Brunch Club Comedy's third season is going to begin with a bang with the first ever Being Friends and Having Fun Awards Show, a FREE LAUNCH EVENT featuring old favourites from the past year and a preview of what's to come.
In the first two seasons, the Brunch Club brought a slew of comedians to Montreal from around the world who are quickly becoming the hottest commodities in comedy. Michelle Wolf (Daily Show), Liza Treyger (Comedy Central), Mark Little (Mr. Dee?) and Big Jay Oakerson (Legion of Skanks podcast) are just a few of the alumni who returned as standouts stars of this year's Just For Laughs festival. The Brunch Club also introduced a series of original concept show developed by benevolent leader Sasha Manoli.
Arts and Laughs, a weekly arts and crafts comedy show, was voted number two in Best Stand-Up Comedy Night in CULT MTL's annual Best of Montreal polls. Other concept shows such as How To Be Good At Love: A Valentine's Day Show and Stand-Up Guide to Montreal (which was most recently staged in OFF-JFL as a part of their local spotlight) played to sold out audiences. What a ride it's been and continues to be!
There's even more to come in the 2016-2017 season, starting with a special award show where master of ceremonies Steve Patrick Adams (Baby Put Me IN a Corner, JFL42 New Face) will dole out honours to all those that have split sides and have their sides split while serving an amuse-bouche of new, upcoming projects the comedy organization is planning in season three.
Old friend and very funny man Chris Betts will headline the event. Chris began his comedy career in Montreal, Canada and has performed all over Europe and North America. Chris was chosen as part of the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and returned a year later to perform his successful first solo show, Social Animal, in 2015. He's made appearances at Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival, SXSW and the Zulu Comedy Festival, has been published in the Huffington Post, the Alarmist and voices a number of characters in the cult animated comedy hit Sam Sweetmilk. Chris Betts currently resides in London, England where his mind wanders to places that somehow balance the philosophical and ridiculous. His shows are a perfect balance of incisive social satire and complete silliness.