Kat Radley on Women in Comedy Festivals, and in the writer’s rooms
Kat Radley spent the better parts of 2016 and 2017 submitting writer’s packets to late-night comedy shows. “I think I lost count at one point, but if you name a show, I pretty much sent a packet for it,” Radley told me. Last August, the first packet she’d submitted turned int... [Read More]
The best films about standup: from King of Comedy to Funny Bones
As Maxine Peake takes the mic to play a club comic in Funny Cow, here are five movies that capture the lacerating, soul-baring world of live comedyThere’s something so intimate, exposing and ruthless about their artform that standups make perfect symbols for the battle we all wage to assert ou... [Read More]
The best films about standup: from King of Comedy to Funny Bones
As Maxine Peake takes the mic to play a club comic in Funny Cow, here are five movies that capture the lacerating, soul-baring world of live comedyThere’s something so intimate, exposing and ruthless about their artform that standups make perfect symbols for the battle we all wage to assert ou... [Read More]
Over 100 Comedians Are Headed To D.C. For The First Ever ‘D.C. Comedy Festival’
Starting on April 10th, fans in the Washington, D.C. area will get a chance to see a diverse line-up of comedians for the first ever ‘D.C. Comedy Festival’. The festival is set to give event-goers over 30 shows within a 6 Day run. Comedians such as Tony Woods, Jay Phillips, Eddie Bryant,... [Read More]
Over 100 Comedians Are Headed To D.C. For The First Ever ‘D.C. Comedy Festival’
Starting on April 10th, fans in the Washington, D.C. area will get a chance to see a diverse line-up of comedians for the first ever ‘D.C. Comedy Festival’. The festival is set to give event-goers over 30 shows within a 6 Day run. Comedians such as Tony Woods, Jay Phillips, Eddie Bryant,... [Read More]
Andrea Martin and Colin Mochrie honored with inaugural Candy Awards at Crackup Comedy Festival
The legend of John Candy lives on in the spirits, hearts and minds of funny Canadians and comedy lovers everywhere. And now, the comedy festival in Canada’s capital city has begun handing out annual awards in his name, with the first recipients of the Candy Comedy Award being Andrea Martin and... [Read More]
Andrea Martin and Colin Mochrie honored with inaugural Candy Awards at Crackup Comedy Festival
The legend of John Candy lives on in the spirits, hearts and minds of funny Canadians and comedy lovers everywhere. And now, the comedy festival in Canada’s capital city has begun handing out annual awards in his name, with the first recipients of the Candy Comedy Award being Andrea Martin and... [Read More]
Just For Laughs Gets Some New Owners, Including Howie Mandel
Just For Laughs Group, the company behind the annual Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal as well as international comedy tours, festivals, and television specials, just got new owners. The company announced today that Canada native Howie Mandel and US-based talent agency ICM Partners are lea... [Read More]
Howie Mandel and ICM Partners acquire Just For Laughs
Sacre bleu! Just For Laughs Group (Groupe Juste Pour Rire), responsible for throwing the biggest comedy festival in the world each July in Montreal, as well as fests in Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney, television specials, series and tours, has new owners. Howie Mandel and ICM Partners top an investor... [Read More]
Adult Swim will host its first comedy/music festival in Los Angeles in October 2018
Adult Swim has put on live interactive tours in summers past, but this October, it’ll go one step further by throwing its first-ever Adult Swim Festival. Happening Oct. 6-7, 2018, in downtown Los Angeles, the Adult Swim Festival will include two stages of comedy and music, along with premiere ... [Read More]