Reitman’s star-packed “Big Lebowski” JFL’s hottest ticket

MONTREAL–Over 1700 patrons packed the Olympia Theatre Friday night to see what for many was the big draw at this 33rd annual Just For Laughs comedy festival–a live cast reading of “The Big Lebowski.” Director Jason Reitman created the Live Read Series and conducts readings once a month in Los Angeles. For this Montreal reading,… 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


Surrounded by funny business at Just For Laughs

MONTREAL, P.Q.–It’s been quite a few years since I last attended Just for Laughs. Twenty-five to be exact. It was so long ago they were honoring Milton Berle…but that’s a whole other story. For years, Montreal’s annual comedy festival has clashed with the summer TCA press tour. It was an easy choice for me this… Read on