Montreal Comedy Festival

John Hodgman


Last November, this Yale-educated New York Times contributor was on a book-promo tour plugging his Dutton-published literary parody "The Areas of My Expertise" when he made an appearance on "The…

Human Giant


The Gotham-based sketch quartet includes Aziz Ansari, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer and Jason Woliner. A veteran improv performer, Scheer teamed with fellow thesp Huebel and Aspen award-winning standup…

Lonely Island


Sharing an affinity for beer, skateboarding and movie-making, multihyphenates Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer first bonded during their junior high days in Berkeley, Calif. After…

Morgan Murphy


Murphy, 24, started doing standup during her freshman year at Loyola Marymount -- and things started moving quickly for her. She braved open mics. She got laughs easily. She ventured to New York to…

Russell Peters


Canadian native Peters doesn't see eye to eye with the MPAA on this whole piracy issue. For 17 long years he's been toiling as a standup, slowly building a fan base in his native country. But it…

Daniel Tosh


Observational comedians tend to obsess about distinguishing themselves onstage. Tosh prefers to lie. His rapid-fire, cocky cadence covers a random smattering of self-deprecating tall tales -- i.e…

The Whitest Kids U Know


The sketch group met in a spillover dormitory in Brooklyn in 2000. Made up of Trevor Moore, Darren Trumeter Jr., Sam Brown, Zach Cregger and Timmy Williams, The Whitest Kids come from all over -…

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