The cold opening to Marc Maron’s intimate Place des Arts show drew huge laughs. The line was unexpected, yet not – after all, Maron traffics in problems, to heartwarming and introspective effect. And indeed, we really couldn’t conceive of a more appropriate sendoff to our week in Just For Laughs-land than an evening spent in the company of Maron and his character-defining problems.
Peyton Manning proved on Monday he is not afraid to let loose during Denver Broncos training camp. After choosing the unofficial Tennesse Volunteers fight song, "Rocky Top," as the team's stretching music, Manning got down and danced in his funniest moment since his SNL hosting gig. Wide receiver Wes Welker and Vols alum Britton Colquitt also got in on the dancing fun.
Fox released a trailer for the epic Simpsons/Family Guy cross-over episode titled The Simpsons Guy. The five-minute trailer features the Griffins visiting Springfield and hanging with Homer and the family. The episode airs on Fox on Sep. 28.
On this very special episode of The Laughspin Podcast, I sat down with the mighty Judd Apatow on the set of Trainwreck, a movie written by Amy Schumer, which Apatow is currently directing and producing. We chatted inside Apatow’s trailer in Staten Island, where Schumer and co-star Bill Hader were shooting a driving sequence. Apatow and I got into a great many things, including his return to stand-up comedy, working with Amy Schumer an upcoming episode of The Simpsons that Apatow wrote, and so much more.
"Weird Al" Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Now YouTube video shows the man behind hits like "Tacky" and "Handy" finding out the good news from Tom Green. So how did "Weird Al" react to his historical achievement? And will this success cause him to change his mind about Mandatory Fun being his last album?
With the venerable Judy Gold acting as opener, Kathleen Madigan’s headlining show could really have been a double bill for outstanding, fiery comics in peak form. As arbiters of bitingly hilarious, personalized comedy, the two women have been flexing powerful comic muscles for decades now, and it’s refreshing to see that neither has lost steam as the years have gone on.
MONTREAL – As one of the most exciting new sitcoms to hit the major networks in a years, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has quickly garnered a well-deserved reputation for being smart, hip, and extremely hilarious. Therefore, it’s perhaps not too surprising to see that the remarkable cast chemistry translates to something equally as electric offscreen as well […]
Lewis Black has never been one to shy away from a good vein-pulsing, temple-throbbing holler fest, and that’s exactly the type of forthright rage that keeps fans coming back for another dose of anger, one sold out venue after another. Which is why it was so surprising – and perhaps curiously refreshing – to see Black in a more somber state at Just For Laughs this year.
MONTREAL — Every year, comedian Andy Kindler delivers the State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. It’s one of the biggest highlights of the weeks long festival as fellow comedians, agents, managers, producers, media and more gather to listen intensely to Kindler, who has made complaining into a […]
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