Day: July 27, 2011

The full list of New Faces debuting at Montreal Just For Laughs 2011

You may have seen some lists floating around with the 2011 crop of New Faces for Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival in 2011, but they forgot about the third batch. That’s right. In addition to two groups of stand-up comedians showing off their best sets for Montrealers and industry scouts, JFL is introducing a third group of comedic actors who specialize in sketch characters and one-person shows. In other words, the type of people who would be auditioning for Saturday Night Live right about now. As a matter of fact, at least a couple of these comedians already have!...

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Olivia Wingate brings her artists to The Artists Organization

Here’s some industry news to chew on just as the comedy industry settles into Montreal: Olivia Wingate has just announced that she’s no longer head of Olivia Wingate Artists, instead helping The Artists Organization expand into comedy management by bringing her eclectic mix of U.S. and U.K. clients into their fold. Her client list is fairly well-represented in Montreal this week, with Marc Maron, Reggie Watts, Eugene Mirman and “New Face” Dan St. Germain all performing. The full list: ADIRA AMRAM ANDRES DU BOUCHET DAN ST. GERMAIN EUGENE MIRMAN (and EUGENE MIRMAN & PRETTY GOOD FRIENDS) GLENN WOOL JAMES...

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Who did it better at Comic-Con 2011: Jordan Rubin, Jim Norton or Conan?

Plenty of comedians attended Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego last weekend. But only a few, so far, have produced their own walkabouts from the convention. Let’s take a look and then decide amongst ourselves who did it best! First, here’s Jordan Rubin, who brought along proud comic-con nerd Brian Posehn to roam the floor for Rubin’s Comedy Central Web series, The Download. Next up, Jim Norton decided to make SDCC 2011 all about creating buzz for him as a correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. I think he did more to help Judah Friedlander with an actual...

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Marc Maron’s first act-out is a Dane Cook impersonation…obviously!

After his first appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Marc Maron told his Twitter followers that he enjoyed the chat that included “a surprise physical comedy impression. First time for me.” You’ve already read the headline. You know it’s a Dane Cook impersonation. Now watch the clip! Maron sets this up by explaining to Fallon how his podcast, WTF with Marc Maron, is different from most interview podcasts because of how Maron relates to other comedians (and people in general. OK. Roll...

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