• Sam Kinison: Breaking The Rules released by Comedy Dynamics

    Sam Kinison died tragically 24 years ago but his spirit has lived on through newer generations of comedians and, more directly, through the recorded material he’s left behind. Comedy Dynamics will continue to stoke Kinison’s fiery legacy by releasing an album version of Sam Kinison: Breaking The Rules on Friday, Sept. 2. Breaking The Rules will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play in addition to other digital retailers and,

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    Bill Hicks mega-anthology set for release

    Comedy Dynamics, the massive California-based comedy publisher, has teamed up with the Hicks estate to release a mega-anthology of every piece of Bill Hicks’ creative material ever created, including recordings of his stand-up performances and candid photos never before seen by the public, according to the Houston Chronicle. “Our goal is to have everything,” Brian Volk-Weiss, president of Comedy Dynamics told the Chronicle. “It’s designed give a Hicks fan or

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    Humble Bundle releases comedy bundle with Bill Hicks, Marc Maron, Doug Stanhope, Iliza Schlesinger…get the details!

    You’ve asked for it and Comedy Dynamics has finally answered! Between Thursday, March 26 and April 1, the two-time Grammy Award nominated production company is putting up for sale a “humble bundle” that will feature comedy video or audio specials from some of the industry’s greatest stand-ups. (See the full list of what’s available below.) For those who are unfamilar, Humble Bundle is a website that offers flash sales of

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    You can help build a Bill Hicks memorial statue

    David Adickes, a famed sculptor from Houston has been memorializing notables figures from his home city in stone for six decades. And now he’s agreed to give Houston’s most notable comedian the same treatment. Free Press Houston is working to raise enough money to have a massive statue of Bill Hicks built somewhere in the city. They’ve got Adickes on board for the project and they’ve kicked in $10,000 to

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    Russell Crowe will direct Bill Hicks biopic, but who should play Hicks?

    In spite of Russell Crowe’s wide array of acting jobs over the years, he will always be Maximus the vengeful gladiator to me (I know, it was over 10 years ago, but he was such a BAMF!). Reading this morning that the erstwhile warrior would be directing a Bill Hicks biopic, then, was a bit of a paradigm shift. The Telegraph reports that production will begin next year, but they’re

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    Comedian Ron Shock: ‘I have seven to nine months to live’

    Cancer-stricken comedian Ron Shock, who, for more than three months, has been chronicling his battle with and treatment of the disease through a series of videos, announced today that he has between seven and nine months to live. “No easy way to post this, so here goes,” Shock wrote on his Facebook page. “According to the doctors, I have somewhere between 7 and 9 months to live. The tumor has

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    Screening of Bill Hicks film ‘Ninja Bachelor Party’ goes down at Comedy Store on Dec. 16

    Bill Hicks would’ve celebrated his 50th birthday 10 days from now, if pancreatic cancer didn’t claim his life nearly 18 years ago. Luckily he left the world of comedy with an archive of albums, live performances and… what’s this? A short film called Ninja Bachelor Party? Indeed! It reportedly took 10 years to complete the film, but in 1991, completed it was. Co-written, co-directed, co-edited and co-starring Hicks — with

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    New Bill Hicks EP to be released Dec. 13

    Three days before what would have been Bill Hicks’ 50th birthday, a five-track EP — 12/16/61 (the late comedian’s birthday) — will be released for digital download. Clocking in at 15 minutes and 13 seconds, the collection includes previously unreleased recordings which capture Hicks onstage in Texas (where he grew up) when he was just 21 years old. You can pre-order it now on iTunes. “Harder to grasp that Bill

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    Comedians Vs. Hecklers: Laughspin’s six favorite takedowns

    I think it’s safe to say that all most comedians ever want to do is tell jokes and make people laugh. But all too often, some wise-ass decides that he or she wants to get involved and steal the spotlight. We call these miserable low lives that needed more hugs growing up hecklers. And when a heckler decides to act up and interrupt the show, many a comedian decide to

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    Man found guilty after twittering joke bomb threat; comedians question freedom of speech

    Paul Chambers was found guilty for sending a menacing communication, as reported by BBC News, for tweeting a joking bomb threat, “Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You’ve got a week… otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!” This test of the limits of freedom of speech is actually happening across the pond in the UK and several celebrities came to his defense, though making fun of his poorly written

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    Punchline Magazine’s 10 favorite marijuana-related video comedy bits

    Tomorrow is April 20. (It’s today if you’re reading this on Wednesday). For those who don’t smoke marijuana on a regular basis, it’s just Wednesday. For pot heads worldwide, however, 4/20 is the biggest day of the year; it’s the day when stoners get more stoned than usual or at least get stoned in a more festive manner. To celebrate this fake holiday, Punchline Magazine presents our favorite marijuana comedy

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    Celebrate Bill Hicks Day with a new Facebook profile photo

    Seventeen years ago tomorrow, the world lost an incisive and darkly hilarious comedian: Bill Hicks. In his memory, the Bill Hicks Movie Facebook page is encouraging fans to change their profile picture to one of a few icons they’ve provided, and to tweet old Hicks jokes, routines and quips alongside the #billhicksday hashtag. Grab a Hicks image here. And, if you just want a taste of Hicks now, check out

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    Bill Hicks: Behind the previously unreleased interview

    Just this week, the audio of a never before heard interview with Bill Hicks was released online as part of the British comedy podcast Doubling Up. Co-host of the show and comedian Nick Doody conducted the interview in 1992; the legendary Hicks would die in 1994. And not only did Doody get a great interview out of Hicks; he got to open for the man in front of 1,500 people.

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    Bill Hicks documentary starts screening tomorrow at SXSW

    Anyone heading to Austin tomorrow this year’s South By Southwest festival? If so, this flick is definitely a must: American: The Bill Hicks Story. This documentary covers the life and career of the infamously brilliant and subversive comic who died way before his time. It’s an oral history of sorts, featuring accounts from 10 of the comedian’s friends. This is a very promising-looking doc. The Bill Hicks Story will start

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    Doug Stanhope: “I’m Happy as Shit.”

    photo by Chris Saunders Doug Stanhope’s newly released album From Across the Street is exactly what you’d expect– that is, if you’re a sick and twisted human being. How many comics today could get away with comparing themselves to the 9/11 hijackers? How many could ask an audience if love would still exist without monogamy, then let the silence linger for a few deafening seconds before bringing the house down?

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