Sue Frause is an American writer and photographer. She's had a major crush on Canada ever since she visited British Columbia as a young girl. Even if your heart doesn't pitter patter over all things Canadian, read on. You'll find photos, travel tips, road notes and the latest news and thoughts about our friends north of the 49th parallel. Cool idea, eh?
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Yuk it up in Montreal with the annual Just For Laughs Festival
Just For Laughs–The Montreal International Comedy Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary July 8-29, 2007 in the ooh-la-la province of Quebec. The festival features a full line-up of comedy including star-studded galas, cutting-edge cabaret, one-person shows and concerts, theatre, films, sketch, music, viral video and a revamped club series.
This year’s headliners include Howie Mandel, John Pinette and George Lopez. Some of the funniest television shows will be live on-stage including the cast of Family Guy: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green and Mike Henry.
Re-united for the world premiere of a special Kids in the Hall show are the original cast members Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney and Scott Thompson.
The cast of the hit CBS show How I Met Your Mother will stage Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words. In attendance will be Neil Patrick Harris, Alyson Hannigan, Josh Radnor, Jason Segal and Cobie Smulders.
This year’s show also stars Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy, who is emerging as one of the biggest names on the international comedy scene. Franco Dragone, one of the world’s foremost artistic directors who has worked with Cirque du Soleil and Celine Dion, has developed an anniversary act featuring Italy's quick-change artist Arturo Brachetti. It combines spectacular visual performances along with unique cabaret routines.
Also on tap is a show in the style of Monty Python. Spymonkey’s Cooped is a deliciously demented pulp gothic romance written and performed by celebrated British comedy troupe Spymonkey. The Hyatt Regency in Montreal is the official hotel and headquarters for the festival.
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