Ethnic Heroes of Comedy - Just For Laughs 2009 - review | The Serious Comedy Site
Mike Marino keeps his word. In stand-up comedy this is on the rare side, especially if like us you are not Comedy Central. Marino said he'd see me at the Just For Laughs Montreal International Comedy Festival and get me into a show. He immediately did. Of course, having excellent taste in stand-up I went to see Marino in the Ethnic Heroes of Comedy show. [Read More]
Bill Cosby - Montreal, July 25th 2009 review | The Serious Comedy Site
Bill Cosby still has it and has it for a little more than two hours. All this stand-up comedy giant needs is a chair, a table, and an audience. The most coveted ticket at the 2009 Just For Laughs comedy festival was well worth the rather reasonable price of 75$. To boot, I had front row seats so I got to see Cosby and the legend of stand-up comedy got to see me. Then again, front row seats at the biggest theatre in Place des Arts features a tad wee bit less legroom than you get on Air Crapanada.... [Read More]
Gina Yashere - Union Black - Just For Laughs 2009 - review | The Serious Comedy Site
It was a bit reluctantly that I went to Gina Yashere Union Black, one of the stand-up comedy shows part of the Zoofest, formerly Flying Solo, section of the Just For Laughs Montreal International Comedy Festival. This is not Yashere's fault. I am a little comedied out and not as good an audience as I like to me. I am glad I went as this was a good show and I laughed more than I had the energy to. [Read More]
Mommy Queerest - Just For Laughs 2009 - Centaur Theatre - review | The Serious Comedy Site
Catching a new one woman show on its third night is practically a guarantee that there will be glitches along the way. A great feature of going to a show at the comedy festival is that the audiences are forgiving if the comic is funny - if the comic is not funny and screws up then there will be blood on the stage. Fortunately for the audience and Judy Gold alike Judy Gold is a good comic and Mommy Queerest is a pleasant way to spend an evening. [Read More]
Laugh-Rodisiacs review - Just For Laughs 2009 | The Serious Comedy Site
Laugh-Rodisiacs is a perennial sell-out at the Just For Laughs Montreal comedy festival. It is a very safe bet ticket wise and usually worth the price. This year's Laugh-Rosidiacs was, again, a solid bet and worth the price. Caroline Rhea was host and the line-up was generally solid. As a stand-up comedy fan and veteran of this show, it was nice to see the jokes go beyond the usual husband/wife/girlfriend clichés. [Read More]
Comic TV Appearances: Mon, 7/27 - Fri, 7/31 | STAGE TIME Magazine
Comic television appearances include Adam Sandler, Rodney Carrington, Tom Dreesen, Greg Proops, James Hannah, Ricky Smiley, Jimmy Carr, Ted Alexandro, Loni Love and Eliot Chang. [Read More]
Joan Rivers plans more surgery at the Comedy Central roast (video) | Los Angeles Times
Asked if she'd had more surgery to look her best for the show, she cracked, "No. I will probably do a lot of surgical work by cutting hearts out tonight!" Atta girl, Joanie. Take no prisoners. I'd tell you more about what happens on the rib-splittingly hilarious show but, frankly, I can't print half of the age, plastic surgery and sex jokes from host Kathy Griffin, Carl Reiner, Brad Garrett, Jeff Ross, Greg Giraldo, Robin Givens and more. [Read More]
Bobcat Goldthwait keeps his punch lines relevant | The Columbus Dispatch interview
The raspy-voiced Bobcat Goldthwait is less visible these days than he was during his first burst of fame in the 1980s -- because he is found more often behind the camera and less on the stand-up stage. Yet the 47-year-old comedian, who made his most recent Columbus appearance in 2004, is taking a break from writing and directing independent films to share his brand of topical and bizarre humor this week at the Funny Bone Comedy Club. He spoke recently from his home in Los Angeles. [Read More]
Make Jack Laugh Comedy Competition accepting entries | 96.5 JACK FM - SEATTLE, WA
We're looking to for the Northwests funniest comedian. Submit your original comedy performance below and the top 5 performers will be invited to perform live at Snoqualmie Casino on August 28. Material can be submitted by YouTube video or audio, but just make sure you get it to us by August 5. The on-line voting starts August 10 at jackseattle.com, to determine the top 5 comedians to perform live at Snoqualmie Casino on August 28. The one who makes us laugh the hardest will be taking home $1,000... [Read More]
A Tight Five with Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter (video) | Punchline Magazine
This is a hilarious video interview with Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter, courtesy of Punchline Magazine and Rooftop Comedy Productions. Check out the Michaels as they zing each other while promoting their latest project, Comedy Central's Michael and Michael Have Issues. [Read More]