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JFL42 Reviews: Kate Berlant, Seán Cullen, and Jon Dore

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  September 26, 2019 @ 11:42am

Kate Berlant

September 24, 2019 • 9:00 PM @ The Royal

Reviewed by: Paul Little

Kate Berlant is an absolute joy to watch.

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JFL42 Reviews: Gettin' Better with Ron Funches, Chanty Marostica, and Seán Cullen

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  September 24, 2019 @ 8:18pm

Getting Better with Ron Funches

September 22, 2019 • 5:30 PM @ TIFF Bell Lighthouse

Conditions were perfect for the kind of mellow gold that only Ron Funches can deliver. The seats were comfy, my herbal tea quietly steeping in the cup holder, my hair being gently tussled by the air conditioning. I was ready for essentially what was a meditation session with jokes.

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JFL42 Reviews: Marc Maron and Jonathan Van Ness

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  September 20, 2019 @ 1:19pm

Marc Maron

September 19, 2019 • 7:00 PM @ Meridian Hall

Reviewed by: Andrew Lizotte

I love it when a performer is a journey and not a destination. In our era, no performer fits that description more than Marc Maron.

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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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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Stand-up comic Nick Nemeroff

Posted by: Paul Little  //  May 2, 2019 @ 12:34pm

Nick Nemeroff is a Montreal comic who has been a mainstay in the Toronto comedy scene for the past few years, winning Best Newcomer and Best Breakout Comic at the 2017 and 2018 I Heart Joke Awards. He's made appearances at Montreal's Just for Laughs and Comedy Central's Clusterfest, and his comedy has been described as "aggressively deadpan".

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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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