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Nothing induces acute FOMO like visiting Montreal the one time in your life just days before the Just For Laughs festival begins. Such is the case with this particular contributor, but Just For Laughs did the next best thing and released previously unseen footage from over the course of the festival... [Read More]
 
Chris Rock’s movie “Top Five” will hit theaters this December
Chris Rock’s new movie Top Five just got a theater premiere date not too long after it made a screening at the Toronto International Film Festival where it earned rave reviews. The film was picked up by Paramount who just set a limited release on the film for December 5th with it going nationw... [Read More]
 
Just For Laughs releasing old Gala clips from Canadian TV for the rest of us to see on YouTube
Marc Maron jokingly wondered this summer if anyone ever had looked him up after seeing him on TV in Canada via one of the many comedy "Galas" produced each summer by Montreal's Just For Laughs. Joke no more. Especially since some media reports described JFL's new YouTube Channel as releasing "unseen... [Read More]
 
Chris Rock's New Movie 'Top Five' Will Be Released in Theaters December 5th
by Megh Wright Chris Rock's new film Top Five has landed an official premiere date not long after screening at the Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews. THR reports that Top Five has been acquired by Paramount and is set for a limited release on December 5th followed by a nationwide r... [Read More]
 
Why Chris Rock's 1991 Debut Standup Album Is as Relevant Today as Ever
by Eddie Brawley Chris Rock’s first standup album, Born Suspect, was recorded in 1991, but it seems like it could have been recorded last month. Sure, comics are always kind of mining the same big issues in the human condition and that’s why we get lots of “black people are like th... [Read More]
 
Chris Rock Made a Movie About a Comic Who Abandons Comedy for Drama
by Megh Wright Actor and standup Chris Rock's new film Top Five premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend to rave reviews, and according to THR, Paramount is already in exclusive talks to buy it for as much as $13 million. In an interview with Indiewire, Rock described th... [Read More]
 
This week on TV: The Mount Rushmore of comedy
Chris Rock laid out exactly how awesome Joan Rivers was. Rock puts her on the Mouth Rushmore of comedy and talks about how fearless and hip she was, how she worked through tragedy, and how she never stopped being relevant. THIS WEEK ON TELEVISION Monday, September 8th Bill Maher on Late Show with Da... [Read More]
 
Chris Rock on Joan Rivers: "We Liked Johnny Carson, But We Loved Joan Rivers"
by Megh Wright "There's a weird thing that happens in art when you meet somebody and they are 30 years older than you. But if you last in the business long enough, one day you're the same age–you're peers. The last few years, I would bump into her and talk comedy. I just loved Joan Rivers. My ... [Read More]
 
Neal Brennan loves Louis C.K. but says ‘Louie’ is the kale of television (Interview)
In this vast, cacophonous digital age, television programming finds inspiration from Twitter feeds, Tumblr blogs, podcasts and YouTube channels. So, it’s oddly quaint that Sundance TV is about to launch a new series based on one page of a magazine (magazines are like books but flatter and shin... [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]