Anthony Jeselnik lands Comedy Central development deal

Quickly-rising comedian Anthony Jeselnik, who most recently garnered wide attention with his stellar performance at Comedy Central’s Roast of Donald Trump in March as well as a killer set on Conan last month (see video below), has landed a development deal with the network. According to the deal, Jeselnik will star in and executive produce a show to be developed and shot early next year. Although details about the show

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Doug Benson album “Potty Mouth” to be released Aug. 30

The most prolific pothead in comedy, Doug Benson will release his fourth album, Potty Mouth on Aug. 30. It’s his third for Comedy Central Records and his fourth overall. His first, Professional Humoredian, put out by A Special Thing Records in 2008, landed the number one album of the year on Punchline Magazine’s annual Top 10 albums list. Recorded on April 20 (4/20, the national pothead holiday), Potty Mouth will

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Punchline Magazine has become Laughspin.com!

In September, PunchlineMagazine.com would’ve turned six years old had it not become Laughspin.com first. I’ll explain. For close to a year now, we’ve been revamping, redesigning and rebranding the site I launched, along with graphic designer Bill Bergmann, on Sept. 15, 2005. During the relaunch process, I decided that as much as I love the name “Punchline Magazine,” it was time for a change. I wanted a new name– something

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Become a Punchline Magazine fall intern

Punchline Magazine, the country’s leading online hub for all things stand-up comedy, seeks motivated, self-starting fall college intern — incoming junior or senior — to write comedy news stories, review albums and DVDs and interview comedians (and write corresponding features). Candidates should have substantial knowledge of current stand-up comedy trends, have a writing/journalism background and/or preferably be majoring in English, communications or related subject matter. Chosen candidate must earn college

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Carolines On Broadway partners with Punchline Magazine for breakout comedy series

Famed Times Square comedy club Carolines On Broadway is partnering with us at Punchline Magazine to launch the Breakout Artist Comedy Series, a four-month run of weekly live shows that will allow selected up and coming comedians to headline. The series is meant to highlight rising comics that the club believes will be the headliners of tomorrow. “Carolines on Broadway is not only the club that features the country’s biggest

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Bo Burnham: Barely legal comedy

A year ago, not-yet-legal Bo Burnham was just a scrawny kid from the suburbs who had a knack for writing funny songs. But now, millions of YouTube views and a record deal with Comedy Central have made the kid a star. If you spend a lot of time on YouTube, chances are you’ve heard of Bo Burnham. Since his first video postings –wherein Bo is seen performing funny songs in

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