Kirsten Rasmussen: Full Time Idiot @ OFF-JFL
Thursday July 20, Friday July 21, Saturday July 22 @ The Wiggle Room 8PM
Montréal Sketchfest 2017 Just for Laughs Award winner Kirsten Rasmussen is doing OFF-JFL 2017! If you missed her 2017 set here’s your chance to laugh it up with this Canadian National treasure!
Full Time Idiot is a show of character sketches by Canadian Comedy Award Winner Kirsten Rasmussen. Kirsten’s characters range from sweet country perverts to raging caffeine addicted Mommies. Her characters are relentless in their pathetic searches for love and yet lovingly relatable in their inability to escape their own idiocy.
Kirsten Rasmussen – Kirsten Rasmussen is Second City Toronto alumni and Canadian Comedy Award winner for best female improviser for 2015. She has toured her solo sketch to Montreal, Chicago, Winnipeg, Australia, The Caribbean, New York, Edmonton and even REGINA! She is a co-founder of the Montreal Improv Theatre and can be seen starring in her new web series Healing from Heartbreak. She can be seen in tiny lovable roles on Shchitt’s Creek, Odd Squad , and Dino Dana.
Follower her on Twitter @kikirazzle
The Sketch Republic at OFF-JFL: Oh we Fancy!
July 21st & 22nd, 7:30PM @ Mainline Theatre
Everybody wants to have an easy breezy sexy cool summer! 😎Thankfully MTL’s most delightful sketch troupes (Cousins and HOT RAW FIRE) 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!
Hosted by vacation vibe queen Amanda McQueen!
TWO GREAT SHOWS TO CHOOSE FROM! OR SEE THEM BOTH FOR MAXIMUM SUMMER CHILL!
Friday July 21st 7:30PM
~~ HOT RAW FIRE (Montreal) ~~
HOT RAW FIRE is a bunch of buds who love rippin’ sketch comedy and chillin’ hard style. Known for their live video on stage, PG-13 mime body horror and intersectional mime-cycles, this quintet has delighted audiences across North America. Fresh off their runs at the Chicago, Toronto & Philly Sketchfest’s and 3 time Winner of Best Local Troupe at the Montreal Sketchfest, HOT RAW FIRE promises to crash on the couches of your hearts forever!
~~ Tallboyz II Men (Toronto)~~
Tallboyz II Men is a diverse group of comedians being diverse diversely. The members met each other performing in the Toronto stand-up comedy scene and agreed to combine forces for the greater good. 2017 has been good to these sweet boyz as they have nabbed both the Toronto Sketchfest Producers’ Pick Award and the Montreal Sketchfest Best Newcomer Award. Come see these boyz in action!
Saturday July 22nd, 7:30PM
Cousins is a sketch troupe made up of some people who are related and some people who are not. Voted Best New Troupe in Montreal Sketchfest 2016 and part of the Best of The Fest showcase in both 2016 and 2017, you do not want to miss Alex Brown (OFF-JFL, Ladyfest, Del Close Marathon, Big City Improv Festival), Emery Fine (OFF-JFL), D.J. Mausner (Just For Laughs Homegrown Competition, OFF-JFL, Women in Comedy Festival, Women’s Funny Festival, SheDot Festival, Mprov Festival), and Kevin Shustack (the New York Comedy Festival, writer for This Hour Has 22 Minutes, The Beaverton)! When you’re here, you’re family.
~~Tallboyz II Men (Toronto)~~
JOKETOWN @ OFF-JFL: SIMPLY THE BEST
Friday July 21st, 10:30PM @ Mainline Theatre
In this special edition of Joketown (a super fun show that blends Montreal’s best comedians and tasks them with presenting brand new short comedies created in less than a week) we bring you Simply The Best. We’ve selected our favourite-most-poetic-life-saving-dumb-as-hell masterpieces from the past 21 shows for you to enjoy. So come on down to MainLine Theatre and exercise your democratic right to vote – the Best of the Best will be chosen by audience applause after all!
This ALL STAR CAST includes:
Lar Vi (GROSS, DINK FLOYD, MONTREAL FRINGE, MONTREAL SKETCHFEST)
Amar Singh (PROUD OF YOU, THE VERY SUCCESSFUL COMEDY SHOW, MONTREAL SKETCHFEST)
Belliveau Coco (DÉPFLIES, OFF JFL)
Paul Naiman (HOT RAW FIRE, OFF JFL, CHICAGO SKETCHFEST)
Maxine Segalowitz (TEAM GRECO, MONTREAL FRINGE)
Danny Belair (HOT RAW FIRE, OFF JFL, CHICAGO SKETCHFEST)
Sehar Manji (BIG MALL, MONTREAL SKETCHFEST)
Vance Gillis (BIG MALL, 50/50, MONTREAL SKETCHFEST)
Ashley Araneta (DOG’S BREAKFAST, MPROV)
Lise Vigneault (HOT RAW FIRE, JFL, OFF JFL, CHICAGO SKETCHFEST)
Deirdre Trudeau (HOT RAW FIRE, OFF JFL, CHICAGO SKETCHFEST)
Emily Bilton (PICKLE PARTY)
Nicky Fournier (PICKLE PARTY)
Martha Graham (LA BELLE IMPROV, PICKLE PARTY)
Jacob Greco (HOT RAW FIRE, OFF JFL, ZOOFEST, MONTREAL FRINGE, CHICAGO SKETCHFEST)
Katie Leggitt (APE ISLAND, MONTREAL SKETCHFEST)
& a coupla special guests!!
All hosted by Joketown co-creators, D.j. Mausner and Alain Mercieca!