Interview: Chester Tam, writer/director of the new Netflix original film, Take the 10

Posted by: Paul Little  //  January 20, 2017 @ 10:18am

When we first met Chester Tam, it was right before we re-branded this website as ShowbizMonkeys.com nearly 10 years ago. The Lonely Island's first feature film, Hot Rod, was about to be released, and Tam (their friend and frequent collaborator) was nice enough to brave being only the second person I'd ever interviewed.

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Walkey Talk: Memo to the Academy

Posted by: Michael Walkey  //  January 7, 2017 @ 8:17pm

Jimmy Kimmel has been tapped to host this year's Academy Awards on February 26, 2017. La La Land has already positioned itself as the odds-on favourite to win Best Picture before the nominations have been announced.

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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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The Geekdom Cave Episode 2: Bats in the Belfry

Posted by: Nelson Cordeiro  //  September 17, 2016 @ 4:20pm

This week in The Geekdom Cave, we talk about the man, the legend, the dark knight, the caped crusader himself... BATMAN! Tom is back and we ponder all things shrouded in a cape and cowl, from the page to the big screen.

September 17 is Batman Day. If you forgot this year, let this serve as a reminder for you for 2017 -- and make up for it by listening to this podcast.

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The Geekdom Cave Episode 1: Geekdom Begins

Posted by: Nelson Cordeiro  //  September 9, 2016 @ 9:09pm

Step inside the Cave for this first installment of what is sure to be an ongoing nerdgasm of a saga!

I sit down with Tom this week and we play catch-up on the 2016 summer in entertainment: movies, TV, and even some Netflix originals (and yes, there are spoilers). So step into The Geekdom Cave and watch your step.

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2016 Winnipeg Folk Festival Live Updates

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  July 6, 2016 @ 3:58pm

See ShowbizMonkeys.com's interviews, photos, videos, and highlights live from #WFF2016, plus some of our favourite posts from around social media.

We encourage you to follow us on Twitter (@showbizmonkeys), Instagram (instagram.

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2016 Winnipeg Folk Festival Preview: Top picks for each day of the fest, plus our 2015 video highlights

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 6, 2016 @ 2:39pm

The Winnipeg Folk Festival is one of Canada's longest-running music festivals, and is a favourite not just amongst local music fans, but of performers and audience members well beyond the Manitoba borders. It's a combination of music from all genres (folk, of course, but also world music, bluegrass, indie rock, blues, and hip-hop) as well as "folk" ideals: community, good food, social justice, and connectivity around art.

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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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