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Ready, Set, Roast!

Steve North | Posted 07.16.2016 | Entertainment
Steve North

As the longtime "Roastmaster General" of the Friars Club and Comedy Central, Jeff Ross is typically the shocker, not the shockee. But even the comedian once described as a "one-man verbal assault unit" was stunned during an unplanned moment at the recent highly rated and hilariously raunchy roast of Justin Bieber.

Paul Provenza to Relaunch The Green Room at SXSW

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 04.30.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

"It depends, because the whole thing about The Green Room is the combination of talent. It's not enough to just have a handful of great comics. What I need, and what excites me about it, is putting a handful of comics together who are particularly interesting."

Colin Quinn Tells It Like It Was

Karen Geier | Posted 11.24.2013 | Comedy
Karen Geier

Colin Quinn has never been at a loss for words, and yet in 2011, he managed to do the impossible: Summarize the history of the world down to just the ...

The Deadly Sins of Marc Maron

Karen Geier | Posted 11.24.2013 | Comedy
Karen Geier

We are all prisoners to our own vice, and comedians are particularly afflicted. Some of them hide it well, and others make it into one of the most suc...

Size 6

Kendra Cunningham | Posted 10.07.2013 | Comedy
Kendra Cunningham

I was a size 6 once. I vaguely remember the first time I got to carry my size 6 pants to the register, feeling weak and feeble hoping I had carrots at home.

Colin Quinn's Keynote Address From ComedyPro at Just For Laughs (Audio)

Dylan Gadino | Posted 09.27.2013 | Comedy
Dylan Gadino

The former host of Tough Crowd took time to call out the industry -- producers, agents, managers et al -- for their questionable practices, one of which was the cancellation of Tough Crowd.

Annette Bourdeau

Chris Hardwick, Ultimate Nerd, On 'The Walking Dead' And Internet Commenters | Annette Bourdeau | Posted 09.19.2012 | TV

If you have even one nerdy bone in your body, you're probably familiar with Chris Hardwick. The founder of Nerdist Industries has contributed a lot to...

Patton Oswalt: 'In A Couple Of Years It’s Going To Be F*cking Equal'

Posted 07.29.2012 | Comedy

The Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival is wrapping up this weekend, and thanks in no small part to Patton Oswalt, the comedians and industry pro...

Boston University Student Wins Gig at 'TBS Just For Laughs'

Cody Brotter | Posted 08.19.2012 | College
Cody Brotter

BU is on a roll this summer. First a sophomore gets named the prettiest girl in America and now a rising senior gets named the funniest college kid in the country.

Spring Awakening, Taste Of Randolph & More Must-Go Weekend Festivals

Posted 06.15.2012 | Chicago

With June well under way, Chicago's summer festival season is too--and there's no shortage of events this weekend offering Chi-style fun out in the su...

Just For Laughs Brings Conan, Sarah, Aziz & More To Chicago

Posted 06.11.2012 | Chicago

This Tuesday, the TBS Just For Laughs Chicago festival begins, offering just less than a week of knee-slappin' comedy showcases featuring talent rangi...

Just For Laughs Chicago 2012 Lineup Announced

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 04.11.2012 | Comedy

The fourth annual Just For Laughs Chicago comedy festival is just a few months away, and the current lineup boasts over a dozen of some of today's big...

WATCH: Free Pugs for Everyone!

Greg Voakes | Posted 06.06.2012 | Comedy
Greg Voakes


Criminally Overlooked Albums: The Top Part by John Mulaney

Steven Shehori | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home
Steven Shehori

Mulaney had modest expectations when The Top Part was released, hoping the disc could serve mostly as a calling card of sorts. "I remember thinking I wanted the biggest picture possible of me on the cover because no one knew who I was."

WATCH: Why Louis C.K. Throws His Jokes Away

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.02.2011 | Comedy

They say that if you love something, let it go. Until now we didn't realize this also applies to comedy. Comic and "Louie" star Louis C.K. has been...

WATCH: Marc Maron Honors Greg Giraldo, Robert Schimmel & Mike DeStefano

Posted 09.29.2011 | Comedy

Just For Laughs, the annual comedy festival held in Montreal, invited "WTF" host Marc Maron to deliver the 2011 Keynote Address. Maron gave the speech...

Comedian Eugene Mirman on The Interview Show (Video)

Mark Bazer | Posted 08.28.2011 | New York
Mark Bazer

Comedian Eugene Mirman appeared on The Interview Show to discuss his career, lip-synching a Bill Cosby record for a school book report, giving Pauly Shore a back rub and more.

Double Entendres at Montreal's Twins Parade

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Travel
Harmon Leon

Residents in Montreal were doing double-takes as their French-Canadian streets filled with those who sprang from a single zygote that split and formed two embryos.

14 Reasons I'm Looking Forward To Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival

Sean L. McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sean L. McCarthy

This year, Apatow is holding a red-carpet premiere of his new movie about comedians, Funny People, at the fest. Will it live up to its often-brilliant online promotional campaign?

Seeing Stars in Chicago, Just For Laughs

Sean L. McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sean L. McCarthy

Robert Smigel still enjoys sticking his hand into a dog puppet and insulting famous people, particularly now that famous people are on Twitter. Such as Oprah. Yes. He pooped on Oprah.