Cool thing to buy this week: “Ride Along 2” on blu-ray
After graduating from the police academy, Ben Barber becomes partners with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James. Ben already has aspirations to become a detective, although James questions his abilities from the start. The two Atlanta Police Department officers are transferred to handle an important ... [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]
Jimmy Carr to perform at Just For Laughs 2016 in Montreal, The Nasty Show and The Ethnic Show return
The Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal will be playing host to international superstar Jimmy Carr for its 34th edition. Among the most respected and best-loved comedians working in Britain today, Jimmy Carr is one of the biggest selling live acts in UK comedy and could be seen recently on Showtime... [Read More]
Robbie Praw leaves Just For Laughs to head up Netflix stand-up comedy; Robyn Kaszor upped to lead JFL booker
Who books that? It's an oft-posed question whenever your comedian friend lands a huge opportunity, and among the best stand-up gigs in the show business these days are a Netflix special and a slot in Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival. Both of those places now have new bookers in charge, so ... [Read More]
Just For Laughs vice president to run stand-up comedy programming at Netflix
If you’ve sensed a bit of a seismic shift coming from the Montreal area it’s because a big shift just happened in the industry. Just For Laughs, one of the most influential comedy festivals in North America is down one of its highest ranking players. Robbie Praw, the programming wiz for ... [Read More]
Highlights from the Just For Laughs gala hosted by Howie Mandel for The CW
The CW continues its expansion into televised sketch, stand-up and improv comedy tonight with a 90-minute primetime special from last summer's Just For Laughs Montreal gala hosted by Howie Mandel. It premieres at 8 tonight Eastern/Pacific, and also features performances by Pete Holmes, Jeff Ross, Ji... [Read More]
Highlights from the Just For Laughs gala hosted by Howie Mandel for The CW
The CW continues its expansion into televised sketch, stand-up and improv comedy tonight with a 90-minute primetime special from last summer's Just For Laughs Montreal gala hosted by Howie Mandel. It premieres at 8 tonight Eastern/Pacific, and also features performances by Pete Holmes, Jeff Ross, Ji... [Read More]
Artie Lange on Showtime’s The Nasty Show and finding serenity in his kitchen-based podcast
When was the last time Artie Lange was too nasty for his own good? As he told me in December on my podcast, The Comic’s Comic Presents Last Things First: “It was at my friend’s house. My friend’s brother had married a black girl, and I didn’t realize it. And I was ... [Read More]