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. During our interview in advance of his appearances at JFL42, Chris gave me some of the most emotionally open and thoughtful answers of my career -- all while driving!

Chris is a ringmaster of chaos.

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JFL42 Interview: The President Show's Anthony Atamanuik

Posted by: Paul Little  //  September 22, 2018 @ 9:02pm

When Donald Trump decided to announce he was running for President, it seemed like a comedy goldmine. He had always been an over-the-top character, with his name in big, bold letters on everything he owned, and was already a frequent punchline before officially entering the political fray.

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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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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. The win included, among other things, a taped spot for JFL All Access on Canada's The Comedy Network, as well as a spot among the 42 feature comics at September's JFL42 comedy festival in her hometown.

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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, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Read More  •  Comments ()

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. Night Shyalaman movies and borscht–slurping grandmas.

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Interview: Stand-up comic, writer, and actress Gina Brillon

Posted by: Paul Little  //  October 20, 2017 @ 12:46pm

Bronx-born comic, writer, and actress Gina Brillon started her stand-up career much earlier than most, at only 17 years old. Finding a way to fit in with the other older comics at New York City clubs -- and keeping audiences laughing along the way -- gave her experience most comics don't get until their late 20s or 30s. That early drive paid off, and Brillon made her first TV appearance over 10 years ago on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham.

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Something Wiki This Way Comes Ep. 24: How to Write Metal Song Lyrics with Paul Little

Posted by: Paul Little  //  October 1, 2017 @ 5:21pm

We've got a real banger this time! "Impressario" Paul Little joins us to talk about writing metal lyrics. And we don't just talk about writing -- we write an entire song during the episode! We take a real hard look at society and expose the dark underbelly of... LISTS.

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