Just For Laughs New Faces: Monroe Martin, Drew Michael, Michelle Wolf impress
MONTREAL – The New Faces of Comedy, a beloved Just For Laughs tradition, is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated showcases to grace the Montreal mega-comedy festival each and every year. More than giving under-the-radar comedians a chance to shine among more established peers, the New Fa... [Read More]
 
First impressions of Montreal’s New Faces, 2014: Group 2
Before welcoming Group 2 of New Faces in Montreal upon their Wednesday night debut, host Pete Holmes asked the audience: "Be gracious. Be present. Be active." Holmes might also have said be wary. For this crop of comics offered more style than substance, especially when compared to their Group ... [Read More]
 
Here are Montreal’s New Faces: Unrepped 2014 at Just For Laughs
On Monday night, Montreal's Just For Laughs and ComedyPro Conference announced most of the New Faces of Comedy for this week's festivities. Generations of stand-up comedians have regarded New Faces as a stepping-stone to something bigger, in part because the festival and because the industry long tr... [Read More]
 
Jon Stewart Announces He Wants to Buy CNN Through Kickstarter
by Megh Wright During last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart covered the news that Rupert Murdoch apparently wants to buy Time Warner, though CNN would have to be sold off due to the media mogul's ties to Fox News. Stewart jumped on the opportunity by announcing his $10 billion "Let's Buy CNN" Kicksta... [Read More]
 
Aubrey Plaza Is Armed and Dangerous in the Teaser for Hal Hartley's 'Ned Rifle'
by Megh Wright Back in March it was announced that Aubrey Plaza had signed on to star in Hal Hartley's new film Ned Rifle, and the first teaser trailer dropped today. The film also stars Liam Aiken, Parker Posey, James Urbaniak, and Thomas Jay Ryan and is set to premiere at the Toronto International... [Read More]
 
Will Ferrell and Adam McKay Are Producing an Action-Comedy 'Manimal' Movie
by Megh Wright If you're a huge fan of the shortly lived '80s television series Manimal, then today is your lucky day. Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Animation is teaming up with Jimmy Miller (The Other Guys, Step Brothers) and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions to adapt the... [Read More]
 
Chris Rock’s “Top Five,” Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater” both will premiere at 2014 TIFF
The Toronto International Film Festival announced its slate of world premieres, gala screenings and more this morning, and both Jon Stewart's directorial debut as well as Chris Rock's latest both will make their world premieres there this September. Rosewater rose straight from a guest's appearance ... [Read More]
 
Just For Laughs 2014 New Faces of Comedy lineup announced
Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival just revealed who it’s New Faces of Comedy will be for the 2014 season. Each year the festival selects a handful of up-and-coming comics that the world should keep an eye on. The selections are broken down into a few different categories – Repped... [Read More]
 
Just For Laughs New Faces of Comedy announced
Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival just announced its New Faces of Comedy lineup for 2014. Each year Just For Laughs, the longest running comedy festival, chooses comedians they feel will break out in the next few years. It’s one of the most anticipated set of showcases of the fe... [Read More]
 
Last Comic Standing 8: The Universal Studios tour challenge and a head-to-head that goes “sudden death”
If there ever were a challenge that I know I could have won on NBC's Last Comic Standing, then this week's Universal Studios Tram Experience challenge showed me the way. Back in the late 1990s, while living in Seattle as a young stand-up comedian and improviser myself, I got hired on at the Space Ne... [Read More]