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Just For Laughs: Andy Kindler nails NBC, Jay Leno, George Lopez, more

By | July 17, 2010 at 11:32 am | 6 comments

MONTREAL -- Though every year Andy Kindler tries to convince a room filled with a few hundred comedians and industry folks at the Just For Laughs comedy festival that he’s devastatingly underappreciated, clearly the man is loved. No other comedian would be afforded the time...

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Exclusive video: Doug Stanhope's Montreal car wash party, Canadian tour and the problem with comedy classes

By | July 16, 2010 at 10:30 pm | One comment

MONTREAL -- Earlier today, Doug Stanhope popped into the Hyatt's lounge here, ground central for the Just For Laughs comedy festival. It's noteworthy because Stanhope isn't one of the many comics performing here. In fact, the road horse comedian trained it up to Montreal for two...

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Just For Laughs: Mike Birbiglia evolves with help from love in his new one-man show

By | July 16, 2010 at 12:19 pm | One comment

MONTREAL – When his show, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend ended last night at the Gesu – Centre de Creativite, Mike Birbiglia received a standing ovation—because that’s what happens when a theater audience appreciates an amazing performance. I point this out only to...

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Just For Laughs: Feimster, Lawrence, Jost impress at New Faces

By | July 16, 2010 at 10:04 am | 6 comments

MONTREAL – The comedians on the late New Faces show Wednesday, hosted by New York comedian Sean Patton, benefited from a slightly warmer crowd than their early show counterparts. But does that mean it was a better show? Let’s dig in. Los Angeles via North Carolina comic...

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Just For Laughs: Video interview with Kyle Kinane

By | July 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm | No comments

A few hours ago at Variety's reception for their 10 Comics to Watch, I got to chat with comedian Kyle Kinane, who was one of the comedians to receive the honor. Below is a video of that chat. Be sure to check out Kyle's album, Death of the Party. You can get it here and read our...

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Just For Laughs: Jamie Kilstein breathes life into socio-political comedy with one-man show

By | July 15, 2010 at 1:33 pm | No comments

MONTREAL – About a quarter of the way through Jamie Kilstein’s one-man show last night at Theatre Ste Catherine, I began thinking: this dude has the rhythm of a slam poet— the way he motors through monologues with precision, playing with intonation, being mindful of the...

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Just For Laughs: Vecchione, Iapalucci, Case come out strong in New Faces

By | July 15, 2010 at 10:53 am | 3 comments

MONTREAL – The early New Faces show last night at the Cabaret Lounge hosted by comedian Michael Kosta showcased, by and large, a group of skilled up-and-coming comics, highlighted by a trio of strong sets by Jesse Case, Adrienne Iapalucci and Mike Vecchione. So let’s get to...

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Just For Laughs: Bo Burnham and Chelsea Peretti like you've never seen them, sitting outside

By | July 14, 2010 at 6:24 pm | No comments

MONTREAL -- Hey, all. I just wanted to post this quick video I shot a few minutes ago. Bo Burnham (who's doing a series of headlining shows this week) and Chelsea Peretti (who was just named one of 10 Comics to Watch by Variety) just hanging out chatting outside the Hyatt --...

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Sit tight for coverage of the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal

By | July 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_1721" align="alignright" width="221" caption="Victor, the Just For Laughs official mascot"][/caption] MONTREAL -- Hey, comedy fans. I just arrived in this great city to check out the 2010 installment of Just For Laughs, the longest running comedy...

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