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Andy Kindler’s Just For Laughs State of the Industry Address 2014 (Full audio)

Andy Kindler’s Just For Laughs State of the Industry Address 2014 (Full audio)

By | July 26, 2014 at 12:21 am | 34 comments

MONTREAL -- Every year, comedian Andy Kindler delivers the State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. It's one of the biggest highlights of the weeks long festival as fellow comedians, agents, managers, producers, media and more gather to...

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Jim Norton’s Just For Laughs keynote address ‘I Insincerely Apologize’ (Full audio)

Jim Norton’s Just For Laughs keynote address ‘I Insincerely Apologize’ (Full audio)

By | July 24, 2014 at 5:01 pm | 10 comments

UPDATE: We've now uploaded the official audio. It sounds amazing. So enjoy! MONTREAL -- Just a few hours ago, comedian Jim Norton finished delivering I Insincerly Apologize, they keynote address at the ComedyPro conference at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal....

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Mark Normand on indie comedy, bombing and the secret to getting laughs (Laughspin interview)

Mark Normand on indie comedy, bombing and the secret to getting laughs (Laughspin interview)

By | July 22, 2014 at 4:25 pm | One comment

Mark Normand, one of the fastest rising and most versatile comedians in the country, cut his teeth at open mics, bar shows and by performing in loft apartments. It's that work ethic -- and his joke writing prowess -- that helped the Louisana native earn the respect of his fellow...

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Just For Laughs New Faces of Comedy announced

Just For Laughs New Faces of Comedy announced

By | July 21, 2014 at 8:24 pm | 5 comments

Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival just announced its New Faces of Comedy lineup for 2014. Each year Just For Laughs, the longest running comedy festival, chooses comedians they feel will break out in the next few years. It's one of the most anticipated set of showcases...

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Louis C.K. show ‘Louie’ gets shorter season 5, ‘Fargo’ coming back to FX eventually

Louis C.K. show ‘Louie’ gets shorter season 5, ‘Fargo’ coming back to FX eventually

By | July 21, 2014 at 1:19 pm | No comments

FX wants more Louie. Louis C.K. will return to the network with a fifth season of the show, FX CEO Jon Landgraf announced. "Louie's fourth season was once again groundbreaking," Landgraf, who has given C.K. nearly free reign to create brilliance on his network, said in a...

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Jim Norton launches ‘The Jim Norton Show’ for Vice, guests include Mike Tyson, Dana White

Jim Norton launches ‘The Jim Norton Show’ for Vice, guests include Mike Tyson, Dana White

By | July 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm | No comments

Jim Norton doesn't seem fazed about adding more to his growing plate on the newly-retitled Opie with Jim Norton show on SiriusXM radio. The raunchy stand-up comedian is launching a new mini-series on Vice.com. The Jim Norton Show will mix in stand-up bits, guest comedians and...

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Terry Richardson, Dov Charney host ‘America’s Next Sick F-ck’ on Funny or Die (Video)

Terry Richardson, Dov Charney host ‘America’s Next Sick F-ck’ on Funny or Die (Video)

By | July 15, 2014 at 9:44 am | No comments

Alleged sexual harassers, photographer Terry Richardson and American Apparel's Dov Charney have been keeping headline writers busy lately. That's mostly because Richardson is pretty much always being accused of nefarious sexual dealings with his female model subjects (and...

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Last Comic Standing renewed for ninth season, under Wanda Sykes’ leadership

Last Comic Standing renewed for ninth season, under Wanda Sykes’ leadership

By | July 14, 2014 at 6:49 pm | One comment

NBC is pleased with Wanda Sykes' revival of stand-up comedy competition series Last Comic Standing. The network renewed the reality show, along with America's Got Talent and American Ninja Warrior, over the weekend. The series returned for an eighth season this summer amidst...

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Orange is the New Black, Saturday Night Live, Modern Family lead Emmy nominations in comedy

Orange is the New Black, Saturday Night Live, Modern Family lead Emmy nominations in comedy

By | July 10, 2014 at 2:39 pm | One comment

Netflix’s Orange is the New Black snagged 12 primetime Emmy comedy nominations this morning, beating out perennial Emmy favorites Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory in total nods. And yes, Orange is the New Black is a comedy— this year, anyway. Last year, Netflix...

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