Just for Laughs around the corner. Sassy Jo May 24, 2010 Comedy, Events & Festivals, Promo Just for Laughs!! So much is said from these three words. From there shows to festivals, gags to stand-up comedy, Just for Laughs is the real spot for hilarity in Montreal and around the world. Every year they host festivals,tours and shows in the UK, France and North America. “You see, just for a laugh, I got this idea of bringing together in one place a bunch of people who like to laugh with a bunch of people who like to make others laugh.”- Gilbert Rozon, 1983 Like us, Gilbert Rozon had the same idea we had when putting this blog together; to make people laugh!! On July 14th 1983, he put together something so that everyone can come together and laugh out loud! Just for Laughs Gags is one of my favorite CBC shows. Really funny stuff. Nothings more funnier than real human reactions! The first Montreal Festival, which took place 27 years ago, is now the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy festivals around the globe receiving well over 1 million people each summer. Just across the island, they have many venues that feature the best talent in this industry. From Bourbon Street West situated in the West Island, all the way to Club Soda, downtown. You can definitely find one near you! This year who’s gonna be at the festival? Well from July 2nd to the 25th they have a range of activities and shows to enjoy under the sun as well as inside where cooler temperatures are found. With ( my idols!!) Cheech and Chong hosting the galas, The Nasty Show and great stand-up comics like Harland Williams, John Pinnette, Lewis Black and John Leguizamo, there is comedy for everyone. The Nasty Show is one of the most talked about shows during the festival. My mom went to see it last year and thought it was great! You can catch it at Club Soda from July 8th to July to July 11th. The Nasty Show Just For Laughs Click this link to find out more about this show and other Just for Laughs performances. John Leguizamo, I know heh? Does anyone remember House of Buggins. That’s the first time I’ve ever seen him. I laughed, and laughed. I love him in “Spun” as well as “Spawn”. (yes I know this movie sucked but he was funny) He’ll be playing at the Gesù ( Centre de créativité) From July 12 to July 18th. So check him out! Just for Laughs is about feeling good in general. Yes your mama too! From one man shows to stand-up comedy to Uptown Comics to Tap Dogs, Britcom to Amp’d the music show, the just for laughs festival has something for everyone. I’m going to try and get tickets for Harland Williams. He’s consistent at making me laugh and being in one of my, if not my favorite movies ever “Halfbaked”. Love to go see that. He’sperforming at L’Astral ( Maison du Festival ) on Tuesday, July 13 at 9:30 PM. I’ll be blogging about this. You can click on these venues to see what else is going there. The TuJo team will be out during the month of July bringing you live footage and coverage of the free talents and activities going on in the streets. We’ll keep you up to date with this. I plan to be out and about this year not just for my blog but because you only live once right? And now that I’m so comfortable with myself that I don’t give a fuck, I just wanna laugh all day long. At you, at me at anybody. Have a great day peeps! Jo http://TuJoHaHa.com Montreal’s hot spot for Comedy!