Back Stage "Comedy Issue" July 5-11, 2012

The following articles by Daniel Lehman were published in the July 5-11, 2012 issue of Back Stage:

Cover Story: Hannibal Buress’ Year of Magical Thinking
How Just for Laughs fest’s rising comedy star award-winner Hannibal Buress took control of his career, one joke at a time.

Comedian Hannibal Buress Shares His Favorite NY Spots to Perform
The rising star shares his favorite places in New York City to perform and provides perspective for getting over a bad gig.

Back Stage’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2012
With Megan Amram, Jerrod Carmichael, Ilana Glazer, Lauren Lapkus, Joe Mande, Arthur Meyer, Sean Patton, Rebecca Delgado Smith, Betsy Sodaro and Sheng Wang.

Comics Introduce Themselves at Montreal Just for Laughs
The 30th anniversary of the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival boasts a bigger lineup than ever before, and offers more ways for comics to break out.

Paul Provenza’s Favorite Montreal Hangouts
Longtime comic and Just For Laughs veteran Paul Provenza shares his favorite Montreal hangouts, so comics can make the most of their time offstage.

Two New Comedy Clubs Opening in July in New York City
Two new Manhattan comedy venues, the Greenwich Village Comedy Club on MacDougal Street and the Stand on Third Avenue and 20th Street, are opening.

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