Ali Jaberansari's debut feature approaches the conflict between tradition and Westernization in Iran with sly satire and humor.
Montreal Comedy Festival
Opposites attract and little life lessons are learned in this innocuous but thin romantic comedy set during a tour of a college campus.
Opera is the subject, medium and language of Jiri Menzel's inventive if overstretched comedy.
Jan Verheyen's legal drama is a talky courtroom affair, but a compelling and accomplished one.
Seven of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch were on hand for the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.
The Just for Laughs comedy conference names Amy Poehler "Comedy Person of the Year." Other honorees include Edgar Wright, Mitch Hurwitz, Nick Kroll and Michael Cera.
Variety has been spotlighting up-and-coming comics for more than a decade, shining early lights on everyone from Louis C.K. to Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Aziz Ansari and Aubrey Plaza. This…
Just for Laughs Group, the 31-year-old Canadian producer of comedy fests around the world, has launched a Gotham-based theatrical division led by producer Adam Blanshay.
MONTREAL The line-up for the 30th Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival will include Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader, Bob Saget, John Pinette and Lewis Black among many others.
Belgian helmer Geoffrey Enthoven's road comedy "Hasta la Vista" (Come as You Are) won the Montreal World Film Festival's Grand Prix des Ameriques on Sunday, marking the second consecutive year and…