The Nasty Show Announces New Host and Other Changes

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Just for Laughs made some announcements this morning about their 2019 festival in Montreal. Among the announcements was news about the festivals most popular and long standing show- The Nasty Show.

“The Nasty Show will have a new look” the announcement said, although no details have been given yet about exactly what that means. Los Angeles’ nastiest, Bobby Lee, will be flying in to host. It’s Lee’s first time ever hosting the Nasty Show. Actually it’s his first trip to Just For Laughs altogether. He currently stars in ABC’s Splitting Up Together. Eleven shows are planned running from Wednesday July 17, 2019 to Saturday July 27 at MTELUS.

The Nasty Show is the longest running tradition at JFL. For 26 years it was hosted exclusively by the Pitbull of Comedy, Bobby Slayton, but for the last five years or so, they’ve been mixing it up.

Also on the slate this year, Trevor Noah is back and he’ll be headlining a special concert show to the city’s biggest venue, Jim Jefferies will host two Galas, Michael McIntyre will perform his solo show, Jimmy Carr will be back with Brit(ish), and the Ethnic Show will be hosted by Cristela Alonzo featuring Gina Yashere and Dave Merheje.

Brit(ish) will be taking place on Friday, July 26, 2019 and Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7:00pm at MTELUS. The Ethnic Show will be running from Wednesday, July 10, 2019 to Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Club Soda and MTELUS. The Jim Jefferies Galas will be taking place on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 7:00pm and 9:45pm in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts.` Trevor Noah’s Loud and Clear Tour 2019 will be taking over the Bell Centre for one night on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 8:00pm.

For those who aren’t familiar yet, British comic, Michael McIntyre is broke records in 2018 becoming the highest selling artist in history of London’s O2 Arena, selling over 400,000 tickets over 28 shows. His BBC One comedy Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow is beloved by many, and his Saturday night series Michael McIntyre’s Big Show on BBC One is an award-winning variety and stand-up series. The last series averaged over 6.5 million viewers and won the BAFTA for Best Entertainment Performance. In 2018, Michael McIntyre will be performing his Big World Tour on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Théâtre Maisonneuve at Place des Arts.

Additional acts for all of these shows will be announced in the coming weeks. Go to for information.

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