This Thursday night, the fabulously funny Eddie Izzard will be storming the gates of Just For Laughs.
Undoubtedly attributed to the festival’s self-advertised “best line-up ever”, Izzard will be hosting his very own gala at our festival, featuring Trevor Noah, Ronny Chieng, Rove McManus, Colin Quinn and Jean Paul!
MTL Blog had the honor of chatting with Izzard about performing in Montreal, as a political activist in such a politically active city. “I’m not a political comedian, however” he clarifies. “I have no interest in the French-English separation. I’m more interested in social, human behaviours. I’ll be touching on everything from Ancient Greece to Mayan human sacrifices, as well as our current global state.”
Fun Fact; Eddie Izzard is probably more bilingual than you! His Mtl appearance immediately follows his most recent gig, in France. “I’ll be back in Montreal in November for another tour. I have been looking for opportunities to do shows in Montreal en francais.”
As for Izzard’s famous flout for gender-restricted attire, he gives no word on how he’ll be dressed for the occasion. “I don’t have alter-ego’s or characters. I am a transvestite. So regardless you will see no one there but myself.”
He says his favorite part of town is the mountain, “I also love the old district, I love the architecture and the history there!”
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While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.