Posts with the tag Stand-Up.

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Interview: Stand-up comic, writer, and @midnight social media guru Dan Telfer

Posted by: Aaron Demeter  //  November 17, 2016 @ 1:17am

Whether you've heard his stand-up, read his articles for The Onion and The A.V.

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Album Review: Matthew Broussard - Pedantic

Posted by: Cathy Herbert  //  November 5, 2016 @ 9:33pm

The title of Matthew Broussard's debut album, Pedantic, suggests a sense of self-awareness, but that doesn't make Broussard any less insufferable. While the majority of his jokes are just fine and even a bit clever, he spends more time talking about his personal circumstances than delivering punchlines.

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Album Review: Ahmed Bharoocha - Almond Badoody

Posted by: Cathy Herbert  //  October 19, 2016 @ 2:47pm

Don't feel too bad if you confuse Ahmed Bharoocha's name with the title of his debut album, Almond Badoody – it's probably not going to hurt his feelings. The twenty-five track album recorded in Madison, Wisconsin and put out by Comedy Central Records starts with some jokes about name pronunciation, and Bharoocha's laid back style is immediately apparent.

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Album Review: Doogie Horner - A Delicate Man

Posted by: Jay Caption  //  April 12, 2016 @ 10:41am

We have no doubt heard of many great stand-up comics over the years. Names like Jim Gaffigan, the late John Pinnette, Russell Peters, and of course Jerry Seinfeld are all hosehold names.

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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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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: 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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Album Review: Adam Wade - The Human Comedy

Posted by: Tony Hinds  //  November 19, 2015 @ 3:03am

For a hardened stand-up comedy fanboy like myself, the label of 'storytelling/comedy album' can be like a dead canary in a coal mine. Don't get me wrong – I love storytelling. The act of storytelling is a sadly underrated skill, and one very much worthy of an hour-long audio recording.

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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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