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]
JR De Guzman wins Stand-Up NBC for diversity talent search for 2016-2017
Congrats to JR De Guzman, the 2016 winner of NBC’s Stand-Up diversity talent search! De Guzman, born in the Phillipines and raised in California, beat out Raanan Hershberg, Gibran Saleem, Ismael Loutfi, Candice Thompson, Jessica Keenan, Keith McGill, Rojo Perez and Daniel Webb, who all pe... [Read More]
Malaysia’s Harith Iskander wins Laugh Factory’s “Funniest Person in the World 2016” contest
Harith Iskander calls himself “the godfather of stand-up comedy in Malaysia.” Now Iskander has an even grander moniker to go by: “Funniest Person in the World.” Plus a whopping $100,000 in cash prize money. It all came courtesy of the Laugh Factory, the Hollywood-based comedy... [Read More]
“The Bonfire” with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder turns 1, win tickets to its anniversary show
It seems like it took forever for Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder’s the SiriusXM radio show, The Bonfire to premiere. That’s probably because we heard rumblings of the show for a long time before an actual premiere date was set. The duo even addressed the time frame when the show first pr... [Read More]
FOX orders animated pilot presentation from 2015 NYTVF pitch as 2016 submission process comes to a close
FOX has ordered a pilot presentation for That's My Bus, the animated series about a New York City bus driver from comedians Dan Perlman and Will Julian that won the New York Television Festival's pitch contest last year at Montreal's Just For Laughs. It's too late to submit for the JFL Comedy Search... [Read More]
Win tickets to see Doug Loves Movies live at Gramercy Theatre in NYC on April 27th
Tomorrow night Doug Benson will be in New York City. Doug’s wildly popular podcast, Doug Loves Movies is taping an encore podcast at the Gramercy Theatre due to popular demand selling out night #1 of the appearances. We’ve teamed up with the folks at Live Nation/Gramercy Theatre to give ... [Read More]
Enter to win Just For Laughs ComedyPRO passes
The Just For Laughs Festival is one of the largest comedy festivals the world has to offer. Throughout the month of July, comedians from every walk of life descends on Montreal to perform comedy. Then, as the festival draws to a close the comedy industry joins in on the party for the ComedyPRO porti... [Read More]
Enter to win Just For Laughs ComedyPRO passes
The Just For Laughs Festival is one of the largest comedy festivals the world has to offer. Throughout the month of July, comedians from every walk of life descends on Montreal to perform comedy. Then, as the festival draws to a close the comedy industry joins in on the party for the ComedyPRO porti... [Read More]
Enter to win Just For Laughs ComedyPRO passes
The Just For Laughs Festival is one of the largest comedy festivals the world has to offer. Throughout the month of July, comedians from every walk of life descends on Montreal to perform comedy. Then, as the festival draws to a close the comedy industry joins in on the party for the ComedyPRO porti... [Read More]
Episode #56: Roy Wood, Jr.
When Roy Wood Jr. started interning in morning radio and working in his native Birmingham, Ala., he initially thought he might be the next Ricky Smiley. Wood’s determination and hustle, as well as his talent for prank calls, led him on a slightly different path slowly but surely up the show bu... [Read More]