JFL42 Reviews: Greg Proops and Chanty Marostica

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 21, 2018 @ 2:26pm

Greg Proops

September 20, 2018 • 7:00 PM • The Royal

One of my biggest disappointments from last year's fest was the unfortunate last-minute pullout by Greg Proops.

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JFL42 Interview: Stand-up comic, improviser, and podcaster Greg Proops

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  September 20, 2018 @ 9:04pm

If you were to ask me my biggest influences in comedy, at the top of the list would be Greg Proops. When I was young, he was there as a staple cast members of Whose Line is it Anyway?, but as I aged I discovered he's also one of the most apt social critics working in stand-up comedy today.

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JFL42 Interview: British comic James Acaster

Posted by: Paul Little  //  September 20, 2018 @ 2:02pm

The UK is home to a plethora of comedy panel and game shows. From QI to Would I Lie to You? to Mock the Week -- and seemingly hundreds more -- there are so many opportunities to catch some of your favourite UK-based comics (with the occasional Canadian, American, or Aussie thrown in) regularly on tele.

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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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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Wrestling legend and Fozzy lead singer Chris Jericho returns to his hometown to add to his ever-expanding comedy resume

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 11, 2018 @ 4:41pm

Legendary wrestler Chris Jericho has practically become the definition of a multi-hyphenate: besides being a 6-time WWE World Champion and veteran of nearly 30 years in the squared circle, he's also the lead singer of the metal band Fozzy, a bestselling author of multiple books, a prolific podcaster (Read More  •  Comments ()

Interview: Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld of College Humor and the advice podcast If I Were You

Posted by: Ian Bawa  //  February 28, 2018 @ 5:54pm

Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld are the writers, actors, and editors behind the award-winning webseries Jake & Amir, which began while the pair were writers at College Humor. Besides its immense popularity online, their series also appeared on television on MTV's The CollegeHumor Show.

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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: 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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Something Wiki This Way Comes Ep. 25: How to Love the Taste of Water with Ben Sellick

Posted by: Paul Little  //  October 26, 2017 @ 9:20pm

Musician Ben Sellick joins us to discuss a very serious topic: how to LOVE the taste of that plain, flavourless, dull–as–dirt clear stuff we all love to hate -- water. It's a wild ride, and the improv gets, shall we say, a little BLUE (ha ha). But don't worry, we still manage to reference M.

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