Punchline Magazine, a bimonthly online journal covering the stand-up comedy scene, is the brainchild of Dylan Gadino of Hackensack. Launched last September, the e-zine (punchlinemagazine.com) features stories about comedians—Lewis Black, Dane Cook, and Carlos Mencia among them—as well as venue profiles and club listings.
Gadino, who holds a day job as research chief at Life & Style magazine, and who’s written for the music mags Revolver and Alternative Press, has been a stand-up fan since watching George Carlin’s HBO specials when he was in eighth grade. “I thought, Wouldn’t it be great to have a Rolling Stone or a Spin that treats stand-up the same way those magazines treat music?”
As for Punchline’s future, Gadino is realistic. “I would love for it to become a print magazine, but I think we’re a long way off,” he says. “I would need some very wealthy investor to give me a few million dollars.”
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