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Just For Laughs: Tommy Tiernan is a force

By | July 25, 2009 at 12:04 am | No comments

MONTREAL – Tommy Tiernan is a force. He’s a goddamn force. Spend an hour watching Ireland’s biggest comedian and you couldn’t disagree—unless you’re dead inside. His performance at the Imperial Theatre Friday night for the Just For Laughs festival yielded a partial...

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Just For Laughs: New Faces, part 1

By | July 24, 2009 at 9:32 am | One comment

MONTREAL -- Though there is what seems like an infinite number of shows programmed each night at Just For Laughs, what I find most important about the festival – from the prospective of a site that covers what’s new and great in comedy – are the New Faces shows. As you...

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Just For Laughs: The shuttle chat with Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane

By | July 23, 2009 at 2:59 pm | No comments

MONTREAL -- Ok, so I'm here in Montreal prepping for tonight's fine comedy shows at Just For Laughs. But first I had to get to the hotel, ya know? Me and the wife shared a shuttle with comedians Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane; they're married if you didn't know. The four of us...

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Are we too easily offended by crass jokes?

By | July 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm | No comments

A few weeks ago Larry Muhammed, a Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) writer got in touch with me to see if I would answer a few questions about comedy, more specifically if people just couldn't take a crass joke these days. The final article took a slightly different turn,...

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Marc Maron: the uncut video interview

By | July 20, 2009 at 2:38 pm | One comment

Last week we announced that we were going to start posting the unedited versions of our comedian interview web series A Tight Five. We kicked things off with this Eugene Mirman interview. This week, in honor of his one-man show Scorching the Earth playing at Montreal's Just For...

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Sarah Silverman doesn't like your jokes

By | July 17, 2009 at 4:46 pm | No comments

If I had a nickel for every time I told Sarah Silverman a joke in person and she laughed hysterically at said joke, I'd have more than three grand worth of those shiny suckers in my sock drawer. But, all the money in the world would not make up for the fact that Sarah was...

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Josh Sneed's "The Detention Show" feat. Punchline Magazine

By | July 10, 2009 at 10:13 am | No comments

When I was in Aspen a few weeks ago to cover the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, comedian Josh Sneed invited me to hang out on his podcast, The Detention Show. It was a good way to spend the afternoon hours before the stand-up shows going on that night. I have to say, Sneed runs...

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Ted Alexandro opines on Kobe Bryant's presumed raping style

By | July 1, 2009 at 12:22 pm | No comments

When I was in Aspen a few weeks ago covering the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival I got to interview a bunch of great comics. So we'll be rolling out those interviews from time to time. Here's the first, this one with Ted Alexandro, wherein we talk about pirates, Ted's dark mind...

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Comedians featured in Twitter book

By | June 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments

[caption id="attachment_1170" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Eugene Mirman"][/caption] It's no secret that Twitter really has been taken over by the country's best comedians. So this new Twitter development doesn't come as much of a surprise. I recently got my hands on...

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