of $500. And if your punch line is particularly wonderful,

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    Tig Notaro will perform stand-up comedy in your living room

    You read the headline. I get it. But before you get all excited about having Tig Notaro just waltz into your home for the express purpose of performing stand-up comedy, there’s a few things you need to know. In order for you to even have the chance to experience a show like this, you’ll need to pre-order her album, Good One, out Aug. 2. Here’s what you do: go here

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    Ballsy comedians can win $250 in Standup Anywhere contest

    Any seasoned comic will tell you that location matters. It’s a hell of a lot different performing in an amphitheater than a tiny comedy club – different energy, different audience, different sound. Doing a set in a non-comedy locale is, unsurprisingly, really, really difficult. So why not take that as a challenge? Holy Taco is offering a $250 cash prize and a front page feature on Break.com to the winner

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    Win Kids in the Hall, complete series + 'Death Comes To Town'

    Do you have any idea how excited I am to be giving away three copies of the complete series of The Kids in the Hall? Let’s put it this way– I’m asking rhetorical questions. If you know me — and you don’t — you know that when I start asking rhetorical questions I’m at my most excited. That’s not at all true. What is true, however, is that we’re giving

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    Win a dinner with Demetri Martin

    I’ve heard of authors offering incentives for pre-ordering and buying their books, but this one’s a new one to me. Demetri Martin is offering quite a prize to one lucky person who pre-orders his new book, This is a Book, by Monday afternoon: a dinner date. He’s buying. The instructions are fool proof. Pre-order the book, email the receipt to dinnerwithdemetri@gmail.com, and wait. If you’re lucky enough to win, Demetri

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    Improv giving away pre-loaded hard drive with Dane Cook tracks

    Check this out, comedy fans. The Improv is giving away a sweet, new 320 GB hard drive. But that’s not all. It’s going to come pre-loaded with every single track Dane Cook has put out– including the complete best-of album I Did My Best, which just hit stores. We’re not going to lie to you: In order to enter this contest, you have to do some light legwork (or typing).

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    The Improv holds national contest for comedians

    The Improv, the country’s biggest comedy club chain, has just unveiled a new contest for stand-up comedians around the country. The 5 Spot gives comics the chance to be flown out to LA to perform in front of the club’s national booker. So, let’s get right to the details, shall we? To register, go to the 5 Spot web page, create an Improv Comedian Profile and start inviting people to

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    Paul Mecurio: Must-see show this weekend + giveaway

    We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to see Paul Mecurio headline at Gotham Comedy Club in New York. Simply e-mail us at punchlinemagazine@gmail.com with your full name and address. And tell us which show you want to attend. Show info is here. Do you know Paul Mecurio? If not, let us give you a brief intro. Dude left abandoned his Georgetown Law degree and career as an investment banker

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    Punchline Magazine giving away Important Things with Demetri Martin

    You may know that the second season of Important Things with Demetri Martin, Comedy Central’s groundbreaking sketch show, hit stores recently. If you didn’t know this, believe us. It’s true. Might we suggest you run out pick that merch up asap? Let us also suggest you enter to win one of three copies of the entire first season of the show. Consider it a primer for the second season. Win

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    Punchline Magazine giving away Caddyshack, the 30th anniversary Blu-ray edition

    It’s unarguably the most quoted comedy film of the last 30 years; it’s been one of the best catalysts to male bonding during otherwise awkward social situations and now, for the first time ever, it’s available on Blu-Ray! (note: it was also the very first DVD Punchline Magazine founder Dylan Gadino purchased upon getting his first DVD player). Most importantly, readers, we’re giving away five copies of the Caddyshack 30th

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    Punchline Magazine giving away tickets to see Greg Giraldo

    We’re happy to announce we’re giving away a few pairs of tickets to see the amazing Greg Giraldo live at Comix in New York City.The shows are going down Thursday through Saturday, with two shows each on Friday and Saturday. Simply email us at punchlinemagazine@gmail.com and tell us that you’d like to be considered for a pair of tickets; also be sure to specify which show you’d like to attend.

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    Rooftop Comedy looking for Talent Institute candidates

    Ever watch a late night Comedy Central video of some insipid jackass and think, “Fuck, I’ve got more comedic talent in one piece of loose finger skin than this dude – and he’s on TV!” Well, Rooftop Comedy has just the thing to blast those pipe dreams out of said pipe and onto the stand-up comedy stage. Right now, Rooftop is calling for entries to its 2010 Talent Institute: a

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