Interviews with big names and up-and-coming talent from the movie, television, music, and comedy worlds.

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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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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Newfoundland folk duo Fortunate Ones visit the Winnipeg Folk Festival fresh off releasing new full-length, Hold Fast

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 4, 2018 @ 11:02pm

Newfoundland and Labrador has a population of just over half a million people – smaller than all but one other province.

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Interview: Legendary metal vocalist Max Cavalera

Posted by: William O'Donnell  //  March 22, 2018 @ 6:45pm

Max Cavalera is most famous for being the lead singer (growler) and composer for Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, Killer be Killed, and formerly of thrash-metal pioneers Sepultura. In 1994, Max created a one-off side project with English musician/producer Alex Newport called Nailbomb.

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Interview: Chester Tam, writer/director of the new Netflix original film, Take the 10

Posted by: Paul Little  //  January 20, 2017 @ 10:18am

When we first met Chester Tam, it was right before we re-branded this website as ShowbizMonkeys.com nearly 10 years ago.

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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Stand-up veteran Erica Sigurdson on making a career out of comedy and returning to the WCF

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 1, 2016 @ 9:05pm

Vancouver comic Erica Sigurdson has been a mainstay in the Canadian comedy scene for well over a decade now.

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Interview: Director Guy Maddin on the ghosts of cinema past and his new film The Forbidden Room

Posted by: Tony Hinds  //  October 7, 2015 @ 8:20am

Guy Maddin's films have always had at least one foot planted firmly in a shadowy and beautiful cinematic past. Beginning with his first feature, the awe-inspiring Tales from the Gimli Hospital in 1988, Maddin's gaze seemed fixed backwards to a distant era in which the talking picture was still unfamiliar and strange.

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Interview: A conversation with performance artists Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan

Posted by: Tony Hinds  //  September 23, 2015 @ 6:38pm

Feminist art fans take note. A vault is about to open, filled with the most subversively unique and beautifully hilarious gems. For the first time, a curated collection of the work of performance artists Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan will be available on Sept. 26.

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Interview: Andrew Cheney and Kara Kilmer of the faith-based adventure film, Beyond the Mask

Posted by: Mark McLeod  //  August 21, 2015 @ 8:44pm

Faith-based films have been around since the beginning of motion pictures, and for a long part of filmmaking history, stood alongside other Hollywood genres as both critical and box office successes. Films like Ben-Hur and The Ten Commandments still captivate audiences to this day.

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