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Some ladies get nasty, others get personal; Leggero, Bamford, Schumer rep well at Just For Laughs

Some ladies get nasty, others get personal; Leggero, Bamford, Schumer rep well at Just For Laughs

By | July 29, 2011 at 1:49 pm | No comments

MONTREAL -- “See, and you thought women weren’t funny! You probably got dragged here tonight, didn’t you?” Natasha Leggero, she of the rising star, killer comedian status, quipped loudly. The recipient, presumably a Republican-looking dude unfortunate enough to be seated...

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“A Carlin Home Companion” brings the comedy legend back to life at Just For Laughs

“A Carlin Home Companion” brings the comedy legend back to life at Just For Laughs

By | July 29, 2011 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments

MONTREAL -- Garrison Keillor may not have deigned to perform a monologue of “The Seven Dirty Words” in a surprise guest appearance, but A Carlin Home Companion – forgive me, NPR – didn’t require any public broadcasting credentials to classify as a best of the fest...

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The formerly “unbookable” Marc Maron delivers powerful keynote address at Just For Laughs

The formerly “unbookable” Marc Maron delivers powerful keynote address at Just For Laughs

By | July 29, 2011 at 7:51 am | No comments

MONTREAL -- There has long been the acknowledgement of a fine line that exists between the realms of laughter and pain. It’s a concept perhaps even older than fully evolved vocal chords – since the dawn of humanity, there’s been an instinctual understanding that what we...

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Jerrod Carmichael, Ali Wong, Cy Amundson lead the pack of New Faces at Just For Laughs (group one)

Jerrod Carmichael, Ali Wong, Cy Amundson lead the pack of New Faces at Just For Laughs (group one)

By | July 28, 2011 at 11:49 am | One comment

MONTREAL – Paris may be the city of lights, but its funky, badass little sister Montreal is all lit up like a Christmas tree this week. And few individuals seem to shine more vibrantly than the 16 who stood onstage last night at the L’Astral club and gave the world a reason...

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Garry Shandling will receive lifetime achievement award at Just For Laughs

Garry Shandling will receive lifetime achievement award at Just For Laughs

By | July 19, 2011 at 3:32 pm | No comments

My first encounter with Garry Shandling was when I was five or six years old. I was completely obsessed with an oddly star-packed movie called Mother Goose Rock ‘n Rhyme, where Garry Shandling plays "Jack" of Jack and Jill fame. He wears a blue wig. It's killer. Fortunately,...

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Comedy kibbles and bits: links about funny shit

By | April 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments

It's been a few days since I busted out some comedy links. So, here's a list of some that deserve some attention. Start clicking away, you click-indicted clickers. Ving Rhames has been cast in a Comedy Central pilot, wherein he plays a former special ops agent. The show is...

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Punchline Magazine analysis: What exactly is a ‘solo sketch show?’

By | April 14, 2011 at 12:09 pm | No comments

Stand up, sketch, and improv traditionally represent the three main forms of live comedy. Over the last few years, however, there have been derivations of the three forms into shows focused on storytelling or the comic playing multiple characters. Then, there’s the...

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Louis C.K. to be named Comedy Person of the Year

By | March 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm | 4 comments

It’s always satisfying when people get what they deserve, whether good or bad – and this guy certainly gets what he deserves. Louis C.K. will be named comedy person of the year by the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal this July. He’s made a name for himself as the...

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Exclusive video: Todd Barry airport interview

By | July 18, 2010 at 1:09 pm | One comment

MONTREAL -- Our coverage of the Just For Laughs comedy is almost done. But That didn't stop me from shoving my camera in Todd Barry's face at the airport here. He was kind enough to chat a bit about his fest experiences and his upcoming dates. Check out toddbarry.com for the...

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