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

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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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: 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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