• Hey, United States government: please watch John Oliver’s gun control series on The Daily Show

    If you haven’t been watching The Daily Show’s series on gun control, please do yourself a favor and catch up with the trio of videos below. Last night the final segment aired, wrapping up what has proven to be the most compelling news coverage on the topic since the United States Senate killed a modest bill that simply would’ve expanded background checks on gun buyers. John Oliver, who will step

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    Interview: Axis of Awesome will rock you like a hurricane– if hurricanes were funny, and from Australia

    With tens of millions plays on YouTube, you just might have heard Australian comedy music trio Axis of Awesome hilariously deflating any number of pop music conventions. But now, the band – lead vocalist Jordan Raskopoulos, keyboardist and vocalist Benny Davis and guitarist Lee Naimo – have moved beyond viral video stars with their first American album Animal Vehicle, which Laughspin Records — a division of Laughspin.com — has proudly

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    Videos: Comedian steals jokes from comedians Lee Mack, Geoff Keith on national TV

    Just a few days ago, we posted a story about how a group of local Los Angeles comedians outed a notorious joke thief in front of a live audience. The post has been drawing some spirited opinions and debate. And now we’re hearing that a contestant on Australia’s Got Talent ripped off two comedians by performing their jokes — almost word for word — on national television. Twenty-two year-old contestant

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    Comedy kibbles and bits: morning links about funny shit

    Good morning, comedy news wanters. You may have noticed that from time to time, I’ve been collecting some links and throwing them at you some mornings. Why am I doing this, you might be asking. Well, sometimes we, at Punchline Magazine, need to get you comedy-related info that doesn’t quite deserve a full post on our oft-updated daily news blog (the section you’re reading right now). That’s where these things

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    Robin Williams tours Australia despite angering prime minister

    After successful stints in the U.S., Canada, and England, Williams is taking his Weapons of Self Destruction stand-up comedy tour to Australia. At 59 years old, Williams continues to sell out large theaters with his truthful and vulgar stand-up act, with his recent tour being filmed for an HBO special last year in Washington. Tickets go on sale on Sept. 2 for the three stop tour. Williams will be entertaining

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    Robin Williams in trouble for Australia ‘redneck’ comment

    Or, “Hairy Comedian in Hairy Situation,” as the New York Times so eloquently put it. No, this is no shoddy example of a hair-brained (sorry) April Fools joke – this week, Reginald Rant Robin Williams really did appear on The Late Show with David Letterman, and he really did call the proud people of Australia something akin to “English rednecks.” Of course, having birthed both Paul Hogan and the Crocodile

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