Dave Chappelle talks the importance of Just For Laughs Montreal, and the role of comedians in the Trump era
Dave Chappelle visited Toronto over the weekend to present a special award to Just For Laughs at Sunday’s Canadian Screen Awards, and told the CBC why JFL its flagship Montreal festival holds a special place for him. “I’m one of the few people that came from America to Canada to ge... [Read More]
Check out the trailer for K. Trevor Wilson’s upcoming special, “Bigger in Person”
It’s almost here: K. Trevor Wilson’s new special, Bigger in Person, that is, and there’s finally a trailer to give… MORE Check out the trailer for K. Trevor Wilson’s upcoming special, “Bigger in Person” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Check out the trailer for K. Trevor Wilson’s upcoming special, “Bigger in Person”
It’s almost here: K. Trevor Wilson’s new special, Bigger in Person, that is, and there’s finally a trailer to give… MORE Check out the trailer for K. Trevor Wilson’s upcoming special, “Bigger in Person” appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Just For Laughs now open to your 2017 pitches for TV and webseries
Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival has now opened its annual call for submissions for you to come up and pitch your TV shows and webseries and industry executives this July. As in past years, the Just For Laughs ComedyPRO conference is hosting the Stand Up & Pitch contest wher... [Read More]
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]
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]
A recap of what went down at Montreal’s New Faces Unrepped showcase 2016
Can we talk about last night's one and only official showcase for the "Unrepped" New Faces of Comedy for the 2016 Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal? I don't know, can we? Did you even stay for the whole show, dear agent and/or manager? I'm guessing no based on the half-empty house at the [... [Read More]
First impressions of 2016’s New Faces of Comedy at Just For Laughs Montreal
Back in the day, New Faces in Montreal were truly new faces to the comedy industry. That was back when six-figure development deals got thrown about and signed by young comedians even before they returned back to the States. This dot-com comedy boom has changed much of that. As Just For Laughs has s... [Read More]
Louis CK added to star-studded Just For Laughs Montreal 2016
Louis C.K. has arrived in Montreal on the official Just For Laughs schedule. He's even flown in under the radar for Midnight Surprise and other gigs one year. For 2016, the star stand-up comedian and Emmy-winning TV auteur is a last-minute addition to JFL. Catch six-time Emmy Award winner Louis C.K.... [Read More]