Day: February 26, 2019

Here’s your SXSW comedy lineup for 2019

We’re less than a couple of weeks away from SXSW, when everybody in technology, film, music and comedy takes over downtown Austin, Texas. The comedy portion of South By Southwest takes place March 8-16, 2019. Here’s what they’ve got on tap this go around… 2019 SXSW Comedy Festival Participants Abbi Jacobson • Amy Miller • Baron Vaughn • Beth Stelling • Busy Philipps • Dave Hill • Debra DiGiovanni • Doug Benson • Dulce Sloan • Erik Griffin • Eugene Mirman • Horatio Sanz • Ian Edwards • Ilana Glazer • Jaboukie Young-White • James Adomian • Jessica McKenna...

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Mo Welch on Conan

Growing up in Normal is not normal. So says Illinois native Mo Welch, who returned Monday night for another comedy performance on Conan. This time around, she joked about backhanded compliments, lost teeth in adulthood, stick-figure car stickers, and her sister’s destination wedding. Roll the...

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SiriusXM replacing Canada Laughs with Just For Laughs Radio; Canadian comedians bracing for big royalty hit

SiriusXM Canada and Just For Laughs announced a joint partnership on Monday to launch Just For Laughs Radio this spring on Ch. 168, “with a focus on Canadian artists plus comics from around the world.” Sounds great, right? Here’s the thing, though: Ch. 168 already is a thing, Canada Laughs, which is all and only about Canadian comedians. And if you didn’t already know this, then now you know: SiriusXM pays much bigger royalty fees than Spotify, Pandora or anyone else. So much so, that I know at least a couple of friends who only survive paying the rent thanks to SiriusXM...

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