Howie Mandel stays “Forever Young” with JFL, AGT and two new “Deals”

When does Howie Mandel sleep? The 62-year-old comedian just came off his first Just for Laughs comedy festival as part of the new ownership consortium. Besides performing at his own gala, he was, as he put it, representing “white guys” at the annual comedy awards on Saturday. The awards featured a a tremendously diverse group… Read on



Diversity the big winner at Just for Laughs 2018

MONTREAL — Want to make a comedian cry? Give him an award. That seemed to be the case over the weekend at the 36th annual Just for Laughs comedy festival. The industries top comedians were celebrated by their peers in an event that isn’t streamed or televised and — as with the TCA Awards coming… Read on


Mike MacDonald 1955 – 2018

Comedian Mike MacDonald’s death at 62 on March 17 wasn’t totally unexpected. He suffered from serious health problems in recent years, at one point requiring a liver transplant. Still, his passing was decades premature and jolting for me personally because it stirred memories of shared comedy club stages way back in the day. I had the good fortune to catch… Read on