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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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Comedian gives stand-up crowds a chance to find love

By | July 27, 2009 at 2:04 pm | One comment

[caption id="attachment_1751" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Helen Hong"][/caption] When Comix in Manhattan first asked Helen Hong, TV producer and stand-up comedienne, to host a show that would attract an Asian crowd, Hong was pessimistic. “An Asian comedian...

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Just For Laughs: New Faces, part 2

By | July 27, 2009 at 12:06 pm | 3 comments

MONTREAL -- LA’s MIKE BRIDENSTINE kicked off the second half of the first New Faces show Thursday night, and immediately got chuckles from the crowd upon suggesting that, like Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done, he was advised to create a catch phrase for his comedy in order...

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Katt Williams gun charges dropped

By | July 27, 2009 at 11:53 am | No comments

Manhattan prosecutors have dropped gun charges against comedian Katt Williams. The comedian was arrested last November when police spotted three guns in his convoy. A representative from the DA’s office said prosecutors dismissed the case against Williams because they...

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Just For Laughs: Tommy Tiernan is a force

By | July 25, 2009 at 12:04 am | No comments

MONTREAL – Tommy Tiernan is a force. He’s a goddamn force. Spend an hour watching Ireland’s biggest comedian and you couldn’t disagree—unless you’re dead inside. His performance at the Imperial Theatre Friday night for the Just For Laughs festival yielded a partial...

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Just For Laughs: New Faces, part 1

By | July 24, 2009 at 9:32 am | One comment

MONTREAL -- Though there is what seems like an infinite number of shows programmed each night at Just For Laughs, what I find most important about the festival – from the prospective of a site that covers what’s new and great in comedy – are the New Faces shows. As you...

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Just For Laughs: The shuttle chat with Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane

By | July 23, 2009 at 2:59 pm | No comments

MONTREAL -- Ok, so I'm here in Montreal prepping for tonight's fine comedy shows at Just For Laughs. But first I had to get to the hotel, ya know? Me and the wife shared a shuttle with comedians Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane; they're married if you didn't know. The four of us...

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Wednesday amateur stand-up video: Max Goldberg

By | July 22, 2009 at 5:44 pm | No comments

Whew! The week is almost over and I will have watched my yearly quota of amateur stand-up. Today's clip was sent to me my Max Goldberg, who now holds the imaginary title of Best Clip I've Found So...

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Minneapolis to allow more stand-up comedy in bars

By | July 22, 2009 at 5:35 pm | 3 comments

Minneapolis continues to be my favorite city I’ve never been to. The home of Bob Dylan, The Replacements, Prince, Semisonic and The Replacements (they’re my favorite band, ok?) has just adjusted its city licensing laws to allow more stand-up comedy in its local bars. The...

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