• Dave Attell’s new Showtime show combines hardcore porn and comedy

    UPDATE: Oct. 19 — 1:15 pm ET We have video! Not Safe For Work. ——————— Devotees of early aughts Comedy Central programming have fond memories of a loud, crass man drunkenly gallivanting through strange cities and cracking wise at the seediness that takes place when the sun sets. For four seasons, Insomniac with Dave Attell was the perfect companion for those nights when you found yourself up too late and

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    Late night guests Rickles, Wright, Arnett and Weinbach offer a history of comedy (Videos)

    You might have not noticed Tuesday night, but Don Rickles, Steven Wright, Will Arnett, and Brent Weinbach all made appearances throughout the late night talk show circuit. What you might not have noticed is that within the programming of guests across networks that night lies a solid exhibition of a timeline in the history of comedy. Rare is the occasion in which any art form could be so succinctly displayed

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    Greg Giraldo tribute on Comedy Central set for March 18

    A tribute to late comedian Greg Giraldo, who died last September, will premiere on Comedy Central on March 18 at 11:30 pm EST. Give It Up for Greg Giraldo will feature interviews with the comedian’s comedy friends, including Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan, Conan O’Brien, Dave Attell, Lewis Black, Sarah Silverman, Colin Quinn and Nick Swardson. The special will also boast highlights from every corner of Giraldo’s on-screen career– roasts, pilots,

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    Jim Breuer, Pete Correale become "Podcast Masters"; should you listen?

    It’s been a busy week, folks, what with all the watching and listening to comedy I do. Now, none of you may be asking, “What else do you do with your life?” Well, glad you didn’t ask. I’m a husband. I’m also a father to a two-year-old son; let’s call him “Thundercock,” a name I just stole from a Christian Finnegan joke. So why am I telling you all this?

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    Greg Giraldo family benefit presale begins tomorrow

    As we reported earlier this week, there will be an all-star comedy show at the Beacon Theater in New York on Feb. 9 to benefit the family of Greg Giraldo. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday. However, we just confirmed that there will be a presale beginning tomorrow. You need to go to this link and use the promo code HECOMEDY. The show starts at 8

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    Greg Giraldo benefit planned; Dave Attell, Lewis Black, Jim Norton set to perform

    Since Greg Giraldo’s untimely passing in September,  friends and the comedy community have shown great support– especially toward the comedian’s family (his three young sons) and his ex-wife Mary Ann. And now, this Saturday, tickets will go on sale for perhaps the biggest show of support. Giraldo’s close friend, Marriage Ref host Tom Papa will MC a show at the Beacon Theater in New York City at 8 pm on

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    Reader question: Has the HBO hour comedy special lost its prestige?

    The HBO hour comedy special is still a goal for most comedians, but its no doubt lost some of its prestige over the years.

    You may have noticed the “Ask us your comedy questions” graphic on our pages. It links up to our page on Formspring, wherein you can ask a question and I’ll answer it! You can also ask us a question through our Tumblr

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    Jim Gaffigan plays Israel; we analyze the hell out of it

    It’s common wisdom that some of the best comedians are outsiders, standing at the fringe of society lobbing critiques inward. But it’s also common wisdom that white, tall, blond, Catholics are not outsiders, at least not in America, at least for another year or two. In fact they’re pretty much the norm. But Jim Gaffigan, the platonic ideal of whiteness itself, has made a career out of proving just how

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    Dave Attell to host porn awards

    Every year the AVN Awards celebrate the work of movers and shakers (and squirters!) of the adult industry. This year’s ceremony will be like no other, with veteran stand-up comedian Dave Attell acting as the host – along with adult video stars Kirsten Price and Kayden Kross. “It’s an honor and privilege to co-host the AVN Awards,” says Attell. “It’s going to be a wild night and I can promise

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    From the archives… Dave Attell: Captain Comedy

    (originally printed on PunchlineMagazine.com Dec. 3, 2007) By the name of his new HBO special, Captain Miserable, you’d think veteran stand-up comedian Dave Attell has a few bones to pick with life. But it’s just that he thinks the dark side of existence is funny. Turns out, he’s right. Just as there is such a thing as a man’s man, there are those who are a comedian’s comedian. That is,

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    Audio fun: Comedians deal with the audience

    At the most basic level, a stand-up comedian’s job is to make his or her audience laugh. So what happens when the audience acts out, making the comic’s job as difficult as possible. Listen up to find out. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve been to your share of live stand-up comedy shows. Having established that, there’s a decent chance you’ve witnessed a few comedian-audience member interactions

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    Ben Bailey: Riding high in the Cash Cab

    Beep, beep! Get out of Ben Bailey’s way. He’s speeding toward the top, but the red-hot veteran comedian stops long enough to open up to Punchline Magazine Compared to, say, Chris Rock and Dane Cook — whose celebrity wattage even eclipses the spotlight that illuminates both cosmic comics — Ben Bailey emits the equivalent of star-lite. But here in Morristown, N.J., about five miles from home and maybe 25 miles

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    Dave Attell: Captain Comedy

    By the name of his new HBO special, Captain Miserable, you’d think veteran stand-up comedian Dave Attell has a few bones to pick with life. But it’s just that he thinks the dark side of existence is funny. Turns out, he’s right. Photos By Heidi Kikel Just as there is such a thing as a man’s man, there are those who are a comedian’s comedian. That is, there’s a handful

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