• Amazon docuseries follows Just For Laughs New Faces hopefuls

    Amazon is set to release Inside Jokes, a six-part docuseries that captures the trials of getting selected for New Faces, a career-defining showcase at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. The series, from Emmy Award-winning producer Jimmy Fox (United Shades of America), follows seven comedians as they go through the process of trying to make the cut. Amazon made the announcement through Twitter on Monday. 7 comedians from 2

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    Seeing Other People: Hilarious web series probes the awkwardness of a BFF breakup

    It’s hard to think of anyone more qualified than a comedian to shed funny light on the painful process of enduring a friendship breakup. Luckily, with the launch of the new web series Seeing Other People, we get not one comedian, but four of them to mend our broken hearts while tickling our funny bones. The brainchild of writers and actors Brooke Van Poppelen and Giulia Rozzi (who co-star alongside Patrick

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    Just For Laughs New Faces: Monroe Martin, Drew Michael, Michelle Wolf impress

    MONTREAL – The New Faces of Comedy, a beloved Just For Laughs tradition, is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated showcases to grace the Montreal mega-comedy festival each and every year. More than giving under-the-radar comedians a chance to shine among more established peers, the New Faces lineup also affords fans of comedy the opportunity to make the acquaintance of stand-up performers they might otherwise never have encountered. Sure,

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    Just For Laughs New Faces of Comedy announced

    Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival just announced its New Faces of Comedy lineup for 2014. Each year Just For Laughs, the longest running comedy festival, chooses comedians they feel will break out in the next few years. It’s one of the most anticipated set of showcases of the festival, which runs until the end of July. This year’s New Faces of Comedy are as follows: Alingon Mitra, Brad Wenzel,

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    Ian Karmel, Chris Distefano, Mark Normand stand out during New Faces at Just For Laughs (Review)

    MONTREAL – By the conclusion of Wednesday’s first Just For Laughs New Faces showcase, festival goers were, with good reason, practically drowning in a sea of untapped comedic talent. But drowning in a good way, like if you were to dive into a swimming pool full of Spaghetti-Os. With the affable Neal Brennan resuming hosting duties for round two, things kicked off with an insider anecdote about Barack and Michelle

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    Nancherla, Wetterlund, Morril among impressive New Faces at Just For Laughs (Review)

    MONTREAL – Now in its 31st yeah, Montreal’s world famous Just For Laughs comedy festival is itself more a seasoned veteran than a fresh new face, but that doesn’t exclude a hopeful new crop of untested comic talents from the fest’s decidedly robust lineup. Each and every year, the “New Faces” show injects a bit of unfamiliar variance into a roster of the already established comedy elite, and while casual

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    David Angelo, Joe Wengert, Jamie Lee highlight New Faces, group one

    MONTREAL — Last night, the 20 New Faces of this year’s Just For Laughs showcased their wares. As is the case every year, it’s one of the highlights of the weeks-long event. Split into two groups, both shows were masterfully hosted by comedy veteran Alonzo Bodden, who was a New Face, himself, about 15 years ago. Extra respect goes to Bodden for successfully dealing with a nine-year-old in the front

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    Just For Laughs reveals New Faces of Comedy

    Each year, the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal produces the New Faces showcase, where upcoming stand-up comedians — deemed the world’s most promising – perform for industry and comedy fans alike. It’s sort of a big deal. And this year, JFL is offering not one, but three groups of New Faces, presented by CollegeHumor and categorized as such: New Faces of Comedy, and New Faces of Comedy: Characters (the

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    Johnny Pemberton, Ron Funches, Carl Donnelly impress as New Faces at Just For Laughs (group two)

    MONTREAL – After the rich and varied display of the comics from the early, 7 pm incarnation of the New Faces show, the 9 pm-ers were left with an order to fill about as tall as first rounder Cy Amundson. (Seriously, have you seen that guy? They don’t call him the Larry Bird of comedy just because he’s white.) But fulfill it they did, and to great success, too. Inter-spliced

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    Jerrod Carmichael, Ali Wong, Cy Amundson lead the pack of New Faces at Just For Laughs (group one)

    MONTREAL – Paris may be the city of lights, but its funky, badass little sister Montreal is all lit up like a Christmas tree this week. And few individuals seem to shine more vibrantly than the 16 who stood onstage last night at the L’Astral club and gave the world a reason to stand at strict attention. Indeed, the New Faces show of Montreal’s famed Just For Laughs comedy festival

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    Just For Laughs: Feimster, Lawrence, Jost impress at New Faces

    MONTREAL – The comedians on the late New Faces show Wednesday, hosted by New York comedian Sean Patton, benefited from a slightly warmer crowd than their early show counterparts. But does that mean it was a better show? Let’s dig in. Los Angeles via North Carolina comic Fortune Feimster, who’s scored herself some quality prime time exposure thanks to her advancing on this season of Last Comic Standing, kicked things

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    Just For Laughs: New Faces, part 2

    MONTREAL — LA’s MIKE BRIDENSTINE kicked off the second half of the first New Faces show Thursday night, and immediately got chuckles from the crowd upon suggesting that, like Larry the Cable Guy’s Git-R-Done, he was advised to create a catch phrase for his comedy in order to propel his career to the next level. Bridenstine’s choice: “Bang, you’re pregnant!” He peppered the phrase at hilariously inopportune times throughout his

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    Just For Laughs: New Faces, part 1

    MONTREAL — Though there is what seems like an infinite number of shows programmed each night at Just For Laughs, what I find most important about the festival – from the prospective of a site that covers what’s new and great in comedy – are the New Faces shows. As you would expect, these are showcase shows, wherein the fest gives up and coming comedians around the world a proper

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