Roast fans will be excited to know that the remaining Rob Lowe roasters have been announced. Again, Comedy Central has managed to put together an eclectic lineup of comedians, newsmakers, and celebrities. Joining the dais are Continue reading
If you want to laugh, HBO will have you covered through into next year. Today they announced a number of stand up specials an a new sketch series that will air in 2016 and 2017.
First, on the stand-up side. HBO will air new specials from Continue reading
Comedian Mark Normand appeared on The Late Show Friday night. He shared his thoughts on hangovers, his anxiety, and his thoughts on abbreviations. We always enjoy seeing Mark Normand and he Continue reading
One thing that you can count on at Just for Laughs is that the festival schedule will include the most relevant and notable comedians that year. For that reason, it was no surprise that Hannibal Buress was scheduled to perform and when we saw his name announced, we knew that his show was one we did not want to miss. Hannibal’s last few specials have been among our favourites in recent years and Continue reading
We’ve always wanted to see Louis CK perform live. It seemed like every time that he had a show anywhere even close to us there was some reason we couldn’t go. This year, we finally got our wish and had the opportunity to see Louis in Montreal at Continue reading
Nick Thune is a revered guy on the alt comedy scene. He’s a regular at some of the hippest spots in Los Angeles, has a Comedy Central special to his name, and has appeared on several TV shows. This was his third time appearing at Off-JFL, but we’d never been able to make it to his shows before. He’s always made a strong impression on us so we were excited to finally see him perform live at Continue reading
Another day, another big Just for Laughs announcement. Today, we learned that Kevin Hart will be hosting twelve comedy shocases over six nights from July 26-31 at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.
The twelve shows will be filmed for Kevin’s new online service, Laugh Out Loud Network. Want to talk about a way to get the new network kickstarted? This is one heckuva way to put your service out there. Shows will take place Continue reading
Probably our favorite comedian is Norm Macdonald. So excuse us for being more than a little excited that his memoir, Based on a True Story‘s release date was just made public. On September 20, 2016 you’ll be able to read Norm’s tell all book.
Of particular interest to comedy fans will be the behind the scenes stories from Norm’s time on Saturday Night Live Weekend Update. There has never been a more dangerous joke teller than Continue reading
We’re kind of fascinated with stand-up concert films. They don’t come around too often, but when they do we eagerly wait to see how they perform at the box office. Kevin Hart has a new concert special, What Now. Today, the world premiere trailer for it was released Continue reading
Comedy Central President, Kent Alterman put it best, “he needs to be roasted.” Rob Lowe is a somewhat atypical choice for Continue reading
There are a few big days on our calendar each year. There are birthdays, Christmas, Canada Day, and maybe best of all, theentire Just for Laughs festival. When big lineup announcements are made for the festival, we get really excited. We wade through the lineup to see who we want to see and after we realize that there are more shows than time, we think about how lucky we are that we live so close to Montreal. The end of July may seem like a long ways off, but it’ll be here before we know it.
Just for Laughs has so many comedians performing that there is bound to be someone at the festival that will be appeal to almost any sensibility. Whether you’re a hipster, conservative, vegan, into punk music, like trapeze artists, want to laugh at hillbillies, support Donald Trump’s quest to take over the world, hate flying, love flying, are a little too into ABBA, love dusting the house, or just enjoy a couple drinks and lots of laughs, you’ll find a show that is just for you.
Here’s the full list of announcements made today: Continue reading
The High Plains Comedy Festival takes place in Denver on August 25 and 26. If you’d like tickets, you can buy them today at 10am Mountain time. Here’s a link to the festival’s website where you can get more details.
This is the fourth year of the festival and the lineups continue to be ones that comedy fans won’t want to miss. This year’s headliners are Garfunkel and Oates, Kyle Kinane, and Cameron Esposito. We’re sure that more great names will be added, but these three (or four depending on how you count Garfunkel and Oates) are well worth Continue reading
Unfortunately, there aren’t many stand-up spots on late night talk shows any more. Whenever we spot one on the late night calendar, we make a point of watching it. When Sam Morril was lined up to perform on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday, we were Continue reading
It’s been nearly two years since the horrific car crash that killed comedian Jimmy McNair and left Tracy Morgan and Ardie Fuqua with severe injuries. Tracy Morgan was in a coma for two weeks and spent months recovering from multiple broken bones and a traumatic brain injury. For awhile, it was unclear whether Tracy would ever recover enough to perform stand-up again. Luckily for everyone, Tracy managed to beat the odds. In recent months, Tracy has returned to the comedy scene with a vengeance, even hosting SNL back in October.
This past weekend, Continue reading
There have been ups and there have been downs for Andrew Dice Clay. Right now he is really on the way up. He’s got a new series premiering on Showtime this Sunday at 9:30pm and last night he did stand-up Continue reading