• Documentary on late comedian Mike DeStefano in the works, $75,000 needed (Video)

    It’s been three years since the passing of the extremely talented and on-the-rise comedian Mike DeStefano. The abrasively hilarious comedian, who was HIV positive and overcame a severe drug addiction, died of a heart attack in March 2011. He was about to launch his one-man show A Cherry Tree in The Bronx after accumulating some mainstream success as a finalist on Last Comic Standing. Now director and producer Frank Mosca

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    Screenings planned for late comedian Mike DeStefano’s one-man show

    Last May the comedy world lost an amazing comedian too soon. Mike DeStefano, who was HIV positive, passed away from a heart attack days before opening of his one-man show A Cherry Tree in The Bronx in New York City. In a stroke of holiday magic, the powers that be have announced that screenings of Mike’s show will be available to the public “real soon.” This year’s New York Comedy

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    Comedians come together to honor the late Mike DeStefano (Video)

    Sometimes people say the comedy world is a cold world filled with backstabbing and people getting screwed over. Cris and Paul Italia, and Patrick Milligan of Cringe Humor proved that to be false recently. As part of the New York Comedy Festival, they held a tribute to Mike DeStefano, a talented comic they were working with who left us much too young. The event was held at the Tribeca Performing

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    Preview: New York Comedy Festival hosts Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Comics To Watch, more

    As if comedy isn’t always a huge part of New York City’s entertainment draw, this week it’s doubly huge—you see, the eighth annual New York Comedy Festival hits town this Wednesday and runs through Nov. 13, boasting the absolute biggest names in stand-up and expanding its reach beyond Manhattan to Brooklyn, Queens and yes, even Staten Island. The giant likes of Louis C.K. (who’s playing four shows, including his taping

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    Colin Quinn, Robert Kelly and more come together to honor late comedian Mike DeStefano

    As you may recall, comedian Mike DeStefano passed away this past March due to a heart attack. Left mostly unknown was his recently completed one-man show, Drugs, Disease, and Death: A Comedy, an emotional albeit highly entertaining piece that was only seen five times. DeStefano’s legacy continues, though: some New York comedians are holding a benefit — part of the New York Comedy Festival — in his honor at 8

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    Comedian Mike DeStefano's funeral services announced

    Comedian Mike DeStefano was scheduled to perform his one-man show A Cherry Tree in the Bronx off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theater tomorrow. Because of his untimely passing on Sunday after he suffered a massive heart attack, tomorrow instead will be the first of three days where family, friends and fans will pay their last respects. There will be viewings at the Schuyler Hill Funeral Home in the Bronx, NY

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    Comedian Mike DeStefano dies

    Comedian Mike DeStefano, well respected for his brutally honest approach to stand-up comedy, passed away last night after suffering a heart attack. DeStefano, who gained some mainstream success last year due to his final five stature in the most recent season of Last Comic Standing, was set to perform his one-man show A Cherry Tree in The Bronx on Wednesday at the Barrow Street Theater in New York City. He

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    Mike DeStefano to debut one-man show “Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy”

    They say that a difficult, tumultuous life is prime fuel for comedy. If that’s the case, then Mike DeStefano has more than enough to last a lifetime. Drawing on a rough past that includes drug addiction, the loss of his wife, and an HIV diagnosis, DeStefano will move from his successful venture on NBC’s Last Comic Standing to a new one man show called Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy.

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    The 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2010

    We’re quite excited to post this– our annual list and guide to Punchline Magazine’s favorite comedy albums of the year. A few notes before we get started: First, a lot of comedy releases these days are produced as television specials first, then released as albums, DVDs or both. So that begs the question: What makes a release eligible for the album list and what makes a release eligible as a

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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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