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Top 10 Must- See Comedy Shows With Your Friends During Montreal's Zoofest 2014

Comedy, performances, and much more.
Top 10 Must- See Comedy Shows With Your Friends During Montreal's Zoofest 2014

Photo cred - Benoit Vermette

Zoofest, Montreal's month-long bilingual arts festival kicked off last week with tons of burlesque shows, comedic acts, and musical performances. But even though Zoofest is two weeks in, there are still a full 11 days left in the festival, meaning there are still literally tons of different shows to check out. Don't worry though, we've got your back with a narrowed down list.

Keeping in mind all of the things you love (because we love them too), we've compiled a list of 10 shows you just simply need to see at Zoofest this year, and we've even provided you with one must- see per day, so that your week long schedule can be filled with nothing but good times and endless laughs. Bust out your calendar, grab your tickets, and head to these awesome shows:

1. My Dad's Death

When: Friday, July 25th 2014 + more

Where: Cafe Cleopatre

This is a story about a man and his ultra- conservative dad. John Bennett's father always wanted him to be an author until he died, and then came back to life, and again. Bennett told the story of "Pretending Things Are a Cock" at last year's Zoofest festival, so we know this one's gotta be just as good!

2. Queens of Comedy

When: Saturday, July 26th + more

Where: Theatre La Chapelle

In the hopes of being declared the queen of comedy, 3 comedians fight for the reign as they strive to bring tears of laughter to the audience's eyes. The judge of the competition will be none other than Mike Paterson- and he might just take your opinion into mind.

3. Blood Ballet Cabaret: Illuminatease 

When: Saturday, July 26th 2014 + more

Where: Cafe Cleopatre

If there's one group that knows how to burlesque, it's the Blood Ballet Cabaret. These ladies will also be performing all weekend long, spreading their powerful, creative and sexy energy to everyone in the crowd.

4. Le Punch Club

When: Saturday, July 26th 2014 + more

Where: Agora Hydro- Quebec De L'UQAM

Though this is a French show, it is definitely one that everyone should check out. Gathering some of the best improve performers, Le Punch Club will be building trios that will later compete against each other for the improve championship.

5. Slightly Fat Features In Variety Soup

When: Sunday, July 27th 2014 + more

Where: Agora Hydro- Quebec De L'UQAM

Chosen for the best show at Edinburgh Festival 2013, Slightly Fat Features is a performance that will blow your mind with it's extreme physical edge and risk- taking angle.

6. Kings Of Comedy

When: Monday, July 28th 2014 + more

Where: Theatre La Chapelle

Watch as Jess Salomon, Mike Paterson and Tim Rabnett fight against one another in the hopes of being crowned the King of Zoffesteros.

7. Scotstown

When: Tuesday, July 29th + more

Where: Theatre La Chapelle

After it's curation as a French play, written by Fabien Cloutier, Scotstown was performed across the globe, from Quebec all the way to Europe. This play is both comedic and inspiring, a definite must- see during this year's Zoofest!

8. Genius Gold

When: Thursday, July 31st + more

Where: Theatre Ste- Catherine

Alain Mercieca and Keith Waterfield take the lead of this comedy and strive to answer the question "Why am I so in love?". This play was declared as one of the most laugh- worthy sketches to see at Zoofest.

9. The Mont- Royal Rumble

When: Thursday, July 31st + more

Where: Katacombes

Enjoy an evening of comedic battles as comedians Mike Paterson and George Hamilton go head to head against Morgan O'Shea and Stephen Spinola in a drunken- comedy dispute. When one team gets the audience to laugh, the opposing duo must drink and vice versa. Laugh along and watch as both teams get their booze on!


When:Every Saturday night

Where: Agora Hydro- Quebec De L'UQAM

Okay, so this one's not really a show, but its a celebration of the incredible shows that have been going on during Zoofest. If you liked the Blood Ballet Cabaret Illuminatease performance, then you definitely don't want to miss this party, as the performers will be partying with you in the crowd to some raw electric- swing beats.

Which shows will you attend?

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