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Just For Laughs: Vecchione, Iapalucci, Case come out strong in New Faces

By | July 15, 2010 at 10:53 am | 3 comments

MONTREAL – The early New Faces show last night at the Cabaret Lounge hosted by comedian Michael Kosta showcased, by and large, a group of skilled up-and-coming comics, highlighted by a trio of strong sets by Jesse Case, Adrienne Iapalucci and Mike Vecchione. So let’s get to...

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Sit tight for coverage of the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal

By | July 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm | No comments

[caption id="attachment_1721" align="alignright" width="221" caption="Victor, the Just For Laughs official mascot"][/caption] MONTREAL -- Hey, comedy fans. I just arrived in this great city to check out the 2010 installment of Just For Laughs, the longest running comedy...

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France invades comedy tweets

By | July 14, 2010 at 1:29 pm | No comments

Every morning I like to check Twitter to find out what the scuttlebutt was while I was sleeping. I'll start to reply to someone but quit mid-tweet when I realize that nobody remembers what they updated 9 hours ago. Today, I was both delighted and insanely frustrated to find a...

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Tickets for Steve Martin at Just For Laughs on sale tomorrow

By | June 18, 2010 at 2:57 pm | No comments

Good news for Canadian comedy fans: it was announced yesterday that comedian, movie star and now, accomplished musician, Steve Martin, will be hosting two shows during Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival. As for us Americans, we have a month to pick up a pass port and trek on...

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Lewis Black to host Night of a Million Opinions at Just For Laughs

By | April 30, 2010 at 12:53 pm | No comments

Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival is pulling out the big guns once again. They’ve announced that the incomparably enraged Lewis Black will host Night of a Million Opinions, A Videotron Just For Laughs gala. The evening will feature no-holds-barred, opinionated comedy from...

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Just For Laughs: If Andy Kindler was Secretary of Funny

By | July 29, 2009 at 11:31 am | No comments

[caption id="attachment_1783" align="aligncenter" width="350" caption="photo by Central Image Agency"][/caption] MONTREAL -- Every year, self-proclaimed underdog comedian Andy Kindler delivers the State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs festival. If you’re...

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Christopher Titus: Norman Rockwell is Bleeding

By | July 22, 2008 at 1:20 pm | No comments

A hero of American dysfunction, comedian Christopher Titus has given broken families and their broken dreams an artistic voice in a mass appeal way for nearly a decade. To those not completely familiar with his rather colorful upbringing, here’s the beginning: Titus was...

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Just For Laughs: Montreal's comedy fest in its 26th year

By | July 14, 2008 at 1:00 am | No comments

Just For Laughs in Montreal is where every comedian aspires to perform and where every comedy fan enjoys the fruit of those comics' labor. Last week began the English-speaking portion of Just For Laughs in Montreal, the largest and longest running comedy festival in the world....

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