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Comedy and friendship: Why Margaret Cho loved Joan Rivers

SheDot is Toronto’s festival of funny women. One of those funny women is Margaret Cho, a fearless American comedian who idolized perhaps the most fearless of them all, Joan Rivers. Ms. Cho, who closes SheDot with a show at the Danforth Music Hall on Sunday, spoke to us about the late, great Ms. Rivers.

May 01, 2015

Q&A: Jay Leno’s real talk on comedy, Conan and One Direction

“I’m not here to bash Conan O’Brien,” says Jay Leno, the former host of the venerable TheTonight Show and veteran of the late-night wars. “But when the network tells you ‘this isn’t working, you have to change it,’ ” and you don’t change it, they make changes.” Calling from Los Angeles in advance of his Massey Hall show on April 30, the lead-with-his-chin funnyman spoke to The Globe about comedy, the business of television and what’s Jack Paar for the courseOn your episode

Apr 24, 2015

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Brad Wheeler is an arts reporter with The Globe and Mail.

 

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