Just For Laughs 2014: Chelsea Peretti is an American treasure
On Wednesday night in Montreal, stand-up and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Chelsea Peretti headlined a solo show, “Chelsea Peretti: American Treasure,” at L’Astral. “You can name your show anything you want,” said Peretti as she took the stage. Unlike a few other JFL shows th... [Read More]
Just For Laughs 2014: New Faces highlights
Just For Laughs Montreal is unmistakably the biggest comedy festival of the year. It’s a privilege to perform here, and every year many, many comedians vie to be one of the fest’s “New Faces of Comedy.” As announced Monday, twenty-one up-and-coming comedians were chosen for 2... [Read More]
First impressions of Montreal’s New Faces, 2014: Group 1
Each crop of New Faces at Montreal's Just For Laughs is special and unique. John Heffron, who hosted New Faces Group 1 on Wednesday night, told the audience that all of the big-name comedians you'd see at the festival's Galas started out years earlier as new faces. That might not be entirely true in... [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 Chooses Its 2014 New Faces
by Megh Wright Every year, Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival chooses a bunch of up-and-coming comedians to highlight in their "New Faces" showcase, and this year's list has been released. Last year's list featured a bunch of comedians who enjoyed a breakthrough year including SNL's John Mil... [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]
Meet The Comics: Miguel Dalmau, Chris Lamberth, & Dan Perlman
It’s that time again ladies and gents to Meet the Comics!  In this edition, AmericasComedy got to hang with three up and coming comics who rock the mics in New York City and are on their grind daily.  Miguel Dalmau, Chris Lamberth, and Dan Perlman keep full schedules by balancin... [Read More]
Robert Kelly’s “Live At The Village Underground” was accepted at The Rhode Island International Film Festival
A few weeks back we had the pleasure of attending the taping of Robert Kelly’s new stand-up special recording live at NYC’s Comedy Cellar at the Village Underground which, as luck would have it, is also the name of the special. Today news broke that that Kelly’s special has been ac... [Read More]
Just For Laughs Awards for 2014 will honor Andy Samberg, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Bill Burr, Nathan Fielder and Michael Schur
The Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal has named Andy Samberg, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Michael Schur, Nathan Fielder and Bill Burr as its major award-winning honorees for 2014. Their individual honors: Andy Samberg: Comedy Person of the Year Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg: Comedy Directors... [Read More]
Denver's High Plains Comedy Festival Unveils Its Huge Lineup
by Adam Frucci The High Plains Comedy Festival is returning to Denver for its second year this August 22-23, and they've put together a pretty stellar lineup. Pete Holmes, TJ Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily Gordon, Cameron Esposito, Amber Tozer, Jonah Ray, Jared Logan, and many, many more will be per... [Read More]