The Hot Streaks of Mike Myers
Welcome to Hot Streaks. A look at the times when comedians at the height of their power. Comedy comes in waves, and with it comedians ride the success of public adoration and creativeness. During these times (usually around 5 years), comedians are putting out some of their most successful projects. ... [Read More]
Bob Saget knows what he’s talking about on ‘That’s What I’m Talkin’ About’ (review)
If you’re unaware that Bob Saget’s sense of humor is the complete antithesis of his character on the long-running family sitcom, Full House, or as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, than I suggest you hunt down a copy of the filthy movie The Aristocrats and spend a night i... [Read More]
Exclusive: Broken Lizard’s Jay Chandrasekhar, ‘Super Troopers’ sequel is, ‘Looking better than it’s ever looked’
This weekend at Just For Laughs Montreal we got the chance to speak with Broken Lizard’s one and only Jay Chandrasekhar who was in town as part of his current one-man stand-up show telling jokes and tales from sets of the many films he’s directed. In addition to running him through The L... [Read More]
New Patrice O’Neal album to be released on August 20th, listen to a track now
The loss of stand-up giant Patrice O’Neal still resonates with the comedy community nearly 2 years later. Luckily the comedian already recorded and planned to release a new album of stand-up material, Mr. P. Providing for a somewhat respite at a low moment for fans. The recording sessions for ... [Read More]
The Hot Streaks of Chris Rock
Welcome to Hot Streaks. A look at the times when comedians at the height of their power. Comedy comes in waves, and with it comedians ride the success of public adoration and creativeness. During these times (usually around 5 years), comedians are putting out some of their most successful projects. ... [Read More]
Just For Laughs Montreal 2013 Day 3: Final inquisitions and The Nasty Show
The afternoon was spent kicking around the hotel as we did our best to subject as many comedians to The Laugh Button Inquisition as possible. Including Mike Vecchione, Doug Smith, Pete Holmes, Derek Gaines, Pete Davidson, Damien Lemon, Todd Glass, Pete Correale, Rich Ceisler, Dan St. Germain, and Ch... [Read More]
Just For Laughs Montreal 2013 Day 2: Quinn’s Keynote, O&A Live, YKWD Podcast, Todd Barry and Friends, Kyle Kinane, Moshe Kasher, Tig Notaro, and the Midnight Surprise
Of all the venues and clubs in Montreal, the real center of the Just for Laughs festival is actually the hotel bar at the Hyatt. After a quick stop at the the live taping of the Opie And Anthony show which had all the usual suspects, a meeting place for comedians, managers, and agents alike, [...]Ju... [Read More]
Read Colin Quinn’s keynote speech from Just For Laughs Montreal
Colin Quinn is nothing if not a survivor. From his time on Saturday Night Live to the host of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, he’s managed to navigate the choppy waters of show business while maintaining his profile as one of the best standup and putdown comics out there. Yet he seemed bewildere... [Read More]
Just For Laughs Montreal 2013 Day 1: New Faces, new galas, The Meltdown, and Dave Chappelle
While a beautiful international city in its own right, every July, Montreal plays host to the world’s largest comedy festival. Just for Laughs brings in over 1,700 comedians from 19 different countries. In fact, looking over the schedule is a little intimidating. Of course, Dave Chapelle&rsquo... [Read More]
Andy Kaufman gets a posthumous comedy album with ‘Andy and His Grandmother’ (review)
You’re thinking this can’t be possible right? That’s exactly what I thought too. But as previously reported, death has no limits for Andy Kaufman. The story goes as such, between the years of 1977 and 1979, Andy carried around a tape recorder everywhere he traveled. Documenting doc... [Read More]