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A Tribute to Nerds: The Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar host the nerdy Just for Laughs showcase

Posted by: Mark McLeod  //  July 29, 2011 @ 8:30am

Nerds. Geeks. Fanboys. All these words used to be used to describe those who were considered the social outcasts. It wasn't cool to like comic books or computers. You couldn't get girls playing Dungeons & Dragons or possessing an ounce of intelligence.

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Just for Laughs Interview: Evany Rosen and Cheryl Hann of Picnicface

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 28, 2011 @ 3:07am

Halifax-based sketch comedy troupe Picnicface has a big second half of 2011 ahead. Besides their brand-new eponymous television show, which debuts this fall on The Comedy Network, they've also completed a feature film, Roller Town, which they hope will hit theatres this fall, as well.

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Just for Laughs Interview: Adam Hills

Posted by: Mark McLeod  //  July 27, 2011 @ 3:44pm

Australia's Adam Hills may not be a huge name in North America, but in his native country, he's pretty much as big as anyone can get. Besides hosting ABC's highest-rated program of the last seven years, Spicks and Specks, as well as the talk show Adam Hills in Gordon Street Tonight, Adam has also released a pair of best-selling stand-up DVDs.

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Just for Laughs Interview: Maria Bamford

Posted by: Tim Gray  //  July 27, 2011 @ 11:25am

When I heard I was going to interview one of the most inventive and wonderfully obscure comedians -- Maria Bamford -- I nearly s*** myself. And then I actually s*** myself. After I cleaned myself up, I started to prepare for what would be a pinnacle moment in my comedy career.

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Just for Laughs Interview: Beardyman

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 27, 2011 @ 10:32am

A beatboxer headlining shows at comedy festivals? That may seem a bit odd. However, once you see Beardyman (aka Darren Foreman) perform, you realize that the former back-to-back UK Beatboxing Champion manages to bring a lot comedy into his set. Much like U.S.

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Just for Laughs Preview: 3 more performers to catch in the festival's second week

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 26, 2011 @ 12:01pm

As the second week of Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival rolls on, there are still a host of amazing shows on the horizon. As we've said before, this festival continues to bring in some of the best comics in the world, and we've got three more that you definitely don't want to miss should you be in Montreal for the festival this week.

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Just for Laughs Interview: Hannibal Buress

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 25, 2011 @ 10:01pm

One of the most clever young writers working today, Chicago-born comic Hannibal Buress is quickly rising in the comedy world.

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Just for Laughs Preview: 3 must-see shows as the comedy festival gets underway

Posted by: Paul Little  //  July 22, 2011 @ 3:49am

Every year, the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal hosts the best mix of comedic talent from around the world.

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Just for Laughs Interview: Eugene Mirman

Posted by: Amanda Stefaniuk  //  July 10, 2011 @ 1:47pm

Ever since the release of his acclaimed album The Absurd Nightclub of Eugene Mirman in 2004, the Russian-born, Massachusetts-raised comedian has built a loyal following of fans who appreciate his unique sense of humor.

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