• Jerry Seinfeld drops in for a surprise London performance

    Comedy fans at the Comedy Store in Piccadilly Circus last night were in for quite a surprise. After an hour of the regular Wednesday night improv at the Comedy Store, Jerry Seinfeld was brought on stage to a surprised audience, gave him a standing ovation. He performed for half an hour with “Seinfeldian” observations on topics such as Twitter, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent divorce scandal and the Royal Wedding, according to

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    Watch Jerry Seinfeld and Tom Papa talk comedy on SiriusXM

    As if Jerry Seinfeld weren’t ubiquitous enough in the comedy world, it seems that this week, he’s dipping his toe in a whole plethora of new media platforms. Today, his new website and comedy archive JerrySeinfeld.com launched. And, on top of that, SiriusXM announced that Seinfeld will join The Marriage Ref’s Tom Papa on a special edition of Papa’s comedy series on Raw Dog Comedy, Come to Papa. The two

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    First impressions on JerrySeinfeld.com; simplicity is key

    If you happen to see a show and see a comedian that you really like (or really hate), odds are you’ll visit their website. What you’ll find is pretty much the same: news, their best clips of them performing, merchandise (if they’re big enough to have any), blog and links to their podcast (as nearly every comedian has a podcast these days). In essence, comedians are trying to reach you

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    Official Jerry Seinfeld website launches Friday

    Though nary a mention of the internet went by in the hey days of Seinfeld, it looks like Jerry’s really joining the 21st century. The New York Times reports that, starting Friday, JerrySeinfeld.com will debut as a source for a whole plethora of recorded stand-up comedy performances by the man himself. It’ll even include the really old stuff, like a 1977 appearance on Celebrity Cabaret. As to why he’s creating

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    Video: Jerry Seinfeld responds to Donald Trump's insults

    As Jerry Seinfeld was arriving to the Vanity Fair party at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, entertainment news show Extra snagged the comedian’s first words on Donald Trump, insulted the comic a few days ago. There’s a huge part of me that wishes Seinfeld just verbally destroyed Trump. But, the comic kept his cool and classy. Check it out below. If you’re not up to speed with

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    Review: HBO’s ‘Talking Funny’ is primitive entertainment with plenty of laughs

    Save your $12, moviegoers: You can see Scream free every day at home on any cable-news channel, the battlefield for combative squawking heads. That said, may we suggest clicking to HBO at 9 pm EST tonight to watch four civilized and celebrated fundits, Louis C.K., Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, converse about comedy on Talking Funny. Professional comedians tend to turn on the joke spigot only for paying

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    Comedy kibbles and bits: morning links about funny shit

    There was a lot of comedy thingies from yesterday that we couldn’t get to posting– or maybe there were things that didn’t derserve its own post. So here are a bunch of links. You love links.

    Robin Williams

    Robin Williams was on The View yesterday to promote the big fancy Broadway show he’s in; I think he’s playing Grizzly Adams or someshit. [AOL] Justin Timberlake announced

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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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    Video: “Curb Your Ethusiasm” preview with Ricky Gervais, Rosie O’Donnell, JB Smoove and more

    Larry David, the master of uncomfortable comedy, probably had to charter two Airbus A380s just to transport all his emotional baggage from LA to NYC for the eighth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. The grouchy, slouchy comic (and, of course, the man behind the scenes of Seinfeld) has made a great living making his audience laugh and cringe at his discomforting but hilarious foibles. Check out the trailer for the

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    Colin Quinn: Finding comfort in chaos

    There’s no hope for mankind. We’re all doomed and there’s nothing we can do about it. It’s time we just face that truth. And the truth is hilarious. At least it is in the hands of comedian Colin Quinn, who, with his Broadway show-turned television comedy special Long Story Short, has not only reinvigorated his career but has also given comedy goers something serious — and seriously funny — to

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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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    Bob Saget, Olsen twins, Jerry Seinfeld, more raise $700k for scleroderma research

    Family, friends, and supporters came together Monday night at Carolines on Broadway in New York City for comedian Bob Saget’s annual scleroderma fundraiser. And just moments ago, Saget tweeted that the event raised nearly $700,000. The Scleroderma Research Foundation (srfcure.org) hosted ‘Cool Comedy – Hot Cuisine,’ a comedy show with delicious food made by celebrity chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. Many comedic friends of Saget were in attendance

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    Colin Quinn’s Broadway show may turn into HBO special, says Seinfeld

    Colin Quinn and Jerry Seinfeld at the Snapple Theater Center, Fantasticks Stage yesterday. photo by Charles Sykes

    “We got kicked out [of 45 Bleeker] because they wanted to do ‘Deep Throat’!” Colin Quinn said yesterday afternoon at a press event in New York City promoting his upcoming Broadway show. The veteran comedian and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn creator is taking his once off-Broadway show Long

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    Colin Quinn's one-man show headed to Broadway

    After an incredibly successful run off-Broadway, Colin Quinn’s one-man show, Colin Quinn: Long Story Short is heading to Broadway– where all one-man shows want to go. The Associated Press reports that the show, which ran this summer at the Bleecker Street Theater, will make its debut at the Helen Hayes Theater on Oct. 22 and is scheduled to run 11 weeks. The Jerry Seinfeld-directed show finds the former Saturday Night

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