Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer: The Extended Daily Show Interview
Jim Cramer and Jon Stewart went toe-to-toe on tv, but you didn't see everything. Much of the interview had to be cut for time. But this is the internet, where all we have is time. So, here now, is the exclusive, uncensored, complete three-part interview. [Read More]
Video interview: A Tight Five with Tom Shillue - Punchline Magazine
Veteran comedian Tom Shillue has the ability to hang with what seems like every comedic circle. Embraced by the Midwest and East Village hipsters alike, the man has some serious mass appeal. In a new episode of A Tight Five, I chat with Shillue, a Comedy Central favorite, about that and much more- hooker fights included. [Read More]
"Sit Down, Shut Up" Promo Battle Comparison
FOX has launched a new series of promotions for the upcoming animated comedy, Sit Down, Shut Up, which debuts April 19 in the network's Sunday animation block. The promos play up the reunion of Arrested Development cast members Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, which is good for all of the people who loved that sitcom but also odd because FOX didn't really stand by that award-winning show, did it now? Also odd, the promos don't even really talk about what Sit Down, Shut Up is about. Does it matter?... [Read More]
House-bound Andy Dick makes the most of his situation with new web series
While Dick is bound to his house under penalty of law for drug charges, he's been producing a web series on called House Arrest with Andy Dick. The idea is hilarious: basically Dick at home with celeb-esque friends whom he makes feel uncomfortable. [Read More]
Inside the funny "Mystery Team" movie
Donald Glover, DC Pierson and Dominic Dierkes play three high-schoolers who are still living off of their childhood "fame" as boy detectives who solved neighborhood mysteries a la Encyclopedia Brown. Glover's Jason is as animated as a Looney Tunes character with a propensity for disguises that rely on fake mustaches. Pierson's Duncan has memorized trivial trivia and thinks that makes him a boy genius when it just makes him a nerd. Dierkes' Charlie is a dumb jock without being a jock. They're 17,... [Read More]
"Joke-A-Day" marks first comedy video iPhone application
It just got a little easier to have a chuckle on the subway. Mobile media gurus ComedyTime and Zannel are teaming up to release "Joke-A-Day," the first ever comedy video application for the iPhone. [Read More]
Margaret Cho will release music comedy album
Margaret is working on an album of comedy songs, for release in 2010, and is writing with many of her fave musicians, including Amanda Palmer, Tegan & Sara, Patty Griffin, Jon Brion & Grant Lee Phillips. [Read More]
A Tight Five with Kim Coles - Punchline Magazine Interview
Although she has a hard time admitting it, comedian Kim Coles is somewhat of a Renaissance woman, having succeeded not only in stand-up comedy but also in theater, writing a self-help book and starring in the first season of the groundbreaking In Living Color. Now she plays Mercy P. Jones on TBS' hit show 10 Items or Less. Lucky for us, we caught up with her recently while she was in New York. The proof is on our latest installment of A Tight Five. Check it out. [Read More]
A Tight 5ive is on the edge, with Marc Maron
After watching this week's Tight 5ive with Marc Maron, I feel like I should be giving him a ten dollar co-pay. It felt like a therapy session, only I wasn't the only getting directly therapized. [Read More]
Jim Gaffigan vs. Larry Reeb: Joke Stealing and the Nature of Glasses
I'm sure I'm beating a dead horse here about joke stealing, but I just thought this was a pretty amazing parallel with a current respected comic. So here's a video (but really only audio) putting together Jim Gaffigan and Larry Reeb, a Chicago comic who came out of the first comedy boom. [Read More]