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  • ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s ‘Mandatory Fun’ Hits Number 1 … Video Shows ‘Tacky’ Singer’s Reaction When Tom Green Reveals New Album Tops Billboard Charts

    "Weird Al" Yankovic's new album, Mandatory Fun, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Now YouTube video shows the man behind hits like "Tacky" and "Handy" finding out the good news from Tom Green. So how did "Weird Al" react to his historical achievement? And will this success cause him to change his mind about Mandatory Fun being his last album?

    2014-07-28 by Melissa Siegel
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  • Kathleen Madigan, Judy Gold prove a perfect double bill at Just For Laughs

    With the venerable Judy Gold acting as opener, Kathleen Madigan’s headlining show could really have been a double bill for outstanding, fiery comics in peak form. As arbiters of bitingly hilarious, personalized comedy, the two women have been flexing powerful comic muscles for decades now, and it’s refreshing to see that neither has lost steam as the years have gone on.

    2014-07-26 by Emma Kat Richardson
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  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast gets personal at Just For Laughs

    MONTREAL – As one of the most exciting new sitcoms to hit the major networks in a years, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has quickly garnered a well-deserved reputation for being smart, hip, and extremely hilarious. Therefore, it’s perhaps not too surprising to see that the remarkable cast chemistry translates to something equally as electric offscreen as well […]

    2014-07-26 by Emma Kat Richardson
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  • Lewis Black veers off track to great effect at Just For Laughs (Review)

    Lewis Black has never been one to shy away from a good vein-pulsing, temple-throbbing holler fest, and that’s exactly the type of forthright rage that keeps fans coming back for another dose of anger, one sold out venue after another. Which is why it was so surprising – and perhaps curiously refreshing – to see Black in a more somber state at Just For Laughs this year.

    2014-07-26 by Emma Kat Richardson
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  • Andy Kindler’s Just For Laughs State of the Industry Address 2014 (Full audio)

    MONTREAL — Every year, comedian Andy Kindler delivers the State of the Industry Address at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. It’s one of the biggest highlights of the weeks long festival as fellow comedians, agents, managers, producers, media and more gather to listen intensely to Kindler, who has made complaining into a […]

    2014-07-26 by Laughspin Staff
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  • Triumph the Insult Comic Dog will insult you on video– and for a worthy cause (Contest)

    Rob Kutner and the Levinson Brothers, the brains behind the recently released 2776 album – an epic musical comedy concept album about America’s past, present and future – are giving you the opportunity to be insulted by Triumph the Insult Comic dog on video to be posted right here on Laughspin! And you’d be getting insulted for a good cause. Kutner and the Levinson Brothers produced 2776, which includes performances by Patton Oswalt, Neko Case, Paul F. Tompkins, Aimee Mann and literally 78 others – to benefit OneKid OneWorld, an organization that provides much needed educational opportunities in impoverished countries around the world.

    2014-07-25 by Dylan P. Gadino
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  • Just For Laughs New Faces: Monroe Martin, Drew Michael, Michelle Wolf impress

    he New Faces of comedy, a beloved Just For Laughs tradition, is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated showcases to grace the Montreal mega-comedy festival each and every year. More than giving as-yet under the radar comedians a chance to shine among more established peers, the New Faces lineup also affords fans of comedy the opportunity to make the acquaintance of standup performers they might otherwise never have encountered. Sure, most people attend JFL for the marquee headliners, but in my opinion, its the surprise favorites that make this fest so remarkable. And that’s where the New Faces come in. So, without further adieu, let’s meet this year’s breakout stars.

    2014-07-25 by Emma Kat Richardson
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