Studies in contrast: Todd Glass and Matteo Lane illustrate range of comedy notes at JFL 2018

In his Netflix special, Act Happy, Todd Glass unveiled The Todd Glass Band to add more weapons to his comedy arsenal. Glass uses them to great effect, especially in a live setting such as his showcase all this week in Montreal for Just For Laughs, as not only a talented four-piece band, but also as a Greek chorus to amplify him and his joyous rage. “This is so obviously over-the-top, it’s funny,” Glass tells the audience after multiple opening salvos. He’s right, not just about his choices to literally enter the stage, but also about the whole hour. Glass...

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