Getting In To Montreal & What All Famous Comedians Have In Common

by The Comedy Nerds on October 3, 2011

On this week’s episode we talk to freelance writer Steve Heisler, who writes for places like the AV Club and Vulture, among others. He is one of the people who decides who gets into the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. We talk about how the process works, why they make the decisions they do, and how they only want what’s best for each comedian, which sometimes means not accepting people before they are ready. Also, Steve has interviewed many famous comedians and we discuss what he’s learned, who he’s talked to, how he asks the tough questions, and why Mel Brooks should be allowed to make something crappy every once in a while. Find out more about Steve and read his stuff at

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