Day: July 15, 2019

Just For Laughs fetes Kevin Hart, Jim Jefferies, Hasan Minhaj, Amanda Seales, “Big Mouth” with 2019 awards

We’re only a week away from the comedy industry’s annual confab in Montreal for Just For Laughs, and JFL has announced which big stars the fest will fete the most with Comedy Awards. This year’s recipients: Kevin Hart (Generation Award), Jim Jefferies (Stand-up Comedian of the Year), Hasan Minhaj (Breakout Comedy Star of the Year), Amanda Seales (Rising Comedy Star of the Year), and Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett for Netflix’s Big Mouth (Comedy Writers of the Year). Alonso Bodden will host the awards ceremony on July 26. Presenting each of the awards (which usually adds to the fun with unique speeches and jokes): For...

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Episode #268: Catherine Cohen

With degrees in English and Theater, Catherine Cohen not only graduated from Princeton University but also delivered a humorous speech at her own graduation. Five years later, Cohen became one of New York City’s newest It Girls, bringing the cabaret community back into the mainstream of comedy. She’s all over magazines such as Interview and GQ. Onscreen, you’ve already seen her in the finale of Comedy Central’s Broad City, as well an episode of HBO’s High Maintenance. Sh’ll soon appear on the big screen in the movie, Lovebirds. And all the while, Cohen holds court in the East Village...

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