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



Carrey, Noah & Ferguson winners at JFL35 Awards

  MONTREAL — People come to the Just for Laughs comedy festival for the laughter and stay for the wisdom. Take Friday night’s all-star awards show, please. The event is held at a hotel built into the side of as mall, which seems about right as presenter Jimmy Carr pointed out. Several of today’s top comics… Read on


Jeff Ross turns up the heat at JFL with raunchy Roast Battle

MONTREAL — Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle does sound like a cooking show. What gets roasted, however, are the hides of Ross’ fellow comedians. The popular TV roastmaster is overseeing four nights of his new Roast Battle series, continuing tonight, Saturday and ending Sunday night at 10 p.m. ET on The Comedy Network as well as… Read on


Myers, Hart, Oswalt headline JFL Awards Show

MONTREAL–They gave Mike Myers the Just For Laughs Lifetime Achievement Award Friday–and darn it if the guy didn’t get all verklempt. What he didn’t get was dressed up, but there is a nice informal quality to these comedy awards. Myers was among an All-Star dais of comedy stars who sat on couches at the low-key… Read on