JFL35: Seinfeld and Elmaleh face off at Bell Centre

MONTREAL — Things got real Wednesday night at the 35th annual Just for Laughs Comedy Festival with a return engagement 20 years in the making — by Jerry Seinfeld. The stand-up specialist teamed with Gad Elmaleh, a Moroccan-born funnyman who has lived in both Montreal and Paris and brought a french flavour to the duo’s two-hour set. The… Read on



Garry Shandling 1949 – 2016

First reaction: tremendous sadness. The great Garry Shandling passed away Thursday at 66 after suffering a heart attack. Second reaction: thank goodness he got to take that one last ride with Jerry Seinfeld. Go to Crackle.com now and watch the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode from the most recent season featuring Shandling. The episode is… Read on


Seinfeld picks up POTUS as Comedians in Cars returns

On HitFix’s “Best TV Shows of 2015” list, I made Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee my No. 2 pick. So I’m thrilled Jerry Seinfeld’s web series is coming back early. Season 7 (already?) premieres Dec. 30 on Crackle, a service that crosses the border and is free. Guests include Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, Garry Shandling, Kathleen… Read on


Seinfeld back for more Coffee

Just as Louie shuts down for another season, Jerry Seinfeld pulls up for more Comedians in Cars Going for Coffee. Whew! The Web series streams on Crackle with the first episode of Season Four, featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, up now. Future episodes, which will roll out weekly,  feature Aziz Ansari (Parks & Recreation), Robert Klein,… Read on



Joe McDoakes passes the 8-ball to Louie

I finally figured out why I love Louie so much. It’s basically this century’s Joe McDoakes. After a 19-month hiatus, Louie C.K.’s brilliant half hour returned for a fourth season on FX and FX Canada (Mondays at 10 p.m.). The first two episodes, which aired back-to-back May 5, found the 46-year-old stand-up comedian in hell… Read on


Leno’s Tonight exit a genuine winner

Leno’s all-star exit (l-r): Cheryl Crow, Carol Burnett, Oprah Winfrey, Jay,Kim Kardashian, Jack Black, Chris Paul, Billy Crystal, Jim Parsons There was a comedian a few years ago who did a bit where he would offer anyone in the crowd ten thousand bucks if they caught Jay Leno in a genuine moment.Well, buddy would have… Read on


Harmon back doing Community service

I’m Jonathan Banks and you’re not, Chevy Chase. Justin Lubin/NBC Will Community return to brilliance?That’s the question as NBC brings the low-rated comedy-that-just-won’t-die back for a fifth season Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT.Things start off with back-to-back episodes. The horrible comedy Sean Saves the World follows along with a new episode of The Michael… Read on


This week’s podcast: Seinfeld back for Coffee

Jer takes Sarah Silverman for a ride in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson asks about something his family urged him to check out on-line the other day: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.Jerry Seinfeld’s web series just returned for a second season on Crackle, a multi-platform media entertainment site. Packed with… Read on