JFL Toronto Review: Joel Kim Booster

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  •  September 29, 2022 @ 11:15am

One of my favorite things about Toronto's Just for Laughs Festival is that some of the acts are really great at showing you how the sausage gets made.

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JFL Toronto Review: Craig Ferguson

Posted by: Matthew Ardill  •  September 26, 2022 @ 11:02pm

Going to a Craig Ferguson show is like going on a walk with a Scottish family member. I know this because I am married to someone who is only once removed from this, and watching Craig Ferguson's set is like chatting with my wife.

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JFL Toronto Interview: Stand-up comic Vir Das

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  •  September 26, 2022 @ 4:30pm

If you don't know who Vir Das is by this point, that's on you, because he's very busy. Most recently, the stand-up comic released an all-crowd work special which was recorded over Zoom -- two phrases that make him a comedy daredevil. This marks his 4th special for Netflix.

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JFL Toronto Reviews: Kurt Braunohler & Alex Edelman

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  •  September 24, 2022 @ 9:04am

Kurt Braunohler

Reviewed by: Matthew Ardill

After having a delightful conversation with the incredible Kurt Braunohler, I felt it was a MUST to make it to his shows (which is a lie – I had tickets to last night's 9 PM show at Comedy Bar and "Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen" well befo

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JFL Toronto Interview: Kurt Braunohler embracing the bananas

Posted by: Matthew Ardill  •  September 22, 2022 @ 9:12pm

Kurt Braunohler has been embracing the bananas since well before he had a podcast of the same name. A stand-up comedian, actor, and improviser, Kurt's material ranges from the conversational to the absurdist, and has always been willing to go to new places.

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JFL Toronto Interview: Stand-up comic, CONAN writer, and author Laurie Kilmartin

Posted by: Paul Little  •  September 16, 2022 @ 11:18pm

Laurie Kilmartin has been making people laugh for a long time. She's been working as a stand-up for most of her adult life, putting out 3 albums (including 2021's Corset) and appearing on late night shows like CONAN, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Punch Up Your Life - The Height of Depression (Ryan Sheedy)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  •  July 21, 2022 @ 7:24pm

Ryan Sheedy - In the middle of epically spiraling out, from a series of melancholy events, Ryan still has to make rent the only way he knows how... Birthday Clown. Will Ryan be able to get out from under this emotional boulder, and not scar a generation of children?

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Punch Up Your Life - DisFUNction (Hools Kay)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  •  June 21, 2022 @ 7:21pm

Hools Kay: the ins and outs of family feuds, from cokehead baby daddies to mothers going haywire for her daughter's wedding. But where does Holly fit in? (Dark comedy)

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Punch Up Your Life - The Assorted Spectres of Saint John's Road (Isabel Zaw-Tun)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  •  June 7, 2022 @ 10:00pm

Isabel Zawtun: Two musicians with four rambunctious kids move from a tiny town in northern Alberta to a haunted house in downtown Toronto.

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Punch Up Your Life - Begging for Scraps (Chris Sandiford)

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  •  May 31, 2022 @ 7:54pm

Our apologies for the delay, but it was worth the wait...

Chris Sandiford: Chris is an ambitious home cook, who came THIS CLOSE to winning a season-long competition cooking show. A fan favourite, he stuck it out and published his own cookbook for humans and their best friends... dogs! This combo backfires however, and inadvertently leads to MANY lawsuits.

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