Spectacles / Shows

20 July 2017–
23 July 2017

Gueules De Bois Art Show

LeBicar - Lucas Beaufort - Niels Schack - Jerry Prison - Lele Foismille

L’exposition Gueules de Bois est la célébration de la rencontre entre des artistes de chez nous et des artistes français. Le collectif de 5 artistes vous présentera 100 pièces uniques inspirées de la vie nocturne et des durs matins qui s’en suivent.

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20 July 2017–
22 July 2017

DeAnne Smith: Post Joke Era

Just For Laughs

The comedy you need when the world is a joke. Its hard to stay positive in a world filled with misogyny, racism, and rising nationalism but gosh darn it if we ain't gonna try! Melbourne's The Music calls Post Joke Era, "a virtuoso display of smart, slick, silly brilliance - a metaphorical (and literal) mic-drop of a show," giving it five stars, while UK's Chortle calls Smith, "always relevant, but never reverent." This Canadian/American gentleman elf isn't fucking around. You should see this.

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24 July 2017–
26 July 2017

OFF-JFL - Arj Barker: Get In My Head

Just For Laughs

What you need to know: You might know Arj Barker as "Dave" from HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, or as the co-creator of the off-Broadway hit The Marijuana-logues. Come see his new show Get In My Head and you’ll know a lot more about him. Maybe too much.

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21 July 2017–
22 July 2017

OFF-JFL - The Sketch Republic

Just For Laughs

Everybody wants to have an easy breezy sexy cool summer! Thankfully MTL's most delightful sketch troupes are bringing their A-game to OFF-JFL! Joined by award winning troupe from Toronto, Tallboyz II Men, this sketch comedy show is sure to be a sunset ocean cruise of laughs. Grab your linen suite and flowy mumus and join us for some sweaty chuckles!

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22 July 2017–
23 July 2017

Meisner Technique - Montreal July 22 & 23

Stephanie Jones

Two 3 hour sessions focused on freeing the actors of self-conscious behaviour, and heightening their actors concentration. Actors will warm up with the repetition exercise and complete a self-created Independent Activity, and the Knock at the Door with an exercise partner.

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22 July 2017

OFF-JFL: Life Lessons

MainLine Theatre

Drown your sorrows with the hosts of Life Lessons, Keith Waterfield and Leighland Beckman, as they and their guests try to find the funny in their sad, depressing & possibly embarrassing tales.

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24 July 2017–
29 July 2017

OFF-JFL - Jen Kirkman: Irrational Thoughts

Just For Laughs

What you need to know: Jen Kirkman meditates, which makes her better than you. She’s also hilarious, which makes her show Irrational Thoughts: Stories From My Brain a must see.

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24 July 2017–
26 July 2017

OFF-JFL - Aunty Donna

Just For Laughs

Following a massive debut North american Tour Aunty Donna are coming to Montreal for the first time. Performing their little plays, clever dances and goofy characters, Aunty Donna shows are a unique brand of surreal, fast paced, alternative sketch. The Donnas also produce award winning comedic videos through their YouTube channel reaching over 155,000 subscribers with over 23 million views.

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25 July 2017

OFF-JFL: Ari Shaffir’s Renamed Storytelling Show

Just For Laughs

Ari Shaffir is a Just for Laughs Festival favourite, with regular appearances on The Nasty Show, live recordings of his comedy podcast The Skeptic Tank, as well as past hosting duties for his long-form storytelling show This is Not Happening on Comedy Central. Now he is bringing you even more raucous laughs with another year of his storyteller series, renamed and reclaimed! Ari selflessly shares what can only be his embarrassingly true real life tales.

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26 July 2017

OFF-JFL - Boast Rattle

Just For Laughs

A roast-battle-style compliment contest where comedians compete to see who can compliment one another in this showdown of sweetness, this clash of consideration, this barrage of benevolence. Playing off of the idea of roasts, Boast Rattle has two comedians go head-to-head, delivering alternating blows of the nicest order. One lucky crowd member who gets some on-the-spot boasting. One Champion of Charity, Master of Magnanimity.

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27 July 2017–
13 August 2017

Musique Sur Papier / Music On Paper

Osheaga Arts

Osheaga Arts presents it's seventh edition of Musique Sur Papier, a showcase of music poster art and designs from some of the brightest talents in the field. Artists from Canada, USA, France, UK, Australia and Spain are taking part.

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27 July 2017

OFF-JFL - Sirius XM Top Comic showcase

Just For Laughs

SiriusXM scours the country every year for the best in Canadian comedy with SiriusXM’s Top Comic and they’re bringing some of the biggest names from past competitions to this year’s JFL. Join host Ben Miner from SiriusXM’s Canada Laughs, the only 24/7 Canadian comedy channel broadcast across North America. Featuring Chris Robinson, Sophie Buddle and Che Durena.

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