• Laugh Tracks by Laughspin, episode 3: Jackie Kashian, Graham Elwood, Gareth Reynolds

    Each week on Laugh Tracks we showcase a new state and the talented comedians that come from that state. This week we travel to Wisconsin to listen to three tracks from some of today’s best comics. GARETH REYNOLDS – You may know Gareth from his Travel Channel show Mancations with long time friend and comedian, Evan Mann or from his successful podcast The Naughty Show on both AllThingsComedy.com and Playboy

    Read more

    Jackie Kashian: This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux (Review)

    Jackie Kashian opens her new hour-long stand-up special, This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux, with the promise to kill. And by now, it’s safe to say that any Harry Potter-heads among our readership have probably perked up instantly at the mention of the H-word. Wands at the ready, friends – this lady means business. Much like the Dark Lord before her, Kashian has encased a bit of her soul into

    Read more

    Lewis Black, Bill Burr, DL Hughley and more to play Laughfest; tickets on sale Nov. 30

    When Laughfest hits Grand Rapids, MI this coming March, it will mark the 10-day festival’s third installment, yet it’s wise beyond its years. Having already welcomed some of the biggest names in comedy (think Bill Cosby, Betty White, Jim Gaffigan) into the close-knit city during its first two colossal efforts, organizers this year had the challenge of producing an event to meet the comedy world’s expectations. And judging by those

    Read more

    Moontower Comedy: Day 3, featuring Maria Bamford, Chelsea Peretti, Dana Gould, more! (Photos)

    AUSTIN – First of all, major kudos are due to the organizers of the first annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest for refraining from naming their all-female stand-up show “Taco Party.” (It must have been especially hard to resist, considering that this lineup was arranged as an estrogenized counterpart to the “Sausage Fest” show.) But secondly, and even more importantly, hot damn, would ya look at that lineup? Jackie Kashian,

    Read more

    Women In Comedy Festival accepting comedian submissions (Video)

    You guys. The 4th Annual Women In Comedy Festival is going down March 21 through 25 next year in Boston. I’m letting you know for two reasons. The first, is that I got a chance to check out the fest last year and based on my experience, I believe that, if you live within a few hundred miles of the Greater Boston area and you enjoy laughing, you should get

    Read more

    Some ladies get nasty, others get personal; Leggero, Bamford, Schumer rep well at Just For Laughs

    MONTREAL — “See, and you thought women weren’t funny! You probably got dragged here tonight, didn’t you?” Natasha Leggero, she of the rising star, killer comedian status, quipped loudly. The recipient, presumably a Republican-looking dude unfortunate enough to be seated in the front row, no doubt was enjoying himself, even if he’d had reservations coming in. (And I’m not talking about dinner for two.) One would have to possess the

    Read more

    Women in Comedy Festival: the Punchline Magazine recap

    Comedian and co-producer of the fest Maria Ciampa

    Last weekend the Women in Comedy Festival went down in Boston. Comedian Aparna Nancherla was invited to perform. We invited her to report back to Punchline Magazine for a bit of a recap. The results are below. Enjoy! This past weekend, I went up to Boston, Massachusetts for the second annual Women in Comedy Festival produced by Maria

    Read more

    Maria Bamford headlines Women in Comedy Festival

    Coming up March 24 – 28, ImprovBoston will be hosting the second annual Women in Comedy Festival, a festival dedicated to showcasing female comedy in stand-up, sketch and storytelling. Headlined by Maria Bamford and featuring Jackie Kashian and Bonnie McFarlane, the festival is proudly and intentionally a predominantly lady-centric event, but this is not to say it will be purely a woman’s affair. As explained by festival co-director Maria Ciampa:

    Read more
    WP-Backgrounds Lite by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann 1010 Wien