Normally, every summer, Montreal hosts the Just for Laughs festival. It is a festival that spreads laughter, happiness and cheerfulness. We welcome comedians from all over the world to perform to eager crowds. We missed the festival this year and that’s why we were so thrilled to learn that Montreal will be hosting a nine-day comedy show called the Montreal Comedy Series. The festival will take place from August 28 to September 6. Most of the shows will have an 8 or 9 p.m. start time.
The shows will be in English and will feature a line up of local comics including Harrison Weinreh, Kris Dulgar, Daniel Trado, Ev Lit, Victoria Blair, Peter Bowwm, Joey Laflamme, Abbie Stonehouse and many more.
The shows will take place at many different venues around the city of Montreal like Griffintown’s Lord William Pub, Old Montreal’s Rosewood, Downtown’s Peroni, Brass Door Pub, Melrose, Pub St-Paul and many other venues. The event organizers have assured participants that they have implemented safety measures at all the venues including tables six feet apart, having hand sanitizers throughout the rooms, wearing masks and limited capacity seating. There will only be thirty to fifty people allowed inside each venue.
The Montreal Comedy Series was launched in order to give Montrealers something to smile about during a time when we all need it. It is also a way for the venues to get much needed business as our local pubs have really been struggling during this pandemic.
We will be promoting this event on Microsoft Teams where our students can access their Online English Courses or Online French Courses, so they can participate if they are in Montreal and looking for something fun to do after so many months of sacrifice.
We are so excited to participate in this very fun and joyful event! It is a wonderful way for our students to practice their English skills!