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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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Comedian Joe DeRosa shares secrets of seduction on Atom.com video

By | June 25, 2010 at 11:33 am | No comments

Just this week, comedian Joe DeRosa released his debut album, The Depression Auction, on Comedy Central Records. At this point it's available digitally only. I know some of Comedy Central's digital-only releases have gone on to be released traditionally with packaging (if the...

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Is Aisha Tyler speaking another language in this video from the E3 Expo?

By | June 17, 2010 at 2:04 pm | One comment

One of the most endearing qualities of comedian Aisha Tyler is that she's an admitted video game addict-- a gamer, if you will. A total nerd, in a good way. In fact, when I interviewed her in January she told me, "When Halo 2 come out they kind of nominated this seven member...

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