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Review: ‘Fort Tilden’ is shameless in its humorous portrayal of ignorance Special

‘Fort Tilden’s unsympathetic portrayal of its protagonists produces an unfiltered and entertaining film about being directionless in New York.

Will Smith to revive The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

One of the most popular 90s TV shows is all set to be rebooted by the man himself. The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is looking at a new lease on life.

Mike Marino to play stand-up comedy show at The Paramount

Huntington - On August 14, comedian Mike Marino will be bringing his "Presidential Tour" to The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island.

Lisa Lampanelli to perform comedy tour dates in the East Coast

Acclaimed comedian Lisa Lampanelli will be bringing her comedy tour to the East Coast, especially in the states of New Jersey and Connecticut.

Op-Ed: A tribute to Jon Stewart, the ultimate comic patriot

Jon Stewart is more than a comedian who landed a plum job on late-night TV. Tonight, he leaves The Daily Show and reminds us how he's evolved to become an entertainer, patriot, no-bullshit journalist and critic of deep injustices plaguing America.

Entertainer Creed Bratton talks comedy tour and 'The Office' Special

Multifaceted entertainer Creed Bratton chatted with Digital Journal about his comedy tour, and he offers advice for aspiring actors.

Review: Finding the comedy in the tragedy in Tig Notaro's story Special

Watching the documentary Tig, you'll be struck by two things: how to surface from tragedy so deep, it almost kills you; and finding the laughter in things often deemed too uncomfortable to discuss. Welcome to comedian Tig Notaro's life.

Review: 'Comedy of Errors' takes simple approach in Toronto's High Park Special

Toronto - With an implausible plot about mistaken identity and bawdy puns, “The Comedy of Errors” may be the Shakespeare play that's closest to being a “Three's Company” episode. Thankfully, Canadian Stage's new production doesn't pretend it's much more.

Review: Trevor Noah fantastic at The Paramount in Huntington Special

Huntington - On July 11, acclaimed comedian Trevor Noah performed his stand-up comedy show at The Paramount, as part of "The Paramount Comedy Series Presents." Noah is scheduled to replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.

Trevor Noah to perform stand-up comedy at The Paramount in NY

Huntington - On July 11, Trevor Noah will be performing at The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island, as part of "The Paramount Comedy Series Presents."

Review: ‘Ted 2’ hasn’t grown up as much as it thinks, which isn’t all bad Special

‘Ted 2’ isn’t entirely successful in integrating a more serious plot into its inherently silly storyline, but it doesn’t let that compromise its ability to deliver an expected style of comedy.

Lisa Lampanelli talks new television show and comedic career Special

World renowned comedienne Lisa Lampanelli chatted with Digital Journal about her television premiere of "Lisa Lampanelli: Back to the Drawing Board."

Review: Nothing secret about ‘Spy’s witty humour Special

‘Spy’ exceeds expectations and delivers a hilarious comedy that transcends baser humour for a witty, entertaining experience.

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ is a little off-key

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ is perfectly enjoyable in spite of boasting an inferior soundtrack and being somewhat less fun than the original.

Review: ‘The 100-Year-Old Man’ has more fun than his younger counterparts Special

‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared’ is darkly humoured Swedish picture about a man for whom life always seems to work out.

Review: Strindberg’s marital drama comes alive in new Toronto revival Special

Toronto - How often does independent theatre get as good as this? Coal Mine Theatre’s new production of “Creditors,” one of August Strindberg’s lesser-performed plays, is so alive with tension and piercing wit that it rarely feels like an antique.

Review: Comedy legends Kids in the Hall bring the funny in reunion tour Special

Toronto - When comedians embark on a reunion tour, nostalgia mainly fuels audience intrigue and ticket sales. But Canadian sketch legends The Kids in the Hall not only brought back beloved characters but also proved their comedy writing is as sharp as ever.

Review: ‘Danny Collins’ is a charmer until the end Special

In ‘Danny Collins,’ Al Pacino once again steps into the shoes of an aging performer, but this time with more humour and compassion.

Review: ‘Daisy Theatre’ brings its irreverent puppetry back to T.O. Special

Toronto - Puppetry ain’t kids’ stuff these days, and nobody in Canada knows this more than Ronnie Burkett. If you thought “Avenue Q” was edgy, just wait until you experience the dark hilarity of “The Daisy Theatre”, which returned to Toronto this week.

Op-Ed: Why Dave Chappelle should be the next host of The Daily Show

If there's any comedian who could fill Jon Stewart's enormous shoes at The Daily Show on Comedy Central, it's a legendary comedian who's earned the respect of TV fans worldwide: Dave Chappelle.

Review: ‘The Cobbler’ isn’t the only one having an identity crisis Special

‘The Cobbler’ is an uncomfortable mix of family drama and silly comedy as a man confronts his roots while exploring his newfound ability to change his physical appearance at will.

Review: ʻFawlty Towers’ tribute debuts in Toronto; don’t mention the food Special

Toronto - Nearly forty years after the show’s debut, it’s unlikely we’ll ever get a third series of “Fawlty Towers”. But if you’re desperate for a substitute, along with a meal, you could do worse than “Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience”.

Review: ‘Big News from Grand Rock’ has funny consequences Special

‘Big News from Grand Rock’ is a low-key comedy about a newspaper reporter who tries to save his paper with fake stories only to discover one of them may have been closer to the truth than he thought.

Review: Toronto production of ‘Cannibal! The Musical’ is great silly fun Special

Toronto - When “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker made a three-minute joke trailer for “Alferd Packer: The Musical” for film school in 1992, he probably didn’t imagine that it would evolve into a sellout stage show in another country two decades later.

Interview with Australian comedy legend, Kevin Bloody Wilson Special

The Lovable Larrikin talks to Digital Journal about his upcoming national tour, the amusingly-titled 'First of the Final Farewell Tours – Perhaps.'

'The Daily Show' host Jon Stewart says he's quitting

New York City - Comedy Central's Jon Stewart, the former standup comedian who turned a spoof news show on basic cable into a cultural oracle that spoke truth to the country's most-powerful political figures, announced his resignation Tuesday.

Review: ‘The Humbling’ is a quirky comedy that embraces its insanity Special

Al Pacino stars in Barry Levinson’s ‘The Humbling,’ a film about an aging stage actor who’s lost his mojo and is simultaneously losing touch with reality. A plot that sounds familiar, but not quite.

CBC raising the bar with Schitt's Creek Special

Toronto - Second City/SCTV alumni Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara have teamed up once again for the CBC television series, Schitt’s Creek.

Review: Frank Caliendo hysterical at The Paramount in New York Special

Huntington - On January 3, acclaimed comedian Frank Caliendo played a show at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, for an excellent turnout.

Review: 'Harry Potter' stage parody makes glorious return to Toronto Special

Toronto - I've missed several chances to see “Potted Potter”; besides its previous Toronto run in 2012, the world-touring revue has been in London and New York at times when I happened to be in those cities. Despite the new cast, it was worth the wait.
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