ShowbizMonkeys.com is sometimes lucky enough to cover major events and festivals in film, music, comedy, and pop culture. Whether a major international spectacle like the Academy Awards or a more regional festival like the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, we're on the scene with interviews, photos, video, and special commentary.

JFL42 Roundup: Wednesday, September 27

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 28, 2017 @ 9:45pm

To learn about these daily JFL42 roundups, read the first one! Now, onto Wednesday's comedy shows, featuring Max Silvestri and the first night of Andy Kindler's midnight Alternative Shows.

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JFL42 Roundup: Tuesday, September 26

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 27, 2017 @ 5:03pm

To learn about these daily JFL42 roundups, read the first one! Now, onto Tuesday's comedy shows, featuring Hari Kondabolu, Ali Saddiq, and World Champion Judah Friedlander...

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JFL42 Roundup: Saturday, September 23 to Monday, September 25

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 26, 2017 @ 8:43pm

Saturday was a day off for my brother's wedding.

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JFL42 Roundup: Friday, September 22

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 23, 2017 @ 3:03pm

To learn about these daily JFL42 roundups, read the first one! Now, onto Friday's comedy shows, featuring Morgan Murphy, a live taping of The Last Podcast on the Left, and a Feminist Live Read of Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion...

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JFL42 Roundup: Thursday, September 21

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 22, 2017 @ 3:26pm

The festival begins, and my task has been laid out: chronicle my experiences at one of the best comedy festivals in Canada, and make it seem somewhat enticing so that I can justify being here and hopefully get people out to see more shows. I can do that.

Problem is, reviewing comedy shows is a tad redundant.

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JFL42 Preview: 10 things I'm looking forward to seeing at 2017's JFL42 in Toronto

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 21, 2017 @ 1:23pm

It's September. It's Toronto. It's unseasonably hot, and I'm sleeping on my friend's couch again for two weeks.

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Winnipeg Comedy Festival 2017 Coverage

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  April 3, 2017 @ 12:39pm

Every spring since 2002, some of the best stand-up comics from across Canada -- and a few from the U.S. and Europe -- have converged on the Canadian prairies for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

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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 Festival 2015 Coverage

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  April 8, 2015 @ 7:40pm

The Winnipeg Comedy Festival is in full swing, and we've got you covered!

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2013 Winnipeg Comedy Festival Coverage

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  April 8, 2013 @ 11:49pm

The Winnipeg Comedy Festival has long been considered a comics' festival. The comedians who come to the prairie city to perform over a week in April absolutely love their time here. The festival treats the performers incredibly well, and the crowds are friendly, responsive, and plentiful.

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