Newfoundland folk duo Fortunate Ones visit the Winnipeg Folk Festival fresh off releasing new full-length, Hold Fast

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 4, 2018 @ 11:02pm

Newfoundland and Labrador has a population of just over half a million people – smaller than all but one other province.

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2018 Winnipeg Folk Festival Preview: Who to see, how to keep up, and a look back at last year

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  July 4, 2018 @ 1:02pm

The Winnipeg Folk Festival celebrates its 45th year in 2018, and here at Showbiz Monkeys, we're celebrating our 10th year in a row of covering this much-loved prairie music festival.

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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Wrestling legend and Fozzy lead singer Chris Jericho returns to his hometown to add to his ever-expanding comedy resume

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 11, 2018 @ 4:41pm

Legendary wrestler Chris Jericho has practically become the definition of a multi-hyphenate: besides being a 6-time WWE World Champion and veteran of nearly 30 years in the squared circle, he's also the lead singer of the metal band Fozzy, a bestselling author of multiple books, a prolific podcaster (Read More  •  Comments ()

Interview: Legendary metal vocalist Max Cavalera

Posted by: William O'Donnell  //  March 22, 2018 @ 6:45pm

Max Cavalera is most famous for being the lead singer (growler) and composer for Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Killer be Killed, and formerly of thrash-metal pioneers Sepultura. In 1994, Max created a one-off side project with English musician/producer Alex Newport called Nailbomb.

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Interview: Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld of College Humor and the advice podcast If I Were You

Posted by: Ian Bawa  //  February 28, 2018 @ 5:54pm

Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld are the writers, actors, and editors behind the award-winning webseries Jake & Amir, which began while the pair were writers at College Humor. Besides its immense popularity online, their series also appeared on television on MTV's The CollegeHumor Show.

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Interview: Comic Courtney Gilmour talks about her JFL Homegrown win,

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  January 21, 2018 @ 9:43pm

In the fall of 2017, Toronto comic Courtney Gilmour was coming off the biggest professional accolade of her comedy career: being named the co-winner (along with Montreal's DJ Mausner) of the Homegrown Comics competition at Just for Laughs Festival.

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Interview: Rhys Darby on his unique brand of stand-up, The Rock's Presidential ambitions, cryptozoology, and almost dying on Mt. Kilimanjaro

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  November 11, 2017 @ 3:11pm

Rhys Darby may be best-known to audiences as Murray Hewitt on the acclaimed HBO series Flight of the Conchords, but the New Zealand Army veteran is also an accomplished stand-up comic, having worked all over the globe for nearly 2 decades and put out 3 stand-up specials.

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Interview: Morocco-born francophone superstar Gad Elmaleh on the challenges and excitement of starting stand-up comedy all over in a new language

Posted by: Paul Little  //  November 9, 2017 @ 3:11pm

If you're a North American comedy fan, you may recognize Morocco-born comedian Gad Elmaleh from his various appearances over the last couple years on the talk show circuit: Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, CONAN,

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Something Wiki This Way Comes Ep. 25: How to Love the Taste of Water with Ben Sellick

Posted by: Paul Little  //  October 26, 2017 @ 9:20pm

Musician Ben Sellick joins us to discuss a very serious topic: how to LOVE the taste of that plain, flavourless, dull–as–dirt clear stuff we all love to hate -- water. It's a wild ride, and the improv gets, shall we say, a little BLUE (ha ha). But don't worry, we still manage to reference M.

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Interview: Stand-up comic, writer, and actress Gina Brillon

Posted by: Paul Little  //  October 20, 2017 @ 12:46pm

Bronx-born comic, writer, and actress Gina Brillon started her stand-up career much earlier than most, at only 17 years old. Finding a way to fit in with the other older comics at New York City clubs -- and keeping audiences laughing along the way -- gave her experience most comics don't get until their late 20s or 30s.

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