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Kevin Hart STILL has a Cell Phone Ban

Share This Post Kevin Hart isn’t fucking around when it comes to his phone ban, and quite a few people who attended (or at least tried to attend) his show in Manchester in the UK this week were unhappy with his strict policy. Like many comedians Hart has become frustrated with the overuse of cell phones during shows. While some comedians have opted for the “lock sock” to prevent people from using their phones during shows, team Hart chose instead to employ a phone ban rule at his show. Phone holders were warned that this was a zero tolerance policy, and one that was strenuously enforced. A cell phone security team roamed the arena. Violators were removed from the show, with no refunds given. And that included people who were sending texts, even if those texts were being sent before Hart even took the stage. The Telegraph reported that showgoers were pretty upset at what they perceived to be “overinforcement” of the policy. Some of the unhappy ejectees included three members of a gr..

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Marina Franklin Performs Stand Up on Conan

Share This Post Ask anyone who are the funniest comedians performing in New York City and Marina Franklin will come up on almost every list. Marina returned to Conan last night, performed a fantastic set, and put in an hour LIVE from CONAN HQ in Burbank, with Clueless Gamer’s Aaron Bleyaert playing Dead Cells. Look out Twitch! Marina isn’t comfortable talking about politics on stage, but she’s very comfortable sharing her personal problems. And if you are unfamiliar with the term “bus pussy”, Marina’s set will not only be funny, it will also be educational for you. While we’re waiting for Team Coco to get that set up on YouTube, check out Marina’s Dead Cell play and her Instagram photos from backstage at Conan. Franklin is taping her first hour special at the Vic Theater in Chicago on September 14th, everyone in the Chitown area should save that date, and get tickets for one of New York’s finest. Read more comedy news. The post Marina Franklin Performs Stand Up on Conan appeared ..

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Comedy influencers comics should know

Share This Post This year at Just for Laughs we got together with five comedy giants who most comedy fans have never heard of, but these five men and women have a gigantic influence on comedy. They are Gatekeepers, the owners, managers and bookers of the biggest and best comedy stages. These men and women have real power when it comes to comedy. Television can change your life, movies can make you rich and famous, but if the club and festival bookers aren’t interested in what you do, you’re not really a stand-up comedian. And it is on those same club stages that tv and the business in general, come looking for new talent so getting their attention is pretty important. This year, the Just For Laughs Comedy Pro team brought five of those gatekeepers together in one incredible panel to talk from their perspectives about what the hell is going on in the business right now. Jeff Singer who books talent for the JFL Comedy Festival spent an hour talking with four club giants: Mark Breslin,..

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The Interrobang JFL recap

Share This Post Tiffany Haddish Teaches Us How to Mend a Broken Spirit, Dave Chappelle Talks Musical Influences, Howie Mandel Shares a Story About a Major Celebrity’s First JFL Performance and More From the Just for Laughs Red Carpet 2018! It’s another very special edition of Notes From a Comedy Junkie as our own Sara Dahms flew up to Montreal to cover the red carpet at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival’s Comedy Awards. Every year the Just for Laughs Awards are one of the most attended and celebrity-studded events of the entire festival and this year’s honorees were an amazing crew. Sara is a comedy superfan who even goes so far as to call herself a comedy nerd. Raised on National Lampoon, John Hughes, Gene Wilder, and Fairy Tale Theatre, her life changed after her older sister showed her Eddie Murphy’s Raw in 1988. Soon after, she found Andrew Dice Clay and became a stand-up junkie for life. Eighteen months ago, she took her first comedycation to see Jeff Ross play in Miami on her ..

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Comedian Booed Off Stage at Variety Comics to Watch Showcase and That’s Not Even the Worst Part of the Story

Share This Post We missed Variety’s Top 10 Comics to watch showcase at Just for Laughs this year, but it’s a show everyone at the festival was talking about today after the last comedian to perform ended the night being boo’ed by the crowd, and with a lot of his fellow honoree’s pretty pissed. This year’s Variety Top 10 list was and is mostly a murderers row of up and comers. Julio Torres, Sam Jay, Joel Kim Booster, Hari Kondabolu, Dulce Sloan, Amanda Seales, Jabookie Young White and Taylor Tomlinson, all comedians we’ve loved and written about before. We weren’t familiar yet with Darren Knight, listed as “Southern Momma” in his Variety description, but according to the write-up, he has a “windfall of social media page views, 175 shows and his own documentary.” Not something we’re normally impressed with– our focus tends to center on stand up comedians rather than Facebook or YouTube stars, so we don’t know too much about him, but he’s certainly getting a lot of attention now after h..

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