• Norm Macdonald remembers the first time he met Robin Williams

    Since the death of Robin Williams this past Monday, Aug. 11 at the age of 63, a seemingly countless number of comedians have taken to social media, personal blogs and beyond to express their grief and relay their own experiences with the iconic comedian, who, after a decades-long battle with depression, took his own life. In the wee hours of Aug. 12, comedian Norm Macdonald tweeted a touching story to

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    Norm Macdonald delivers inspirational graduation speech in Funny Or Die video

    Norm Macdonald has made no secret of his desire to take over Craig Ferguson’s spot on CBS as the host of the Late Late Show. The former Saturday Night Live anchor of Weekend Update — arguably the best one, at that — has been re-tweeting to his 424,000 followers his fans’ messages of support for the idea; the hashtag #LateLateNormNorm has been going strong for weeks. He’s even told Conan

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    Watch the premiere of Norm Macdonald’s new talk show (Video)

    For those of you still upset that Comedy Central pulled the plug far too early on Sports Show with Norm Macdonald, let us submit this piece of good news: The Saturday Night Live alum — and dare we say, best, Weekend Update anchor — has a new talk show that airs live on YouTube via the Video Podcast Network every Monday night at 9 pm ET. It launched last night

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    A Skype interview with Comedy Central comedian Ben Hoffman’s dad (Video)

    The second episode of The Ben Show with Ben Hoffman goes down tonight at 10 pm EST on Comedy Central. And before I go any further, let me just say you should check it out. If you missed the first episode, you can watch the entire thing here. It’s hard to describe the show succinctly, but here’s my attempt: The Ben Show is a personally-inspired, reality-based sketch show that tells

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    Laughspin presents the 10 best comedy albums of 2011

    The end of the year is approaching fast, comedy fans. And so it’s time to count down the 10 best comedy albums of the year. As in years past, this list represents the albums we feel were the strongest. Let it be known: there were more than 150 comedy albums released this year. Let it also be known, that since we launched in 2005 (when we were Punchline Magazine), there

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    Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais, Louis C.K. among headliners for New York Comedy Festival

    Big comedic guns Sarah Silverman, Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. are scheduled to perform at the eighth annual New York Comedy Festival, which will span both Manhattan and Brooklyn between Nov. 9 – 13. Other headliners will include Tracy Morgan, Bill Maher, Wanda Sykes, Norm Macdonald and Kathy Griffin, according to the New York Times, who scored the news before organizers make it official tomorrow. Most of the headliners listed

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    Norm Macdonald: Me Doing Standup

    Only a certain kind of comic can adventurously open his set with a death riff. For lack of a better word (because there is no other word, until now), we will call this sort of confidently kooky comedian: grimsical. Yeah, yeah: half grim, half whimsical. Norm Macdonald acts grimsical much of the time on Me Doing Standup, his sometimes sentimental and consistently sharp new album from Comedy Central Records, though

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    Norm Macdonald: “Me Doing Standup” (Review)

    Only a certain kind of comic can adventurously open his set with a death riff. For lack of a better word (because there is no other word, until now), we will call this sort of confidently kooky comedian: grimsical. Yeah, yeah: half grim, half whimsical. Norm Macdonald acts grimsical much of the time on Me Doing Standup, his sometimes sentimental and consistently sharp new album from Comedy Central Records, though

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    Norm Macdonald has a book club!

    As of yesterday, @NormsBookClub on Twitter is where Norm Macdonald will reportedly announce and discuss various pieces of literature with his current 3,000 followers on that account.  The first book assigned is All The King’s Men by Robert Warren Penn. It’s unclear whether this is a spin off of the social institution of Oprah’s Book Club or exactly how discussions will be moderated or where they will go. Hopefully, these

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    Watch Norm Macdonald beg Manny Pacquiao to stop eating cookies

    Ah, yes sportcomedy fans! Tonight’s an all new episode of Sports Show with Norm Macdonald. And I have to admit, I’m excited. One other admission before I go on. I don’t even like sports. That’s how good this show is. I barely know who Manny Pacquiao is (honestly, I thought maybe he was one of those dudes that fight in that cage and then one guy dies at the end…

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    How Charlie Sheen sort of stole a little bit of Norm Macdonald’s Twitter thunder

    Last week, Charlie Sheen recovered from another disastrous performance to “two standing ovations” at New York’s Radio Music Hall.. The same week, Sports Show with Norm Macdonald premiered on Comedy Central following an hour long special from Macdonald a few weeks ago; the new hour garnered rave reviews and tons of positive Internet buzz. The juxtaposition of these two events (Sheen’s and Norm’s), though seemingly not intertwined, can at the

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    Watch the first 90 seconds of Norm Macdonald's new show, premiering tonight on Comedy Central

    Tonight’s the night Norm Macdonald makes his triumphant return to the weekly television series biz in the form of Sports Show With Norm Mcdonald. To get us appropriately moist for the event, he’s been tweeting his nuts off, the show’s official blog has been all active and shit and the fine folks at Comedy Central have been dropping video previews left and right. Since Sports Show, however, is filmed in

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    Videos: Norm Macdonald behind-the-scenes at "Sports Show"

    Norm Macdonald’s triumphant return to weekly television is fast approaching, folks. To be exact, the approach will be done on April 12 when Sports Show with Norm Macdonald premieres on Comedy Central at 10:30 pm EST. But Norm’s been teasing us a bit via his Twitter feed (which you should be following) with some sweet behind-the-scenes videos showing him kind of working on the new show. So, we wanted to

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    The Set List: Punchline’s weekly comedy news wrap-up, Feb. 14, 2011

    A comedy fan’s Valentine’s Day would be incomplete without a nicely packaged comedy news wrap-up. Right? Right. That’s why we’re gifting you with a new episode of The Set List, our weekly video series, wherein comedian Justin Schlegel lets you know what and who is going on in the world of comedy. This week, Kathy Griffin goes to Broadway, Adam Sandler kills at the box office, Norm Macdonald gets a

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    Jimmy Fallon does Cosby, Seinfeld, Foxworthy, more on American's Got Talent

    Last night on America’s Got Talent, Jimmy Fallon made a special appearance to help promote his Emmys hosting gig going down Sunday at 8 pm EST on NBC. Now, for you haters out there thinking, “What’s Fallon doing on a talent show? He hasn’t got any talent.” Well, we’d like to say to you attitudy Judies (to quote comedian Pete Lee), it turns out the man can do 10 second

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