• Jon Lajoie: the Punchline Mag video interview

    Jon Lajoie is one of a handful of talented performers who’s been able to harness their online success into something huge. Since 2007, the Canadian comedian has been uploading videos for his hilarious songs on YouTube, each one garnering millions of views. He segued that into a full-length album last year, live tour and his own half hour Comedy Central special. Perhaps, most importantly, his comic chops landed him an

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    Video interview: Bill Burr

    Ask any comedian or comedy nerd today who their favorite three comedians are right now, chances are they’re going to name Bill Burr. Simply put, the man is on fire. For the last five years, the veteran comedian has become one the country’s most skilled joke writers and performers. His unabashed take on his own foibles and how they relate to the all-too depressing state of things, has won himself

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    Exclusive video interview with Doug Benson

    Doug Benson, just today, released a new album through Comedy Central Records. It’s called Hypocritical Oaf. And it is filled with what you’d expect– stoned out ruminations on the mundane facets of life. To celebrate the release of Oaf, his third album, Punchline Magazine’s Matthew Gill — become a fan of his on Facebook! — chatted with the man a few weeks ago at his management’s office. So, you should

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    Video interview: Mike DeStefano

    Just before the finale of Last Comic Standing, Punchline Magazine’s Matthew Gill had a great chat with comedian Mike DeStefano, who landed in the final five of the NBC competition show. But honestly, his appearances on the show had nothing to do with us wanting to meet up with the man. We’ve been quietly following his career for the last few years, mostly in New York, and were delighted when

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    Exclusive video interview: Whitney Cummings

    We’ve been following the bubbling rise of Whitney Cummings’ career for the last few years. An East Coast transplant living in Hollywood, she’s made a name for herself writing for the ultra popular Comedy Central roasts and then getting in front of the cameras for the first time at a roast last year, where she barbed icon Joan Rivers– and to rave reviews. She’s done it again, most recently at

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    Video interview: Last Comic Standing winner Felipe Esparza

    Just days after comedian Felipe Esparza took first place in NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Punchline Magazine’s Matthew Gill sat down with the winner in East LA to chat about Felipe’s $250,000 check, how young comics should handle the craft and much more. Check it out. And to get a taste of Felipe’s comedy, check out his finale performance on Last Comic Standing from Monday. And check out more Matthew Gill

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    Steve Byrne: Exclusive video interview

    By Matthew Gill and Becca Scheuer We’ve done something a little different here. Never before, in our nearly five years online, have we presented a video interview simultaneously with a traditional Q&A. But we’ve done it here. Call us crazy, call us in love with comedy; call us poor planners. Call us thorough. Comedian Steve Byrne’s new hour-long special (his second), The Byrne Identity premieres on Comedy Central on Sunday,

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    Exclusive video interview: George Shapiro, legendary comedy producer

    George Shapiro. You may not know him by name but you his work and you know the amazing comedy careers he’s helped create. Danny DeVito portrayed him — Shapiro was Andy Kaufman’s real-life manager — in the now classic biopic Man on the Moon. Shapiro executive produced Seinfeld, currently executive produces the NBC show Marriage Ref and remains as one of the strongest driving forces behind the comedy world. Punchline

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    Video interview with Dov Davidoff

    There was no stopping our love for Dov Davidoff once his 2008 album The Point Is… hit the comedy scene. In fact, we chose it as one of that year’s 10 best albums. His breakneck pace on stage, his on-the-verge-of-complete collapse delivery style and his refreshing and just plain hilarious observations on family, growing up and relationships serve our souls well. So, we’re tremendously excited that Dov will be premiering

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