Wanda Sykes is a brilliant story teller. She takes her time getting to the punchline without exhausting her waiting audience. The deliveries are always slow, but never boring, and she powerfully employs her body to tell jokes.Read More
With a Master’s Degree in Human Rights from the London School of Economics, Hari Kondabolu clearly had his options open as a young adult; it would be interesting to know what compelled him to choose stand-up comedy over academia. I like to think that he looked at the employment forecasts for both, saw that they were equally dim, and chose the career that would allow him to put his face on a T-shirt.
Kristine Sostar McLellan checked out Janeane Garofalo's JFL NorthWest show at the Rio Theatre on February 24, 2016. The verdict? It’s clear there's something special about the stand-up comedian; her strength on stage, and her connection with her fans, stems from her being exactly who she is.Read More
"Utter absurdity and general discombobulation...quite the cinematic treat." Sarah Bakke reviews two bizarre JFL NorthWest Comedy Festival films: Rick Alverson’s Entertainment (2015) and Çetin İnanç's Turkish Star Wars (1982).Read More
Trevor Noah’s performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on February 19 had the audience hurting from all the laughing and smiling. Find out what South Africa's comedy king had to say about Vancouverites in this neat little review by Sagal Kahin.Read More