Just for Laughs Interview: Stand-up and writer Robby Hoffman

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 18, 2019 @ 7:57am

Robby Hoffman is an original comedy voice whose writing and delivery on stage puts her at the top of the stand-up game.

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2019 Winnipeg Folk Festival Preview: What to expect, who to see, and a throwback to last year's fest

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 11, 2019 @ 12:38am

Let's start with some honesty: the original version of this 2019 Winnipeg Folk Festival preview piece was almost complete when a couple accidental clicks of the mouse sent hours of work into the digital ether.

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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Stand-up comic Nick Nemeroff

Posted by: Paul Little  //  May 2, 2019 @ 12:34pm

Nick Nemeroff is a Montreal comic who has been a mainstay in the Toronto comedy scene for the past few years, winning Best Newcomer and Best Breakout Comic at the 2017 and 2018 I Heart Joke Awards. He's made appearances at Montreal's Just for Laughs and Comedy Central's Clusterfest, and his comedy has been described as "aggressively deadpan".

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JFL42 Reviews: Chris Gethard, 'Beautiful/Anonymous', and Andy Kindler's 'Alternative Show'

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 29, 2018 @ 3:25pm

Beautiful/Anonymous and Chris Gethard

September 28, 2018 • 5:00 PM @ TIFF Bell Lightbox • 9:00 PM @ Winter Garden Theatre

Chris Gethard has a connection with his fans that can not be understated.

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JFL42 Reviews: Hannibal Buress, Maria Bamford, and Andy Kindler's 'Alternative Show'

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 28, 2018 @ 3:16pm

Hannibal Buress

September 27, 2018 • 7:00 PM • The Sony Centre

If there's anything Hannibal Buress can't make funny, I've certainly not heard about it.

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JFL42 Reviews: Todd Glass and Andy Kindler's 'Alternative Show'

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 27, 2018 @ 3:25pm

Todd Glass

The Garrisson • September 26, 2018 • 7:00 PM

When you're at a Todd Glass show, you are truly in the presence of a show business professional. When I showed up to the venue a bit early and was told I couldn't come in yet because he and his band were "still in rehearsals", I knew something very fun would be in store.

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JFL42 Reviews: Matt Braunger and Guy Montgomery

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 26, 2018 @ 4:08pm

Matt Braunger

September 25, 2018 • 7:00 PM • The Garrisson

Lovable weirdo and favourite of Winnipeg's Oddblock Comedy Festival, Matt Braunger injected a serious amount of fun and energy into what had been a pretty dreary day in Toronto.

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JFL42 Interview: Comic, improviser, podcaster, and host Chris Gethard

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  September 25, 2018 @ 2:37pm

Chris Gethard is comedy's favourite underdog. He is the fine wine that other comedians cannot recommend enough. His years of study as an improviser at the UCB Theatre in New York have made him a great listener and a truly empathetic storyteller.

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JFL42 Reviews: Anthony Atamanuik and 'Stop Podcasting Yourself'

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 24, 2018 @ 2:06pm

Anthony Atamanuik

September 23, 2018 • 12:00 PM @ TIFF Bell Lightbox • 7:00 PM @ Winter Garden Theatre

Anthony Atamanuik performing as the 45th (and last) President of the United States, Donald Trump, was my choice for Sunday, so when at the first show he straight up told the audience that there w

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JFL42 Reviews: Seth Meyers and 'The Smartest Man in the World' Podcast

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 23, 2018 @ 12:20pm

Seth Meyers

September 22, 2018 • 9:45 PM • The Sony Centre

The Late Night host may not be primarily known for his skills as a stand-up, but it wouldn't be fair to discount Seth Meyers one bit, as he proved to a hot Saturday night crowd at the Sony Centre.

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