Montreal comic Sébastien Bourgault moves West

Montreal comic Sébastien Bourgault moves West
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By: Stuart Nulman –


Here’s a brief update on Montreal comic Sébastien Bourgault, whom I profiled in my column last fall. About a month-and-half ago, he went to the next level in building his stand-up comedy career by making the move west to Toronto.  This weekend, he is in the middle of a six-show headlining gig at the flagship Yuk Yuk’s club in downtown Toronto.

Sebastien-Bourgault-222 Bourgault, who moved with his girlfriend, loves the city and its people (and the fact that he can follow the Toronto Blue Jays on a regular basis by attending games at the Rogers Centre), and is getting comfortable with the challenges that living in Toronto presents, especially the linguistic ones.

“When I first performed in Toronto, I was a little scared, but that’s not the case now. The audiences here are more multi-cultural, and they don’t care if I’m French, and when they find out that I learned to speak English only two years ago, they don’t believe me,” said Bourgault during a brief phone interview after performing an open mic night show at Yuk Yuk’s. “And because I now live in an Anglophone city, it has helped me to improve the way I speak English.”

After his headlining gig at Yuk Yuk’s, Bourgault plans to perform his solo show in Cornwall, at the Yuk Yuk’s club in Ottawa, and as well as a five-show gig at the Leonardo Da Vinci Centre in St. Leonard from March 30- April 2. He also plans to travel to Los Angeles twice a year to get more stage time at its many comedy clubs, not to mention find himself an agent.


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