Andy Kindler’s 2016 State of the Industry at Just For Laughs Montreal
Two decades. 20 years. That's how long Andy Kindler has remained a fixture and a must-see stop during the final week of Montreal's Just For Laughs festival, just to see and hear what Kindler has to make of the comedy industry and show business via his annual State of the Industry address. Stand-up l... [Read More]
The ‘SNL’-Packed ‘Brother Nature’ Is Coming This Fall
Brother Nature, a movie originally announced as Brother in Laws and shot back in 2014, is finally coming out this fall. Produced by Lorne Michael’s under his Broadway Video banner, it’s chock-full of SNL talent — it was written by Cameron Fay with Taran Killam and Mikey Day and dir... [Read More]
Anna Faris Is Writing a Memoir Called ‘Unqualified’
Memoirs by famously funny ladies are all the rage these days, what with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, and Amy Schumer all pulling in huge paychecks for their own tomes. Next up: Anna Faris, whose upcoming book Unqualified shares a title with her podcast. Here’s what Faris had to say abo... [Read More]
@VidalWuu on Finding Compassion in Shutting Up
Vidal Wu is a “writer” from Toronto who has appeared in Teen Vogue, Refinery29, Vocativ and most recently, as part of Web Safe 2k16. Follow him on Twitter. This week he spoke to me about three of his favorite tweets, plus the floor, keeping your grief close, and a tender, unpretentious s... [Read More]
Edinburgh 10x10: Aussies
Ten antipodean shows that'll be sweet as... [Read More]
Edinburgh 10x10: Aussies
Ten antipodean shows that'll be sweet as... [Read More]
Review: New Faces Characters showcase at Montreal’s Just For Laughs 2016
The New Faces Characters showcase, which is even billed in some of the Just For Laughs literature as an SNL audition of sorts: "Quickly! Before they're 'Live From New York..." the official program boasts, doesn't have a host. Instead, JFL booker/programmer Nick Brazao greeted the audience and explai... [Read More]
Review: New Faces Characters showcase at Montreal’s Just For Laughs 2016
The New Faces Characters showcase, which is even billed in some of the Just For Laughs literature as an SNL audition of sorts: "Quickly! Before they're 'Live From New York..." the official program boasts, doesn't have a host. Instead, JFL booker/programmer Nick Brazao greeted the audience and explai... [Read More]