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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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Paul Provenza and friends bring improvised stand-up comedy to Montreal, Edinburgh

By | May 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm | No comments

Improvised stand-up? Have you ever heard of such a thing? Or, maybe you think you've seen that go down when some stand-up has nowhere to go with their material. Actually, a new live show produced by comedians Troy Conrad and Paul Provenza, Set List, further refines the idea of...

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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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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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