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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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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Interview: Comedian Jeremy Hotz on tour across Canada with Just for Laughs

Posted by: Paul Little  //  February 18, 2016 @ 5:43am

After decades in the business, Jeremy Hotz is a tried-and-true name in Canadian comedy. While he's lived south of the border for close to 20 years, he always manages to spend time in Canada, both personally and professionally. Between national tours, comedy festivals like Just for Laughs in Montreal or the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, or various television appearances, it's hard to take the Canadian out of the comic.

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Top Fives: Funny moments from JFL Tour comics Gerry Dee, Robert Kelly, Cristela Alonzo, & Graham Chittenden

Posted by: Paul Little  //  November 8, 2015 @ 8:54am

Besides running the biggest comedy festival in the world every July in Montreal -- not to mention off-shoots in Chicago, Toronto, and now Vancouver -- Just for Laughs also does a great job producing theatre shows across Canada. Our northern land is vast and wide, so it sometimes takes a trusted name like JFL to help bring some of the bigger names in comedy to cities like Halifax, Winnipeg, and Kelowna.

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Just For Laughs Interview: Comedian Mike Wilmot in The Nasty Show

Posted by: Tony Hinds  //  July 20, 2015 @ 7:54pm

Comedian Mike Wilmot has one of those faces that can't help but make you smile. Many Canadians will know Wilmot best from his appearance on CTV's Corner Gas as Brent's big city cousin, Carl. Wilmot has also popped up on such cult comedy favorites as The Jon Dore Television Program, and the criminally underrated Dave Foley/David Steinberg movie, The Wrong Guy.

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Just for Laughs Interview: Ronny Chieng in The Ethnic Show

Posted by: Tony Hinds  //  July 8, 2015 @ 9:08pm

Comedian Ronny Chieng jokingly describes himself as "down to earth," despite having won international comedy awards and sold out shows all over the world. He's opened for legends like Dave Chappelle and Bull Burr, and performed at Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival twice in the past.

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Interview: Joel McHale of Community and The Soup is back on the road doing stand-up

Posted by: Paul Little  //  May 7, 2015 @ 8:53pm

Joel McHale is known for his hilarious commentary on the craziness that is pop culture on E!'s The Soup, and of course his lead role as Jeff Winger on the cult comedy, Community, formerly on NBC and now available on Yahoo! Screen.

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