Lewis Black was back at JFL and incensed as ever, as he trained his sarcasm-bathed rant on the ills of American society. Is he gonna burst? Is there a doctor in the room?
#ListMTL July 28 to Aug 4
First Nations celebrations, urban graffiti and breakdance battles, Big Gay parties, and more: this Rover's #ListMTL for July 28 to Aug 4, a curated guide to culture in MTL.
By Shawn Katz
Travelling without travelling
From Calcutta-born Amitav Ghosh to South Africa's Nobel-winning J.M. Coetzee, and with a brief excursion through Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul... Can't travel this summer? But you can.
By Marianne Ackerman
New tab, old story
Flitting from parties to jobs they dislike and on to potential art happenings, New Tab's 20-something Montreal creative class ends up with more beer than poetry.
By Jeffrey Mackie
Just for Laughs is rollicking towards its end. With its final weekend here so soon, Rover took a breather between the laughs to give you a rundown of the best of the rest (of the fest).
One will leave you on the edge of your seat with a grimace, the other nestled neatly, barely able to sip your beer between laughs: Jerrod Carmichael and Nikki Glaser at JFL.
In a back-to-back double feature, Fantasia regaled its audience members with two comedy-horror treats starring Matthew Gray Gubler – with the actor in tow!
With Al Madrigal and Jimmy Carr at JFL, we get one night, two very different solo stand-up gigs, and laughs beyond counting. It’s a good time of year to be in Montreal.
With Wil Anderson hosting and fresh acts each night, every evening of JFL’s Stand Up Down Under will likely be different, but the opening was a gay old time.
In Getting Waisted, serial dieter Monica Parker turns being fat in a thin world into one riotous memoir and tell-all confession, with self-acceptance as the ultimate prize.
With the Charter of Values behind us, it’s time to lay back and take the piss out of our differences, and the Ethnic Show at Just for Laughs is just what the doctor ordered.
Psychedelic and Absurdist, The Mole Song takes the classic gangster film and turns it on its head, showing again why Takashi Miike is one of the world’s greatest directors.
Harry The King: The Famous Victories of Henry V is the first of Shakespeare’s historical plays to be done in Repercussion’s 25 year history.
Gaza’s Ark was an unarmed ship built to bring relief to besieged Gazans and challenge the Israeli blockade from the inside out. It was targeted by Israeli forces on July 11th.
Rover’s Devon Gallant gives you the Top Ten films to induct yourself into the weird, wonderful world of one of the world’s most important genre film festivals, Fantasia.
Fleeing her family’s cult at age 19, Montreal comic Kate Conner’s path to comedy wasn’t an easy one, but the mother of 4 thinks she’s got it figured out: just don’t look down.
Nuits d’Afrique, the Montreal Review of Books summer launch party, docs under the stars, Fantasia and more: this is Rover’s #ListMTL, a curated guide to Montreal events.
Romance, cold war espionage, New York in the Roaring Twenties and even French Montreal all linger in the background of Sean Michaels’ debut novel about Russian inventor Lev Termen.