Are you tired of political correctness or curious about the backgrounds of different walks of life? Then make sure to catch the Just for the Culture show which was formerly known as The Ethnic Show. This ensemble of comedians from different ethnic and racial backgrounds: Black, Jewish, Indigenous, Greek, Muslim, Lebanese and Taiwanese. Even if you do not identify directly with any of these groups you can still relate when it comes to hearing about the comedians’ perspectives when it comes to living life, or dealing with family and love.
Jessica Kirson talks about innocently being called squishy by her young daughters and brings out the humour in how brutally blunt a young child can be. Kirson also effortlessly rocks a perfect Valley Girl voice as she quotes Gen-Z individuals overheard at the airport.
Host Alonzo Boden brings to light the current fears comedians now have as they are getting attacked on stage or targeted as bad people by not following the demands of political correctness. Just for the Culture is a great way to show that no matter what your background is or the type of life you are living, we can all find a way to relate to each other.
Another great show you should definitely make sure to catch this weekend or next week is The Nasty Show.
The Nasty show which has run for nearly the entire time that Just for Laughs has been a festival (40 years already!) has just returned to Montreal. As the name suggests, during the show you will be hearing some of the dirtiest things you have ever heard but it’s all in good fun. Host “Big Jay” Oakerson states that “comics have feelings too” and with that in mind, although things get nasty, I was in great company with the likes of Robert Kelly, Liza Treyger, Yamaneika Saunders, Josh Adam Meyers, Liza Treyger and Sophie Buddle. Among the things to look out for is a list of all the jobs that Barbie has had, hearing a Bon Jovi-esque mini performance, and analyzing how much a partner likes you based on what they use as a c*m towel.
As we are nearing the end of the pandemic I urge you to take full advantage of summer by coming out to see these shows, you absolutely will not regret it, truly a great experience from start to finish.
Just For the Culture and The Nasty Show are running from July 22, 2022 until Thursday July 28, 2022.