• Former owner of NYC comedy club ripped off charity; video report tells the story

    When Comix comedy club in New York City shuttered its doors in February, it was immediately a regional news story and slowly gained some national attention as industry insiders and comedians (notably Bobby Slayton) made grievances public. At the heart of the story is basically this: months before Comix went belly up, the owner Michael Palitz and co. had a bad habit of not paying comedians (Slayton, included) as well

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    Interview: Irish powerhouse Tommy Tiernan hits New York this weekend

    Tommy Tiernan is one of the UK’s most successful comedians. Sadly, he doesn’t make it over to the good (bad?) old USA nearly enough. But, there’s great news for a small portion of the country: he’ll be in New York City at Comix this weekend. He’ll be doing two show each on Friday and Saturday. Get your tickets here. This is a dude comedy nerds need to know about it.

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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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    Kathleen Madigan to record new comedy special Saturday, Lewis Black opens

    Kathleen Madigan, of Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central and late night television fame, is filming a brand new hour-long comedy special this Saturday at the Gramercy Theater in New York City. And you, my friends, can be part of the taping. All you need to do is go here and lay some money down. There’s two shows that night. Her longtime friend Lewis Black will be opening the show. Kathleen

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    Interview: Comedian Nick Kroll on the Axe comedy tour, headlining, groupies and more

    The Axe Twisted Humor Tour has been going from city to city the past few weeks, and made a stop at Comix in New York this past Sunday. After Nick Kroll, Donald Glover, Chelsea Peretti and Whitney Cummings rocked a packed house, Punchline Magazine caught up with Kroll – who along with being one of the nicest guys in the ‘biz, is headlining for the first time. Check out the

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    Uncut Patrice Oneal video interview delves deep into the comedian's psyche

    A few weeks ago, I sat down with comedian Patrice Oneal at Comix to film an episode of Punchline Magazine’s web series A Tight Five, which, as you might know, are five minute interviews with well known comedians. But to get that polished five minutes, we shoot much longer. And sometimes we think the full, uncut version of these interviews are compelling for hardcore comedy fans. That’s the case with

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    Myq Kaplan: Vegan Mind Meld

    An amalgam of mischief, sarcasm and brains, Myq Kaplan puts the “smart” in smart-ass. Proof, you demand! Just listen to Vegan Mind Meld, his astute, fun and oh so funny new CD from the label Live at Comix (in affiliation with BSeenMedia). On this release, available on April 27, words are playthings to Kaplan. He shapes them into impish puns, or sometimes this lover of language and all joke forms

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    Comedy Matters with Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and more

    TRIBUTE TO MARJORIE GURIAN This column will be kind of a double column due to the sudden passing of my beloved Mom, Marjorie Gurian, right at the time my last column was due. It just kind of rocked me, and brought home the concept that all we have is today. [caption id=”attachment_4784″ align=”aligncenter” width=”350″ caption=”Marjorie Gurian and her son, me. on her 81st birthday. I took her to see Jewtopia.

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    Doug Stanhope does the anti-comedy fest thing

    During a weekend of New York Comedy Festival shows at huge theater venues like Town Hall and Carnegie Hall, there was something different happening downtown and appropriately off the radar. Doug Stanhope was doing a five-show, three-night stand at Comix. Stanhope, a 20-year veteran of the underground comedy scene, is probably best known to people outside of his cult following as a former co-host of The Man Show. I went

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    Michael Ian Black, Doug Benson and more launch WitStream

    WitStream, the new Twitter-like site that focuses on the tweets of comedians, enjoyed a festive launch on Monday night at Comix in New York City. Michael Ian Black, who co-founded the site, hosted the show. He was also on-hand throughout, critiquing the live feed of his peers’ WitSream one-liners from a laptop at the side of the stage. He also gave the best explanation of WitStream I’ve heard so far:

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    Michael Ian Black launches site for Twitter comedians

    Nothing hits the spot like a snappy one liner. Twitter, with its 140 character or less update system, has become the go-to spot for comedy fans to get frequently updated content from their favorite comedians. The only problem is, you have to sift through an awful lot of boring Tweets to get to the good stuff. Comedian and sitcom star Michael Ian Black has tackled this problem with a new

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    Comedian gives stand-up crowds a chance to find love

    Helen Hong

    When Comix in Manhattan first asked Helen Hong, TV producer and stand-up comedienne, to host a show that would attract an Asian crowd, Hong was pessimistic. “An Asian comedian wouldn’t be a draw, unless they thought they might meet a mate there,” she told The New York Times. Hong was then hit with the idea to do just that. She was familiar with the

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    Video Interview: A Tight Five with Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter

    This is a first. Never before had we spoken to two comedians at one time on an episode of A Tight Five. But somehow we pulled it off. Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter sat down with Punchline Magazine’s own Dylan Gadino to chat about their new  show, Michael and Michael Have Issues — which premieres July 15 at 10:30 pm on Comedy Central — as well as their late

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    Video interview: A Tight Five with Steven Wright

    In a very special episode of A Tight Five, we sit down with comedy legend Steven Wright. Fresh off the heels of his re-released classic first album I Have a Pony — his first HBO special is also included — and a Letterman appearance, Wright opened up about hunting for change to get to his early gigs, how he constructs a 90-minute set of one-liners and much more. Check it

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