Howie Mandel on owning Just For Laughs: “I was chasing this”
Howie Mandel recently opened a comedy club bearing his name in Atlantic City, and he’s long been a mainstay judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. But Mandel’s heart has remained in his native Canada, so when Just For Laughs suddenly became a real-life Deal or No Deal for him, ... [Read More]
Studies in contrast: Todd Glass and Matteo Lane illustrate range of comedy notes at JFL 2018
In his Netflix special, Act Happy, Todd Glass unveiled The Todd Glass Band to add more weapons to his comedy arsenal. Glass uses them to great effect, especially in a live setting such as his showcase all this week in Montreal for Just For Laughs, as not only a talented four-piece band, but also as ... [Read More]
Studies in contrast: Todd Glass and Matteo Lane illustrate range of comedy notes at JFL 2018
In his Netflix special, Act Happy, Todd Glass unveiled The Todd Glass Band to add more weapons to his comedy arsenal. Glass uses them to great effect, especially in a live setting such as his showcase all this week in Montreal for Just For Laughs, as not only a talented four-piece band, but also as ... [Read More]
Presenting the JFL Montreal New Faces Class of 2018, soon to be seen on Amazon Prime Video!
Some comedians and industry folk joked that Just For Laughs could no longer really do New Faces in Montreal now that the ICM agency had purchased a large stake in the comedy festival. ICM certainly is getting the last laughs. They’ve packaged New Faces 2018 into a streaming TV series docu-dram... [Read More]
Presenting the JFL Montreal New Faces Class of 2018, soon to be seen on Amazon Prime Video!
Some comedians and industry folk joked that Just For Laughs could no longer really do New Faces in Montreal now that the ICM agency had purchased a large stake in the comedy festival. ICM certainly is getting the last laughs. They’ve packaged New Faces 2018 into a streaming TV series docu-dram... [Read More]
Presenting the JFL Montreal New Faces Class of 2018, soon to be seen on Amazon Prime Video!
Some comedians and industry folk joked that Just For Laughs could no longer really do New Faces in Montreal now that the ICM agency had purchased a large stake in the comedy festival. ICM certainly is getting the last laughs. They’ve packaged New Faces 2018 into a streaming TV series docu-dram... [Read More]
Presenting the JFL Montreal New Faces Class of 2018, soon to be seen on Amazon Prime Video!
Some comedians and industry folk joked that Just For Laughs could no longer really do New Faces in Montreal now that the ICM agency had purchased a large stake in the comedy festival. ICM certainly is getting the last laughs. They’ve packaged New Faces 2018 into a streaming TV series docu-dram... [Read More]
Howie Mandel’s Just For Laughs with ICM announces full 2018 lineup
Howie Mandel showed up to join Just For Laughs COO Bruce Hills and the new team running the show at JFL (which includes Mandel and powerhouse agency ICM) to announce the full details for Montreal’s Just For Laughs fest this coming July. Among the new notable items: The Keynote Address returns ... [Read More]
Just For Laughs and Kevin Hart team up for short film competition
Laugh Out Loud Presents: Just For Laughs Eat My Shorts!, a competition in search of the funniest short films, is back for another year. Submissions are accepted from today through May 31, 2018. Check out the submission guidelines posted on the Just For Laughs ComedyPRO site, then follow th... [Read More]
Just For Laughs Gets Some New Owners, Including Howie Mandel
Just For Laughs Group, the company behind the annual Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal as well as international comedy tours, festivals, and television specials, just got new owners. The company announced today that Canada native Howie Mandel and US-based talent agency ICM Partners are lea... [Read More]