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Quarrels, calories and toilet paper: virus spawns US quarantine comedy

Los Angeles - From quarreling couples to toilet paper hoarding, life under coronavirus lockdown across much of the United States has provided comedy material for those seeking light-hearted relief in these difficult times.

Review: ‘Onward’ is infused with magic and emotion Special

‘Onward’ is a coming-of-age animation about a teenage boy who believes meeting his father will make him a better person, but discovers that person already exists.

Review: ‘The Jesus Rolls’ barrels down the fast and loose lane Special

‘The Jesus Rolls’ is a spin-off of ‘The Big Lebowski,’ centring on the outspoken bowler, Jesus Quintana’s, return to crime immediately after being paroled.

Review: ‘Downhill’ doesn’t get a high score from the judges Special

‘Downhill’ is unfortunately not the comedy fans are likely hoping for, while also falling short of its subtitled predecessor.

Dan Romano to host 'The Best Women in Comedy' event at Governor's

Levittown - On March 19, actor and radio host Dan Romano of the "Dan Romano Show" will be hosting "The Best Women in Comedy" at Governor's Comedy Club.

Review: ‘The Gentlemen’ elevates the criminal element Special

‘The Gentlemen’ is Guy Ritchie’s long-awaited return to the gangster genre, putting an all-star cast at the centre of one of his interconnected capers.

Review: Patton Oswalt delivers a 'Paramount' comedic show on Long Island Special

On February 1, award-winning comedian Patton Oswalt headlined The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island, for a great turnout of fans.

Review: Carie Karavas fabulous in refreshing comedy special on Crackle Special

On January 24, comedian Carie Karavas' new comedy special "Men, Flaws, and Menopause," premiered on the streaming service Crackle, and she was fabulous in it.

Carie Karavas to star in one-hour Crackle stand-up comedy special

Acclaimed comedian Carie Karavas will be starring in her own TV stand-up special on Crackle, which premieres on Thursday, January 23.

Review: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ haven’t lost their touch Special

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence reunite for ‘Bad Boys for Life,’ in which the duo’s commitment to the badge and each other is tested.

Review: ‘Dolittle’ is fluent in dog and fun Special

‘Dolittle’ is a change of pace for Robert Downey, Jr. as he plays a doctor who can speak to animals and must emerge from seclusion to complete a vital mission.

World-class juggler honored with his very own 'Niels Duinker Day' Special

Cynthiana - World-renowned juggler Niels Duinker has a major reason to be proud. He was honored with his very own "Niels Duinker" Day.

Review: ‘Spies in Disguise’ has fun with the spy’s love of camouflage Special

‘Spies in Disguise’ is a humorous take on the super spy story that transfers Will Smith’s smooth persona to a slick pigeon.

Op-Ed: Vic DiBitetto puts on the greatest stand-up comedy shows of 2019

Acclaimed stand-up comedian Vic DiBitetto put on the greatest comedy shows of 2019 in New Y ork. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Review: ‘Bend It Like Beckham’ translates well to the musical stage Special

Toronto - Sports fans don’t often like show tunes, and musical fans aren’t usually jock types. But “Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical”, which made its North American debut in Toronto on Tuesday, takes a stab at bringing the two camps together.

Review: ‘Knives Out’ keeps the mystery alive with a classic whodunit Special

‘Knives Out’ is a murder mystery with an all-star cast of suspects who all had reason to kill their family’s patriarch… but did he have reason to kill himself?

Review: Vic DiBitetto amazing at Governor's, tackles heckler cleverly Special

Levittown - On December 7, acclaimed comedian Vic DiBitetto performed two shows at Governor's Comedy Club in Levittown for a great turnout.

Review: ‘Zombieland — Double Tap' nuts up for the sequel Special

‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ keeps the fun and its beloved characters alive with this follow-up to the highly entertaining zombie comedy.

Review: ‘#Throwback Time’ yields mixed results for Toronto Second City Special

Toronto - Nostalgia is a recurring theme in “If I Could #Throwback Time”, Second City’s new revue in Toronto. And while some scenes hit the mark, others may make you yearn for the glory days of Catherine O’Hara or Mike Myers, or even Marty Adams.

Executive producer talks about 'Adulting With Jane' comedy series Special

Executive Producer Jenny Paul chatted with Digital Journal about "Adulting With Jane," the new shoppable DIY comedy series.

Michael Harrison talks about debut comedy album and digital age Special

Stand-up comedian Michael Harrison chatted with Digital Journal about his debut comedy album and about being an entertainer in this digital age.

Carie Karavas talks Argyle Theatre shows, digital age of comedy Special

Babylon - On September 22, acclaimed Greek-American comedian Carie Karavas chatted with Digital Journal about her upcoming stand-up comedy shows at the Argyle Theatre and opened up about the digital age of comedy and entertainment.

Comedian Red Green embarks on farewell tour in Canada

Acclaimed comedian Red Green is embarking on his farewell "This Could Be It" Tour in Canada, which kicks off on September 19 in Grand Prairie, Alberta.

Review: TIFF 2019: ‘How to Build a Girl’ has fun finding her way Special

‘How to Build a Girl’ is an amusing coming-of-age story in which a teenage girl finds her voice via scathing music reviews.

Carie Karavas to play comedy two shows at the Argyle Theatre

Babylon - On September 25, acclaimed Greek-American comedian Carie Karavas will be performing two shows at the Argyle Theatre in Babylon on Long Island.

Review: ‘Ready or Not’ is a bloody good time Special

‘Ready or Not’ demonstrates why playing games with weapons is dangerous, while amusing audiences with its unexpected sense of humour.

Review: ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ rides on a stellar performance Special

‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ features a standout performance by Cate Blanchett as she plays a woman with a unique and sometimes contrary view of the world, answering what turns out to be a metaphorical question.

Review: Reza’s ‘Art’ loses little of its bite in new Soulpepper remount Special

Toronto - It’s easy to satirize modern art, especially if you don’t get it. It’s harder to turn a disagreement on art into a funny, biting examination of male fragility. The latter achievement is why Yasmina Reza’s 1994 play “‘Art’” holds up well.

Review: The West is fading in ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ Special

‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ is Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, though it is also the most unlike his previous pictures.

Margaret Cho talks new podcast, touring and digital age of comedy Special

Patchogue - Acclaimed comedian Margaret Cho chatted with Digital Journal about her new podcast, upcoming shows on Long Island, New York, as well as being an artist in this digital age.
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