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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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Audio interview: Andy Kindler goes after Louis C.K., state of comedy and more (Exclusive)

Audio interview: Andy Kindler goes after Louis C.K., state of comedy and more (Exclusive)

By | July 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm | 43 comments

As he does every year, comic's comic Andy Kindler delivered the State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. For the uninitiated, the speech is delivered in a ballroom in front of hundreds of comedians and industry types. Kindler's charge is...

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David Angelo, Joe Wengert, Jamie Lee highlight New Faces, group one

David Angelo, Joe Wengert, Jamie Lee highlight New Faces, group one

By | July 26, 2012 at 9:47 pm | No comments

MONTREAL -- Last night, the 20 New Faces of this year's Just For Laughs showcased their wares. As is the case every year, it's one of the highlights of the weeks-long event. Split into two groups, both shows were masterfully hosted by comedy veteran Alonzo Bodden, who was a New...

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Just For Laughs reveals New Faces of Comedy

Just For Laughs reveals New Faces of Comedy

By | July 23, 2012 at 11:25 am | 13 comments

Each year, the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal produces the New Faces showcase, where upcoming stand-up comedians -- deemed the world’s most promising – perform for industry and comedy fans alike. It’s sort of a big deal. And this year, JFL is offering not one, but...

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Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch revealed (Updated)

Variety’s 10 Comics To Watch revealed (Updated)

By | July 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm | 7 comments

One of the biggest events in the comedy world each year is Variety's unveiling of their annual 10 Comics To Watch feature. The issue is usually released during the last week of Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival, which holds a cocktail reception for the newly anointed...

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Eddie Izzard will perform all-French show in America for the first time (Exclusive)

Eddie Izzard will perform all-French show in America for the first time (Exclusive)

By | June 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm | 6 comments

Eddie Izzard doesn't know how to coast on his success. He's constantly pushing his art. And when he's not pushing his art, he's pushing the physical limits of his body; this is the guy, after all, who, in 2009, completed 43 marathons in 51 days. The beloved comedian continues...

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