Expectations are always set high for Just For Laughs’ infamous The Nasty Show, with audience members wondering how far the comedians will truly go. The 2019 Nasty Show was no different, as a killer lineup took the stage on July 18th at MTELUS hosted by Bobby Lee and featuring Comedian CP, Bonnie McFarlane, Jessimae Peluso, Andrew Schulz and with Big Jay Oakerson closing it out. With headliner after headliner taking the stage, taboo jokes were served on a silver platter and the audience devoured them.

With comedy’s dirtiest minds under one air-conditioned roof at MTELUS, Bobby Lee did not disappoint. His energy got the crowd going from the moment the first Cosby joke landed, the audience gasped and now knew that with a show like this, nothing was off limits. Lee kept the jokes coming before bringing Comedian CP to the stage with a sermon on understanding female anatomy of biblical proportions. Followed by Bonnie McFarlane, things got personal with stories of her special needs sister and her views on veganism and feminism. However this was not without the shocking punchlines that make the Nasty Show what it is, with most lines I would hesitate to repeat.

The next act was Andrew Schulz and he brought the house down. A true star in the making, it was my first time seeing Andrew live and his well crafted jokes hit on every single punchline which left me gasping for air. I’ll proclaim that it was the set of the night and without spoiling anything - it was well worth the price of admission. 

Jessimae Peluso followed and kept the energy high by taking physical comedy to another level. With jokes that left the audience exclaiming loud gasps in unison, her shocking set was one to remember as she interacted with the crowd, swatted away the phallic shaped microphone and most of all, kept the great show going.

After such a dynamic performance, The Nasty Show veteran Big Jay took the stage with some sit down comedy. If anyone was unsure of what to expect, the master of crowd work picked his targets from the audience and was impeccable as ever, finishing off the show with a joke about finishing off, and went into the night with a loud ovation.

The Nasty Show is the perfect opportunity to cut loose, expect the unexpected and of course, an excuse to leave the kids at home, if you have any. There’s a reason why this is the festival’s longest running show with a name that carries weight to it, as Just For Laughs' 2019 The Nasty Show is not something a comedy lover can afford to miss!

This is all part of CJLO 1690AM's coverage of the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. Founded in 1983, Just For Laughs is the largest international comedy festival in the world: showcasing the funniest comedians of all time! For more information and to buy tickets, check out www.hahaha.com before they're all sold out!

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