This last week wrapped up the 29th annual Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival. Many friends of the Comic Strip Live! participated in this year’s festival and early word around town says that Comic Strip regular Modi, may have walked away from Montreal as the talk of the festival! Amazing, eye-opening performances on a variety of showcases helped the veteran stand up earn accolades from his peers as well as many of the industry in attendance.
Even prior to the festival’s kick-off, Modi was listed as performing on one of the three “must see” shows of the festival by ShowbizMonkey.com in “The Ethnic Show” where he shared the stage nightly with such comedy heavyweights as Maz Jobrani, Sebastian Maniscalco, Angelo Tsarouchas, and Wil Sylvince.
Also at the festival was Comic Strip favorite Elon Gold, who participated in multiple showcases including the always popular Best of The Fest shows. Best of the Fest, as always featured a very select, hand-picked collection of talent and for Elon to be included in that mix was quite an honor.
Modi and Elon performed together on “The Bar Mitzvah Show” hosted by “The Pitbull of Comedy” Bobby Slayton and as comedy writer Paul Telner remarked:
“The major standouts of the show were clearly Modi who had the entire crowd on the floor. Modi is to me one of the biggest breakout comics of the fest. The guy is a star and it’s only going to keep getting bigger. Elon Gold also killed the show with his hilarious views on Judaism.” To read Paul’s complete review of the show, click here.
Congratulations to both talented comedians as well as everyone else from the Comic Strip who made their way to Montreal this year.