• New York comedian debriefs 101 rejections on Today

    New York comic and Laughspin contributor Emily Winter impressed NBC’s Today show Monday morning with her ability to handle rejection. Winter recently published a piece in The New York Times about her 2018 New Years Resolution to get rejected 100 times—she closed last year with 101 sought-after noes. Al Roker and Sheinelle Jones spoke with Winter about how she quit her stable job to pursue comedy and how she resolved to

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    Jerry Seinfeld: Kevin Hart is gonna be fine (Video)

    Jerry Seinfeld is the latest comedian weighing in on the controversy surrounding Kevin Hart and the Academy Awards. And the sitcom star thinks the Oscars, not Hart, got hurt the most by the Night School star’s decision to step down as host. Seinfeld recently spoke with Willie Geist for a Today interview that will air on Sunday. A newly released clip from the sit-down shows Geist asking Seinfeld about Hart

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    Tracy Morgan’s first interview after Wal-mart crash: Teary comedian tells Matt Lauer he’ll return to comedy (Video)

    Tracy Morgan appeared on Today Monday morning for his first public interview since his deadly car accident last year. Speaking with Matt Lauer alongside his lawyer Benedict Morelli, Morgan spoke out about the June 7, 2014 crash that landed him in a coma and his recent settlement with Wal-Mart. On the morning of the accident, a Wal-Mart truck caused a multi-vehicle accident involving the comedian and his assistant Jeff Millea,

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    ‘Today’ show launches comedy contest

    NBC’s Today is seeking the best (non-professional?) comedian in America. As part of their “Quest for the Best” series, Today is calling for amateur comedians to submit two minutes of material for a chance to win a trip to New York where they will compete for the title of “The Best.” According to the incredibly lengthy entry rules one or more (huh? could be one, could be 743) “qualified” judges

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    Comedy kibbles and bits: morning links about funny shit

    Good morning, comedy news wanters. You may have noticed that from time to time, I’ve been collecting some links and throwing them at you some mornings. Why am I doing this, you might be asking. Well, sometimes we, at Punchline Magazine, need to get you comedy-related info that doesn’t quite deserve a full post on our oft-updated daily news blog (the section you’re reading right now). That’s where these things

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    Donald Trump: Things are not looking good for Bill Cosby

    There’s nothing I love more than a good ol’ fashioned feud, so thanks, Donald Trump, for humoring me! Following Bill Cosby’s rant on Today, in which he said Trump should run for president or “shut up,” (video below). Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Trump just released a retaliatory statement. The central message is one that anyone in middle school or on an MTV

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