Check Out Old Clips of Louis C.K., Mitch Hedberg, Chris Rock, and More on the Just For Laughs YouTube Channel
by Megh Wright If you're a fan of watching old clips of standups honing their craft live onstage, the new Just For Laughs YouTube channel is for you. The Montreal comedy festival recently teamed up with Maker Studios to launch the channel this afternoon, which so far features standup clips from Bill... [Read More]
 
Embracing the Absurd: A conversation with Kate Berlant
Kate Berlant is an enigmatic performer. Her unique brand of stand-up is delightfully absurd and hilarious. She recently was invited to Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival this year as one of their “New Faces of Comedy,” where she was one of the fest’s stand outs. I caught up ... [Read More]
 
Sabrina Jalees and Liza Treyger ask Bonnie McFarlane the hard-hitting questions in new web-series “How Many Questions”
It looks like we weren’t the only ones having a blast in Montreal. Comedians Sabrina Jalees and Liza Treyger launched a new web-series today they taped at this year’s Just For Laughs festival, How Many Questions. Bonnie McFarlane stars in the debut episode tackling a barrage of questions... [Read More]
 
Sabrina Jalees and Liza Treyger ask Bonnie McFarlane the hard-hitting questions in new web-series “How Many Questions”
It looks like we weren’t the only ones having a blast in Montreal. Comedians Sabrina Jalees and Liza Treyger launched a new web-series today they taped at this year’s Just For Laughs festival, How Many Questions. Bonnie McFarlane stars in the debut episode tackling a barrage of questions... [Read More]
 
Balancing Standup and Writing for 'Late Night' with Michelle Wolf
by Phil Davidson Not many comics would close their New Faces Showcase at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival with a three-minute joke tying together men’s masturbation habits and JFK’s assassination. That one’s got a high degree of difficulty. Michelle Wolf made it look easy. Wol... [Read More]
 
Profiles in Funny: Dan Dion’s photographs from Montreal’s Just For Laughs, 2014
Montreal's Just For Laughs festival can seem like a whirlwind, whether it's your first year or your 30th, whether you're a fan or a Gala headliner. But photographer Dan Dion managed to make time stop once again this July, thanks to his camera and the trust he has with the many performers who pose fo... [Read More]
 
How would comedians fix Myspace? (video)
Mashable went to the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal to talk to comedians. One of the questions they asked the likes of Marc Maron, The Lucas Bros, T.J. Miller, and Chris D’Elia was how they would fix Myspace. You remember Myspace right? That social media network that had all those people... [Read More]
 
40 Things I Learned in 2014 at Montreal’s Just For Laughs
Every year, I think I know what to expect heading into Montreal's grand poobah of comedy festivals -- Just For Laughs -- only to realize I still have much to learn. Here are some of the things I learned from the 2014 edition of JFL Montreal: Tuesday is the new Wednesday. I thought I'd go up a day ea... [Read More]
 
Alex Nussbaum: “a number of bits” (Album Review)
Hello from Canada! Americascomedy.com ventures north of the border with tour guide Alex Nussbaum.  His latest album a number of bits (all lowercase) is an insightful look at the talented mind of this Canadian comic.  Observations from his everyday life flow seamlessly on this 40-... [Read More]
 
Bill Burr answers the question, “Can women be funny?” (video)
At last week’s Just For Laughs festival, Bill Burr was asked the question, “Can women be funny?” Burr quickly and succinctly summed up the question with “yes.” He then elaborated, stating that good comedians need to crush all the time, “be undeniable… regar... [Read More]