Interviews with big names and up-and-coming talent from the movie, television, music, and comedy worlds.

JFL42 Interview: Stand-up comic and actress Maria Bamford

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  September 18, 2018 @ 11:02am

Folks, it's the week of JFL42! Living in Toronto, this means I get to go to comedy "space camp" and interview some of my heroes. First up on that list of heroes is Maria Bamford.

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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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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: 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.

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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.

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Interview: Director Guy Maddin on the ghosts of cinema past and his new film The Forbidden Room

Posted by: Tony Hinds  //  October 7, 2015 @ 8:20am

Guy Maddin's films have always had at least one foot planted firmly in a shadowy and beautiful cinematic past. Beginning with his first feature, the awe-inspiring Tales from the Gimli Hospital in 1988, Maddin's gaze seemed fixed backwards to a distant era in which the talking picture was still unfamiliar and strange.

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Interview: A conversation with performance artists Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan

Posted by: Tony Hinds  //  September 23, 2015 @ 6:38pm

Feminist art fans take note. A vault is about to open, filled with the most subversively unique and beautifully hilarious gems. For the first time, a curated collection of the work of performance artists Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan will be available on Sept. 26.

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Interview: Andrew Cheney and Kara Kilmer of the faith-based adventure film, Beyond the Mask

Posted by: Mark McLeod  //  August 21, 2015 @ 8:44pm

Faith-based films have been around since the beginning of motion pictures, and for a long part of filmmaking history, stood alongside other Hollywood genres as both critical and box office successes. Films like Ben-Hur and The Ten Commandments still captivate audiences to this day.

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Interview: Adam Brooks, co-writer, co-director and star of Astron 6's The Editor

Posted by: Tony Hinds  //  August 20, 2015 @ 7:13am

Every now and then, a small independent film manages to break through the cracks in the towering wall of entertainment available to our fickle culture. Like some little engine that could, it attracts critical praise and audience attention through its sheer brilliance, and without some huge marketing campaign.

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