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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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Interview: Comic Courtney Gilmour talks about her JFL Homegrown win,

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  January 21, 2018 @ 9:43pm

In the fall of 2017, Toronto comic Courtney Gilmour was coming off the biggest professional accolade of her comedy career: being named the co-winner (along with Montreal's DJ Mausner) of the Homegrown Comics competition at Just for Laughs Festival.

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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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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: 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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Interview: Comedian and SheDot Festival co-producer Karen O'Keefe

Posted by: Paul Little  //  May 5, 2017 @ 6:20am

This year's SheDot Festival ("Toronto's Festival of Funny Women") runs from May 4-7 and features stand-up, sketch, and improv shows; workshops; and industry panels. Now in its fourth year, it has grown from an essentially local Toronto festival to one featuring a majority of its performers from across North America.

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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Stand-up comic Rebecca Reeds

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 7, 2017 @ 11:10pm

Rebecca Reeds started her comedy career in Ottawa, performing at open mics and eventually being part of an Ottawa Fringe Festival show.

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

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 6, 2017 @ 6:51pm

Tim Gray and Matt Nightingale are veterans of the Winnipeg stand-up comedy scene, and this year they're both a part of the local contingent at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Besides their accomplishments as stand-up comics (Gray's first comedy album comes out this June, while Nightingale is a regular host at Rumor's Comedy Club), they're also members of the sketch troupe HUNKS.

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