Day: March 21, 2018

Howie Mandel and ICM Partners acquire Just For Laughs

Sacre bleu! Just For Laughs Group (Groupe Juste Pour Rire), responsible for throwing the biggest comedy festival in the world each July in Montreal, as well as fests in Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney, television specials, series and tours, has new owners. Howie Mandel and ICM Partners top an investor group that has acquired JFL founder Gil Rozon’s stake in the group. They’re seeking other investors from Quebec. Mandel, best known now as a judge for America’s Got Talent, is not only a Canadian native but also a mainstay at JFL galas, hosting multiple specials in recent years that have...

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Larry King and Dennis Miller embarking on comedy tour as “The King and The Jester”

Last year, Larry King had Dennis Miller on as a guest on King’s s Larry King Now which airs on ORA, Hulu and RT America. This year, they’re hitting the road together for a storytelling and stand-up comedy tour called “The King and The Jester.” Their tour kicks off June 2, 2018, at The Comerica Theatre in Phoenix. “For many years I wanted to call in to the Larry King Show but I was too intimidated…so I thought, I will just do a show with him,” Miller said. King added, “Dennis Miller is one of the funniest, brightest and insightful people I’ve ever interviewed. I’m really looking...

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Rory Albanese on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Rory Albanese used to work behind the scenes with Stephen Colbert as an executive producer on the old Daily Show. Now here’s Albanese front and center performing stand up, wherein he imagines what it’d be like to perform a citizen’s arrest in 2018 in New York City, and enjoys dating younger women because younger men have ruined their expectations. Roll the...

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