Freedom Nation

Friday, November 30, 10PM

Montreal’s best performers get all experimental and stuff. Stand up, sketch, monologues, music, dance, improv, fight songs and general tomfoolery fresh off the proverbial press. Always somewhat strange; always super fun. Montreal’s Fringe darling Kirsten Rasmussen and charming Just for Laughs comedian DeAnne Smith join forces to host. Featuring Genius Gold, Shane Adamszack and more!

Étienne Dano

March 15th and 16th, 8pm
Étienne Dano is a charismatic and hilarious French Canadian comedian. His refreshing yet bizarre jokes manage to draw the audience in, bringing them along for quite the comedic journey. His mix of anecdotes, well thought out texts, and use of newsworthy topics make for a concrete and effective comedic style. Uncontrollable laughing is guaranteed for all!
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Crayon Party!

Thursday, February 14th, 8:30pm
Do something special this Valentines and bring your loved one to see performers take their mediocre drawing skills to the stage to literally illustrate the strange wonders which lurk within their minds. You too are given the chance to access your deepest feelings with crayola crayons & scraps of paper. An audience-wide drawing contest will round off the night, with winners selected by performers and the winnings FREE drinks. Don’t worry about talent, or your lack thereof, because the weird and the stupid are more likely to persuade the judges of your worthiness. It’s time to revisit what made being a kid so awesome (colouring), and fuse it with what makes adulthood so extra-awesome (delicious booze).

BAD UNCLE

Thursday, November 29th, 9:30PM

Bad Uncle launches a new album. This five song mutation is full of unexpected experiments in bad taste, sonic blasphemy and lyrical faux pas. Joining us for the evening will be ACME BURLESQUE, a gang of spicy dames that will tease and tangle your repressed libido’s to the accompaniment of live music. We also have…

BBQ POèTE – Le Nouveau Int’l 3rd Anniversary Party

Saturday, December 15th, 8:30PM
“BBQ POèTE” is Le Nouveau International’s latest improvised play. Telling the tale of one legendary BBQ POèTE, who strove to unify a community only to see all hope grilled into oblivion, a bilingual comedy based on a story by Alain Mercieca.
After the play, a cabaret awards ceremony will be held celebrating Le Nouveau International’s 3rd year of existence as a purveyor of ART! A mix CD of all the best original songs from plays, a DVD with hilarious videos from our shows, and an EPIC evening for one and all to enjoy!
STAND-UPS! COMEDY! DRINKS! and DJ Dayv

True West

December 4th to 7th
Raise the Stakes Theatre Presents..True West a tale of two brothers. Austin, a successful young man with a family and a budding screenwriting career and Lee, an unshaven alcoholic, thief, and nomadic desperado, who has decided to return home after years in the Mojave desert. Amid the incessant yapping of coyotes, the simmering sibling rivalry boils over when Lee suddenly steals all of Austin’s creative thunder…

“ART”

February 28th to March 9th

MONTREAL’S BRAVE NEW PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS ‘ART’ the Tony-Award winning comedy by Yazmina Reza.

When Serge (Donald Rees) buys an outrageously expensive painting, it’s an act that may spark the downfall of his life-long friendships with Yvan (Sean Curley) and Marc (Nir Guzinski ). You see, the painting is entirely white and everyone has an opinion. What is art? Who gets to decide? A hilarious and thoughtful comedy directed by Emma McQueen. ‘ART’ is produced by David Reudelhuber with lighting design by Isabelle Tremblay.

Grinders All-Star Improv

Thursday, January 31st, 8pm
A crew of seasoned improvisers come together to bash out a longform show of laughs, alongside a brand new episode of GRINDERS! This will be one of those nights that everyone will say: I’m glad I lived to see that and am now significantly better as a person because of it.

L’Assemblée des Femmes

April 3rd to 6th
La troupe de théâtre du programme universitaire d’Animation et Recherche Culturelles, le Théâtre Point!, vous présente L’Assemblée des Femmes d’Aristophane
Cette comédie d’origine grecque, dont la mise en scène est inspirée du film La source des femmes de Radu Mihaileanu, nous transporte dans une ambiance maghrébine où les femmes prennent le pouvoir et où les hommes, un brin naïfs, sont complètement désorientés. Vous allez rire, peut-être même allez-vous pleurer, mais dans tous les cas vous allez adorer!

STANDING ON CEREMONY

June 28th and 29th

The 10 year anniversary continues. One month after the closing of their critically acclaimed presentation of ‘ART’, Brave New Productions is proud and honoured to announce their first Summer 2013 production – the Montreal premiere of the ground-breaking “Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays”, a collection of 9 plays by award-winning authors (Mo Gaffney, Moises Kaufman, Paul Raudnick, Neil LaBute & more) exploring the ever-changing landscape of equality and it’s impact on the human experience.

“STANDING ON CEREMONY holds a magnifying glass to the highs and lows, joys and fears, courage and silliness, of people bucking trends and making history.” – The New York Observer
“Laughter and tears. This moving and funny program puts a human face on a hot-button issue—from the satire of Rudnick to the bittersweet of Kaufman to the detailed and humorous portraiture of MacLeod and Gaffney.” – Backstage

COMEDY IN BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS

Thursday, March 14th, 9:30PM
The Bible: the most popular book in the world. Why? Well, for starters, it’s got some wicked cool stories like ones about a boat full of animals and a guy who can turn water into libation. Some might argue the popularity of ’50 Shades of Grey” but with the Romneys, TLC’s Sister Wives and Oprah’s Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the Bible still proves to be an important cultural fixture in our modern21st century. Comedian, ROBBY HOFFMAN (Women In Comedy Festival Boston) created and presents COMEDY IN BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS—a show which she and fellow comics WALTER J. LYNG (Fringe), MARK DEBONIS (Comedy Network) who hails all the way from TORONTO, and a special soon-to-be-announced GUEST explore some of the universal concepts in the Bible through comedy’s lens.

Exposition Monat Diotte

June 14, 15 and 16

The painter Charles-Étienne Monat will unveil 30 works, including 20 new canvuses from 2013. In addition to Monat, the vernissage will be shared with the talented Lucie Diotte, an emerging painter, a vernissage not to be missed!
The official launch is Friday June 14th at 7 PM, and the exposition remains for the entire weekend (Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th) from 9 AM until 4 PM.

POUZZAFEST

May 17th and 18th

Pouzza Fest is a party / event that takes place downtown Montreal on May 17-18-19 2013. Featuring over 150 bands performing in 10 different venues, walkable from each other. Put together by L’Écurie, the focus of the event is to bring excitment and the sense of community that is a big part of the punk scene, since it’s beginning. We want this to be fun for everyone and to be an opportunity for the fans to meet…

Alcoholic Cinema

Saturday, February 23rd, 8pm

“WHODUNIT? Well, Bloody Underrated’s dunit. We’re back for our 5th consecutive month of abusive alcohol intake and hilarious movie-watching.

This month, we’re all about private detective. So which movie do you wanna see? This month’s matchup is:

DICK TRACY vs. WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?

If you’re unfamiliar with this event, here’s how it works: You vote for…