Over the last few months, Montreal's stalwart comedians have been keeping the funny alive with long-distance Zoom shows. It's been encouraging to see how important stand-up has remained during the health crisis but for audiences, and the artists who need them, internet-based performances do not cut the mustard. But now
Montreal may not welcome the chuckle-inducing Just For Laughs festival this summer, but a whole lot of laughs are still on their way to the city.
The Montreal Comedy Series, a nine-day, 15-show stand-up festival, kicks off at the end of August and will keep rolling (maybe even on the floor) until September 6.
“I believe our comics can go head to head with the best anywhere in the world,” Khullar says. “We had lots of requests from out-of-town comics to appear, but we felt we could pull it off well just with locals.”
A new comedy festival in Montreal is running until September sixth and featuring over a hundred comedians. Global’s Laura Casella sits down with one of them, and the Montreal Comedy Series’s producer.
MONTREAL (CITYNEWS) – A new festival is hoping to reboot the comedy scene in Montreal, which was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first edition of Montreal Comedy Series is a collection of 17 in-person and socially distanced shows over a nine-day period.
The festival ends Sept. 6.
Montreal comedy fans, rejoice! Live stand-up comedy in a festival setting is back, as a brand new comedy festival is born. The Montreal Comedy Series, scheduled to run from August 28 to September 6, is an English-language festival that will feature nine days filled with 15 comedy shows performed by 100 comedians
The COVID-19 pandemic has halted the regular bustle of Montreal life, and with it, halted its entertainment industry. Cirque du Soleil was forced to lay off95 per cent of its staff; music festivals, including Osheaga and Ilesoniq, were postponed; and even the world-famous comedy festival, Just For Laughs, was delayed
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