Posts with the tag Canada.

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

Posted by: Paul Little  //  February 18, 2016 @ 5:43am

After decades in the business, Jeremy Hotz is a tried-and-true name in Canadian comedy. While he's lived south of the border for close to 20 years, he always manages to spend time in Canada, both personally and professionally.

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Winnipeg Comedy Festival 2015 Coverage

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  April 8, 2015 @ 7:40pm

The Winnipeg Comedy Festival is in full swing, and we've got you covered!

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

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 4, 2015 @ 7:43am

Simon Rakoff loves his job. Now to be fair, most stand-up comics who are able to make it their career don't take for granted how great a gig it is. But very few veteran comics approach stand-up comedy with the excitement and joy of someone new to the business.

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Comedian Big Daddy Tazz hosts his 14th annual fundraiser this Saturday in Winnipeg

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  January 22, 2015 @ 5:47am

Big Daddy Tazz has been performing at comedy clubs and theatres across Canada and beyond for years, making people laugh about the mundane while also opening up about his own struggles with bi-polar disorder.

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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #053 with Hawksley Workman

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  December 15, 2014 @ 2:49pm

Canadian singer/songwriter and national treasure Hawksley Workman joined me over the phone in the UMFM studio.

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Music service Spotify celebrates one month in Canada

Posted by: Chris Hearn  //  November 3, 2014 @ 6:08pm

Spotify is now in Canada! Oh goody, goody, goody. I have been waiting for this for a long time.

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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #046 with Bahamas

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  October 22, 2014 @ 11:14am

Bahamas is Afie Jurvanen, a Toronto, ON-based singer/songwriter raised in quiet-lake-surrounding city of Barrie. It was there that his industrious nature picked up a few tricks on the guitar. He adopted the moniker Bahamas for his 2009 debut record Pink Strat.

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