Day: February 28, 2019

Best of the rest of the fests: Comedy Festivals for 2019-2020

We’re already two months into 2019, and if you haven’t already made use of my Comedy Festivals page, please bookmark it for your resources. If you need to know how festivals are coming in time-wise, well, please allow me to sort that information for you here now! MARCH 2019 Brisbane Comedy Festival Australia (NOW to March 24, 2019)Adelaide Fringe Australia (Feb. 15 to March 17, 2019)Black Women in Comedy Festival, Brooklyn, NYC (NOW to March 3, 2019) Inaugural event, headlined by Calise Hawkins and Pat Brown.Floodwater Comedy Fest, Iowa City (NOW to March 2, 2019)Michigan LGBT ComedyFest (Motor City Pride), Dearborn (March...

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Just For Laughs revises plans for SiriusXM radio channel to showcase only Canadians

Your voices were heard loud and clear, comedians of Canada. Just For Laughs announced Wednesday that their impending takeover of the Canada Laughs channel of SiriusXM radio will now be called Just For Laughs Canada, “and it will showcase 100 percent Canadian content.” Bruce Hills, JFL’s president, released the statement after speaking with Sandra Battaglini from the Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC). CASC had protested the station takeover, as comedians stood to lose a major source of income from royalty payments whenever their stand-up album tracks get played on the radio. CASC also held a public Town Hall...

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