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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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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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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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Holy Fuck. Live Comedy. (Album review)

Holy Fuck. Live Comedy. (Album review)

By | June 21, 2013 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments

There comes a point in every comedy fans' life when they start to question what exactly it is that makes them laugh. Consuming hours of stand-up specials and comedy albums, reading memoirs by the greats, attending live shows, and streaming podcasts like no tomorrow, these...

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Bill Maher: ‘Mormonism is a stupid religion’ and more Maher truths from Just For Laughs– Chicago

Bill Maher: ‘Mormonism is a stupid religion’ and more Maher truths from Just For Laughs– Chicago

By | June 20, 2013 at 10:27 am | 3 comments

CHICAGO -- Closing out the final night of the Just For Laughs festival in Chicago, Bill Maher delivered a characteristic round of hyper-liberal comedy and vivid pop culture warfare. Commenting on everything from assisted suicide to NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, from Mormons and...

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Russell Brand at Just For Laughs, Chicago (Review)

Russell Brand at Just For Laughs, Chicago (Review)

By | June 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm | One comment

CHICAGO -- It was a curious choice for Russell Brand to enter the Just For Laughs headlining stage to the Oasis track "Cigarettes & Alcohol," considering that the famously sober comedian imbibes in neither. That said, his set was loaded to the gills with familiar stories...

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John Oliver is great as The Daily Show host, obviously (Video)

John Oliver is great as The Daily Show host, obviously (Video)

By | June 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm | No comments

If last night was the first time you ever watched The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – we’re making believe, ok?! – you would’ve simply assumed that Jon Stewart was a 35 year-old British dude. But what did you expect? Oliver has been nothing but brilliant through his...

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Why you should watch Jim Breuer’s new comedy special And Laughter for All

Why you should watch Jim Breuer’s new comedy special And Laughter for All

By | June 7, 2013 at 1:16 pm | 2 comments

If you’ve been following veteran comedian and former Saturday Night Live star Jim Breuer’s stand-up comedy career over the last few years, you’re well aware the guy formerly most known as Goat Boy and uber pothead Brian from the cult comedy Half-Baked, has changed the...

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