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Back for another year, the 2013 edition of Montreal’s Sketch Comedy Festival will host troupes from Montreal, Toronto, New York, Chicago, Calgary, Australia and more! A celebration of underground comedy, this is the festival for emerging talents and local juggernauts. Take a look at this preview with someone I’ve grown to love, Hank.

There’s one thing to watch sketches on YouTube or Vimeo. To see them live is just not the same. But really, not the same. The wit that comes from being a good improviser is serious. Watching it unravel before your eyes is just 100% pure fun! With the help of costumes,music, lights and jokes you have the perfect concoction for silly and witty entertainment. Even if you don’t like sketch comedy that much, these are the pros coming out with the big guns!  Trust me, your night(s) out will be memorable.

The Festival provides a showcase for local, national, and international artists in the heart of Montreal’s entertainment district. Independent troupes attempt to prove themselves and battle for the Giant Piece of Bark Award (BEST OF THE FEST). Alumni includes Montreal legends Kidnapper Films, Uncalled For and Toronto greats Elephant Empire and Ladystache.

Et devinez quoi? On débute cette semaine avec du sketch Français! Lundi soir, venez voir Les Sketchois et Ma Mère S’Appelle Suzanne de chez nous! Oh que oui, on sais c’est quoi le sketch par icite aussi! Voici toute le line-up:

 

Monday, May 20th, 8pm

LES LUNDIS
(Sketch en francais)
Les Sketchois (Montreal)
Ma Mère S’Appelle Suzanne (Montreal)

Tuesday, May 21st, 8pm

52 Pick Up (Montreal)
Twinkie Twins(Montreal)
Skit-ish (Montreal)
Genius Gold (Montreal)

Wednesday, May 22nd, 8pm

Cash Grab (Toronto)
Thunder Tickle (Montreal)
Adam Susser
Misguided Empathy(Montreal)

Wednesday, May 22nd,10:30pm

Jewbacca (Montreal)
Power Struggle (Montreal)
Uncalled For (Montreal)

Thursday, May 23rd, 8pm

Lady Business (Toronto)
Get off the stage (Montreal)
Short Form Richards (Toronto)
Vest of Friends (Toronto)

Thursday, May 23rd, 10:30pm

Ned and Dave (Toronto)
That’s Enough Drama (UK)
Moving Mind Studios (Montreal)

Friday, May 24th, 8pm

Rulers of the Universe (Toronto)
Shoeless (Toronto)
The Reception (Toronto)

Friday, May 24th, 10:30pm

High Dramma (Philadelphia)
British Teeth (Toronto)
Palcoholics (Toronto)

Saturday May 25th, 8pm

Onassis (New York)
Ladystache (Toronto)
Elephant Empire (Toronto)
Jape (Toronto)

Saturday May 25th, 10:30pm

Best of the Fest
troupes to be announced
Festival awards

Sunday, May 26th, 8pm

All Star Improv

The festival goes from May 20th to the 26th 2013, all taking place at the greatest venue for comedy located downtown, Theatre Ste. Catherine, 264 Ste-Catherine east. To buy your tickets in advance or for more info, check out their website here. And as usual, after the show, the doors stay open for some drinking and dancing, no need to go anywhere else for the night. They even have bathrooms!

I leave you with this sketch from Elephant Empire. Even newscasters have blooper reels!

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President and Co-Founder of The Mob's Press, Jo loves to laugh, click her mouse and is addicted to social media. Through blogging she has found a passion for all things online and was able to turn that into her 1st business called JJ's Press. From that success launched The Mob's Press. You always know when she's at a comedy show because you'll hear her laughing out loud.

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