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Review: Emo Philips doesn’t go for easy laughs at Montreal comedy fest Special

Emo Philips delivered a night of thoughtful comedy at Just for Laughs in Montreal, marking his 40th year in the business of making people laugh… eventually.

Review: Just for Laughs has a distinguished British accent Special

Just for Laughs provides equal opportunity to commonwealth countries with the “Brit(ish)” programme at this year’s comedy festival.

Review: Jimmy Carr is a Just for Laughs regular with good reason Special

Performing at Montreal’s Just for Laughs more times than most people can count on two hands, British comedian Jimmy Carr takes the stage for five nights of entirely inappropriate fun.

Review: John Mulaney slays Toronto at JFL42 Special

Toronto - John Mulaney's uniquely sly-yet-enthusiastic tone makes his comedy unpredictable — he may be telling a perfectly innocuous-sounding story before suddenly pretending he's a two-year-old French bulldog who's seen some things.

Review: Nick Offerman goes 'full bush,' endears Canadians at JFL42 Special

Toronto - Fans of the NBC hit 'Parks of Recreation' likely know what it sounds like when Ron Swanson giggles. As it turns out, Nick Offerman has the exact same laugh — it was one of many ways Offerman endeared himself to the Sony Centre on Saturday night.

Review: Lena Dunham talks feminism, Hollywood, why she's different than Hannah Special

Toronto - Reading from her memoir for the first time and answering questions, Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO hit show Girls, shared her charming humour, candid insight into gender issues and why she feels like she's visiting Hollywood still.

Review: Amy Schumer's raunchy humour scores big at JFL42 Special

Toronto - As the first of JFL42's headliners, Amy Schumer had high expectations placed on her, but she more than delivered to a sold-out Sony Theatre Friday night in Toronto.

Review: Tim Minchin makes an effortless return to comedy at JFL42 Special

Toronto - Partway through his act, Australian comic Tim Minchin said "This isn't actually comedy. This is like someone with an arts degree who never got to use it." Despite his insistence that his act wasn't comedy, he had a full audience roaring throughout.

Toronto's Dave Merheje brings on the laughs at JFL42 this week Special

Toronto - Dave Merheje is one very busy man. One of Canada's fastest-rising stand-up comics over the past few years, he's about to add multiple appearances at Toronto's JFL42 comedy festival to his already impressive resume.

Kenny Hotz entertains, informs with 'Triumph of the Will' Special

Kenny Hotz—the man behind the Gemini-nominated megahit “Kenny vs. Spenny” and “Testees”—is offering up a one-of-a-kind comedy/news cocktail in his return to the small screen.

PETA animal rights campaign benefits when Montreal refuses permit

Montr - Pamela Anderson's latest People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign got an added boost unexpectedly after Anderson's request for a permit for the launch was rejected by the Montreal Film and TV Commission.

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Emo Philips performs in solo show at Just for Laughs in Montreal.
Emo Philips performs in solo show at Just for Laughs in Montreal.
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Jimmy Carr performs at Just for Laughs in Montreal.
Jimmy Carr performs at Just for Laughs in Montreal.
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Tim Minchin performing at the TAM in London in 2009
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