• Comedian Ross Noble is a vengeful clown in comedy horror flick ‘Stitches’ (Video)

    When Paul Provenza tweets a link to something, I usually click on it. Why? Well, because if you know about comedy, you know that the dude is more than a comedian— he’s a champion for the art form and a writer, producer and, perhaps most valuable to me, he’s an American who shines a light on comedians doing cool shit in other countries. Hence, the reason I’m posting the trailer

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    SXSW Comedy, Day 6: Set List with Paul Provenza, awkward trade show comedy and more!

    AUSTIN — One thing I love about South by Southwest this year is the broader variety of comedy events and locations the festival offers. Rather than just featuring podcast tapings and stand-up showcases, we’ve been fortunate to see a more diverse set of performances, from improv shows to panels about the practice of comedy. Some performances, however, have been even weirder than that. Take yesterday, for example. One of the

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    Watch the ‘Bitter Buddha’ trailer with Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, more!

    True comedy nerds know who Eddie Pepitone is. He’s the man who’s made an art out of Twitter, the star of the daily live-action comic strip Puddin’ and the dude who released the stellar album A Great Stillness at the end of last year. But, with the upcoming documentary about the man, perhaps a wider spectrum of comedy goers will get intimate with Pepitone and his many lovable psychoses. Directed

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    Comedy Matters with Billy Crystal, Russell Peters and more!

    Strip Action I flew out to LA to interview Billy Crystal for the book I’m writing on the 35 year history of The Comic Strip, with owner Richie Tienken. This was thanks to Bob Wachs who’s known Billy for all those years. Bob Wachs is Richie Tienken’s partner and the co-founder of The Comic Strip. Thanks to Bob, when the club opened on June 1, 1976, Billy was the first

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    The Green Room with Paul Provenza premieres tonight; watch a preview

    Dear, comedy nerds. Today is the day you order Showtime, (they’re giving $25 cash back when you subscribe) visit a friend who has Showtime or simply tune into the damn cable network because you already have Showtime. Why? Well, because The Green Room with Paul Provenza premieres tonight at 11 pm EST and you need to watch it. If you don’t know about the show, the concept is pretty simple.

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    Exclusive: Greg Proops to headline Paul Provenza-produced touring improvised stand-up show

    It only makes sense that Greg Proops, veteran of the hit televised short form improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and brilliant, oft-lauded stand-up comedian, would headline the improvised stand-up show Set List. Luckily, in this instance, sense wins out. And Punchline Magazine can exclusively report that Proops is the man for the job. If you’re unfamiliar with the amazing cross between improv and stand-up, check out our post

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    Paul Provenza and friends bring improvised stand-up comedy to Montreal, Edinburgh

    Improvised stand-up? Have you ever heard of such a thing? Or, maybe you think you’ve seen that go down when some stand-up has nowhere to go with their material. Actually, a new live show produced by comedians Troy Conrad and Paul Provenza, Set List, further refines the idea of “improvised stand-up” into a hilarious showcase of some of stand-up comedy’s best minds working– like Dana Gould (former producer on the

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    Paul Provenza: Master of the green room

    By Jonathan Morvay Every Thursday at 10:30 pm EST on Showtime, comedy veteran Paul Provenza welcomes a handful of the best minds in comedy to the Green Room. And now, we get to finally listen in! I had my first true green room experience recently. I was asked to perform on a show in Los Angeles with some big name comedians, and was, of course, excited to meet them. When

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    Watch 'Green Room with Paul Provenza' trailer from Showtime

    In March, we let you know that veteran comedian Paul Provenza’s new show Green Room with Paul Provenza, would debut on Showtime June 10. Now, thankfully, the folks at the network have posted some video so that us anxious comedy fans can get a taste of what to expect. The show will have a panel of comedians discussing what goes on behind the scenes at comedy clubs and in the

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    Paul Provenza’s ‘Green Room’ will debut June 10 on Showtime

    In October we told you about veteran comedian and Aristocrats director Paul Provenza’s new cable series. Now, we can let you know that The Green Room With Paul Provenza has officially been set to premiere June 10 on Showtime. Provenza’s show will have a panel of comedians discussing what goes on behind the scenes, letting viewers in on the inside of the biz. It will air Thursdays at 10:30 p.m.,

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    Paul Provenza will host new series on Showtime

    Ever wish there was a place to see comedians talk about their craft besides awkward episodes of Inside The Actors Studio (sorry, Poehler)? In 2010, Showtime is unveiling Behind The Green Room Door, a new chat series hosted by Paul Provenza that will feature different comics each week discussing the ups, downs, ins and outs of life onstage. Each week, three different comics will join Provenza to talk comedy. Think

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    Column: ‘Comedy Matters’ w/ Patrice O’Neal, Paul Provenza, more

    COMICS FLOCK TO MONTREAL Like the salmon that spawn upstream, and the swallows that mysteriously return to Capistrano, each July the comedy industry flocks en masse to Montreal for the biggest comedy festival in the world, Just For Laughs. Going strong in its 26th year, the shows, galas, and guest hosts were amazing! Lou Wallach and Aileen Budow, top Exec’s at Comedy Central on the “step and repeat.” And it

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    Paul Provenza: Not all about the laughs

    Paul Provenza is one of the most well-respected comedians of the last two decades, but there came a point in his career when using comedy to simply make people laugh ceased to become a challenge for him. So The Aristocrats director embarked on a new comedic vision (some of that can be seen on Crackle.com’s second season of The Purple Onion) and a brand new way to piss off the

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