Just For Laughs: Mtl times chats with comedian Alan Davies
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Just For Laughs: Mtl times chats with comedian Alan Davies

Veteran British comedian Alan Davies first performed at Just For Laughs back in 1995. He fondly recalls the great time he had performing to packed houses, as well as enjoying his off time with fellow British comic Phil Kaye, which included attending the day programming where he witnessed the presentation with Andy Kindler that became…

Comedy shows in Montreal you do not want to miss this summer
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Comedy shows in Montreal you do not want to miss this summer

Comedy shows in Montreal – When comedian and actor Gianmarco Soresi appeared on the prestigious Just For Laughs New Faces showcase at last year’s festival, he admitted that the three days of his New Faces experience was a frantic one, but it came with a rather cold hard truth caveat. “I was surprised when I…

Just For Laughs – in conversation with legendary Irish comic Tommy Tiernan

Just For Laughs – in conversation with legendary Irish comic Tommy Tiernan

Irish comic Tommy Tiernan made his Just For Laughs debut back in 1998; however, it wasn’t until his appearance at a gala six years later, and his energetic set about religion and Jesus, that got him an uproarious standing ovation, and in turn, became an automatic fan favourite at JFL. And now Tommy returns to…

Montreal comic Nick Nemeroff on being part of the new wave of stand-up
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Montreal comic Nick Nemeroff on being part of the new wave of stand-up

Nick Nemeroff, who hails from Montreal West, admitted that he always wanted to be a stand-up comic, but was scared to try. However, during one Christmas holiday season, he decided to face that fear and called up Montreal’s famed Comedy Nest club to give it a shot. They invited him to do an upcoming open…

Just For Laughs – Comedian Steve Byrne talks about “The Opening Act”
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Just For Laughs – Comedian Steve Byrne talks about “The Opening Act”

American comedian Steve Byrne knows what it’s like to travel the long, tough road to success in the world of stand-up comedy. And that’s especially so when you’re starting at the bottom and get the most unenviable job on that night’s line-up: the opening act. “At a comedy club, the comic who is the opening…

Walter Lyng and Reese Turner return with a sequel called ‘Rad Dads II: Rad Dad Redemption’
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Walter Lyng and Reese Turner return with a sequel called ‘Rad Dads II: Rad Dad Redemption’

Following the sold-out success of their inaugural show last year, and taking it on tour in the Maritimes and Ontario, the duo of local comics-cum-young dads Walter Lyng and Reese Turner return with a sequel called Rad Dads II: Rad Dad Redemption. It is coming back in a blaze of glory on July 18, 9…

Comedian Ronny Chieng solo show at Just For Laughs
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Comedian Ronny Chieng solo show at Just For Laughs

Comedian Ronny Chieng was armed with two degrees – a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and a Bachelor of Las – from the University of Melbourne, Australia when he deiced to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. I was straight out of college and I couldn’t get a job, so I had to find some more…

One on One with Just For Laughs Ethnic Show comedian Anthony DeVito
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One on One with Just For Laughs Ethnic Show comedian Anthony DeVito

Everyone loves an Italian; am I right? That’s what makes The Ethnic Show at Just for Laughs so great. Whenever the festival invites an Italian, it’s a party. I’ve got high hopes for this year’s Italian-American comic hitting the stage; Anthony DeVito. Born in North Jersey, DeVito was raised just a few blocks away from…

One on one with Just For Laughs Ethnic Show comedian Donnell Rawlings
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One on one with Just For Laughs Ethnic Show comedian Donnell Rawlings

Talk about iconic. Growing up watching “Chappelle’s Show”, never did I think I’d get the chance to speak with Chappelle’s sidekick; the hilarious Donnell Rawlings. You know him; he’s the guy in the truck that screams: “I’m rich, biaaaaatch!” Like I said; iconic. With a career dating over 20 years, Rawlings is set to perform…

Just For Laughs: Talking about She the People; talking with Dave Merheje
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Just For Laughs: Talking about She the People; talking with Dave Merheje

For the all-female conceived, written and performed sketch show She the People, its co-writer and director Carly Heffernan believes that it’s so much more than your average comedy sketch revue. She the People is different because it takes a rock concert approach with a group of women who represent authentic voices, in which audiences are…

Montreal ‘Rad Dad’ comics keep local comedy scene alive
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Montreal ‘Rad Dad’ comics keep local comedy scene alive

Local comedians Reese Turner and Walter J. Lyng (aka the Rad Dads) have once again teamed up to offer Montreal comedy fans a series of regularly-scheduled shows with line-ups that are filled with top notch Montreal and Canadian comics. Through their newly-established Perfect Bite Productions, the duo have created three new series of comedy shows….