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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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Moontower Comedy Festival, day 2: Dana Carvey and Amy Schumer!

Moontower Comedy Festival, day 2: Dana Carvey and Amy Schumer!

By | April 26, 2013 at 3:56 pm | No comments

AUSTIN – The second day of the second annual Moontower Comedy Festival brought us only first-stringers, and boy were we glad of it. Top-notch performers like Reggie Watts, Maria Bamford, Greg Fitzsimmons and Todd Barry no doubt left audiences in the appropriate amount of...

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Moontower Comedy Festival, day 1: Bill Hader, Anthony Jeselnik, Michael Che

Moontower Comedy Festival, day 1: Bill Hader, Anthony Jeselnik, Michael Che

By | April 25, 2013 at 12:48 pm | 4 comments

AUSTIN -- The opening night of Austin’s second annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival -- a four-day event spanning 12 venues and featuring 98 shows! -- brought audiences in close quarters with such comedy heavyweights as Marc Maron, Anthony Jeselnik, Maria Bamford and...

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The Laughspin Interview with comedian Jen Kirkman

The Laughspin Interview with comedian Jen Kirkman

By | April 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm | No comments

Being Jen Kirkman isn’t always as easy as it looks. In fact, being Jen Kirkman often involves more than the ability to provide narration for Funny or Die’s mega-hit Drunk History, and Jen tasks certainly extend beyond the realm of cracking wise on Chelsea Lately. Indeed, the...

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Hasan Minhaj, of MTV’s ‘Failosophy,’ on social media, Ashton Kutcher, selective racism (Interview)

Hasan Minhaj, of MTV’s ‘Failosophy,’ on social media, Ashton Kutcher, selective racism (Interview)

By | February 27, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 3 comments

In Hasan Minhaj, the producers of MTV’s Failosophy have secured a host with quite possibly the most apt-fitting credentials imaginable for the task at hand. Boasting a storied background in a comedy brand that orients itself around piecemeal mockery of all things social media...

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