• Equally intelligent and silly, Ryan Singer’s ‘Comedy Wonder Town’ is essential listening (Review)

    With his high-energy delivery and unpretentious leanings, there’s not a lot to dislike about comedian Ryan Singer. And it’s not just us saying it: In the last few years, he’s won over audiences headlining the nation’s finer comedy clubs and was hailed by Marc Maron in Rolling Stone as a comedian “who should be big.” And, to our joy, he’s just released his second full-length album Comedy Wonder Town through

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    Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival announces lineup, Jim Gaffigan set to headline

    Jim Gaffigan will headline the sixth annual Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, set to take over venues around Asheville, NC from Aug. 14 to 18. The hugely popular comedian  will play the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium on Thursday as part of “The America Tour,” and Ryan Singer (who’s album landed in our Top 10 Albums of Year list in 2010) is at the Altamont Theater on Friday. The festival attracts

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    The 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2010

    We’re quite excited to post this– our annual list and guide to Punchline Magazine’s favorite comedy albums of the year. A few notes before we get started: First, a lot of comedy releases these days are produced as television specials first, then released as albums, DVDs or both. So that begs the question: What makes a release eligible for the album list and what makes a release eligible as a

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    Exclusive video interview with comedian Ryan Singer

    Like I say in this here video interview with comedian Ryan Singer, one of the best things about listening to so much comedy every year is that rare “comedy find.” That’s when you’ve never heard of a comedian but then you see or hear an album from said comedian, and are pleasantly surprised by how fantastic it is. Singer is one of those finds for me. So, it was cool

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    Comedians wear official Punchline Magazine T-shirt

    In the last few weeks, we’ve gotten videos of two comedians wearing the official Punchline Magazine T-shirt; those comedians are Dan Cummins (who was promoting his recently released Comedy Central hour special and CD/DVD) and Ryan Singer (who was starring in a video poking fun of Touchdown Jesus in Ohio that was struck by lightning. Point is this, we just wanted to post videos of comedians wearing our shirt. So

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    Video interview: Chris Fairbanks and Ryan Singer at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival

    Aspen, CO — Yesterday, I hung out with some of the comedians performing at the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival at the official kickball game. So, naturally I had to chat with some comics. In the clip below, comedians Ryan Singer (read his album review here) and Chris Fairbanks (read his album review here) talk about their kickball strategies. Fun!

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    Bob Odenkirk, Robert Hawkins guest on Marc Maron's WTF this week

    Marc Maron continues to outdo himself every week. This week on WTF, his twice-a-week podcast, he welcomes legendary sketch master, writer and half of Bob and Dave [Cross] Bob Odenkirk. Top that off with veteran road horse comedian Robert Hawkins — who performed at Punchline Magazine’s anniversary show in October — and another one of our favorite comics Ryan Singer (check out our review of his album here), and you

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    Ryan Singer: How to Get High Without Drugs

    Although less incendiary than the explosive Lenny Bruce and more homespun than the irascible Bill Hicks, Ryan Singer nonetheless shares DNA with those great comic commandos, each of whom shot from the lip with howitzers. On How to Get High Without Drugs (Rooftop Comedy Productions), Singer seemingly lobs softballs instead of hand grenades when deftly and cleverly deriding hypocrites, homophobes and bigots. But just because he camouflages his contempt in

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