Montreal Comedy Festival

Eliza Coupe


Three years ago, Coupe, a recent graduate from the theater program at CalArts, was touring the country playing a soldier in an all-female version of "King Lear." Shakespeare had worn her down: "I…

Rebecca Drysdale


While some young comedians were honing their act at the 2005 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Drysdale, 27, was blowing auds away with her fierce vulnerability and bravado. In 20 minutes, Drysdale…

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