Posts with the tag Just for Laughs.

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Interview: Stand-up comic and actor Andy Kindler on his new album, the 25th anniversary of his JFL addresses, and mental health

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  October 17, 2020 @ 7:54pm

Andy Kindler has been a stand-up comic for over 30 years; toured endlessly across North America; co-starred in hit TV shows like Everybody Loves Raymond, Bob's Burgers, and Maron; spent years doing regular field pieces on The Late Show with David Letterman and returns to the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal every year to deliver his "State of the Industry

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JFL Interview: Late Night and Amber Ruffin Show writer/performer Jenny Hagel

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  October 8, 2020 @ 7:07pm

If you've watched Late Night with Seth Meyers over the last few years, you've likely seen lots of Second City alumn Jenny Hagel, either performing alongside Meyers and fellow writer Amber Ruffin for the popular "Jokes Seth Can't Tell" segment or appearing in various other bits and sketches.

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JFL Interview: Stand-up comic DeAnne Smith

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  October 7, 2020 @ 10:02pm

DeAnne Smith has been doing stand-up for nearly 15 years, beginning in Montreal, moving to the Toronto scene, and performing on stages all over Canada, the United States, the UK, and Australia since.

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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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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 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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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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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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