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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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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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Just For Laughs announces Eddie Izzard, Seth Meyers, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman among Montreal fest performers

Just For Laughs announces Eddie Izzard, Seth Meyers, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman among Montreal fest performers

By | May 23, 2013 at 6:05 pm | One comment

Just For Laughs in Montreal has announced the bulk of this year's lineup of comedians set to perform in July, boasting gala shows hosted by the likes of Eddie Izzard, Seth Meyers, Joan Rivers, Craig Ferguson and Sarah Silverman. The Keynote speaker this year will be Colin Quinn;...

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Just For Laughs ComedyPro conference television and Web series pitch deadlines extended

Just For Laughs ComedyPro conference television and Web series pitch deadlines extended

By | May 15, 2013 at 2:14 pm | No comments

For the past few years, Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival has established a stellar industry conference that runs simultaneously during the last few days of the month-long event. Set to run from July 25 through July 27, the Just For Laughs ComedyPro conference will...

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Watch Patton Oswalt’s keynote address from Just For Laughs (Exclusive video)

Watch Patton Oswalt’s keynote address from Just For Laughs (Exclusive video)

By | August 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm | 3 comments

Patton Oswalt delivered the keynote address at last month's Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. And since that day (July 26) the comedy world has been buzzing about Oswalt's dual message-- one to his fellow comedians and the other to the gatekeepers-- producers,...

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Listen to excerpts from Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address (Exclusive)

Listen to excerpts from Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address (Exclusive)

By | August 9, 2012 at 6:12 pm | 14 comments

You may have listened to the Andy Kindler interview we posted on July 30, wherein the veteran comedian talks about his then just-delivered State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Parts of both the address and our interview dealt with the...

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