The Bennington Family Just for Laughs Photo Diary!


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Montreal is buzzing for the big Just For Laughs comedy festival and Bennington wouldn’t miss it for the world! Join me for updates and photos of my very first time at Just For Laughs as I hit all the shows, events, and hang with the funniest comedians on Earth. I’ll be joined by , Chris Stanley, and Vito of SiriusXM’s Bennington (airs weekdays noon east on Raw Dog Ch. 99). Think of it as my personal Bennington family vacation photo album… That I’m forcing you to look at. Wish you were here! Xo

 

Day Three: Saturday July 30th (scroll down for Days One and Two)

Andy Kindler and Ron Bennington! Unmasked was incredible!

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Loved getting to meet Andy Kindler! Also love this little Jeffery Gurian that seems to have sprouted from the top of my head. This is one of the side effects of Just for Laughs.

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The boys have done an amazing job this JFL but unfortunately I had to nominate them all for eviction.

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Hanging with Chris and Vito at the festival before our last big night of shows! Next year, we’re going to work on Chris getting his whole head in the frame.

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Snapped a shot of Big Jay and Ron Bennington on stage at “What’s Your Fuckin Deal?!”.  Yeah, I know it’s blurry but I did this for you!

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Ron Bennington and Big Jay outside Café Cleopatra. This is probably not the first nor the last time they pose together outside a strip club.

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Hanging with our new best buddy Justin that we met in Montreal! You make one good friend a summer and you’re doing pretty well.

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Ron Bennington and the 3am hang outside of the hotel on our last night at Just For Laughs. It’s all happening.

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Au revoir, Montreal! See Rue next year! Get it?…Rue… Oy. Put me to bed! Xo

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Day Two: Friday July 29th (scroll down for Day One)

Vito and I started our morning off by bumping in to NBA star Blake Griffin, the morning after he hosted the big Mystery Show at JFL! I decided to take the photo rather then be in it so not intimidate him with my height.

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Andy Kindler delivers his State of the Industry address, one of the most anticipated shows each year at Just For Laughs. Any comedian could measure their fame and success by being notable enough to be targeted in this show. Fun fact : Andy Kindler was the first comic to explore the difference between men and women way back in 1993.

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Barry Katz and Ron Bennington after a fantastic Unmasked!

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Chris keeps his sights on his dream of being a place kicker for the NY Giants even at Just for Laughs… I don’t know a lot about football, but I’m told this is perfect form.

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The cover of our first album. Self-titled.

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We got to see the final show of Trump vs Bernie with Anthony Atamanuik and James Adomian!! Vito and I are ready to step in their place to keep the show going but to be honest, I don’t think Vito can pull off the Trump wig.

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Funny or Die party with Adam Ferrara and Tammy Pescatelli! Don’t be fooled, the party is more about networking and business than it is about getting crazy. It may look like we’re having fun, but we’re actually discussing our pilot for a Three’s Company reboot.

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Carbo-load Jesus at the Funny or Die party.

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Chris is star struck running in to one and only Jeffery Gurian, still rocking his “Gurian Angels” jacket after his a big appearance in Oh Hello with Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, and Judd Apatow!

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Barry Crimmins and I are now buddies internationally. Hopefully I can convince him to get matching tattoos with me before we leave.

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Day One: Thursday July 28th

Vito showed up to airport rocking an Obey Gail t-shirt. As much as I appreciate traveling with my own personal security adorned with my face, I’d really just be happy if he’d Consider Gail.

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Travel tip : Be sure to carbo-load before your flight. Particularly if you want the nickname “Carbo-load” for the entire trip.

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Chris is too cool for in flight safety instructions… Man, I wonder how Ron Bennington is doing in first class. Probably great.

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Travel tip : A spirited debate on gay fan fic will actually calm any nervous flyer.

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Ron Bennington spotted in first class with a first class read, Jeffery Gurian’s new book Laughing Legends! I wonder if he read it straight through or… JUMPED AROUND!

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At the hotel and the view of Rue Sainte-Catherine is bananas! By the way rue means street. I’m picking up a lot of French here in Montreal, so most of these posts are going to be above your head now. I’ve really changed, guys.

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At the Variety party to celebrate their 2016 “10 Comics to Watch”, including Cameron Esposito, James Adomian, Anthony Atamanuik, and Aparna Nancherla! I actually heard that I was on the short list, but I unfortunately I came in eleventh place. On the bright side, I won’t have to worry about people feeling they need to watch me.

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Hanging out with the beautiful and hilarious Tammy Pescatelli! Reunited and it feels so good.

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Much to Vito’s chagrin, the “Carbo-load” nickname has really caught on here in Montreal.

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Hanging with Sam Morril, Big Jay, and Christine!

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Comedian Russell Peters has taken over as DJ at the Comedy Central party and is crushing it! Hopefully they’ll let me go next. Everyone wants to hear old Jock Jams CDs, right?

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See more photos of the entire festival including a few Bennington shots in The IBang’s daily photo guide to JFL, WednesdayThursdayFriday and Saturday.

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27 Comments

  1. TheHighChase

    July 29, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    for the first time since i was torchered in Stu Harts dungeon i wish i was in Canada!

  2. Centaur 5000

    July 29, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    You’re adorable Gail Bennington!

  3. Lori in Yonkers

    July 29, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I LOVE THIS.

  4. BunnyKickButt

    July 29, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Awesome job, Gail! So glad you are doing this. Did you guys see the snapchat I sent? I was channeling you.

  5. edrooney

    July 29, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    I almost forgot how to log into this!  Very cool, buddays!

  6. TheTimKnight

    July 29, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Awesome!  Looks like a blast.

  7. BadNewsJeff

    July 29, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Great job Gail.  Feels like we’re they’re with you guys.  Someone tell Sam Morril I knew his father, Frankie Carbone.

  8. Rich G

    July 29, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    It looks like you are all having a great time.

  9. FLpro

    July 29, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Meh, two days of “best-of” is just not the same. Come back home now please 🙂

  10. Impostor

    July 29, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    FLpro the “best of” have made me feel like watching Jaws again

  11. StuFromOtown1

    July 29, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Looks like you had to snap that pic of Ron on the fly as they were shooing you away from the Elite in First Class.

  12. JimmyinSA

    July 29, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Day One: Thursday, July 29th? Did they fly the worm hole to Canada?

  13. sterlingblue

    July 29, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Great photos! Respectfully, Gail is quite beautiful.

  14. Centaur 5000

    July 29, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    edrooney Hey budday!

  15. BallPeenHammer

    July 29, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    edrooney hope you’re good pally.

  16. Tom Foolery

    July 30, 2016 at 2:09 am

    Why is Chris dressed like he’s an extra in First Blood?

  17. Todd Flanders Whatley

    July 30, 2016 at 9:31 am

    GB face should be on money.

  18. AndyInCleveland

    July 30, 2016 at 11:44 am

    It’s a reunion! Let’s have a party!

  19. RayVirginia

    July 30, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Tom Foolery what you mean extra fool? He da star!

  20. BallPeenHammer

    July 31, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    you guys did a great job with the updates!!!

  21. Applefish

    August 1, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    My wife and I had such a blast at the Andy Kindler Unmasked! It was so nice to meet you guys. You are all so friendly and approachable. I really hope to see you again next year, or sooner if we visit New York. Great job U0001f44d

  22. acidkingbussewoods

    August 1, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    Bunch of pictures of gail trying to not look like they’re selfies but they are.

  23. Binary Daoist

    August 1, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Oh carbo-load Jesus…

  24. UptownDrain

    August 1, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Hicks looks just like Walter Sobchak in the pig with Gurian.

  25. JimmyinSA

    August 1, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    For the record, I feel personally vindicated that on Monday Aug 1st the previous incorrect days and dates have been eradicated. We’re out of the worm hole.

  26. Bloodklot

    August 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    UptownDrain Actually he looks like a younger Sam Healey from Orange is the New Black

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  27. xellios83

    August 14, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Absolutely love the pictures. You guys fucking rock! Best show on radio right now.