The hilarious Steve Byrne returned to this year's Just For Laughs Festival with as much gumption and energy as ever! On Monday, July 24th, Byrne performed his solo show Industry Darling to a sold-out crowd at Théâtre Sainte Catherine. People came from all over Montreal and the rest of Canada for an evening of incredibly clever dark comedy!

Jimmy Carr, one of the most gleefully morbid comedians ever, opened for Byrne. During his set, he ripped Montreal to pieces in celebration of our city’s 375th birthday (and years of Indigenous oppression)! Carr’s thoughtful, brutally honest, deadpan comedy was the perfect way to open Byrne’s show and was an absolute pleasure to watch.

The audience was excited as Byrne later took to the stage and he gave a priceless, engaging performance they’d never forget! Byrne’s solo show felt like a barbeque because of how skillfully he roasted everybody in the room. No one was safe at the show! Men, women, couples, families and people of all races were equally made fun of in the most cathartic way. Byrne bought audience members shots and even tried to serve as their wingman during this wild evening.

Byrne explored the themes of American politics, gender, marriage and raising a family during his set. During the show, Byrne accomplished one of the most perfect Donald Trump impressions of all time, masterfully copying Trump’s accent, posture and hand movements to the audience’s delight.

Byrne is a brilliant and fearless performer who boldly discusses controversial topics! His talent knows no bounds and his cynical humor will shock you and make you laugh at the most sensitive things! Byrne truly is an Industry Darling!

What are you waiting for? Come watch Steve Byrne perform at The Ethnic Show until July 27th at the Metropolis located at 59 St Catherine St E and at The Colin Jost & Michael Che Gala on July 26th at Place des Arts’ Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier!


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

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