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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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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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Just For Laughs unveils the New Faces of Comedy for 2013

Just For Laughs unveils the New Faces of Comedy for 2013

By | July 23, 2013 at 11:20 am | No comments

The Just For Laughs comedy festival and the ComedyPro conference in Montreal is once again rolling out the world's best up-and-coming comedians in a series of live showcases. Dubbed the New Faces of Comedy, each year, the industry's eyes sets its sights on a select list of...

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Win access to the best comedy conference of the year– ComedyPro at Just For Laughs in Montreal

Win access to the best comedy conference of the year– ComedyPro at Just For Laughs in Montreal

By | July 16, 2013 at 10:14 am | No comments

While the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal is already chugging along, the exciting conference portion of the fest -- aka ComedyPro -- doesn't start until July 25. And we're please to announce we're giving away two Conference Passes (normally $149 CDN) to Laughspin...

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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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Just For Laughs, Chicago recap: Bob Newhart, Team Coco, Maria Bamford, more!

Just For Laughs, Chicago recap: Bob Newhart, Team Coco, Maria Bamford, more!

By | June 16, 2013 at 2:12 pm | No comments

CHICAGO -- While there is still Bill Maher and a handful of smaller shows tonight, last night's Bob Newhart performance and the round of killer stand-ups at Stage 773, pretty much wrapped up the Just For Laughs-- Chicago festival. With a surprise set by Maria Bamford, some...

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Just For Laughs, Chicago recap: Hannibal Buress, Seth Meyers, Al Madrigal, more!

Just For Laughs, Chicago recap: Hannibal Buress, Seth Meyers, Al Madrigal, more!

By | June 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm | One comment

CHICAGO -- In the absence of a high profile hockey game and a bombastically hyped thunderstorm, day four of Just For Laughs Chicago was a heavily attended night of wildly different styles of comedy. After seeing Seth Meyers, Hannibal Buress and Al Madrigal deliver some palatable...

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Amy Poehler, Nick Kroll, Mitch Hurwitz to be honored at Just For Laughs in Montreal

Amy Poehler, Nick Kroll, Mitch Hurwitz to be honored at Just For Laughs in Montreal

By | June 14, 2013 at 9:40 am | No comments

Most recently known for her brilliance on the NBC Parks and Recreation, Amy Poehler has been announced as the recipient of the Comedy Person of the Year prize at this year’s Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. The prize is well deserved for one of the most talent and...

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