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JFL42 Reviews: Seth Meyers and 'The Smartest Man in the World' Podcast

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 23, 2018 @ 12:20pm

Seth Meyers (Sony Centre, 9:45 PM)

The Late Night host may not be primarily known for his skills as a stand-up, but it wouldn't be fair to discount Seth Meyers one bit, as he proved to a hot Saturday night crowd at the Sony Centre.

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JFL42 Interview: The President Show's Anthony Atamanuik

Posted by: Paul Little  //  September 22, 2018 @ 9:02pm

When Donald Trump decided to announce he was running for President, it seemed like a comedy goldmine. He had always been an over-the-top character, with his name in big, bold letters on everything he owned, and was already a frequent punchline before officially entering the political fray.

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JFL42 Review: Graham Clark at the Garrison

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 22, 2018 @ 3:37pm

I've known Graham Clark for a few years now, and seen him perform numerous times under a wide variety of different circumstances: gala tapings, Fringe shows, standard comedy clubs, weirder alt shows, and live podcasts, just to name a few.

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JFL42 Reviews: Greg Proops and Chanty Marostica

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 21, 2018 @ 2:26pm

Greg Proops (The Royal, 7:00 PM)

One of my biggest disappointments from last year's fest was the unfortunate last-minute pullout by Greg Proops.

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JFL42 Interview: Stand-up comic, improviser, and podcaster Greg Proops

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  September 20, 2018 @ 9:04pm

If you were to ask me my biggest influences in comedy, at the top of the list would be Greg Proops. When I was young, he was there as a staple cast members of Whose Line is it Anyway?, but as I aged I discovered he's also one of the most apt social critics working in stand-up comedy today.

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JFL42 Interview: British comic James Acaster

Posted by: Paul Little  //  September 20, 2018 @ 2:02pm

The UK is home to a plethora of comedy panel and game shows. From QI to Would I Lie to You? to Mock the Week -- and seemingly hundreds more -- there are so many opportunities to catch some of your favourite UK-based comics (with the occasional Canadian, American, or Aussie thrown in) regularly on tele.

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JFL42 Interview: Stand-up comic and actress Maria Bamford

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  September 18, 2018 @ 11:02am

Folks, it's the week of JFL42! Living in Toronto, this means I get to go to comedy "space camp" and interview some of my heroes. First up on that list of heroes is Maria Bamford.

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TIFF Review: The Weekend

Posted by: Sharilyn Johnson  //  September 17, 2018 @ 4:58pm

The Weekend is a sharp romantic comedy that boasts a key component missing in most romcoms: it's funny. Like, really funny.

The film opens with aspiring comedian Zadie (Sasheer Zamada) performing a set at a small comedy club.

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TIFF Review: Carmine Street Guitars

Posted by: Sharilyn Johnson  //  September 15, 2018 @ 2:34pm

The legendary New York guitar shop that's the subject of Carmine Street Guitars is certainly worthy of a documentary, but coached dialogue and too-perfect camera blocking leave too much authenticity on the table.

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TIFF Red Carpet: First Man Press Conference Arrivals

Posted by: Sharilyn Johnson  //  September 11, 2018 @ 1:03pm

Ryan Gosling and the cast of First Man (along with Neil Armstrong's sons Mark and Eric Armstrong) arrive at Tuesday morning's press conference at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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