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

NBC Upfront: high concept comedies are back

Is Bill Pullman the next Leslie Nielsen? Pullman has landed another gig playing the president of the United States in 1600 Penn, one of the new Friday night comedies that has just landed on NBC’s fall schedule.Monday morning at the annual NBC “upfront” presentations to advertisers, NBC announced seven new comedies will join its 2012-13… Read on