Day: July 22, 2016

Louis CK added to star-studded Just For Laughs Montreal 2016

Louis C.K. has arrived in Montreal on the official Just For Laughs schedule. He’s even flown in under the radar for Midnight Surprise and other gigs one year. For 2016, the star stand-up comedian and Emmy-winning TV auteur is a last-minute addition to JFL. Catch six-time Emmy Award winner Louis C.K. when he performs at Maison Symphonique at Place Des Arts on July 28 at 9:00 pm. Tickets on sale now at...

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Quebec’s Human Rights Tribunal orders Mike Ward to pay $42,000 to family of singer he mocked

A human rights tribunal in Quebec has ordered comedian Mike Ward to pay $42,000 in “moral and punitive damages” to singer Jérémy Gabriel and Gabriel’s mother, following a complaint made back in 2012 about jokes Ward had made regarding Gabriel. Ward announced the ruling Wednesday night while hosting The Nasty Show at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival. On Thursday, Ward told fans and followers on social media: “Même Rocky a perdu le premier, on va en appel. Even Rocky lost the first one, we’re gonna appeal.” Earlier, he told the JFL audience, “I didn’t even know there was a human...

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“I see you, and I see your bullshit!” Jon Stewart returns to TV to tackle FOX News hypocrisy, live on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The final night of the 2016 Republican National Convention went long thanks to Donald Trump’s record-long acceptance speech for his party’s presidential nomination — but CBS was among multiple TV networks deciding they wanted to go live, too, with their late-night comedy reactions. None of them, perhaps as significant or noteworthy than Jon Stewart’s return to late-night TV with a star turn on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, which he executive produces. After first cracking up with Colbert about Thursday’s resignation by Roger Ailes from the FOX News channel that he had built into a Republican propaganda machine,...

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