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Andrea Jin is a must-watch stand-up comedian (and reluctant TikTok star)

Jin puts a funny spin on what her peers feel—but don’t say
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Rick Mercer on Poilievre vs. Trudeau, his new comedy showcase and more

Mercer returns to prime time with Comedy Night With Rick Mercer. “This is a golden age of stand-up comedy. But it’s a completely insane occupation.”
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The joke that went to the Supreme Court

Comedian Mike Ward mocked a disabled boy. Nine years after the boy’s family filed a complaint, the case tests the rights of artistic expression versus discrimination.
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This Canadian explained the pandemic to her past self. Yeah, you’ve seen the video.

Toronto-based actor, comedian and writer Julie Nolke on the pros and cons of hitting it big during the pandemic
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Why CBC Comedy has grown stale—and that’s no laughing matter

Opinion: The CBC—once the home of world-class comedy—now struggles to land its jokes. And with more competition than ever before, it’s losing its place in the cultural firmament
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The art of pulling pranks

Happy April Fools’ Day! The experts at Just for Laughs Gags discuss the ethics and effort that go into their popular pranks
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Donnie Dumphy goes big, goes home

The Newfoundland comic has found a following in the rest of Canada, to the chagrin of some locals
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Trevor Noah and the search for the perfect joke

The new host of the Daily Show is in hot water over some offensive—mostly bad—jokes. Jaime Weinman on his discomfort with our ’rule of funny’
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Larry Wilmore can keep calm. But can he carry the show?

Jon Stewart’s mild-mannered ‘black correspondent’ is more than the new Stephen Colbert—and he’ll have to be, as he’s set to take his time slot
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Oy vey, that’s not funny: What happened to Jewish comedy?

Modern comedy was shaped by Jews. That’s ancient history now.