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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
Chris Middleton - When Chris is promoted to assistant manager of a university bar, that's already funded by student admission, he literally becomes too big to fail. The power corrupts him entirely, until he is framed for something he didn't....
In an annual tradition beginning way back in 2009, ShowbizMonkeys.com has set up shop in early July at Birds Hill Park near Winnipeg to cover the Winnipeg Folk Festival. Artist photos, video clips, interviews with some absolute music legends; it was an incredibly fun 11-year run.
Then, as we all know, the world shifted.
Enter to win a combo Blu-ray/DVD/Digital copy of the film Where the Crawdads Sing, starring Daisy Edgar-Jones.
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