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.

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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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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2017 Winnipeg Folk Fesetival Preview: Big names, hidden gems, incredible locals, and some cool stuff from 2016

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  July 6, 2017 @ 9:51am

The summer festival season in Manitoba, on the Canadian prairies, is always an exciting time.

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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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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.

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