• Jim Breuer talks touring with Metallica and why he stopped swearing on stage

    Jim Breuer is definitely on a high—though he’d probably prefer not to put it that way. After beginning a stand-up career in 1988, Breuer first appeared in the mainstream in 1995 on Saturday Night Live, where he became known for a spot-on Joe Pesci impersonation and his Goat Boy character. A year later, after appearing with Dave Chappelle on Home Improvement, he was briefly cast alongside Chappelle in an ABC

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    Jim Breuer: Live from Portland reminds you not to sleep on this comedy great

    When fans of stand-up are often asked to name who stands memorialized on their fictional Mount Rushmore of Comedy, many select a varying combination of superstars: George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Ellen DeGeneres, Sam Kinison, Dave Chappelle, Eddie Murphy, Garry Shandling, Joan Rivers, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock. But one name often overlooked during the deliberation process is Jim Breuer. The Saturday Night Live alum, whose memorable characters and spot-on impressions graced

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    South By Southwest comedy, day 4: Sinbad kills it, Jim Breuer gets real and more

    AUSTIN – To borrow the words of the great philosopher Ice Cube, today was a good day. The story kicks off on Tuesday with some serendipitous moments only possible at an event like SXSW, where the city of Austin’s innate quirkiness morphs into something produced and promoted with a glossier sheen. I wandered over to a small lot south of the Convention Center’s chaos in search of food (an enormous

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    Jim Breuer talks new comedy metal album, Christmas and more (Exclusive interview and photos)

    Comedian, actor, writer and soon-to-be rock star, Jim Breuer has released a new music video for the song “Santa, Clause Ain’t Coming to Town,” which you can watch below. The former Saturday Night Live star stopped by my photography studio in Hoboken, NJ recently to take some promotional photos in preparation for the release of a new Heavy Metal comedy album he’s planning to put out in the spring of

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    Why you should watch Jim Breuer’s new comedy special And Laughter for All

    If you’ve been following veteran comedian and former Saturday Night Live star Jim Breuer’s stand-up comedy career over the last few years, you’re well aware the guy formerly most known as Goat Boy and uber pothead Brian from the cult comedy Half-Baked, has changed the focus of his joke-slinging ways. The once hard-partying comedian has become, as he explains it, “domesticated.” During a chat this week with Breuer, he tells

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    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

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    Jim Breuer launches viral video ad campaign for gourmet coffee brand

    If memory serves correctly, the last time we saw comedian Jim Breuer embedded in a national ad campaign, it was for Pizza Hut. Well, now the longtime funnyman has turned his focus to coffee– 8 O’Clock Coffee to be precise. The brand has been around since 1859, but they’re obviously looking to modernize their marketing efforts and draw in younger drinkers. The campaign kicked off this morning with a video

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    The embarrassing beginning: nine comedians’ roles they’d probably like to forget

    As anyone in show business can attest to, the entertainment industry can be horribly cutthroat and demoralizing. Everyone has to pay their dues, do their time, and otherwise work their way from relatively uninspiring, embarrassing, or generically shitty roles and jobs. Of course, any occupation requires working up from the bottom, but the entertainment industry makes that journey a public one. And, sometimes, well-established actors have a dry spell and

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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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    Rosie O’Donnell and Jim Breuer duke it out on Sirius XM

    Rosie O’Donnell and Jim Breuer recently had an intense guessing game competition at the Sirius XM studios. But they weren’t alone. Rosie and friend Jeanne-Weenie vs. Jim Breuer and fellow comedian Pete Correale duked it out, while satellite radio host and comedian Pete Dominick played moderator. The competition? A high stakes game of strategy and wit. One partner had a secret word that they would give a one word clue

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    Jim Breuer will show sensitive side in new book

    Jim Breuer guested on the Howard Stern Show this morning and announced his upcoming book, titled: I’m Not High (But I Do Have a Lot of Crazy Stories About Life as a Goat Boy, a Dad, and a spiritual Warrior). During the show, Breuer talks with Stern about a few of the stories included in the funny tome. He tells Howard about writing with Tracy Morgan at Saturday Night Live,

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    Comedy Matters with Jim Breuer, Aries Spears, more

    Kevin Hart Sells Out Westbury It’s hard to describe the excitement of producing a comedy show for 2,800 people, especially when all 2,800 people show up! The Kevin Hart Live show was months in the making and I could not have done it without my partner Jean Alerte and his company Alerte Carter and Associates who worked tirelessly to make sure the show was a success. [caption id=”attachment_5996″ align=”aligncenter” width=”350″

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    The 10 best stand-up comedy DVDs of 2009

    For the past few years, the release of stand-up CDs and DVDs seems to be more popular than ever. Sometimes a production company will release just a CD or just a DVD– sometimes they’re packaged together. The DVDs listed below fall under one of the last two categories. And although we, at Punchline Magazine, are bigger fans of the plain comedy album, sometimes, we admit, some material translates better on

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    Jim Breuer developing sitcom for NBC

    Comedian Jim Breuer is developing a new, semi-autobiographical sitcom for NBC, reports Variety. The Saturday Night Live alum explained that the pilot was inspired by his time spent raising children and caring for his elderly parents. “About seven or eight years ago I decided to walk away from everything and stay home to watch my kids grow,” said Breuer. “I also began looking after my parents, who were deep into

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