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Just for Laughs: Jim Gaffigan

Posted by Olivier / July 19, 2009

Juts for Laughs is here, and one Montreal dream of mine that has gone unfulfilled is to be the unwitting victim of Just for Laugh's fake police officers. They usually film around the Carre St. Louis, and last week I thought I had finally fallen victim to one of their low-brow and bizarrely addictive gags, when I was pulled over by a police officer for riding a Bixi on Prince Arthur Street between St. Laurent and Hotel de Ville.

"Ha ha, I get it", I was thinking- the cop had pulled me and about six or seven other bikers over and was writing us all tickets for BIKING. I knew it was a gag so I played along. Except that the ticket was real. Not that funny.

Someone who is funny, though, is Jim Gaffigan, one of the top stand-up comics in North America. He's not exactly edgy, and his stand-up is fairly conventional, but he sure does it well. The "Cake" clip above is one of my favourites.

Gaffigan is headlining the Saturday night gala on the last weekend of the Festival, July 26th. The six other performers that night include Saturday Night Live alumnus Jim Breuer, but Gaffigan is by far the main draw. It should be a great night, and, for me at least, my first chance to check out this Montreal institution. Still waiting for a real gag, though.

For show details, check http://www.hahaha.com/en/show_detail/172/4306/

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