I announced this a while ago on social media, but I’m excited to be performing at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal this summer. I was one of 9 comics across Canada who were selected to be in this year’s Homegrown competition.
It’s always a dream of any comedian when they start to perform on professional shows and get more established to be invited to perform at JFL. For me, Just For Laughs was one of the reasons why I got into stand-up comedy in the first place. I loved watching comedians on TV all the time, and being Canadian, JFL was one of the only consistent places to do just that.
The Homegrown line-up is absolutely stacked this year, so it’s going to be a phenomenal show. The line-up is also filled with friends, as Vancouver pals Chris James and Sean Emeny will both be joining me, and my friends Julia Hladkowicz from Ottawa(now Toronto) and Matt Wright from St. John’s will be there too. It’s going to be some type of party and I am super, super excited.
I’ll be performing a warm-up show on July 23rd for which details have yet to be announced, and then the Homegrown Competition itself is on July 24th at this awesome venue in Montreal called L’Astral. Shaun Majumder will be MC’ing, which is also great because he is one of my favorite Canadian comics and a guy I grew up watching on JFL.
If you’re going to be around Montreal this summer, tickets and pertinent info are all available here: http://www.hahaha.com/en/show/homegrown-comics-competition