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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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Louis C.K. goes on hilarious Twitter insult spree (Image gallery)

Louis C.K. goes on hilarious Twitter insult spree (Image gallery)

By | June 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm | 4 comments

Louis C.K. Has a pretty active “web presence.” He has a long history of posting on comedy message boards, and not just to promote stuff either (read his particularly interesting back-and-forth with Doug Stanhope on Google Groups from 2005, if you haven't yet*). He's happy to...

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Chelsea Handler, The Muppets, Kevin Hart among performers for Montreal’s Just For Laughs fest

Chelsea Handler, The Muppets, Kevin Hart among performers for Montreal’s Just For Laughs fest

By | May 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm | No comments

It's the longest running comedy festival in the world. And this year, its celebrating 30 years from July 12 - 29. Festival organizers announced the huge lineup moments ago, via Twitter. And they kicked things off telling its followers that on July 26, The Muppets will be...

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Exclusive audio from Andy Kindler’s annual State of the Industry Address from Just For Laughs

Exclusive audio from Andy Kindler’s annual State of the Industry Address from Just For Laughs

By | August 5, 2011 at 11:18 am | 2 comments

Each year during the world's arguably most important comedy festival, Just For Laughs, comedian Andy Kindler delivers the State of the Industry Address. And this year was no different as Kindler verbally destroyed the industry he's been part of for decades as well as himself....

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Exclusive video: Marc Maron’s complete keynote address from Just For Laughs

Exclusive video: Marc Maron’s complete keynote address from Just For Laughs

By | August 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm | 14 comments

The 29th edition of Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival came to an end on Sunday after weeks of shows, panels, street fairs and speeches. But one speech, Marc Maron's keynote address on July 28 during the Comedy Conference portion of the festival is what resounded most...

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David Wain brings “Wainy Days” web series to the stage at Just For Laughs

David Wain brings “Wainy Days” web series to the stage at Just For Laughs

By | July 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm | One comment

MONTREAL -- Comedian and director David Wain’s popular web series, Wainy Days, has long been a comedy anomaly amongst Internet-produced humor. Much like the defining body of Wain’s 20-year career – ranging from his days with The State and Stella on to his illustrious...

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Craig Ferguson hosts international comedians at Just For Laughs

Craig Ferguson hosts international comedians at Just For Laughs

By | July 31, 2011 at 11:51 am | One comment

There’s nothing much –- including pancakes -– that could have topped off the International House of Comedy show, or added any more to it than what was already included in the glorious bag of goods being sold to an eager crowd. Hosted by the venerable Craig Ferguson, he of...

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