• Listen to Colin Quinn’s keynote address at ComedyPro conference at Just For Laughs (Exclusive)

    MONTREAL — Among the comedy peerage, Colin Quinn has always been a bit of a difficult peg to fit into any specific hilarity hole. (Yup, hilarity hole.) Industry types have tried shuffling him into one label or another, and a series of short-lived projects followed as a result. We all remember Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, the fan favorite, prematurely canceled current events roundup show on Comedy Central. We also

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    Watch Patton Oswalt’s keynote address from Just For Laughs (Exclusive video)

    Patton Oswalt delivered the keynote address at last month’s Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. And since that day (July 26) the comedy world has been buzzing about Oswalt’s dual message– one to his fellow comedians and the other to the gatekeepers– producers, executives and other vaguely-titled suits. Oswalt reads a letter to each group of folks, and in doing so establishes (in my humble opinion, anyway) innumerable reasons

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    Exclusive video: Marc Maron’s complete keynote address from Just For Laughs

    The 29th edition of Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival came to an end on Sunday after weeks of shows, panels, street fairs and speeches. But one speech, Marc Maron’s keynote address on July 28 during the Comedy Conference portion of the festival is what resounded most with comedians, industry and fans alike. We posted the full audio of Maron’s speech a few days ago. But really, nothing gets better

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    Listen to Marc Maron’s keynote address from Just For Laughs

    You may have already read our review of the keynote address Marc Maron delivered on Friday at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. If not, you can go here. Or if you’d rather, you can just listen to the whole thing here. Check it out and let us know what you think. Marc Maron’s keynote address from Just For Laughs — July 28, 2011 by dgadino

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    The formerly “unbookable” Marc Maron delivers powerful keynote address at Just For Laughs

    MONTREAL — There has long been the acknowledgement of a fine line that exists between the realms of laughter and pain. It’s a concept perhaps even older than fully evolved vocal chords – since the dawn of humanity, there’s been an instinctual understanding that what we can’t laugh about, we cry over, and what we can’t cry over… well, we emit some sanity chuckles and then hope we’ll have the

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