Pat Thornton’s 24-Hour Standup Comedy Marathon at Comedy Bar, Toronto, Nov. 15-16, 2010 recap | Back to the World
Just the way that your cousin or your co-worker will bug you to pledge a certain amount for every mile they walk for cancer or for the moustache they’re growing this month, comedian Pat Thornton was for the second year doing a 24-hour stand-up comedy marathon for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which fights AIDS in Africa. [Read More]
Variety's Power of Comedy to Honor Russell Brand
If you'll be in H'w'd on December 4, you will definitely want to add this to your sked. At their upcoming Power of Comedy benefit, Variety will be awarding Russell Brand with the first-ever Power of Comedy Philanthropy Award (or as I assume... [Read More]
Bob Saget, Olsen twins, Jerry Seinfeld, more raise $700k for scleroderma research
Family, friends, and supporters came together Monday night at Carolines on Broadway in New York City for comedian Bob Saget’s annual scleroderma fundraiser. And just moments ago, Saget tweeted that the event raised nearly $700,000. [Read More]
Last Night Had Way Too Many Stars
As you know, last night was the biennial Night of Too Many Stars. It was really just an obscene amount of stars. When I was a boy, people had the decency to only show a few stars here and there. You know, leave a little to the imagination. But this w... [Read More]
Own a Piece of Night of Too Many Stars
Sarah Palin's Going Rogue inscribed by Tina Fey. Well, good news, because a copy of that very book signed by that very 30 Rock cast-member could soon be yours if you're the top bidder. It's just one of the many unique items up for sale in the Night of Too Many Stars Celebrity Auction. Everything from a copy of the Declaration of Independence signed by Stephen Colbert to a canned ham signed by David Letterman is up for grabs. And best of all, 100% of the final sale price goes to the New York Cent... [Read More]
How to donate to a fund helping Robert Schimmel's children
Jessica Katz, oldest daughter of the late Robert Schimmel, has established a fund to help the family pay for the medical bills for Schimmel's other daughter, Aliyah, and his son, Jacob, both of whom were also injured in the car accident that took the comedian's life last month. [Read More]
Stephen Colbert Responds to Reddit; Donations Top $200K
a group of Redditors hoping for a Colbert Rally in Washington DC have been drumming up donations to Donors Choose, one of Stephen's favorite charities. The tally has just topped $200,000... [Read More]
Colbert Rally Supporters Raise $100,000 for Teachers
Some Redditors (it's always the Redditors, isn't it?) decided to put their e-money where their iMouths are by drumming up contibutions to Donors Choose, one of Stephen's favorite charities. With an initial goal of surpassing Hillary Clinton's group's total of $29,945 in one week, the Restoring Truthiness group has raised over $100,000 in just 18 hours! [Read More]
Portion of Margaret Cho tour proceeds will go to charity
Here at the old Punchline Magazine printing press, we’ve been doing a lot of reporting (read: drooling over) on Margaret Cho and her forthcoming musical comedy tour; undertaken, naturally, in su... [Read More]