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The Laughspin Interview with Melinda Hill, aka the Sad Secrets of Melinda Hill

The Laughspin Interview with Melinda Hill, aka the Sad Secrets of Melinda Hill

By | August 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm | One comment

So, how does one go about bombing on America’s Got Talent, anyway? In case you were dying to know, there is indeed a set formula to be applied, which, if executed properly, will result in a killer comedy single chronicling the experience, a widely-read Huffington Post essay,...

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Jen Kirkman keeps it loose at Just For Laughs (Review)

Jen Kirkman keeps it loose at Just For Laughs (Review)

By | July 29, 2013 at 3:38 pm | No comments

MONTREAL -- Dressed head-to-toe in sleek black, Jen Kirkman performed the conclusion of what would be our Just For Laughs coverage, and yes, I did allow myself to be dazzled. Part one-woman show, part straight up stand-up (in Kirkman’s own estimation), her adorably neurotic,...

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Tig Notaro embraces the little moments during her solo show at Just For Laughs (Review)

Tig Notaro embraces the little moments during her solo show at Just For Laughs (Review)

By | July 28, 2013 at 11:59 am | 2 comments

MONTREAL -- Tig Notaro is a comedic force, and has been for years. But it wasn’t until her recent brush with aggressive breast cancer (for which she underwent a double mastectomy), and the masterful, deeply personal stand-up work which resulted, that Notaro really became...

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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 | 120 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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