Punch Up Your Life - A Heart Walk

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  January 18, 2022 @ 11:51pm

Desperately lonesome Ava, on the brink of her thirties, leaves everything to move from the ostensibly new-age hippie vibe of Vancouver, to reconnect with her sister in the cold hustle of New York City.

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Punch Up Your Life - My So Called Wiccan Summer

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  January 18, 2022 @ 11:50pm

When 15-year-old Rachel gets her hands on the summer camp's shared Ouija board, she gains popularity by leading seances out of cabins... Much to the camp staff's dismay.

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Punch Up Your Life – Introduction

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  January 12, 2022 @ 9:28pm

"Who would play you, in the movie of your life?" We've all done this ice breaker game.

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Interview: Sketch comedy troupe TallBoyz chats ahead of their Season 2 premiere on CBC

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  February 15, 2021 @ 7:53pm

The most interesting part of any TV series is the second season. The show runners know what they like, what they don't, what works, what they can add, what the audience loves, and what they can make bigger. The voice is now stronger and more focused. A shot gun blast becomes a laser.

Don't get me wrong, the shot gun blast is fun.

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Interview: Stand-up comic and actor Andy Kindler on his new album, the 25th anniversary of his JFL addresses, and mental health

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  October 17, 2020 @ 7:54pm

Andy Kindler has been a stand-up comic for over 30 years; toured endlessly across North America; co-starred in hit TV shows like Everybody Loves Raymond, Bob's Burgers, and Maron; spent years doing regular field pieces on The Late Show with David Letterman and returns to the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal every year to deliver his "State of the Industry

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JFL Interview: Late Night and Amber Ruffin Show writer/performer Jenny Hagel

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  October 8, 2020 @ 7:07pm

If you've watched Late Night with Seth Meyers over the last few years, you've likely seen lots of Second City alumn Jenny Hagel, either performing alongside Meyers and fellow writer Amber Ruffin for the popular "Jokes Seth Can't Tell" segment or appearing in various other bits and sketches.

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JFL Interview: Stand-up comic DeAnne Smith

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  October 7, 2020 @ 10:02pm

DeAnne Smith has been doing stand-up for nearly 15 years, beginning in Montreal, moving to the Toronto scene, and performing on stages all over Canada, the United States, the UK, and Australia since.

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Interview: Comic Gavin Matts coming back to Canada for a mini tour out west

Posted by: Paul Little  //  November 7, 2019 @ 7:55pm

Comic Gavin Matts has had a pretty good last couple years.

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JFL42 Interview: Juno-winning stand-up Dave Merheje of Hulu's Ramy

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  October 9, 2019 @ 5:41pm

Born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, New York-based comedian Dave Merheje has had a pretty stellar 2019.

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JFL42 Reviews: Serious Talk with Funny People, Gabriel Iglesias, The El-Salomons, My Gorgeous Son

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  September 30, 2019 @ 5:34pm

Serious Talk with Funny People

September 28, 2019 • 3:00 PM @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

Reviewed by: Andrew Lizotte

Spirits were high as the panelists (Andy Kindler, Deanne Smith, Jessica Holmes, and Byron Bowers) took to

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