Andy Samberg Comedy Person of the Year 2014 started with a bang for Andy Samberg, who took home a Golden Globe for his performance on his hit Fox laffer "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," which also won best…
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Last month, during a master class at the Taormina Film Festival, no less a star than Ben Stiller admitted that his career wouldn't have gotten far if he'd relied on auditions, which seldom went his…
Seven of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch were on hand for the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal.
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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…
The cut-ups showed up en masse for Variety's 10 Comics to Watch event sponsored by Cohen Gardner at the Just for Laughs comedy fest in Montreal on Thursday.
Podcasting, whatever the product, has afforded comics a new form of creative expression -- one that distills their voice down to its purest form. And that artistic clarity is in high demand.
Comics click online, execs use Web to sample funny talent, projects
MONTREAL -- The line-up for this year's Just for Laughs Film Festival, running in conjunction with the 30th Montreal Just for Laughs comedy fest, will include the local preem of Mike Birbiglia's…
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.
Everyone knows Canadians are funny -- especially Canadians, who keep homegrown standup, radio and TV comedy thriving. But bigscreen laughs tend to be a different story.