Interview: Stand-up comic, writer, and @midnight social media guru Dan Telfer

Posted by: Aaron Demeter  //  November 17, 2016 @ 1:17am

Whether you've heard his stand-up, read his articles for The Onion and The A.V. Club, or watched @midnight, chances are you've know comedian Dan Telfer's work.

Telfer began his comedy career in 1996, performing and writing in Chicago, IL.

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Album Review: Matthew Broussard - Pedantic

Posted by: Cathy Herbert  //  November 5, 2016 @ 9:33pm

The title of Matthew Broussard's debut album, Pedantic, suggests a sense of self-awareness, but that doesn't make Broussard any less insufferable. While the majority of his jokes are just fine and even a bit clever, he spends more time talking about his personal circumstances than delivering punchlines.

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Album Review: Maria Bamford - 20%

Posted by: Cathy Herbert  //  October 20, 2016 @ 9:40am

On her first album released in 2003, Maria Bamford started her set by saying that she likes to use a lot of voices in her comedy because, "My own voice does not command the respect and the attention that I believe I deserve." At the time, this seemed like an accurate statement.

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Album Review: Ahmed Bharoocha - Almond Badoody

Posted by: Cathy Herbert  //  October 19, 2016 @ 2:47pm

Don't feel too bad if you confuse Ahmed Bharoocha's name with the title of his debut album, Almond Badoody – it's probably not going to hurt his feelings. The twenty-five track album recorded in Madison, Wisconsin and put out by Comedy Central Records starts with some jokes about name pronunciation, and Bharoocha's laid back style is immediately apparent.

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Album Review: Doogie Horner - A Delicate Man

Posted by: Jay Caption  //  April 12, 2016 @ 10:41am

We have no doubt heard of many great stand-up comics over the years. Names like Jim Gaffigan, the late John Pinnette, Russell Peters, and of course Jerry Seinfeld are all hosehold names. Surely well on his way to becoming a well known figure among the greats is Doogie Horner, with his debut album, A Delcate Man.

If you're into having a great laugh, this is an album not to be missed.

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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Comic Pete Johansson on his show 'Good People' at the WCF and returning to Canada after years living in the UK

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 5, 2016 @ 8:26am

Pete Johansson has spanned the globe with his comedy. After performing in Vancouver for several years, Pete turned a successful visit to the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal into a move to Los Angeles, performing around the U.S. and appearing on American and Canadian television. Then he moved again.

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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Andy Kindler talks comedy, politics, Twitter, Jay Baruchel, Winnipeg, and so much more

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 3, 2016 @ 10:09am

Andy Kindler has often been called a "comic's comic" – someone who many of your favourite comedians love and appreciate. But while that term is certainly meant as a compliment, it's also selling his career in comedy short.

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Winnipeg Comedy Festival 2016 Coverage

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  April 2, 2016 @ 12:36pm

The Winnipeg Comedy Festival celebrates its 15th year in 2016, and is once again bringing many of Canada's top comedians – along with a few favourites from the U.S. – out to the middle of nowhere (ie. ShowbizMonkeys.com's headquarters of Winnipeg) to make a whole bunch of people laugh.

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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Stand-up veteran Erica Sigurdson on making a career out of comedy and returning to the WCF

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 1, 2016 @ 9:05pm

Vancouver comic Erica Sigurdson has been a mainstay in the Canadian comedy scene for well over a decade now. Hitting every major mark for a top comedian in Canada, she's one of the most frequent performers on the popular CBC Radio program The Debaters, filmed a Comedy Now! special, and appeared countless times at festivals nationwide (including Montreal's Just for Laughs and the recently re-branded JFL NorthWest).

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Jeffrey John Eyamie releases debut novel 'No Escape from Greatness' and accompanying short film

Posted by: Paul Little  //  March 21, 2016 @ 10:57pm

Screenwriter Jeffrey John Eyamie -- who recently had his television pilot Split Level accepted by the National Screen Institute's Totally Television program, and has worked in the writer's room of the critically-acclaimed HBO Canada show Less than Kind -- is embarking on new territory this week. Eyamie releases his first novel, No Escape from Greatness (from Turnstone Press), this Thursday, March 24.

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