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JFL42 Reviews: Chris Gethard, 'Beautiful/Anonymous', and Andy Kindler's 'Alternative Show'

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 29, 2018 @ 3:25pm

Beautiful/Anonymous and Chris Gethard

September 28, 2018 • 5:00 PM @ TIFF Bell Lightbox • 9:00 PM @ Winter Garden Theatre

Chris Gethard has a connection with his fans that can not be understated.

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JFL42 Reviews: Todd Glass and Andy Kindler's 'Alternative Show'

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 27, 2018 @ 3:25pm

Todd Glass

The Garrisson • September 26, 2018 • 7:00 PM

When you're at a Todd Glass show, you are truly in the presence of a show business professional. When I showed up to the venue a bit early and was told I couldn't come in yet because he and his band were "still in rehearsals", I knew something very fun would be in store.

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JFL42 Reviews: Matt Braunger and Guy Montgomery

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 26, 2018 @ 4:08pm

Matt Braunger

September 25, 2018 • 7:00 PM • The Garrisson

Lovable weirdo and favourite of Winnipeg's Oddblock Comedy Festival, Matt Braunger injected a serious amount of fun and energy into what had been a pretty dreary day in Toronto.

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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 Reviews: Anthony Atamanuik and 'Stop Podcasting Yourself'

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 24, 2018 @ 2:06pm

Anthony Atamanuik

September 23, 2018 • 12:00 PM @ TIFF Bell Lightbox • 7:00 PM @ Winter Garden Theatre

Anthony Atamanuik performing as the 45th (and last) President of the United States, Donald Trump, was my choice for Sunday, so when at the first show he straight up told the audience that there w

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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 Review: Graham Clark at the Garrison

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 22, 2018 @ 3:37pm

I've known Graham Clark for a few years now, and seen him perform numerous times under a wide variety of different circumstances: gala tapings, Fringe shows, standard comedy clubs, weirder alt shows, and live podcasts, just to name a few.

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JFL42 Reviews: Greg Proops and Chanty Marostica

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 21, 2018 @ 2:26pm

Greg Proops

September 20, 2018 • 7:00 PM • The Royal

One of my biggest disappointments from last year's fest was the unfortunate last-minute pullout by Greg Proops.

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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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