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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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Just For Laughs: Andy Kindler nails NBC, Jay Leno, George Lopez, more

By | July 17, 2010 at 11:32 am | 6 comments

MONTREAL -- Though every year Andy Kindler tries to convince a room filled with a few hundred comedians and industry folks at the Just For Laughs comedy festival that he’s devastatingly underappreciated, clearly the man is loved. No other comedian would be afforded the time...

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Exclusive video: Doug Stanhope's Montreal car wash party, Canadian tour and the problem with comedy classes

By | July 16, 2010 at 10:30 pm | One comment

MONTREAL -- Earlier today, Doug Stanhope popped into the Hyatt's lounge here, ground central for the Just For Laughs comedy festival. It's noteworthy because Stanhope isn't one of the many comics performing here. In fact, the road horse comedian trained it up to Montreal for two...

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Just For Laughs: Mike Birbiglia evolves with help from love in his new one-man show

By | July 16, 2010 at 12:19 pm | One comment

MONTREAL – When his show, My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend ended last night at the Gesu – Centre de Creativite, Mike Birbiglia received a standing ovation—because that’s what happens when a theater audience appreciates an amazing performance. I point this out only to...

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Just For Laughs: Video interview with Kyle Kinane

By | July 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm | No comments

A few hours ago at Variety's reception for their 10 Comics to Watch, I got to chat with comedian Kyle Kinane, who was one of the comedians to receive the honor. Below is a video of that chat. Be sure to check out Kyle's album, Death of the Party. You can get it here and read our...

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Just For Laughs: Jamie Kilstein breathes life into socio-political comedy with one-man show

By | July 15, 2010 at 1:33 pm | No comments

MONTREAL – About a quarter of the way through Jamie Kilstein’s one-man show last night at Theatre Ste Catherine, I began thinking: this dude has the rhythm of a slam poet— the way he motors through monologues with precision, playing with intonation, being mindful of the...

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