2018 Montreal New Faces contenders will get TV credits thanks to new Amazon Prime docuseries
If you were wondering how in the heck New Faces would matter in Montreal once ICM bought a stake in Just For Laughs, here’s a new one for you: Even the comedians who don’t get New Faces this year might get TV credits! Amazon announced today it’s filming a six-episode docuseries in ... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle and John Mayer to perform at Just For Laughs Montreal 2018
Dave Chappelle has enjoyed popping up at John Mayer’s concerts, and vice versa. This July, they’re putting on a planned performance together in Montreal that coincides with the Just For Laughs festival. Chappelle & Mayer’s “Controlled Danger” show will happen Saturd... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle and John Mayer to perform at Just For Laughs Montreal 2018
Dave Chappelle has enjoyed popping up at John Mayer’s concerts, and vice versa. This July, they’re putting on a planned performance together in Montreal that coincides with the Just For Laughs festival. Chappelle & Mayer’s “Controlled Danger” show will happen Saturd... [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]
Making a Pitch for comedy writers at Funny or Die
In ye olden times, you’d hear about a comedy friend or friend of a friend claiming to write for The Tonight Show or Letterman, sending in jokes by fax. In 2017, what’s a fax? Funny or Die has not only made an app for that, but also perhaps revolutionized the process of finding new comedy... [Read More]
Andy Kindler’s 2017 State of the Industry address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs
Andy Kindler didn’t last more than a minute onstage before he got sidetracked from his intended mission. Instead of one microphone to deliver his 2017 State of the Industry address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs, the festival had set up two mics, neither one near his face. That just made ... [Read More]
Andy Kindler’s 2017 State of the Industry address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs
Andy Kindler didn’t last more than a minute onstage before he got sidetracked from his intended mission. Instead of one microphone to deliver his 2017 State of the Industry address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs, the festival had set up two mics, neither one near his face. That just made ... [Read More]
Review: Sarah Tiana at Just For Laughs Montreal 2017
Sarah Tiana has appeared regularly on @midnight, and previously on the panels for E!’s Chelsea Lately and CMT’s The Josh Wolf Show, but as she notes on her website, those are perhaps the only things you know about Tiana. She also has written for many Comedy Central Roasts, for ... [Read More]
First impressions: New Faces of Comedy at Just For Laughs Montreal 2017
First things first: The best performances from Wednesday night’s debut New Faces showcases in Montreal came from Taylor Tomlinson, Martin Urbano, Preacher Lawson, Sam Jay and James Austin Johnson. Secondly: The early showcase Wednesday (Group 1) was otherwise solid from top to bottom, des... [Read More]