JFL35: YouTube phenom Lilly Singh goes gala

MONTREAL — There’s an expression here at Just for Laughs: “Jump-the-liners.” These are folks who — in the minds of many stand-up comedians who have put in their dues in comedy clubs from Saskatchewan to Van Nuys — have had their big comedy break handed to them on a silver platter. One veteran comic I… Read on



SET VISIT: The Beaverton takes aim at Canadian news

Making fun of the news in Canada is almost a religion. From Earl Camembert and Floyd Robertson on SCTV to the gang at This Hour Has 22 Minutes, mocking headlines is as Canadian as a Tim’s double-double. It seemed fitting, therefore, to attend a taping of the upcoming satire The Beaverton in a church-turned-studio in Scarborough,… Read on


Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Maher get serious over Charlie Hebdo attacks

HOLLYWOOD–Jimmy Kimmel welcomed Bill Maher on his ABC late night show Wednesday and the two wasted no time getting into the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris. Maher has raised eyebrows lately with his outspoken denunciation of Muslims who he says support terrorism. I was at the taping and interviewed Kimmel later in his office. He… Read on