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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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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 | 47 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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