Mike Judge


MONTREAL — Writer-producer-director Judd Apatow has been at Just for Laughs adding another hyphen to his resume: stand-up comedian. He was honored Friday at the festival at the annual Just for Laughs Awards with the 2016 Generation Award. The award salutes comedians who make an impact that resonates and inspires, something Apatow has done with

Sunday marks the 3rd season premiere of one of TV’s funniest comedies–Silicon Valley (10 p.m. ET, HBO and HBO Canada). Some other show comes back right before that, Game of Something or other. Veep is also returning, but as Hugh Hefner used to say, let’s stick with Silicon. I had fun interviewing leads Thomas Middleditch

MONTREAL–The cast and creators of HBO’s Silicon Valley had a packed banquet room full of fans in stitches–or was it the session moderator? The poor chap never knew what hit him. T.J. Miller has been tearing up Just for Laughs for days at Club Lucky and other stand-up venues and is on fire. Thomas Middleditch

MONTREAL–Over 1700 patrons packed the Olympia Theatre Friday night to see what for many was the big draw at this 33rd annual Just For Laughs comedy festival–a live cast reading of “The Big Lebowski.” Director Jason Reitman created the Live Read Series and conducts readings once a month in Los Angeles. For this Montreal reading,

Mike Judge (left) with Alec Berg Idiocracy is the funniest film most people have never seen. If you get a chance, find the feature–which came and went in 2006–and screen it. It stars Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph and is to laff. If you can’t find it, do the next best thing and watch the

Beavis and Butt-Head toilet paper: blog gold “I felt like TV was getting too smart.”That’s Mike Judge’s rational for bringing back Beavis and Butt-Head. The barely animated duo return with their first new episode in nearly 14 years tonight at 10 p.m. on MTV.Publicists at MTV Canada sent critics a role of Beavis and Butt-Head