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...
Returning by popular demand to the Winnipeg Comedy Festival once again, John Wing has more than secured his reputation as a stellar performer and true renaissance man in the world of comedy. A seasoned vet of the stand-up world, both nationally and abroad, Wing has long been one of Canada's most original and consistently irreverent comedic voices.
The Winnipeg Comedy Festival has long been considered a comics' festival. The comedians who come to the prairie city to perform over a week in April absolutely love their time here. The festival treats the performers incredibly well, and the crowds are friendly, responsive, and plentiful.
Our year of festival coverage continues! Beginning with the Academy Awards at the end of February, we've been bringing you on-the-ground coverage of some of the biggest and coolest events and festivals in North America. Now it's time to head east for the biggest comedy festival on the planet: Just for Laughs.
The Winnipeg Comedy Festival has been steadily growing, adding performers, shows, and days to the festival year after year.
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.
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.
When I heard I was going to interview one of the most inventive and wonderfully obscure comedians -- Maria Bamford -- I nearly shit myself. And then I actually shit myself. After I cleaned myself up, I started to prepare for what would be a pinnacle moment in my comedy career.
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.
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.