video - A Tight Five with Eugene Mirman
In a new installment of Punchline Magazine's video series A Tight Five, they sit down with alt-comedy master Eugene Mirman. It's a big year for the Russian born comic. Last week, his book The Will To Whatevs: A Guide to Modern Life was released. He can be seen for the second year in the new season of HBO's Flight of the Conchords, he'll be touring the country this year and will release his third comedy album, his second for Sub Pop Records. [Read More]
Sasquatch! emerges with 2009 lineup
The eighth annual Sasquatch! Music Festival takes place from May 23-25, 2009 (Memorial Day weekend) in George, Washington. The line-up for the Comedy & Dance Tent includes Zach Galifianakis, Demetri Martin, Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job, Todd Barry, Jon Benjamin, God's Pottery, and People's Republic of Komedy. [Read More]
Bay Area Black Comedy Finalists Announced
This past weekend the finalists were announced at the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition and Festival 2009 held in Oakland, produced by Full Circle Entertainment. We hear that Marcus Combs, Mike E. Winfield, Kareem Greene, Damon Rozier, D.C. Ervin, and Jason Andors all made the final cut. [Read More]
Dom Irrera Back in Boston - Boston Comedy Interview
Philly native Dom Irrera has played Boston countless times during his more than thirty years in comedy, most recently and frequently at the Comedy Connection. Although he does voice-over work for cartoons and has a day gig with DirectTV, you won't find a better specimen for an American stand-up comedian, constantly touring and writing. BostonComedy asked him a few quick questions by e-mail. [Read More]
James Gregory Returns to Aiken, SC - Aiken Standard Interview
Just in time for the James Gregory Cornbread and Butter Tour 2009 coming to Aiken at the Aiken Community Playhouse on Saturday, the Aiken Standard sits down for a Q&A with James Gregory, The Funniest Man in America. [Read More]
Some reflections on the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival
It was a tight knit fest; I met and saw a lot of comedians that I've either never heard of or had heard of but had never seen. So it was a treat to see and interact with hard working comics from all over and hear their stories. [Read More]
Bill Maher: "I hope Obama doesn't believe in God"
With his wildly popular documentary Religulous in stores this week and a new season of Real Time just days away (not to mention Obama in the White House) you'd think stand-up comedy vet Bill Maher would relax a bit. Lucky for us, you'd be wrong. [Read More]
Lee Hurst fined for smashing audience member's phone
Lee Hurst has been fined £60 for smashing an audience member's mobile phone. He admitted the charge of criminal damage when he appeared at Guildford Magistrates' Court today and was also ordered to pay compensation of £80 and £87 costs. [Read More]
Andy Kindler: "I Wish I Was Bitter" w/audio clip from SF Sketchfest
Andy can be seen regularly as a correspondent on The Late Show With David Letterman and in the next few weeks will be releasing a new DVD entitled, "I Wish I Was Bitter". He will also be appearing at SXSW 2009- the details of which we will reveal at a later date. PopRockCandyMountain recently spoke with Andy about his appearance at SF Sketchfest and his upcoming DVD release. [Read More]
review - Christopher Titus: Love Is Evol
This new stand-up comedy special covers dating, marriage, and divorce. You'll get a good idea of the mood from the opening joke, which compares love to wanting to kill yourself and divorce to murder. [Read More]