Calise Hawkins was selected as one of the New Faces of comedy at Just For Laughs Montreal 2012. We had the chance to chat with Calise for a few minutes about JFL. Truth be told, we videotaped the interview and had all intentions on running said video of the interview. But the camera guy musta been nursing a hangover and the video is pretty terrible. Rather than perform an injustice to a lady as lovely as Calise, here’s the text version of our terrific conversation about her journey to become a New Face of the festival and some projects she’s currently working on. Read the rest of this entry
The pitbull of comedy himself, Bobby Slayton is a character. He’s also never at a loss for words as evident by this clip. We sat down with him for a 5 minute interview at Just For Laughs 2012.
At the beginning of the interview Bobby asked, “any other questions?” Not realizing at the time we didn’t even ask one yet and he was just riffing for the first part of the sit down. You could say it got away from us a bit. But one can also make the argument that if someone whose done comedy for over 30 years, it’s best to just listen to what they have to say and you’ll get some pure hilarity. Read the rest of this entry
Jermaine Fowler was selected as a New Face for Just For Laughs 2012. Jermaine dished that liking what you do is the key to his ability to be a busy guy. He also shed some insight on working on some new TV projects as well as talking about his web series Homo Thugs which we discussed a potential story for new episodes.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet one of Just For Laugh’s New Faces 2012, James Davis. We had the chance to talk to Davis about his first time in Montreal, foray into entertainment, and his viral video sensation Baraka Flacka Flames.
James is also part of the new In Living Color re-boot and was able to shed some light on what it was like working with the Wayans’ which he compares to the Godfathers of comedy.
Paul F. Tompkins is a sharp dressed man, and we didn’t waste time letting him know this when we sat down with him at Just For Laughs. While he shed some insight on his festival experience, the comedian really opened up when the topic turned to comedy podcasting, offering his take on the medium’s future and offering advice for others. Tompkins has the fantastic Pod F Tomkast, which if you haven’t gotten the chance to check out yet, get on it.
During the Just For Laughs festival, we had the opportunity to sit down with Kurt Braunohler to discuss his TV show BUNK, shed some light on upcoming projects with his writing partner Kristen Schaal, and broke down the differences between American and UK comedy audiences.
And if that wasn’t enough, Kurt elaborated offered up sagely advice for anyone getting their start into comedy.
During the madness of Just For Laughs we got the chance to sit down with the founder of My Damn Channel, Rob Barnett. Barnett and My Damn Channel are about to celebrate its 5th year in business. We sat down to talk with Barnett to get advice on the changing state of the industry and building an audience.
Happy birthday, first of all!
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Bands made of fish, octopus balls for meals and a photo bombing “Ace Venture look alike” are three wild things that sum up the craziness of the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. The huge lineups of solid comedians only intensify this unique experience and we wouldn’t want it any other way. Read the rest of this entry