Just for Laughs Montreal: hotel deadline day!
Just a quick PSA to all the industry types, visitors and/or artists who aren’t getting their hotels paid for: Today (May 30) is the final day for the cheap rate at the official Just For Laughs hotel, the Hyatt. Rooms start at $179, which is as low as you’ll ever get it for during the Festival. Reservations don’t require payment in advance, but must be booked through the JFL...
Just For Laughs Toronto returns Sept. 21-28
It’s been the worst-kept secret in Toronto comedy circles for months, but the details of the resurrected Just For Laughs Toronto edition have finally been made public. After skipping 2011 altogether, “JFL42” will return September 21-28, a shift from its previous mid-July home. Louis C.K. will headline 4 nights at the Sony Centre, as part of a total of 42 “things”...
Louis C.K.: Suck a bag of pics
Pop quiz, comedy nerds: You’re walking down the street, and you spot Louis C.K. What do you do? (Aside from wet yourself?) The answer: put your phone away. In his second AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) session on Reddit, Louis CK today addressed how he deals with his increasing fame, and the one uncomfortable aspect of encountering fans on the street. Original Article
Review: This American Life LIVE
It’s a very specific audience that breaks into an ovation upon hearing the words “from WBEZ in Chicago…” emanate from a movie screen. That’s what This American Life host Ira Glass was faced with when he recited the familiar line at the top of Thursday night’s live edition of the popular public radio show, held in New York and beamed via satellite to movie theatres across the U.S., Canada, and...
Muppets, Oswalt to headline 2012 Just For Laughs...
The Just For Laughs Festival has revealed the bulk of the lineup for their 30th edition in Montreal this July (still to come: an official announcement about the newly-ressurected Toronto edition in late September). Original Article