Montreal's Just for Laughs Showcase at the Brea Improv
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The last date listed for Just For Laughs Showcase was Wednesday May 21, 2008 / 8:30pm.
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See the comics who made you laugh on Conan, The Tonight Show and your favorite TV sitcoms as they take the stage at the Brea Improv. Choose from a huge array of shows seven nights a week, where you can see the biggest names on the stand-up circuit or discover the latest up-and-comer on their way to stardom. Settle in with a cocktail, order some nachos and mozzarella sticks, and let the laughs begin. Please see the full event description for a current listing of shows and performers. Learn More
Twenty-five years ago, Gilbert Rozon had a simple idea. He wanted to put together, under one roof, the people who liked to laugh with the people who made them laugh.
On July 14, 1983, he unleashed that idea onto the Montreal cultural scene in the form of a festival. A festival that was just for fun, just for entertainment and most important, Just For Laughs (or as it is known in French, “Juste pour rire”). For four days, 16 francophone artists gave 35 shows in four venues across Montreal, before a total crowd of about 5000 people. Twenty years later, over 2000 artists from around the world perform before 1.7 million spectators every summer, in more than 25 venues and along St. Denis Street. Shows are broadcast on television internationally to millions of viewers. But the real success of the Juste pour rire/Just For Laughs Festival is not reflected in the numbers, but in its philosophy. The Festival’s mandate is to spread the idea amongst the collective conscience of its audience that humor, although presented in a similar fashion in content and form year after year, can be reinvented. It can stimulate its artists to provoke laughter in a daring manner that can and does go beyond the limits of the imagination.