Paul Little

Paul co-founded CanadaMovies.net in 2001. One of the biggest reasons for the re-branding of the website as ShowbizMonkeys.com was that Paul doesn't just love movies -- with his passion for music and love of television, the expanded coverage just made sense.

Paul watches a ridiculous amount of television, including a likely unhealthy amount of late night television (he hasn't missed an episode of Conan's various shows in a decade, and watched every single episode of The Colbert Report). He also has a lifelong love for music, with a soft spot for lesser-known and independent artists not frequently found in the mainstream. Paul has also been called a "comedy geek" by people within the industry, and has watched more live and recorded stand-up comedy than most would feel comfortable admitting.

When not interviewing his idols, covering major events, or working on design and coding for ShowbizMonkeys.com and other websites, Paul also runs a performance and event venue in his hometown of Winnipeg called The Purple Room (where he occasionally takes the stage as a folk singer or improviser).

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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Stand-up comic Rebecca Reeds (04.07.17)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Tim Gray & Matt Nightingale, stand-up comics and members of the sketch troupe HUNKS (04.06.17)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Stand-up comic Amanda Brooke Perrin (04.06.17)

Interview: Chester Tam, writer/director of the new Netflix original film, Take the 10 (01.20.17)

2016 Winnipeg Folk Festival Preview: Top picks for each day of the fest, plus our 2015 video highlights (07.06.16)

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 (04.05.16)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Andy Kindler talks comedy, politics, Twitter, Jay Baruchel, Winnipeg, and so much more (04.03.16)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Stand-up veteran Erica Sigurdson on making a career out of comedy and returning to the WCF (04.01.16)

Jeffrey John Eyamie releases debut novel 'No Escape from Greatness' and accompanying short film (03.21.16)

Interview: Comedian Jeremy Hotz on tour across Canada with Just for Laughs (02.18.16)

Top Fives: Funny moments from JFL Tour comics Gerry Dee, Robert Kelly, Cristela Alonzo, & Graham Chittenden (11.08.15)

The 10 greatest moustaches in film and television history (plus a few more) (11.04.15)

Interview: Joel McHale of Community and The Soup is back on the road doing stand-up (05.07.15)

Interview: Irish comic Tommy Tiernan embarks on another trip across Canada (04.20.15)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Stand-up comic D.J. Demers talks about his recent Conan appearance and his relatively quick rise in comedy (04.10.15)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: British comic and writer Shazia Mirza on why she got into comedy and growing her craft (04.09.15)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Veteran comedian Simon Rakoff talks of his growth as a comic and the struggle to fully succeed in Canada (04.04.15)

Interview: Canadian rock band Mounties (Hawksley Workman, Steve Bays, and Ryan Dahle) - Part I (12.25.14)

Interview: Comedian Demetri Martin heads across Western Canada as part of this year's Just for Laughs tour (11.03.14)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Comedian and TV personality Daryn Jones (04.10.14)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: New York-based stand-up comic Phil Hanley (04.09.14)

Interview: Comic Debra DiGiovanni of Match Game and Video on Trial is a "Late Bloomer" (01.27.14)

Interview: Billy Reid, creative force behind YouTube children's hit "Pancake Manor" (01.27.14)

Interview: Match Game's Darrin Rose crossing Canada with a cast of comics for Just for Laughs (11.09.13)

2013 Winnipeg Folk Festival: Ongoing live coverage with tweets, photos, videos, interviews (07.11.13)

Interview: Irish stand-up comic Tommy Tiernan talks about the role of the "fool" and why he relishes it (04.12.13)

Interview: Jeremy Hotz, the most miserable comic in the world of stand-up (03.09.13)

Photo Gallery: Tegan and Sara Live (02.28.13)

Interview: Lee White of iconic Winnipeg improv comedy duo CRUMBS (11.07.12)

Interview: Stephen Sim of "really nice guys" improv duo CRUMBS (07.22.12)

Just for Laughs Interview: Comedian Brendon Walsh is heading to the 2012 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal (07.13.12)

2012 Winnipeg Folk Festival: Live tweeting, interviews, daily photo galleries, and more! (07.04.12)

Interview: Soulful Canadian singer/songwriter Emma-Lee (04.21.12)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Comic and writer Rebecca Kohler (04.15.12)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Legendary comedy writer, director, and performer David Steinberg (04.14.12)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Actor, writer, and host extraordinaire Alan Thicke (04.12.12)

Artistic director Al Rae talks about the 2012 Winnipeg Comedy Festival, which kicks off April 5th (04.03.12)

84th Academy Awards: A complete list of Oscar winners, plus our live tweets from the show (02.26.12)

Interview: Comedian Jeffrey Ross is roasting his way across Canada (02.09.12)

2012 Oscar nominations: Hollywood looks back in time as Hugo and The Artist lead the way (01.24.12)

Interview: Chuck's Vik Sahay reflects on his five seasons playing Lester on the NBC action comedy (01.18.12)

Bono & the Edge join others in saluting 10 years of the Clinton Foundation (VIDEO) (10.17.11)

Thanks for 10 great years... and counting! (09.10.11)

Just for Laughs Interview: Evany Rosen and Cheryl Hann of Picnicface (07.28.11)

Just for Laughs Interview: Beardyman (07.27.11)

Just for Laughs Preview: 3 more performers to catch in the festival's second week (07.26.11)

Just for Laughs Interview: Hannibal Buress (07.25.11)

Just for Laughs Preview: 3 must-see shows as the comedy festival gets underway (07.22.11)

Folk Fest Interview: Rosalyn and Vanessa of Winnipeg country-roots band Oh My Darling (07.08.11)

Tegan and Sara energize the usually chilled Winnipeg Folk Festival crowd on Thursday night (07.08.11)

The 38th annual Winnipeg Folk Festival kicks off Five Days in July with Wednesday headliners Blue Rodeo (07.06.11)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Local Winnipeg stand-up comic Ryan Ash (04.08.11)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Young and versitile comedian John Hastings (04.08.11)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Rising Vancouver comic and actor Darcy Michael (04.08.11)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Stand-up comic Darryl Lenox (04.05.11)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Stand-up comic and actor Sam Easton of "Incongruous" (04.05.11)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Kevin McDonald of Kids in the Hall (04.05.11)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Comedian, actor, and all-around entertaining performer Chris Gibbs (04.03.11)

Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Opinionated and controversial (to some) stand-up comedian Darren Frost (03.25.11)

Late night talk show guests: March 21-27 (03.21.11)

Interview: Meric Long and Logan Kroeber of San Fransisco indie alt-rock band The Dodos (03.12.11)

Interview: Conan graphic designer (and occasional on-screen performer) Pierre Bernard (03.07.11)

2010 North American* Genius Monkey Comedy Award (02.20.11)

Interview: Rising Canadian singer/songwriter James Struthers (02.18.11)

The Melodic Monkey Awards: Our Top Music of 2010 (02.14.11)

Interview: Stand-up comic Shane Mauss talks about passports, time travel, and his beginnings in comedy (02.11.11)

Late night talk show guests: January 31-February 6 (01.31.11)

Oscar nominations: The King's Speech receives 12 noms, with True Grit, The Social Network, and Inception close behind (01.25.11)

What's On This Weekend: January 14-16 (01.14.11)

What's On Tonight: Thursday, January 13 (01.13.11)

What's On Tonight: Wednesday, January 12 (01.12.11)

What's On Tonight: Tuesday, January 11 (01.11.11)

Late night talk show guests: January 10-16 (01.10.11)

What's On Tonight: Monday, January 10 (01.10.11)

What's On This Weekend: January 7-9 (01.07.11)

What's On Tonight: Thursday, January 6 (01.06.11)

What's On Tonight: Wednesday, January 5 (01.05.11)

What's On Tonight: Tuesday, January 4 (01.04.11)

Late night talk show guests: January 3-9 (01.02.11)

What's On Tonight: Monday, January 3 (01.02.11)

Late night talk show guests: December 20-26 (12.20.10)

Rants & Raves: Lots of television talk to come! (12.07.10)

Late night talk show guests: November 29-December 5 (11.29.10)

Late night talk show guests: November 22-28 (11.22.10)

Survivor: Nicaragua - Stuck in the Middle (11.17.10)

Late night talk show guests: November 15-21 (11.14.10)

Late night talk show guests: November 8-12 (11.08.10)

Survivor: Nicaragua - Worst Case Scenario (10.20.10)

Review: Red (10.15.10)

Survivor: Nicaragua - Turf Wars (10.14.10)

What's On Tonight? - Monday, October 11 (10.11.10)

Survivor: Nicaragua - Pulling the Trigger (10.06.10)

Fall Television Preview: New shows, returning shows, video clips, full schedule -- it's all here! (09.20.10)

Survivor: Nicaragua - Young at Heart (Premiere) (09.16.10)

The Crafty Monkey Awards: Our Best in Television for 2009/2010 (08.30.10)

Mad Men, Modern Family, Breaking Bad, and Temple Grandin the big winners at a moderately amusing 62nd Emmy Awards show (08.30.10)

What's On Tonight? - Wednesday, August 18 (08.18.10)

What's On This Weekend? - August 6-8 (08.06.10)

What's On Tonight? - Thursday, August 5 (08.05.10)

Psych: Chivalry is Not Dead... But Someone Is (08.05.10)

What's On Tonight? - Wednesday, August 4 (08.04.10)

What's On Tonight? - Tuesday, August 3 (08.02.10)

What's On Tonight? - Monday, August 2 (08.02.10)

2010 Winnipeg Folk Festival Wrap-Up and Photo Gallery (07.22.10)

What's On Tonight? - Monday, July 12 (07.12.10)

The Cat Empire, Arrested Development, and Pieta Brown highlight a rainy Saturday at the Winnipeg Folk Festival (07.10.10)

Friday at the Winnipeg Folk Festival was all about sunburns, heatstroke, and -- oh, right -- great music (07.10.10)

The 37th Winnipeg Folk Festival kicked off Wednesday for five days of folk and roots music (and a lot more) (07.08.10)

Glee, Mad Men, SNL, and Lost lead nominations for this year's Emmy Awards (07.08.10)

Following concerts by The Roots, The Slew, and others, the Winnipeg Jazz Festival ends with a weekend of free outdoor shows (07.05.10)

Interview: Matt Walsh of Spike TV's Players and the Upright Citizen's Brigade (06.29.10)

Roy Hargrove, Buck 65, and Toshi Reagon kick off the opening weekend of the 2010 Winnipeg Jazz Fest (06.29.10)

Late night talk show guests: May 31-June 6 (05.31.10)

Fall 2010 TV Preview: What's coming back, what's moving timeslots, and what's gone for good (05.25.10)

Late night talk show guests: May 17-23 (05.17.10)

What's On Tonight? - Monday, May 17 (05.17.10)

Winner crowned in the finale of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains (05.17.10)

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains - Loose Lips Sink Ships (05.14.10)

Late night talk show guests: May 10-16 (05.10.10)

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains - Sinking Ship (05.07.10)

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains - Going Down in Flames / Jumping Ship (04.30.10)

See the hilarious Tig Notaro (and friends) live at Largo in L.A. on April 30th! (04.27.10)

Late night talk show guests: April 26-May 2 (04.26.10)

Interview: Director Jorma Taccone on his upcoming action-comedy MacGruber (04.23.10)

Late night talk show guests: April 19-25 (04.19.10)

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains - Survivor History (04.16.10)

Late night talk show guests: April 12-18 (and Conan is coming to TBS!) (04.12.10)

Derek Seguin, Steve Patterson, Hot Thespian Action, and other highlights from the 2010 Winnipeg Comedy Festival (04.12.10)

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains - Expectations (04.09.10)

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains - I'm Not a Good Villain (04.03.10)

Interview: Multi-talented Toronto singer/songwriter Emm Gryner (03.30.10)

Late night talk show guests: March 29-April 4 (03.29.10)

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains - Banana Etiquette (03.25.10)

Late night talk show guests: March 15-21 (03.15.10)

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains - Knights of the Round Table (03.12.10)

Interview: Psych creator Steve Franks on the season four finale, next season, and putting the show together (03.10.10)

Late night talk show guests: March 8-14 (03.08.10)

Academy Awards Coverage: The Hurt Locker takes down the mighty Avatar; our own Douglas Maynard asks the tough questions (03.07.10)

The Golden Monkey Awards: Our Best in Film for 2009 (03.07.10)

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards: Viewing Tips (03.07.10)

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains - Tonight, We Make Our Move (03.05.10)

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains - That Girl is Like a Virus (02.27.10)

Psych scoop: season four to end with two big episodes (02.26.10)

Late night talk show guests: February 22-28 (02.22.10)

Canadian comedy Less Than Kind returns tonight for a second season on a new network (02.19.10)

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains - It's Getting the Best of Me (02.19.10)

2009 North American* Genius Monkey Comedy Award (02.16.10)

Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains - Slay Everyone, Trust No One (season premiere) (02.12.10)

Late night talk show guests: February 8-14 (02.08.10)

Hot Tub Time Machine stars visit Toronto Maple Leafs game (02.05.10)

Oscar nominations: Avatar and The Hurt Locker lead the way with 9 nominations each (02.02.10)

The Melodic Monkey Awards: Our Top Music of 2009 (01.31.10)

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift clean up at Grammys; performances the real highlight of the show (01.31.10)

Late night talk show guests: January 25-31 (01.26.10)

Interview: Canadian folk duo Dala (Sheila Carabine & Amanda Walther) (01.21.10)

Late night talk show guests: January 18-24 (plus, "I'm with CoCo") (01.18.10)

Avatar takes home two trophies in a largely predictable (or at least safe) Golden Globes ceremony (01.18.10)

Conan O'Brien officially responds to NBC's late-night plans (01.12.10)

Late night talk show guests: January 11-17 (plus a breakdown of the big mess at NBC!) (01.11.10)

The 2009 Late Night Television Awards (01.04.10)

Late night guest line-ups: January 4-10 (01.04.10)

Late night guest line-ups: December 14-18 (12.14.09)

Late night talk show guests: December 7-13 (12.07.09)

Late night talk show guests: November 23-29 (11.23.09)

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Seinfeld (season finale) (11.23.09)

Late night guest line-ups: November 16-22 (11.17.09)

Late night guest line-ups: November 9-15 (11.09.09)

Interview: Actor/comedian Kevin Pollak on his career and his new web talk show (11.09.09)

The Tonight Show and The Late Late Show: How late night television is made (11.09.09)

Late night guest line-ups: October 26-November 1 (10.26.09)

Interview: Stand-up comedian Jon Reep (10.22.09)

Interview: Celtic folk singer and multi-instrumentalist Loreena McKennitt (10.17.09)

Late night guest line-ups: October 12-18 (10.13.09)

Late night guest line-ups: October 5-11 (10.05.09)

Late night guest line-ups: September 28-October 4 (09.28.09)

Late night guest line-ups: September 21-27 (09.21.09)

30 Rock and Mad Men among mostly predictable winners at the (thankfully) entertaining 61st Emmy Awards (09.21.09)

The Crafty Monkey Awards: Our Top TV Shows of 08/09 (09.21.09)

Late night guest line-ups: September 14-20 (09.14.09)

It's World Beatles Day! (09.09.09)

Folk Fest Interview: Loudon Wainwright III talks about music, his famous offspring, and his role in the blockbuster kids' movie G-Force (08.12.09)

The Winnipeg Folk Festival wraps up with Patrick Watson, Loreena McKennitt, and satisfied folkies (07.13.09)

Bellowhead, Serena Ryder the stand-out performances on Saturday at the Winnipeg Folk Festival (07.12.09)

Iron & Wine highlight of Winnipeg Folk Festival so far (and other Day 3 notes) (07.11.09)

Xavier Rudd headlines second night of the Winnipeg Folk Festival (07.10.09)

36th Annual Winnipeg Folk Festival launches five days of music with Elvis Costello (07.09.09)

Late night guest line-ups: July 6-10 (07.05.09)

Late night guest line-ups: June 8-12 (06.08.09)

Late night guest line-ups: June 1-5 (06.01.09)

Interview: Tonight Show blogger Aaron Bleyaert answers your questions on the eve of Conan taking over the late night institution (06.01.09)

Interview: Grand Analog's Odario Williams talks about the group and new album Metropolis is Burning (05.27.09)

Late night guest line-ups: May 25-29 (05.25.09)

Bones: The End in the Beginning (05.15.09)

ShowbizMonkeys.com at the 81st Annual Academy Awards (05.12.09)

Bones: The Critic in the Cabernet (05.11.09)

Scrubs says goodbye to Braff and Lawrence (and possibly everyone) on ABC tonight (05.06.09)

Torontonians: Get a free large popcorn and drink when you see The Soloist at AMC (04.30.09)

Rock, Paper, Scissors: The Way of the Tosser closing out the third annual Los Angeles United Film Festival (04.30.09)

Interview: Vik Sahay, star of NBC's Chuck and the Genie-nominated film Amal (VIDEO) (04.02.09)

Interview: Heroes star James Kyson Lee talks about the return of Bryan Fuller and where the show is headed (03.17.09)

Interview: Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer of The Lonely Island (03.17.09)

Interview: Comedian Aziz Ansari (winner of our 2008 Genius Monkey Comedy Award) (03.02.09)

Slumdog Millionaire wins nearly everything it touches at the 81st Annual Academy Awards (02.23.09)

Pre-Oscars Awards Roundup: Independent Spirit Awards and the Razzies (02.22.09)

The Golden Monkey Awards: Our Top Movies of 2008 (02.22.09)

Interview: Comedian Sugar Sammy gives us an update on his past year, and where things are headed (02.12.09)

The Melodic Monkey Awards: Our Top Music of 2008 (02.09.09)

Exclusive "Interview": Christian Bale talks to our own Brian Cook (02.06.09)

2008 North American* Genius Monkey Comedy Award (01.28.09)

Academy Award Nominations: Benjamin Button, Slumdog, and Dark Knight lead the pack (01.22.09)

The Lonely Island, SNL's Digital Short masterminds, have a new CD coming out (01.10.09)

Interview: John Hodgman, author and Daily Show "resident expert" (12.12.08)

Golden Globe Nominations: Television (12.12.08)

Golden Globe Nominations: Film (12.12.08)

Late Night Lineups: November 17-21 (11.17.08)

Watch next Thursday's 30 Rock season premiere now! (VIDEO) (10.24.08)

New talk show from comedian D.L. Hughley debuts on CNN this weekend (VIDEO) (10.24.08)

Late Night Lineups: October 13-17 (10.14.08)

Late Night Lineups: October 6-10 (10.06.08)

The Office: Weight Loss (09.26.08)

Late Night Lineups: September 22-26 (09.23.08)

30 Rock and John Adams pick up plenty of Emmys; Telecast itself a huge disappointment (09.22.08)

60th Primetime Emmy Awards: The Predictions (09.19.08)

DVD/Blu-ray New Releases: September 16 (09.17.08)

TV on DVD/Blu-ray Releases: September 16 (09.17.08)

Late Night Lineups: September 15-19 (09.15.08)

Series of 10k charity races taking place globally on August 31st, followed by huge post-race concerts (08.27.08)

Interview: Musician Cary Brothers (08.12.08)

Emmy nominations: Mad Men, 30 Rock, and John Adams lead the pack (07.18.08)

Teddy Geiger takes different approach to choosing new album's songs (07.03.08)

A look back at Martin Lawrence's best roles (06.12.08)

Jimmy Fallon to take over Late Night after Conan's departure in 2009 (05.14.08)

Live Review: Sarah Slean in Winnipeg (May 11, 2008) (05.12.08)

Interview: The Lonely Island's Jorma Taccone and Chester Tam (03.18.08)

Interview: Heroes star Greg Grunberg on the hit NBC show, his new movie Group Sex, and his charity work (03.06.08)

Many of your favourite TV shows are coming back... but when? (03.05.08)

No Country for Old Men big winner at Academy Awards (02.25.08)

ShowbizMonkeys.com at the 80th Annual Academy Awards (02.24.08)

Survivor Micronesia: The Sounds of Jungle Love (02.15.08)

The Late Night Feud: The Culmination (VIDEO) (02.05.08)

SAG Award Winners: Sopranos, No Country take home biggest honours (01.28.08)

Our top 10 television shows of 2007 (01.26.08)

Interview: Stand-up comedian Sugar Sammy (01.25.08)

Oscar nominations: There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men lead with 8 a piece (01.23.08)

Our top 10 films of 2007 (01.23.08)

Golden Globe winners (yes, the Globes were "handed out" last night) (01.14.08)

Late night talk shows return to the air (01.03.08)

Lost and Heroes Give Us Sneak Peeks (VIDEO) (12.20.07)

Golden Globe Nominations: Film (12.14.07)

Golden Globe Nominations: Television (12.14.07)

Comedian Tom Papa knows that family and 'the human condition' make for a relatable act (11.06.07)

What a writers' strike could mean for you, the average TV viewer (10.31.07)

Fred Claus giveaway is coming to town (10.26.07)

Scrubs: My Own Worst Enemy (10.26.07)

CanadaMovies.net and MovieContests.com are now ShowbizMonkeys.com (10.25.07)

Late night guest line-up: October 22 - 26 (10.21.07)

Interview: Late Night with Conan O'Brien writer/performer Brian Stack (10.19.07)

Interview: Chester Tam of Hot Rod and The Lonely Island (08.03.07)

FilmExchange 2007 Review: Wrath of Gods (02.27.07)

Our top 10 films of 2005 (01.18.06)

What is The 1 Second Film? (11.02.05)

Review: The Duke - My Kung-Fu is Good (05.03.05)

Our top 10 films of 2004 (01.26.05)

Our top 10 films of 2003 (01.02.04)

Our top 10 films of 2002 (01.01.03)