• Jim Breuer, Pete Correale become "Podcast Masters"; should you listen?

    It’s been a busy week, folks, what with all the watching and listening to comedy I do. Now, none of you may be asking, “What else do you do with your life?” Well, glad you didn’t ask. I’m a husband. I’m also a father to a two-year-old son; let’s call him “Thundercock,” a name I just stole from a Christian Finnegan joke. So why am I telling you all this?

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    Rosie O’Donnell and Jim Breuer duke it out on Sirius XM

    Rosie O’Donnell and Jim Breuer recently had an intense guessing game competition at the Sirius XM studios. But they weren’t alone. Rosie and friend Jeanne-Weenie vs. Jim Breuer and fellow comedian Pete Correale duked it out, while satellite radio host and comedian Pete Dominick played moderator. The competition? A high stakes game of strategy and wit. One partner had a secret word that they would give a one word clue

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    The 10 best stand-up comedy DVDs of 2009

    For the past few years, the release of stand-up CDs and DVDs seems to be more popular than ever. Sometimes a production company will release just a CD or just a DVD– sometimes they’re packaged together. The DVDs listed below fall under one of the last two categories. And although we, at Punchline Magazine, are bigger fans of the plain comedy album, sometimes, we admit, some material translates better on

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    TBS stand-up comedy series premieres Thursday

    There’s about to be a lot more stand-up on cable TV, and it isn’t relegated to HBO or Comedy Central. Starting Nov. 19 , TBS will air The Very Funny Show, a series consisting of stand-up sets featuring headlining comics from around the country. The show will be hosted by Tim Meadows, and feature interviews with the comedians that appear. Guests will include John Mulaney, Pete Correale, Nick Thune, Al

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    Video interview: A Tight Five with Pete Correale

    This week on A Tight Five, Punchline Magazine’s web series wherein editor Dylan Gadino interviews comedians onstage at Comix in New York City, Pete Correale sits down for a chat. His huge one-hour Comedy Central special The Things We Do For Love premieres May 30 at 11 p.m. We’ve seen the advance copy of it. We can attest to its amazingly high number of laughs per minute. However, we feel

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    Jim Norton: Comedian for all mediums

    By Stephanie Sottile After his first book, Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty Breasted Zilch stayed on The New York Times Best Sellers list for four weeks, it’s no surprise that Jim Norton would once again venture into the literary world. His new tome, I Hate Your Guts is a compilation of acerbic, all-too-honest essays about the people who irritate him most:  everybody from Al Sharpton to Starbucks employees

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