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Lewis Black, Don Rickles, Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari, more headline Just For Laughs’ 32nd festival

Lewis Black, Don Rickles, Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari, more headline Just For Laughs’ 32nd festival

By | May 7, 2014 at 11:45 am | No comments

Lewis Black, Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari, Don Rickles and many more huge names in comedy will headline the 32ns annual Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. The festival just released, in part, the following information: The 32nd edition of the Just For Laughs Festival,...

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SiriusXM is launching a Just For Laughs comedy radio channel

SiriusXM is launching a Just For Laughs comedy radio channel

By | September 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm | No comments

One of the biggest and most well-reputed comedy festivals takes place just across the border in Montreal: Canada’s Just for Laughs. Unfortunately, that’s a little far and hard to get to for many folks who live down here in the US of A. Good news, though: you don’t have to...

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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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Dave Chappelle breaks ticket sales record

Dave Chappelle breaks ticket sales record

By | July 29, 2013 at 2:39 pm | 10 comments

When organizers at the Just For Laughs comedy festival announced Dave Chappelle would be performing one show at this year’s festival in Montreal, comedy fans went nuts. When tickets went on sale, they were gone within minutes. Eventually nine more shows were added. By the...

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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 | 116 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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