Thursday, December 12, 2013: Let’s Celebrate!

It’s not that often that Comedy Hostel producer Jon Selig isn’t around to boss comics, around, bomb for 10 straight minutes, and make life miserable for everyone within a 1 KM radius. So for just this week, you should come take advantage of his week-off to enjoy a stellar night of comedy at M-Bar!

First-time host Jason Hatrick is making up his postponed hosting gig, with…this week’s hosting gig! The Comedy Tri-Athlete (a term trademarked by Jon Selig) does standup, improv, sketch! YES.

Our headliner is Captain Knife Fight himself, J. Walter Lyng – which sound a lot cooler than his real name (which sounds fake) – Walter. J. Lyng. Come watch him give our audience a flying elbow off the 2nd turnbuckle. No way that guy can climb to the top turnbuckle.

Also performing: Kate Konner! Karl Knox! Tommy Marshall! Eric Arsenault! JG Saulnier! Paul Baluyot!

It all happens 8:45, Thursday, December 12 at MBar in the basement of M Montreal Hostel (1245 St. Andre, below St. Catherine, Berri-UQAM metro). Please enter via the door on the back left of the hostel that has a big “M” on it. Parking in the back of the hostel is included!
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The show is “Pay-What-You-Can”. Come in, sit down and enjoy. We’re hoping you can afford a $6-10 donation. You’ll be MORE than fine with it by the time the hat comes around! SEE YOU THEN!

Thursday, December 5: Start Training!

Beating the winter blahs takes a sustained, concerted effort. Get out there and do stuff! Not outdoor activities though – they lead to colds, frostbite, and strep throat. However, Comedy Hostel shows are on the “recommended” list. They offer all kinds of mental and physical benefits for you to feel good, and walk out of there buzzing.

The show’s in the hands of a couple of Montreal comedy veterans this week – Jeff Schouela, fresh off performing all over the wild West (Canada and the USA), headlines the M, and it’s hosted by Kris Dulgar! Check Jeff performing in Toronto:

Who else is on this show? Glad you asked! Jakub Stachurski & Jacob Greco show up – they’ll play a match of Boggle to settle the debate as to who’s spelling their name correctly. Also: Nour Hadidi! Leonard Yelle! Jon Selig!

We’re joined by The World Improv Federation, led by Greg Hamilton & Geoff Appelbaum!

It all happens 8:45, Thursday, December 5 at MBar in the basement of M Montreal Hostel (1245 St. Andre, below St. Catherine, Berri-UQAM metro). Please enter via the door on the back left of the hostel that has a big “M” on it. Parking in the back of the hostel is included!

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The show is “Pay-What-You-Can”. Come in, sit down and enjoy. We’re hoping you can afford a $6-10 donation. You’ll be MORE than fine with it by the time the hat comes around! SEE YOU THEN!

Thursday, November 28: ThanksGivUkkah with DeAnne Smith!

Thanksgivukkah! An overlapping of American Thanksgiving, and the epochal Jewish holiday of Hannukah. This merger of turkey and potato pancakes is the Haley’s Comet of Converging Celebrations!

We’re going to celebrate this trivial occasion with an American headliner, less Jews than normal, and loads of comics who are indifferent to such nonsense.

We’re seriously stoked! This week’s headliner is one-time Yank DeAnne Smith! DeAnne returns to MBar after a year of performances which included The Late Late Show With Craig FergusonJust For Laughs, the Edinburgh Fringe! She will douse you in oily cranberry sauce if you miss this show! Here’s a clip of DeAnne at the Melbourne Comedy Fest from a couple of years back:

This week’s host is guy who’s demolishing stages coast to…well…Montreal. Morgan O’Shea blew away the Maritimes in September, and the guy’s comedy momentum personified – whatever that means!

Also on the show to ring in the season of commercialism:  Shawn Stenhouse! Vlad Levitt! Gina Freeman! John St. Godard! Ali Mohammadi! Jon Selig!

It all happens 8:45, Thursday, November 28th at MBar in the basement of M Montreal Hostel (1245 St. Andre, below St. Catherine, Berri-UQAM metro). Please enter via the door on the back left of the hostel that has a big “M” on it. Parking in the back of the hostel is included!

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The show is “Pay-What-You-Can”. Come in, sit down and enjoy. We’re hoping you can afford a $6-10 donation. You’ll be MORE than fine with it by the time the hat comes around! SEE YOU THEN!
 

 

Halloween Night, 2013: At MBar, Comics Judge *YOU*

Halloween parties riff on the morbid themes of “death”, “fear”, and “dentistry”, but this one’s different. It starts with a comedy show in a hostel bar ON Halloween Night and has: a) positive, happy travellers; b) cheap alcohol; and c) uproarious comics. What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

How about you not being able to win free stuff because you decided to be lame and not wear a costume? That would be HORRIFYING! For once, comics will judge the audience – out loud. So, wear something scary. Or funny. Or – like Miley Cyrus – both! Onto the lineup:

“And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.” Revelation 13:1.

The Bible knows squat. The true beast has TEN heads. Scottish whirling dervish Darren Henwood leads the other 9 on this ridonkulous evening of filth, pestilence, & destruction!

Peter J. Radomski will close the show by plunging us into a morbid Halloween darkness!

Other funny heads:
George Hamilton Braithwaite!
Anne-Marie Dupras & Annie Deschamps!
Scott Carter!
Mike Meo!
Jon Selig!
The MBar debut of Travis Cannon!
And a farewell to: Michael Lifshitz!

It all happens 8:30, Thursday, Oct. 31st at MBar in the basement of M Montreal Hostel (1245 St. Andre, below St. Catherine, Berri-UQAM metro). Please enter via the door on the back left of the hostel that has a big “M” on it. Parking in the back of the hostel is included!

The show is “Pay-What-You-Can”. Come in, sit down and enjoy. We’re hoping you can afford a $6-10 donation. You’ll be MORE than fine with it by the time the hat comes around!

M Montreal
1245, rue Saint-André, Montreal, Quebec H2L 3T1

Thursday, October 24: Dressdown Thursday

Don’t even THINK of wearing a costume for this show. Do that next week as our show falls right on Halloween! Think about what you’re going to wear but in the meantime, just come and watch some funny folks tell their jokes.

Jakub Stachurski brings his rabid hosting skills to MBar, and Paul Baluyot will close the evening down. He’s been spending his weekends doing some hard-ass comedy clubbin’. The show’s in good hands with these two bookending things. Here’s Paul “learning” what CouchSurfing’s all about:

Also performing:

Chris Sandiford! Mike Lifshitz! John St. Godard! And making a postponed, 1st-time appearance on the MBar stage, Jacqueline Pirico!

This week’s show is also on special guest alert. We’ll sound it if someone exciting shows up.

Also: $11 pitchers of Sleeman ($4.50 pints) & $4 shots and the best & most international crowd in town!

It all happens 8:30, Thursday, Oct 24th at www.m-montreal.com/bar in the basement of M Montreal Hostel (1245 St. Andre, below St. Catherine, Berri-UQAM metro). Please enter via the door on the back left of the hostel that has a big “M” on it. Parking in the back of the hostel is included!

The show is “Pay-What-You-Can”. Come in, sit down and enjoy. We’re hoping you can afford a $6-10 donation. You’ll be MORE than fine with it by the time the hat comes around!

M Montreal
1245, rue Saint-André, Montreal, Quebec H2L 3T1

Thursday, October 17: Compromising Positions

No, you won’t walk into MBar‘s men’s room and see a couple of guests in some really awkward position (or, perhaps you will)! But, if you come to this week’s show your comedy integrity will be compromised because this week, we have TWO headliners vs. the long-timey standard of just one!

Vlad Levitt‘s en fuego. His first YouTube video’s up, & he’s fresh off a sellout performance at Theatre St. Catherine! Emma Wilkie‘s also on FIYA! She recently opened for a big-timey comic at a club. Together, the will compromise your non-laughability! You’ve been warned!

Jon Selig will amble onstage to host this baby. Jon feels weird about describing himself in the third person, but rest assured he wouldn’t give himself the job of host if he couldn’t handle the gig (some of you are thinking “what a jerk – he can’t say anything nice about HIMSELF!”).

Also performing: Jon Malanos! Leonard Yelle! Tobin Thompson! Daniel Fitzpatrick, and Mr. TSC himself, Alain Mercieca!

Also: $11 pitchers of Sleeman ($4.50 pints) & $4 shots and the best & most international crowd in town!

It all happens 8:30, Thursday, Oct 3rd at www.m-montreal.com/bar in the basement of M Montreal Hostel (1245 St. Andre, below St. Catherine, Berri-UQAM metro). Please enter via the door on the back left of the hostel that has a big “M” on it. Parking in the back of the hostel is included!

The show is “Pay-What-You-Can”. Come in, sit down and enjoy. We’re hoping you can afford a $6-10 donation. You’ll be MORE than fine with it by the time the hat comes around!

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Thursday, October 10: Ali Hassan, Martha Chaves, Darren Henwood!

It’s time for us to give thanks.  Yes American visitors to MBar, Canada has a Thanksgiving that’s different than yours, and no, we’re not saying that either Comedy Hostel or M-Bar are deities or worthy of higher praise – although some lower praise isn’t completely out of the question. This show’s always fun! NB: No turkey, just laughs.

In order to give thanks to MBar and local crowds who frequent this show, we have a line-up that’s stacked like a brick shipyard!

Our host is a tattooed, mustachioed, Scottish teddy bear unless you tell him to go f*** himself for absolutely no apparent reason, which someone once chose to do. At that point he will become the Walter White of comedy, and come after you until you say his name. If you respond “Darren Henwood”, he may let you off the hook.

Toronto’s a big place. It also has some massive personalities. We’re fortunate enough to have one, maybe even TWO of them cramming into Montreal this Thursday!

Ali Hassan: Just for Laughs’ veteran; Lead comedy panelist on the CBC’s George Strombolopolis Show; Kitchen Ninja. Other credits we’re too lazy to type; EXTREMELY funny.  Check this (long-ish clip) out:

Martha Chaves: Gazillion-time Just For Laughs vet, Halifax & Winnipeg Comedy Fest alumus, Nicaraguan, upcoming guest on The Comedy Hostel Podcast! Check THIS out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sxq-gUdWE34

Old friends Emery Fine, Nour Hadidi and Karl Knox return! New ones like Jacob Greco join us!

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Also: $11 pitchers of Sleeman ($4.50 pints) & $4 shots and the best & most international crowd in town!

It all happens 8:30, Thursday, Oct 3rd at www.m-montreal.com/bar in the basement of M Montreal Hostel (1245 St. Andre, below St. Catherine, Berri-UQAM metro). Please enter via the door on the back left of the hostel that has a big “M” on it. Parking in the back of the hostel is included!

The show is “Pay-What-You-Can”. Come in, sit down and enjoy. We’re hoping you can afford a $6-10 donation. You’ll be MORE than fine with it by the time the hat comes around!

 

 

Comedy Hostel Roasts the USA & Canada – w/DeAnne Smith & GHB!

If you’re American, and in Montreal on America’s Birthday, you’re an apathetic nationalist – like any good Canadian!  So you won’t mind if we make a few jokes about your country.  A couple of the comics even are actual Americans!

But we can’t forget about “Our Home and Native Land” – Canada!  This nation celebrated a birthday this week too. Our insecurities dictate that we also want to be have our asses handed to us by some smart-ass comics in a hostel bar!  We wouldn’t want to leave our vast, polite, artery-clogging wasteland of a nation out in the freezing, goddamn $%!#ing cold!

This week’s headliner is native American DeAnne Smith! DeAnne returns to the M after a triumphant week of hosting last week’s show. She ranked it among her career highlights, ahead of performing on the Late Late Show With Craig FergusonJust For Laughs, the Edinburgh Fringe, or any of those other so-called “major” comedy festivals around the globe.   She’s back for an encore. Don’t miss it!

DeAnne Smith headlines this week's show!
DeAnne Smith headlines this week’s show!

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