• Todd Barry, Big Jay Oakerson talk about their all-crowd-work comedy albums (AUDIO)

    If you’ve been paying attention to comedy album releases of late, you’ll know that both Todd Barry and Big Jay Oakerson have released albums that feature their crowd work chops. Barry’s album The Crowd Work Tour (and also it was a tour) came first and is still available on Louis C.K.’s website. And Oakerson just recently dropped The Crowd Work Sessions: What’s Your F@!?#ng Deal through Comedy Central. On the

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    Is Eddie Murphy the best and worst thing to happen to black comics?

    Just this morning, our pals at Huffington Post Comedy, posted an excellent roundtable discussion featuring comedians W. Kamau Bell, Desiree Burch, Michael Che, Calise Hawkins, Phoebe Robinson and Baron Vaughn, in honor of Black History Month. The discussion spanned what it means to be a black comedian today, how socio-political comedy plays to American audiences going through tough economic times, and a lot more. In the below excerpt, Vaughn examines

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    Kickstarter campaign to reinvigorate NYC indie comedy venue Luca Lounge launches

    Over the last year, several live comedy venues in New York have closed. Many of the shows featuring the city’s most innovative acts have had to find another home. Often times that means doing shows at coffee shops, bowling alleys, and, sometimes, in a living room. Luca Lounge is one of those out-of-the-way places that currently houses many great comedy shows featuring acts such as Janeane Garofalo, Fred Armisen, Bill

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    Watch HuffPo Comedy’s sweet Bob’s Burgers interview

    The newest addition to Fox’s animated series dynasty, Bob’s Burgers, made a splash when it debuted earlier this year. Since the show has been picked up for a second season, we can continue enjoying the Belcher family’s shenanigans every week. The show’s success is undoubtedly due in large part to the stellar casting: Bob’s Burgers boasts eccentric comedians like Eugene Mirman, Kristen Schaal, H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts and Dan

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    Video: Rob Riggle talks Obama, Daily Show, being manly and more!

    Listen, I know we just posted an in-depth interview with Rob Riggle yesterday and here I am posting yet another Rob Riggle item. But you know what? I don’t give a shit. If this becomes the unofficial Rob Riggle Week at Punchline Magazine, so be it. I like the guy. I think he’s funny. And although I’ve never met him, I bet he’d be the type of person I wouldn’t

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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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    Comedy kibbles and bits: morning links about comedian shit

    Listen, dudes. There’s a lot going on in the world of comedy these days. And we pride ourselves in getting you all that info as quickly as possible through our daily comedy news posts. But sometimes things crop up and it’s not really worth a full post, but it is worth a mention. Enter “Comedy kibbles and bits: morning links about comedian shit,” your one-stop link post to get your

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