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Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams hits Toronto to investigate Rob Ford supporters (Video)

Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams hits Toronto to investigate Rob Ford supporters (Video)

By | November 20, 2013 at 12:17 pm | One comment

This week the Toronto city council stripped crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford of most of his powers. After weeks of bad press, lawmakers in the most populous city in Canada finally made a move. However, five members of the council voted against the motion to remove Ford’s powers....

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In honor of Canada Day, watch ‘Blame Canada’ from South Park (Video)

In honor of Canada Day, watch ‘Blame Canada’ from South Park (Video)

By | July 1, 2013 at 10:56 am | No comments

Because it's Canada Day and because we didn't do a thing to prepare -- we're trying to live up to our reputation as stupid, uncaring Americans, ok? -- we've lazily embedded the classic clip from South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, wherein the song "Blame Canada" was originally...

Posted in: Audio/Video, Comedy Briefs

Pamela Anderson will be the Virgin Mary on comedian Russell Peters’ holiday special

Pamela Anderson will be the Virgin Mary on comedian Russell Peters’ holiday special

By | November 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm | No comments

Former Playboy Playmate and (the original?) sex-tape star Pamela Anderson is set to perform in a re-imagining of the Nativity story on CTV and The Comedy Network’s (Canada’s Comedy Central equivalent) A Russell Peters Christmas Special. The role she’s set to perform? Yep,...

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Laughspin interview: Catching up with Kyle Kinane

Laughspin interview: Catching up with Kyle Kinane

By | August 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm | No comments

Last year, comedian Kyle Kinane released one of the best albums of the year Death of the Party. And since then, he's been quickly rising in the world of comedy, having made appearances on Conan, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show and his own Comedy Central Presents. Now he's...

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Exclusive audio interview with comedian Guy Earle, fined $15,000 for 'homophobic' insults

By | April 24, 2011 at 2:08 am | 28 comments

A four year-long legal case centered around a stand-up comedian hurling bigoted insults from stage toward a lesbian couple came to a head on April 20. Guy Earle, the comic in question, was ordered to pay accuser Lorna Pardy $15,000 in damages she allegedly sustained in May 2007...

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Kyle Kinane, Tammy Pescatelli, more added to Vancouver comedy fest

By | July 21, 2010 at 1:16 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_13210" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Kyle Kinane"][/caption] If you’re sad that Montreal’s Just for Laughs is over and you want another Canadian comedy festival to get excited about, look no further. Vancouver’s ComedyFest just announced...

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Can you say one country's comedians are 'better' than another country's comedians?

By | April 7, 2010 at 4:16 pm | 5 comments

In what I can only describe as one of the most pointless and ill-conceived analyses on the subject of comedy, Troy Media yesterday, in a pair of op-eds (“American Comedians Can’t Hold a Candle to their Canadian Counterparts” and “Why Americans Love Canadian Comedians”)...

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