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Dave Chappelle breaks ticket sales record

Dave Chappelle breaks ticket sales record

By | July 29, 2013 at 2:39 pm | 10 comments

When organizers at the Just For Laughs comedy festival announced Dave Chappelle would be performing one show at this year’s festival in Montreal, comedy fans went nuts. When tickets went on sale, they were gone within minutes. Eventually nine more shows were added. By the...

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Tig Notaro embraces the little moments during her solo show at Just For Laughs (Review)

Tig Notaro embraces the little moments during her solo show at Just For Laughs (Review)

By | July 28, 2013 at 11:59 am | 2 comments

MONTREAL -- Tig Notaro is a comedic force, and has been for years. But it wasn’t until her recent brush with aggressive breast cancer (for which she underwent a double mastectomy), and the masterful, deeply personal stand-up work which resulted, that Notaro really became...

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Bo Burnham delivers a full-bodied show at Just For Laughs (Review)

Bo Burnham delivers a full-bodied show at Just For Laughs (Review)

By | July 28, 2013 at 10:51 am | No comments

MONTREAL – Bo Burnham seems to carry on in the grand tradition of great vaudevillian performers from days of yore: he’s a multi-talented, multi-faceted, true performer, who appears utterly committed to delivering a full-bodied show rather than a mere act. And that was full...

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Andy Kindler blasts Adam Carolla: He’s like Hitler if Hitler weren’t funny

Andy Kindler blasts Adam Carolla: He’s like Hitler if Hitler weren’t funny

By | July 27, 2013 at 7:33 pm | 116 comments

MONTREAL – Each year at Just For Laughs, the comedy elite and its rabid base of devoted hangers on awaits with eager anticipation for the zings. Specifically, the zings born from the State of the Industry Address during the conference portion of the festival-- ComedyPro, as it...

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Eddie Izzard leads stellar multi-national comedy crew at Just For Laughs gala

Eddie Izzard leads stellar multi-national comedy crew at Just For Laughs gala

By | July 26, 2013 at 10:13 am | One comment

MONTREAL -- If the Just For Laughs comedy festival is an international hub for the transcendent language of laughter, then Eddie Izzard could well be its regional traffic director, pointing French and English and Malaysian and Moroccan comedians and comedy fans toward a place of...

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Listen to Colin Quinn’s keynote address at ComedyPro conference at Just For Laughs (Exclusive)

Listen to Colin Quinn’s keynote address at ComedyPro conference at Just For Laughs (Exclusive)

By | July 25, 2013 at 10:12 pm | One comment

MONTREAL -- Among the comedy peerage, Colin Quinn has always been a bit of a difficult peg to fit into any specific hilarity hole. (Yup, hilarity hole.) Industry types have tried shuffling him into one label or another, and a series of short-lived projects followed as a result....

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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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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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