The Nasty Show goes on the Offensive

French-Canadian comedy-star Mike Ward takes over hosting duties and brings his
offensive brand of humor alongside the always shocking Gilbert Gottfried and Nasty Show all-stars Jimmy Carr and Mike Wilmot


Montreal, March 17, 2015 - The Just For Laughs Festival, presented by Videotron in association with Loto-Québec, is breaking out the hand sanitizer as we announce our first club show of 2015 - the Nasty Show. Fans of the Nasty Show will bare witness to the most raw, shocking, foul, filthy comedy show of the Festival, don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Quebec’s master of offense, Mike Ward, takes over as host and is counting down the days until he can expose his offensive brand of humor to a whole new audience. Ward is an award winning French comedy mega-star who has also appeared on JFL XXX which aired on HBO Canada, his last tour grossed over 5 million dollars in Quebec alone, and he has hosted 12 galas for the Festival Juste Pour Rire. When asked about his brand of humor, Ward commented “I am the Celine Dion of dick jokes.”

Joining Ward on the Nasty Show stage for the first time is the legendary and always dirty Gilbert Gottfried. When asked how he felt about coming back to Montreal Gottfried said "This is my first time in Montreal in 35 years. I think I really must have scored the first time!" Gottfried’s reading of “Fifty Shades of Grey” on YouTube has received over 4 million views and he is a frequent star of the Comedy Central’s Roasts. SNL alumnus Gottfried could recently be seen at the SNL40 celebration and a Night of Too Many Stars singing on stage alongside Bon Jovi.

The Nasty Show wouldn’t be complete without the onslaught of returning favorites; classic corrupt gentleman and British superstar Jimmy Carr, the always raucous and downright crude Mike Wilmot and many more beloved and depraved comedians – sit in the front row at your own risk!

The Nasty Show has exploded as one of the must-see shows of the summer Festival. The entire 11 show run will be hosted exclusively at Metropolis from July 16th – 25th.

Presale tickets will be available on Wednesday March 18th as of 10am and to the public Friday March 20th at 10am at


The Just For Laughs Festival runs from July 8th- 28th in Montreal, Canada.


Just For Laughs could not have done any of this without its public partners; the Gouvernement du Québec, the Government of Canada, the City of Montreal, and Tourisme Montréal.



For tickets by phone, online or in person:
The Just For Laughs Box Office, 514-845-2322, presented by Videotron


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About the Just For Laughs Group

Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group has had but one goal in its 30-plus years of operation: Make People Happy. To achieve this goal, the Just For Laughs Group has focused on four major products: Festivals in Montreal, Toronto and Sydney; television production including Gags seen in over 130 countries and on over 75 airlines and stand-up specials; live shows, such as Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan and the Capital One Just For Laughs Comedy Tour; and talent management. The Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival is the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event welcoming on average 1.35 million visitors to Montreal this summer and generating approximately $80 million for the city’s economy. The Group has offices in Montreal, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, London and they are all connected to each other via internet.