Attracting millions of tourists and hundreds of musical talents, the Montreal International Jazz Festival kicks off the summer in a big way. But while the rest of us enjoy the show, the organizers at L’Equipe Spectra, the events company behind the festival, are working ‘round the clock to keep things running smooth as Jazz.
Dan Bingham and Ali Hassan are Canadian comedy heavyweights, both of whom are participating in this year’s Zoofest and Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. We sat down at Café Neve to discuss their upcoming shows, but soon found out that if you put two comics who happen to be friends together in the same room, all interview logic flies out the window. Here are our version of the events.
This year Lorne Svark’s show A Multidisciplinary Approach to Evil earned some guffaws and ruffled a few feathers. We spoke with the writer/director about his first Fringe experience.
Two years ago Amy Blackmore took over as the director of Fringe. We spoke with her about what’s in store for the festival in the next few years.
They say it’s not easy being green. Well, try being God. That’s been comedian Mike Delamont’s fate at this year’s Montreal Fringe. We asked the stand-up vet about character acting, his upcoming TV series and the infamous Montreal “uber vegan.”