Posts with the tag stand-up comedy.

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Album Review: Sally Brooks - Street Bird

Posted by: Matthew Ardill  //  October 11, 2022 @ 7:24pm

I spent several years working on and hosting a podcast where I listened to comedy albums, so when I was asked to review Sally Brooks' upcoming album Street Bird, I was very excited.

Sally is a touring comic, writer, and podcaster. She was born in Cincinnati before moving to New York and finally settling in Atlanta.

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JFL Toronto Review: Craig Ferguson

Posted by: Matthew Ardill  //  September 26, 2022 @ 11:02pm

Going to a Craig Ferguson show is like going on a walk with a Scottish family member. I know this because I am married to someone who is only once removed from this, and watching Craig Ferguson's set is like chatting with my wife.

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JFL Toronto Interview: Stand-up comic Vir Das

Posted by: Andrew Lizotte  //  September 26, 2022 @ 4:30pm

If you don't know who Vir Das is by this point, that's on you, because he's very busy. Most recently, the stand-up comic released an all-crowd work special which was recorded over Zoom -- two phrases that make him a comedy daredevil. This marks his 4th special for Netflix.

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JFL Toronto Reviews: Kurt Braunohler & Alex Edelman

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  September 24, 2022 @ 9:04am

Kurt Braunohler

Reviewed by: Matthew Ardill

After having a delightful conversation with the incredible Kurt Braunohler, I felt it was a MUST to make it to his shows (which is a lie – I had tickets to last night's 9 PM show at Comedy Bar and "Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen" well befo

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JFL Toronto Review: John Mulaney - From Scratch

Posted by: Matthew Ardill  //  September 23, 2022 @ 6:27pm

The journey to the From Scratch Tour for John Mulaney and the city of Toronto has been a long one starting in 2018, and has had many twists and turns. He canceled four shows in Toronto for reasons from "I don't remember" to an opportunity to host Saturday Night Live (again).

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Album Review: Damon Sumner - I Know Who I Am

Posted by: Matthew Ardill  //  March 28, 2022 @ 4:37pm

I Know Who I Am spends its first five minutes establishing its premise by listing comedian Damon Sumner's bona fides as a good guy.

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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,

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JFL42 Roundup: Tuesday, September 26

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 27, 2017 @ 5:03pm

To learn about these daily JFL42 roundups, read the first one! Now, onto Tuesday's comedy shows, featuring Hari Kondabolu, Ali Saddiq, and World Champion Judah Friedlander...

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JFL42 Roundup: Saturday, September 23 to Monday, September 25

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  September 26, 2017 @ 8:43pm

Saturday was a day off for my brother's wedding.

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