October 10, 2018

Sam Jay Greets a Stratospheric Moment With a Smile and a Shrug

I aspire to the calm and cool of Sam Jay. Ahead of a four show night at Newport’s Rogue Island Comedy Festival, the Comedy Lineup comic […]
October 3, 2018

D.L. Hughley Challenges Audience With Strong Perspective in New Netflix Special: “I think we have, as comedians, an obligation to help society see itself.”

There are two closed-captioning surprises to be found when watching D.L. Hughley’s latest hourlong special (and first for Netflix), Contrarian. The first is the description of […]
October 1, 2018

NY Festival Set to Smash Stereotypes About Women in Comedy

A monthly comedy show in New York City featuring female stand-ups, storytellers, characters and improv performers is now an annual festival, getting ready to kick off […]
September 24, 2018

Maria Bamford’s Purple Vans, Vision Boards, and Park Benches All Add Up to Fabulous

This week, Toronto is exploding with comedy for the 10 day JFL42 festival. One of the highlights of the fest is the finale of a year […]
September 22, 2018

Finding Gilda Radner: How One Woman Went From an Actress to a Feature Filmmaker Who Would Open the Tribeca Film Fest After Being Inspired by Gilda

This weekend, “Love, Gilda” the documentary about comedy legend Gilda Radner is in theaters that opened this year’s Tribeca Film Fest is in theaters. I spoke […]
September 21, 2018

Tom Papa’s Food Network Show Delivers the Message You’ve Been Waiting to Hear: Bread is Not Only Good, It’s Great!

Tom Papa‘s new food network show, Baked, is not about getting high, but it will make you very very hungry. Tom is the new king of […]
September 20, 2018

Reggie Watts JFL42 Preview: Why HBO’s Barry is a Real Breakthrough, and How Absurdism Can Create Change

  It’s never worthwhile to ask Reggie Watts what to expect from his performances. The highly innovative comedian/musician/bandleader/actor’s success hinges on his ability to continually subvert […]
September 19, 2018

Get to Know the Funniest Comedians in Canada; SiriusXM’s 2018 Top Comic Finalists!

It’s time again for #JFL42, one of best comedy festivals in North America. International stand up superstars have sold out Toronto’s theaters, some of the best comedians […]
September 2, 2018

Mike Vecchione Has a Brand New Album Out and Everything’s Changed

Mike Vecchione talks with us about the release of his new comedy album The Worst kind of Thoughtful. Mike Vecchione’s newest comedy album, The Worst kind […]
September 1, 2018

New York Comedy Club Makes Some Very Cool History in New York City: We Talked With Its Owners About the Big Move

Positively Fourth Street: New York Comedy Club Opens Its Second New York Location in the East Village It feels like yesterday when we first met Emilio […]
August 30, 2018

After SNL: Brooks Wheelan Talks About Leaving Saturday Night Live and His Plans for the Future

Brooks Wheelan sits at The Porthole located off Commercial Street in Portland, Maine, eating a lobster roll. This mucky waterfront eatery has been a Custom House […]
August 27, 2018

Bert Kreischer Keeps No Secrets in His New Netflix Special, “Secret Time”. Everyone’s Getting Outted

No One is Safe in Bert Kreischer’s New Netflix Special, Not Even Bert’s Kids! Bert Kreischer Tells Us How He Prepared His Family for His Latest: […]
August 23, 2018

Gatekeepers of Comedy Tackle the Biggest Challenges Facing Comedy Today at Just for Laughs…and Answer the Louis C.K. Question

This year at Just for Laughs we got together with five comedy giants who most comedy fans have never heard of, but these five men and […]
August 15, 2018

Dr. Katz Remembers Antz, Clown and the One Comedian He Absolutely Had to Have on His New Audiobook

For the past 23 years Jonathan Katz and his character Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist have brought over 100 of the greatest comedic minds into his office […]
August 10, 2018

Tacarra Williams Wants To Take Your Thoughts on Jail to the Next Level with Kevin Hart

“Interesting lives make for amazing stories!”, The Next Level host Kevin Hart says to Tacarra Williams just before she heads up for her life-changing set on […]
August 3, 2018

Jay & Eytan Find Out What Happens When You Bring Two Man Sketch Performance to Stand Up Clubs

Our next Comedy Records Showcase happens Monday (August 6) at New York Comedy Club! As always the lineup will feature a mix of Toronto and New […]
July 28, 2018

Tiffany Haddish Teaches Us How to Mend a Broken Spirit, Dave Chappelle Talks Musical Influences, Howie Mandel Shares a Story About a Major Celebrity’s First JFL Performance and More From the Just for Laughs Red Carpet 2018!

Tiffany Haddish Teaches Us How to Mend a Broken Spirit, Dave Chappelle Talks Musical Influences, Howie Mandel Shares a Story About a Major Celebrity’s First JFL […]
July 28, 2018

Howie Mandel Bought Just for Laughs to Make It As Famous as Coachella

Howie Mandel Details His Plan for the Future of Just For Laughs: I Want to Be a Brand Ambassador and Scream It! In March, it was […]
July 27, 2018

Roy Wood Jr. announces his new Comedy Central special and talks to us about JFL, and his current tour.

Roy Wood Jr. announces his new Comedy Central special and talks to us about JFL, and his current tour. Roy Wood Jr. has been a Comedy […]
July 26, 2018

Brad Williams Explains Why Just for Laughs is The Best Place to See Comedy, and Gives Love for Bobby Kelly

Brad Williams talks with us about his upcoming appearances at “Just For Laughs 2018”, his “About Last Night” podcast and trusting the audience. The “Just For […]
July 24, 2018

Tim Dillon Gets a Few Things Off of His Chest: Like the Best Way to See Comedy, 2018’s Special of the Year, and Who Decides What is Too Far

Tim Dillon talks to us about his two new specials, heading to 2018 JFL, and PC culture in the current comedy landscape. Tim Dillon is a […]
July 16, 2018

Comedy Stars Grace The Red Carpet at Comedy Central’s Roast of Bruce Willis!! And We Were There!

It’s a very special edition of Notes From a Comedy Junkie as our own Sara Dahms flew out to Los Angeles to cover the red carpet […]
July 12, 2018

Gina Yashere, Brave in a Time of Timid Comedy

“If all we have to fear is fear itself, why be afraid?” That’s the center thought anchoring a brand new festival hitting the city of Toronto […]
July 1, 2018

Erik Bergstrom Recording an Album After Overcoming a Slew of Serious Demons

Our next showcase with Comedy Records happens tomorrow (July 2) at New York Comedy Club! As always, the lineup will feature a combination of Toronto and […]
June 29, 2018

In AmERIKan Warrior, Erik Griffin Unites a Crowd, and Parts of Himself

When Erik Griffin took to the stage for his latest special, AmERIKan Warrior, he looks calm and composed, ready to ease into his newest hour of […]
June 26, 2018

W. Kamau Bell Tackles Trump, the Red Hen, Permit Patty and People Getting Fired for the N-Word

Comedian, author, podcaster, talk show host, radio show host and author W. Kamau Bell may have a lot of titles and gigs to go with them, […]
June 24, 2018

Brian Huskey Takes Us Inside the Bizarre World of Mr. Neighbors

“It’s All About Catharsis” According to Mr. Neighbors Himself Brian Huskey Brian Huskey has been a familiar face for almost two decades appearing in countless TV […]