With arguably the greatest stand-up comic on Earth as host and an incredible line-up, there was not a dip in momentum or energy the whole night for JFL’s final weekend.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Charter of Values. Stephen Harper. Mattress ads. Dating women. UN prosecutor-turned-comic Jess Salomon has opinions – one hour of them, this weekend at Fringe.
In the lead-up to next month’s Just for Laughs festival, Rover is highlighting local comics performing at this year’s event. First up in our series: Derek Seguin.
Lost in the heaps of Fringe potential? Theatre critic Byron Toben has covered all 23 Montreal Fringes. He offers his picks of what not to miss at this year’s fest.
Just For Laughs announced its 2014 festival lineup this week, showing once again why Montreal’s summer romp is the biggest comedy festival in the world.
According to Steve Larkin, the secret to his success is oxygen. Plenty of it – rushing around other people’s blood. His theory goes like this: If you want people to enjoy themselves they need oxygen. That means opening their mouths a lot, laughing, singing along, moving a bit if you like. At one of his gigs in Winnipeg this summer there was someone dancing naked in the audience by the end of it -“thats probably a bit too much oxygen” he admits.
“Those who ignores the lessons of the pasta are doomed to repeat it.” This Saturday, satirical musical duo Bowser and Blue celebrate three-and-a-half decades of laughing at life in la belle province. Featuring special guest David Pryde, their Anniversary Special Concert this Saturday, September 21 at Théâtre Symposia will revisit highlights from their long career. They’ll also present a host of new songs, many of whose focus is Quebec’s new climate. Will there be a song about the charter this Saturday? What, ya think?
Veteran Just for Laughs comics Mike Ward and Deanne Smith travel to the depths of Cote-St-Luc to sit down for an intimate “Evening” with my Bubby Sophie. She jokes, she sings, she tries to force feed them a variety of different foods. Learn why kosher chickens are better than non-kosher chickens.