Posts with the tag Just for Laughs.

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Interview: Rhys Darby on his unique brand of stand-up, The Rock's Presidential ambitions, cryptozoology, and almost dying on Mt. Kilimanjaro

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  November 11, 2017 @ 3:11pm

Rhys Darby may be best-known to audiences as Murray Hewitt on the acclaimed HBO series Flight of the Conchords, but the New Zealand Army veteran is also an accomplished stand-up comic, having worked all over the globe for nearly 2 decades and put out 3 stand-up specials.

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Interview: Morocco-born francophone superstar Gad Elmaleh on the challenges and excitement of starting stand-up comedy all over in a new language

Posted by: Paul Little  //  November 9, 2017 @ 3:11pm

If you're a North American comedy fan, you may recognize Morocco-born comedian Gad Elmaleh from his various appearances over the last couple years on the talk show circuit: Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, CONAN,

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

Posted by: Paul Little  //  November 8, 2015 @ 8:54am

Besides running the biggest comedy festival in the world every July in Montreal -- not to mention off-shoots in Chicago, Toronto, and now Vancouver -- Just for Laughs also does a great job producing theatre shows across Canada.

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Just For Laughs Interview: Comedian Mike Wilmot in The Nasty Show

Posted by: Tony Hinds  //  July 20, 2015 @ 7:54pm

Comedian Mike Wilmot has one of those faces that can't help but make you smile. Many Canadians will know Wilmot best from his appearance on CTV's Corner Gas as Brent's big city cousin, Carl.

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Just for Laughs Interview: Ronny Chieng in The Ethnic Show

Posted by: Tony Hinds  //  July 8, 2015 @ 9:08pm

Comedian Ronny Chieng jokingly describes himself as "down to earth," despite having won international comedy awards and sold out shows all over the world.

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

Posted by: Paul Little  //  May 7, 2015 @ 8:53pm

Joel McHale is known for his hilarious commentary on the craziness that is pop culture on E!'s The Soup, and of course his lead role as Jeff Winger on the cult comedy, Community, formerly on NBC and now available on Yahoo! Screen.

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

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 20, 2015 @ 8:38pm

Comedian Tommy Tiernan has been a favourite around the world -- a guaranteed hit despite not being a known entity in the capital of entertainment, America. His current tour, dubbed "Out of the Whirlwind", began in Ireland last September, and included 14 straight sold-out dates in Dublin in January.

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