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Jessica Williams won’t host Daily Show. Do you have a problem with that?

Jessica Williams won’t host Daily Show. Do you have a problem with that?

By | February 18, 2015 at 1:40 pm | No comments

If anything out of the Hot Tub Time Machine canon is wrong, do we really want to be right? I feel…. No. That’s barely even living, really. And so began the collective breaking of all our hearts when Jessica Williams, perhaps The Daily Show’s liveliest correspondent, got on...

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Jen Kirkman: The Laughspin Interview (or Proof of why Jen Kirkman is the Shit)

Jen Kirkman: The Laughspin Interview (or Proof of why Jen Kirkman is the Shit)

By | January 30, 2015 at 9:16 pm | 2 comments

Chatting one-on-one with Jen Kirkman is a little bit like breaking into the Museum of Natural History after hours. It’s an act that manages to be both nerdy and rebellious, where one could simply wander unsupervised through the halls, soaking up every ounce of information...

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Tig Notaro Live in Austin (Review)

Tig Notaro Live in Austin (Review)

By | October 24, 2014 at 12:26 am | 2 comments

AUSTIN – In a paradoxical municipality like Austin, Texas, where small-town mentality seems to prevail even as the city itself continues to balloon, it’s easy to see how a personality like Tig Notaro’s would sell out tickets like a scalper on Super Bowl Sunday. To begin...

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Marc Maron’s ‘river of rage’ flows freely at Just For Laughs

Marc Maron’s ‘river of rage’ flows freely at Just For Laughs

By | July 29, 2014 at 4:43 pm | No comments

MONTREAL – “Yes, there are problems.” The cold opening to Marc Maron’s intimate Place des Arts show drew huge laughs. The line was unexpected, yet not – after all, Maron traffics in problems, to heartwarming and introspective effect. And indeed, we really couldn’t...

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Kathleen Madigan, Judy Gold prove a perfect double bill at Just For Laughs

Kathleen Madigan, Judy Gold prove a perfect double bill at Just For Laughs

By | July 26, 2014 at 10:37 am | No comments

MONTREAL – With the venerable Judy Gold acting as opener, Kathleen Madigan’s headlining show could really have been a double bill for outstanding, fiery comics in peak form. As arbiters of bitingly hilarious, personalized comedy, the two women have been flexing powerful...

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast gets personal at Just For Laughs

Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast gets personal at Just For Laughs

By | July 26, 2014 at 10:15 am | No comments

MONTREAL – As one of the most exciting new sitcoms to hit the major networks in a years, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has quickly garnered a well-deserved reputation for being smart, hip, and extremely hilarious. Therefore, it’s perhaps not too surprising to see that the remarkable...

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Lewis Black veers off track to great effect at Just For Laughs (Review)

Lewis Black veers off track to great effect at Just For Laughs (Review)

By | July 26, 2014 at 9:02 am | No comments

MONTREAL – Lewis Black has never been one to shy away from a good vein-pulsing, temple-throbbing holler fest, and that’s exactly the type of forthright rage that keeps fans coming back for another dose of anger, one sold-out show after another. Which is why it was so...

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Just For Laughs New Faces: Monroe Martin, Drew Michael, Michelle Wolf impress

Just For Laughs New Faces: Monroe Martin, Drew Michael, Michelle Wolf impress

By | July 25, 2014 at 12:19 pm | One comment

MONTREAL – The New Faces of Comedy, a beloved Just For Laughs tradition, is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated showcases to grace the Montreal mega-comedy festival each and every year. More than giving under-the-radar comedians a chance to shine among more established...

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Dennis Miller praises Texas governor Rick Perry, gets some laughs at Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival

Dennis Miller praises Texas governor Rick Perry, gets some laughs at Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival

By | April 26, 2014 at 4:06 pm | 2 comments

AUSTIN – As day two of the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival arrived on April 24, I crossed the threshold of the Paramount Theatre, wondering how exactly a comedian like Dennis Miller would be received by an Austin audience. Well known for his outspoken conservatism and...

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