• Exclusive video interview with comedian Ryan Singer

    Like I say in this here video interview with comedian Ryan Singer, one of the best things about listening to so much comedy every year is that rare “comedy find.” That’s when you’ve never heard of a comedian but then you see or hear an album from said comedian, and are pleasantly surprised by how fantastic it is. Singer is one of those finds for me. So, it was cool

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    Video interview: A Tight Five with Hannibal Buress

    The online comedy world has been abuzz all this week about the release of comedian Hannibal Buress’ debut album My Name is Hannibal. We’d like to believe our early review of the disc weeks ago helped create said buzz. More than likely, however, it’s just that the album, put out by Stand Up! Records, is great and that Buress is an exciting, young comedian who happens to be super easy

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    A Tight Five: Video interview with Shane Mauss

    In a new special installment of our video interview series A Tight Five, filmed at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival a few weeks ago, we chat with quickly-rising comedian Shane Mauss. We talk about everything from his new Comedy Central album Jokes to Make My Parents proud to farts to Wisconsin to farts again and more (farts). So, sit back and enjoy. And if you’re looking to download’s Shane’s album

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    Video interview: Chris Fairbanks and Ryan Singer at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival

    Aspen, CO — Yesterday, I hung out with some of the comedians performing at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival at the official kickball game. So, naturally I had to chat with some comics. In the clip below, comedians Ryan Singer (read his album review here) and Chris Fairbanks (read his album review here) talk about their kickball strategies. Fun!

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    Video interview: Moshe Kasher, Hari Kondabolu at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy festival

    Aspen, CO — Earlier today, a sporty group of comedians performing here at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival descended on Koch Park to play kickball, drink beers and just “hang,” as the kids say. While there, I shoved a camera in the faces of comedians Moshe Kasher and Hari Kondabolu (and Rooftop Comedy’s Chris Garcia for a short while) and asked them a few questions. So this is how that

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    Pete Lee becomes CMT, Rooftop Comedy’s ‘Next Big Comic’

    Congratulations are in order for comedian Pete Lee, the winner of CMT (that’s right, Country Music Television) and Rooftop Comedy’s search for the Next Big Comic. Having survived through five weeks of stiff competition based on online voting, Lee earned himself a spot in the upcoming Aspen Comedy Festival, his second time in as many years that he’ll to perform there. The competition started back in February when 12 comics

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    Video interview: Tommy Johnagin

    In a new episode of A Tight Five, we talk to road warrior comedian Tommy Johnagin — you may have recently seen him on his second appearance on Late Show with David Letterman — about why he tends not to say bad words onstage, his low alcohol tolerance and more. Bonus: Comedians Dan Cummins and J.R. Brow both make special appearances. Enjoy. And while you’re here, check out the aforementioned

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    Video interview: Laurie Kilmartin

    Continuing our series of video interviews shot at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival earlier this summer, today we premiere an excellent discussion with comedian Laurie Kilmartin. We cover everything from why “I hate my baby” jokes are funnier than “I love my baby” jokes, overcoming insecurity as a comedian and much more. Check it out. And be sure to pick up Laurie’s new album, Five Minutes To Myself.

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    Josh Sneed's "The Detention Show" feat. Punchline Magazine

    When I was in Aspen a few weeks ago to cover the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, comedian Josh Sneed invited me to hang out on his podcast, The Detention Show. It was a good way to spend the afternoon hours before the stand-up shows going on that night. I have to say, Sneed runs a tight operation. His mobile podcasting system is high tech, complete with lots of knobs and

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    Matt Braunger, Ty Barnett lead the best and the brightest at the Aspen comedy fest

    ASPEN, CO — The second night of the Aspen Rooftop Comedy festival found us at the Wheeler Opera House for three shows, the first of which was Rooftop’s Best and Brightest, featuring Cameron Esposito, Moshe Kasher, Jessi Campbell, Ty Barnett and Matt Braunger. Of this lineup, I was only unfamiliar with the work of Esposito, and Kasher, save for a few quick glances online at their Rooftop Comedy clips. So

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    The Rooftop Comedy Festival begins

    Starting today and going through Sunday, I’ll be in Aspen, CO attending the second annual Rooftop Comedy Festival, produced by our good friends at Rooftop Comedy. In addition to attending a mess of shows — the likes of Ted Alexandro, Will Durst, Finesse Mitchell, Lisa Landry, Josh Sneed, and more are performing — I’ll be speaking on a panel about new media and how it relates to stand-up comedy. I’ll

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