• From the archives… Zach Galifianakis: He Tells a Joke. He Moves On.

    (This story was originally published on Punchline Magazine in March, 2007) By Benjamin Cake In the past decade, stand-up comedian Zach Galifianakis has been inching forward with good jokes and bad movies (we won’t get started on the television shows). With the release of his new DVD, Live at the Purple Onion, people are beginning to take notice of his strange brilliance. He tells a joke — something like “Have

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    Preview: North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival

    When the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival was conceived in 2001, its goal was modest: Its creators wanted to produce quality sketch shows for students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and local audiences. Since that time, the festival has grown exponentially and has become an integral part of the nation’s sketch comedy scene. This year, however, organizers decided to add a week of stand-up comedy to

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    Janeane Garofalo: Liberally speaking

    For more than two decades, comedian Janeane Garofalo has made us think as much as she has made us laugh. Thankfully, 2008 will see our favorite funny socio-political critic film a new stand-up DVD and continue touring the nation’s finer comedy friendly venues: she’s at Comix in New York April 4 and 5. Funny Janeane will return to serious Janeane as well, when she begins work on the new season

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