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Best of: Late Night

One of my life's secondary loves is photography, so when comedy is mixed with the still image, I get just a tad excited. The April issue of Vanity Fair, featuring
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Can we say "epic"? The Daily Record reports that Ricky Gervais will reprise his role as David Brent in the American version of The Office. The Record says this will
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TV Week has a great piece about the current health of the sitcom, specifically as it's served up by CBS. In short: the sitcom is alive and well, and not
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I admire powerful women in comedy. They're few and far between, but this isn't a rant about the lack of women in comedy (really, it's nothing to be bitter about).
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This is it, everyone.  It's down to the final 3 episodes of Late Night with Conan O'Brien. It's going to be okay.  We're going to be tough, right?  We're going
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The layman's definition of a "clown" is typically not a positive one. Garish makeup, overbearing demeanor, and lame tricks. Throw in a few references to Ronald McDonald and Stephen King's
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As was mentioned here - and on every other comedy blog - this week, David Letterman had Mary Hicks, the mother of Bill Hicks, as a guest on Friday's show.
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Tonight’s finale of the PBS series Make ‘Em Laugh started off with the simple category of “wiseguys”. I’m still not sold on the way these episodes are categorized, but happy
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Even history's "great" comedians rarely make news after they've passed. Bill Hicks has been gone for 15 years, and besides a few books published about the man, nothing has been
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Sometimes, you just know something is destined to suck.
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Best of: Interviews

One of my life's secondary loves is photography, so when comedy is mixed with the still image, I get just a tad excited. The April issue of Vanity Fair, featuring
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Can we say "epic"? The Daily Record reports that Ricky Gervais will reprise his role as David Brent in the American version of The Office. The Record says this will
Read more...
TV Week has a great piece about the current health of the sitcom, specifically as it's served up by CBS. In short: the sitcom is alive and well, and not
Read more...
I admire powerful women in comedy. They're few and far between, but this isn't a rant about the lack of women in comedy (really, it's nothing to be bitter about).
Read more...
This is it, everyone.  It's down to the final 3 episodes of Late Night with Conan O'Brien. It's going to be okay.  We're going to be tough, right?  We're going
Read more...
The layman's definition of a "clown" is typically not a positive one. Garish makeup, overbearing demeanor, and lame tricks. Throw in a few references to Ronald McDonald and Stephen King's
Read more...
As was mentioned here - and on every other comedy blog - this week, David Letterman had Mary Hicks, the mother of Bill Hicks, as a guest on Friday's show.
Read more...
Tonight’s finale of the PBS series Make ‘Em Laugh started off with the simple category of “wiseguys”. I’m still not sold on the way these episodes are categorized, but happy
Read more...
Even history's "great" comedians rarely make news after they've passed. Bill Hicks has been gone for 15 years, and besides a few books published about the man, nothing has been
Read more...
Sometimes, you just know something is destined to suck.
Read more...

Best of: Toronto Comedy

The New Yorker Festival is culture for cool people (according to those of us who think our new Banana Republic v-neck sweater is "cool"). In the past, it has served
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My first reaction upon seeing the below poster artwork for the Invention of Lying was confusion. Isn't it a little too soon for this film to have a p0rn version,
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Jason Mewes (he'd be the "Jay" in Jay & Silent Bob) passed through Toronto last night for An Intimate Evening with Jason Mewes at the Bloor Cinema. It was a
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As a Torontonian, my only complaint about what's being offered up to me comedy-wise in the coming month is how to schedule in minor annoyances like keeping up with laundry,
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The crowds at this year's DCM seemed larger than ever before, and it was never so obvious as when I arrived at the UCBT on Sunday afternoon. 3 years ago,
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Make no mistake: sitting in the UCB Theatre for 7.5 hours straight on the Saturday night of the Del Close Marathon is a physical effort, especially for someone who normally
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To tide you all over while I continue editing my Del Close Marathon photos (why does Lightroom arbitrarily stop creating XMP files halfway through a batch?!?!), take a listen to
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Ahh, Friday! Fresh faces, sanitary eating habits, and hydrated bodies.
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It's your dream gig, the one you've worked your whole career for. You know your voice, you have your bits that work, and nobody in the audience has heard your
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Best of: Improv

One of my life's secondary loves is photography, so when comedy is mixed with the still image, I get just a tad excited. The April issue of Vanity Fair, featuring
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Can we say "epic"? The Daily Record reports that Ricky Gervais will reprise his role as David Brent in the American version of The Office. The Record says this will
Read more...
TV Week has a great piece about the current health of the sitcom, specifically as it's served up by CBS. In short: the sitcom is alive and well, and not
Read more...
I admire powerful women in comedy. They're few and far between, but this isn't a rant about the lack of women in comedy (really, it's nothing to be bitter about).
Read more...
This is it, everyone.  It's down to the final 3 episodes of Late Night with Conan O'Brien. It's going to be okay.  We're going to be tough, right?  We're going
Read more...
The layman's definition of a "clown" is typically not a positive one. Garish makeup, overbearing demeanor, and lame tricks. Throw in a few references to Ronald McDonald and Stephen King's
Read more...
As was mentioned here - and on every other comedy blog - this week, David Letterman had Mary Hicks, the mother of Bill Hicks, as a guest on Friday's show.
Read more...
Tonight’s finale of the PBS series Make ‘Em Laugh started off with the simple category of “wiseguys”. I’m still not sold on the way these episodes are categorized, but happy
Read more...
Even history's "great" comedians rarely make news after they've passed. Bill Hicks has been gone for 15 years, and besides a few books published about the man, nothing has been
Read more...
Sometimes, you just know something is destined to suck.
Read more...

Best of: JFL 

One of my life's secondary loves is photography, so when comedy is mixed with the still image, I get just a tad excited. The April issue of Vanity Fair, featuring
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Can we say "epic"? The Daily Record reports that Ricky Gervais will reprise his role as David Brent in the American version of The Office. The Record says this will
Read more...
TV Week has a great piece about the current health of the sitcom, specifically as it's served up by CBS. In short: the sitcom is alive and well, and not
Read more...
I admire powerful women in comedy. They're few and far between, but this isn't a rant about the lack of women in comedy (really, it's nothing to be bitter about).
Read more...
This is it, everyone.  It's down to the final 3 episodes of Late Night with Conan O'Brien. It's going to be okay.  We're going to be tough, right?  We're going
Read more...
The layman's definition of a "clown" is typically not a positive one. Garish makeup, overbearing demeanor, and lame tricks. Throw in a few references to Ronald McDonald and Stephen King's
Read more...
As was mentioned here - and on every other comedy blog - this week, David Letterman had Mary Hicks, the mother of Bill Hicks, as a guest on Friday's show.
Read more...
Tonight’s finale of the PBS series Make ‘Em Laugh started off with the simple category of “wiseguys”. I’m still not sold on the way these episodes are categorized, but happy
Read more...
Even history's "great" comedians rarely make news after they've passed. Bill Hicks has been gone for 15 years, and besides a few books published about the man, nothing has been
Read more...
Sometimes, you just know something is destined to suck.
Read more...

Best of: More Live Shows 

One of my life's secondary loves is photography, so when comedy is mixed with the still image, I get just a tad excited. The April issue of Vanity Fair, featuring
Read more...
Can we say "epic"? The Daily Record reports that Ricky Gervais will reprise his role as David Brent in the American version of The Office. The Record says this will
Read more...
TV Week has a great piece about the current health of the sitcom, specifically as it's served up by CBS. In short: the sitcom is alive and well, and not
Read more...
I admire powerful women in comedy. They're few and far between, but this isn't a rant about the lack of women in comedy (really, it's nothing to be bitter about).
Read more...
This is it, everyone.  It's down to the final 3 episodes of Late Night with Conan O'Brien. It's going to be okay.  We're going to be tough, right?  We're going
Read more...
The layman's definition of a "clown" is typically not a positive one. Garish makeup, overbearing demeanor, and lame tricks. Throw in a few references to Ronald McDonald and Stephen King's
Read more...
As was mentioned here - and on every other comedy blog - this week, David Letterman had Mary Hicks, the mother of Bill Hicks, as a guest on Friday's show.
Read more...
Tonight’s finale of the PBS series Make ‘Em Laugh started off with the simple category of “wiseguys”. I’m still not sold on the way these episodes are categorized, but happy
Read more...
Even history's "great" comedians rarely make news after they've passed. Bill Hicks has been gone for 15 years, and besides a few books published about the man, nothing has been
Read more...
Sometimes, you just know something is destined to suck.
Read more...