• The real story behind Daft Punk’s absence from the Colbert Report (Audio)

    By now, everybody on the Internet has seen the video of Stephen Colbert’s star-laden dance to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” widely believed to be the song of the summer. But that’s not the only gift we were supposed to receive. Daft Punk had to bail on their appearance on the show (HOW GREAT WOULD THAT PUBLIC APPEARANCE HAVE BEEN.) thanks to some obnoxious contractual rules regarding televised performances and exclusivity

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    Jay Leno: I would perform stand-up after Richard Pryor so I’d bomb (Audio)

    In an interview on this week’s The Paul Mecurio Show, Jay Leno talked candidly to comedian Paul Mecurio about his days as a struggling comic, sleeping outside or crashing on friends’ couches, and how he slowly made it big. One of his many words of wisdom for young comics was to go on after comic legends and just watch your set bomb. “Keep trying to find the place where they’re

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    Paul Mecurio: Must-see show this weekend + giveaway

    We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to see Paul Mecurio headline at Gotham Comedy Club in New York. Simply e-mail us at punchlinemagazine@gmail.com with your full name and address. And tell us which show you want to attend. Show info is here. Do you know Paul Mecurio? If not, let us give you a brief intro. Dude left abandoned his Georgetown Law degree and career as an investment banker

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    Comedy Matters with Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock and more

    TRIBUTE TO MARJORIE GURIAN This column will be kind of a double column due to the sudden passing of my beloved Mom, Marjorie Gurian, right at the time my last column was due. It just kind of rocked me, and brought home the concept that all we have is today. [caption id=”attachment_4784″ align=”aligncenter” width=”350″ caption=”Marjorie Gurian and her son, me. on her 81st birthday. I took her to see Jewtopia.

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    Paul Mecurio: When comedy and sports collide

    Comedian Paul Mecurio isn’t much of an athlete, but he knows where to find the humor in pro ballers, fighters and beyond. Turns out, you don’t have to look too far. The proof is in his new HBO web series Got No Game with Paul Mecurio. As a founding writer for The Daily Show, Paul Mecurio has skewered presidential candidates, mainstream media and greedy members of the medical profession, winning

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    Video interview: A Tight Five with Paul Mecurio

    In our second installment of A Tight Five, Punchline Magazine editor in chief Dylan Gadino chats with comedian Paul Mecurio. Filmed, as always, at Comix comedy club in New York City, Mecurio tells us about the early days of The Daily Show (he’s been there since the beginning in 1996), a shocking confession about him and a priest, the joys of fatherhood and much more. Check it out and leave

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