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]
Review: Jen Kirkman brings her “Irrational Thoughts” to Just For Laughs Montreal
Jen Kirkman comes out singing and swinging in her newest stand-up hour. As Kirkman told the audience Tuesday night during the weeklong run of her new show, “Irrational Thoughts,” at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival: “I like to come out singing because I feel like the ... [Read More]
Review: Jen Kirkman brings her “Irrational Thoughts” to Just For Laughs Montreal
Jen Kirkman comes out singing and swinging in her newest stand-up hour. As Kirkman told the audience Tuesday night during the weeklong run of her new show, “Irrational Thoughts,” at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival: “I like to come out singing because I feel like the ... [Read More]