Robert Klein on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Robert Klein made his 87th appearance on The Tonight Show on Friday night, but 'twas his first time performing stand-up when Jimmy Fallon hosted -- and his first time in that New York City studio since 1973. Which makes him a certifiable member of AARP. Don't know about AARP? Want to know about thei... [Read More]
This Season of ‘Key and Peele’ Will Be Its Last
Get ready to say goodbye to Key and Peele this September, because according to The Wrap, the Comedy Central sketch show will end its run after the end of its current season. “This is our final season – and it’s not because of Comedy Central, it’s us. It was just time for us t... [Read More]
This week in comedy: we did it Just for Laughs
Just For Laughs Montreal is awesome for going out of its way to support rising talent, so we went out of our way to spend some time there this week. After the festival revealed its hotly anticipated New Faces of Comedy roster this week, Dana Gould gave the festival’s keynote speech, and w... [Read More]
Just For Laughs 2015: Listen to full audio of Andy Kindler’s State of the Industry Address 2015
The time honored tradition known as The State of the Industry Address has been delivered once again by the man responsible for its very existence. Andy Kindler took to the stage in the Grand Salon Opera room at the Hyatt in downtown Montreal to deliver his yearly speech of self deprecation while tak... [Read More]
SXSW Comedy gets its close up in two-part stand-up showcase special on Showtime
If all of this talk about and from Montreal's Just For Laughs has you feeling left out of what's hot in the comedy game right now, no need to fear. You can see who's hot right now on your cable TV, thanks to the first-ever stand-up special recorded this spring at that other great comedy bash, Austin... [Read More]
First impressions: 2015 New Faces of Comedy, Characters
Don't know how you feel yet about self-fulfilling prophecies, but it certainly seems as though Montreal's Just For Laughs successfully read "The Secret" when it comes to its New Faces Characters showcase. JFL created the Characters showcase a few years ago with boasts that you might find the next Sa... [Read More]
Andy Kindler’s State of the Comedy Industry 2015 at Just For Laughs Montreal
With a profile this week in The New York Times, do you think Andy Kindler might mention it in today's State of the Industry address at Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival? Do you think? What do you think. You're here reading this, so you know the answer. "I was profiled in The New York Times ... [Read More]
Showtime Cancels ‘Happyish’ After One Season
Showtime’s freshman comedy Happyish will not be returning for a second season. According to THR, the comedy starring Kathryn Hahn and Steve Coogan — who replaced the late Philip Seymour Hoffman — has officially been canceled by the network due to low ratings. Happyish wrapped up it... [Read More]