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Bo Burnham delivers a full-bodied show at Just For Laughs (Review)

Bo Burnham delivers a full-bodied show at Just For Laughs (Review)

By | July 28, 2013 at 10:51 am | No comments

MONTREAL – Bo Burnham seems to carry on in the grand tradition of great vaudevillian performers from days of yore: he’s a multi-talented, multi-faceted, true performer, who appears utterly committed to delivering a full-bodied show rather than a mere act. And that was full...

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Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood at Just For Laughs (Review)

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood at Just For Laughs (Review)

By | July 27, 2013 at 8:08 pm | No comments

MONTREAL – While the art of improv can be a polarizing comedy sub-genre for comedians and comedy fans alike, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone hating on those who are part of the Whose Line is it Anyway? family. Specifically, master improvisers Colin Mochrie and Brad...

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Andy Kindler blasts Adam Carolla: He’s like Hitler if Hitler weren’t funny

Andy Kindler blasts Adam Carolla: He’s like Hitler if Hitler weren’t funny

By | July 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm | 111 comments

MONTREAL – Each year at Just For Laughs, the comedy elite and its rabid base of devoted hangers on awaits with eager anticipation for the zings. Specifically, the zings born from the State of the Industry Address during the conference portion of the festival-- ComedyPro, as it...

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Eddie Izzard leads stellar multi-national comedy crew at Just For Laughs gala

Eddie Izzard leads stellar multi-national comedy crew at Just For Laughs gala

By | July 26, 2013 at 10:13 am | One comment

MONTREAL -- If the Just For Laughs comedy festival is an international hub for the transcendent language of laughter, then Eddie Izzard could well be its regional traffic director, pointing French and English and Malaysian and Moroccan comedians and comedy fans toward a place of...

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Listen to Colin Quinn’s keynote address at ComedyPro conference at Just For Laughs (Exclusive)

Listen to Colin Quinn’s keynote address at ComedyPro conference at Just For Laughs (Exclusive)

By | July 25, 2013 at 10:12 pm | One comment

MONTREAL -- Among the comedy peerage, Colin Quinn has always been a bit of a difficult peg to fit into any specific hilarity hole. (Yup, hilarity hole.) Industry types have tried shuffling him into one label or another, and a series of short-lived projects followed as a result....

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Mitch Hurwitz talks Arrested Development movie and fifth season at Just For Laughs

Mitch Hurwitz talks Arrested Development movie and fifth season at Just For Laughs

By | July 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm | No comments

MONTREAL – American television knows perhaps no greater success story than that of the Arrested Development comeback. It’s a classic trope: the hero show, cut down in its prime by the Big Evil Network, is resurrected by an outpouring of grief and support from its...

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Ian Karmel, Chris Distefano, Mark Normand stand out during New Faces at Just For Laughs (Review)

Ian Karmel, Chris Distefano, Mark Normand stand out during New Faces at Just For Laughs (Review)

By | July 25, 2013 at 1:23 pm | One comment

MONTREAL – By the conclusion of Wednesday’s first Just For Laughs New Faces showcase, festival goers were, with good reason, practically drowning in a sea of untapped comedic talent. But drowning in a good way, like if you were to dive into a swimming pool full of...

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Nancherla, Wetterlund, Morril among impressive New Faces at Just For Laughs (Review)

Nancherla, Wetterlund, Morril among impressive New Faces at Just For Laughs (Review)

By | July 25, 2013 at 11:06 am | 2 comments

MONTREAL – Now in its 31st yeah, Montreal’s world famous Just For Laughs comedy festival is itself more a seasoned veteran than a fresh new face, but that doesn’t exclude a hopeful new crop of untested comic talents from the fest’s decidedly robust lineup. Each and every...

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Moontower Comedy Festival, day 3: Janeane Garofalo, Michael Ian Black, Chelsea Peretti!

Moontower Comedy Festival, day 3: Janeane Garofalo, Michael Ian Black, Chelsea Peretti!

By | April 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm | 3 comments

AUSTIN – Day three of the Moontower Comedy Festival showered audiences with far more outstanding talent than rain, though both made appearances all over the city. Much more astonishing than water falling from the sky – a true Texas rarity – was the hodgepodge of megastar...

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