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Traumatised by attacks, Parisians seek comic relief

Paris - Laughter is the best medicine for many Parisians seeking solace after the November 13 terror attacks that shattered so many lives.

Review: ‘Love the Coopers’ is smothered in sugary melodrama Special

‘Love the Coopers’ is the latest middling compilation of characters trying to navigate the holidays with their equally dissatisfied family members.

Review: Campy ‘Holmes’ touring production is a little too elementary Special

Toronto - Like Batman, James Bond and other iconic heroes, Sherlock Holmes has seen so many reinventions that the original image is almost forgotten. Arthur Conan Doyle would faint if he were alive to see what pop culture has made of his famed creation.

Review: Offbeat comedy ‘Rock the Kasbah’ gets a little off-key Special

‘Rock the Kasbah’ is a quirky comedy starring Bill Murray as a music manager who finds his censored star in an Afghan cave.

Review: Bill Burr brings his edgy humour to raucous Toronto crowd Special

Toronto - In a packed Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in downtown Toronto, U.S. comedian Bill Burr didn't shy away from his ornery takedowns of celebs such as Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, Kanye West, and even Peter Dinklage.

Review: M. Night Shyamalan finally finds redemption with ‘The Visit’ Special

‘The Visit’ is M. Night Shyamalan’s latest picture and it’s surprisingly entertaining — something that hasn’t been said about the filmmaker's work in some time.

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.
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