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Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Nealon’

Mort Sahl’s Second Wife Was Never a Fan of Bette Midler

For those of you who have Showtime, don’t forget to set your DVRs to tape the channel at 11 p.m. on Presidents Day. That’s when the third episode of the latest season of David Steinberg‘s great program Inside Comedy debuts with the tandem of Bette Midler and Richard Belzer.

The interview with Midler was shot in Los Angeles at the end of last summer. When Steinberg asked about who she opened for at the beginning of her career, it was a performer’s Significant Other who took center stage. “I opened for Mort Sahl, whose wife told me she would put my head through the wall if I ever spoke to her husband again,” Midler recalled. “Those things, you don’t forget.”

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Heard the One About Punchline Magazine and Salient Media?

Five-year-old LA firm Salient Media is adding another performer to its comedy roster: east coast based Punchline magazine.

Editor-in-chief of Punchline Dylan P. Gadino explains that as part of the deal, his publication’s website will be relaunching next week under a new name: Laughspin. But the content will remain the same, along the lines of the current interview piece with Greg Proops about the comedian’s entry into the world of podcasts with “The World’s Smartest Man:”

During the relaunch process, I decided that as much as I love the name Punchline magazine, it was time for a change. I wanted a new name–something wholly singular, fun and appropriate. I also wanted to lose “magazine,” since, in these ever-evolving technological times, that word is quickly losing its value. It also might not best explain some of the other comedy endeavors we have planned. More on that later.

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