Saturday Night Live‘s Melissa Villaseñor discusses working hard, paying dues and being okay with who she sees in the mirror.
We spoke to the former SNL writer about his failed sitcom and winning stand-up career.
Highlights of a mammoth edition of Montreal’s comedy festival.
We spoke to the roast-mistress and co-creator of the 1902-set faux-reality show Another Period ahead of her Just for Laughs show this weekend.
Highlights of Montreal’s annual mega comedy festival, in full swing this week and on till July 28.
* RSVP for Cult MTL’s 2nd annual summer sizzler at SAT
* Pro-Palestine demo c/o Howl & Tadamon
* Zoofest presents local stand-up talent at Théâtre Ste-Catherine
* Just for Laughs presents Aziz Ansari
* Electro-soul/future-pop singer Sarah Linhares at le Bleury
* Ancient Robot brings Wankers United to Casa del Popolo
Is it possible to have a midlife crisis at age 29? Perhaps despondent due to his BBF Jay-Z walking down the aisle and producing offspring, Parks & Recreation star Aziz Ansari has matrimony and babymaking on his mind, except the prospect of doing either any time soon seems to appeal to him about as much as being jizzed on by his youth soccer coach (his bit, not mine).
“Buried Alive” is not quite a solipsistic navel gaze on the level of 808s & Heartbreak (the turgid product of his other BFF Kanye West) – this is comedy after all – but try as he might to put down his newly hitched friends (one of whom found his partner online, the same way Aziz finds Wendy’s locations) and the pitiful preggos of Teen Mom, he’s still somewhat in awe of his parents’ arranged marriage and how well everything turned out in that regard.
Swing by the vernissage for local artist Catherine Benny, a gifted Alzheimer’s patient who donates the profits from sales of her amazing work to Alzheimer Groupe Inc. Galérie Espace (4844 St-Laurent), 6–2 p.m., free
Bask in the ’80s vibes of Drive live. The Drive tour features two acts who appeared on the soundtrack, College and Electric Youth, and like-minded artist Anoraak. Corona Theatre (2490 Notre-Dame W.), 8 p.m., $24.40/$26.90 (all ages)
Catch Aziz Ansari’s Buried Alive, which begins its three-night stand tonight at Just for Laughs. Metropolis (59 Ste-Catherine E.), 10 p.m., $45.95