Comedy Writer and Performer Jon Glaser: Interview on The Sound of Young America | Maximum Fun
Jon Glaser is a comedy writer and performer. After beginning his comedy career on the mainstage at Second City, he wrote for and gave life to various characters on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Glaser has also written for The Jenny McCarthy Show, The Dana Carvey Show and Human Giant. His newest project is a show on Cartoon Networks' [adult swim], Delocated, about a reality show centered on a man in the witness protection program. The show is entering its second season. [Read More]
Odd career path for comedian/mushroom hunter Dave Odd | Chicago Sun-Times
Dave Odd is a stand-up comedian -- but he's not joking about gobbling weeds. He's also a full-time forager and mushroom hunter -- stalking city alleyways, suburban forests and Downstate farmland for wild produce, herbs and fancy mushrooms. [Read More]
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... [Read More]
Norwegian comedian breaks record for longest stand-up show
A comedian from Norway, Hans Morten Hansen, has broken the record for the longest solo stand-up comedy show during the Oslo Comedy Festival this past weekend. Irish powerhouse comedian Tommy Tiernan earned the rights to the first record of this ilk i... [Read More]
"So Many Awkward Situations"
It was probably the longest few minutes of Tom Clark‘s life. The Milwaukee native was a rookie in the comedy game, and hosting a show in Appleton at Skyline Comedy. Well, something took hold of the young comedian and he decided to end the show shirtless, and wearing a luchador mask. Problem? He forgot to explain the seeming insanity to befuddled audience members. “Put that under ‘seemed like a good idea at the time,’” Tom quips...... [Read More]
Mark Malkoff kicks off My Damn Channel partnership with five days of technology silence
Mark Malkoff has generated plenty of attention before with his sociological stunts -- in January, I wrote about his attempt to traverse Manhattan from south to north only through the kindness of strangers carrying him along the way. Previously, Malko... [Read More]
Margaret Cho: the Punchline Magazine interview
When Eddie Murphy first crooned of a lady fair whose primary ambitions lay within the realm of “partying all the time,” he may just as well have been speaking of Margaret Cho. Already raucous, fun, and thrill-seeking, there seems to be no territory l... [Read More]
Robin Williams tours Australia despite angering prime minister
After successful stints in the U.S., Canada, and England, Williams is taking his Weapons of Self Destruction stand-up comedy tour to Australia. At 59 years old, Williams continues to sell out large theaters with his truthful and vulgar stand-up act, ... [Read More]
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists do a music video with Paul F. Tompkins, Julie Klausner, John Hodgman
What do Ted Leo and the Pharmacists need to do to get their music noticed by the people? In the official music video for their song, "Bottled in Cork," Paul F. Tompkins plays Reginald Van Voorst, who thinks what the band needs to do is to t... [Read More]
Pee-wee hitches a ride with Funny or Die to Sturgis
Remember all the way back a couple of weeks ago when Pee-wee Herman filed a correspondent report for Jay Leno about his trip to the Sturgis motorcycle rally? Whether you've seen that or not, here's a second perspective on Pee-wee's wee... [Read More]