JUST FOR LAUGS COMIC SEBASTIEN BOURGAULT Thur May 8 @7:30 reg $10 our price $5
NOTE: The last comedy show at the Wiggle Room the crowd was overwhelming so we will limit the number of RSVPs so reply NOW because space is limited!!!
This is going to be an outstanding night with
Sebastien Bourgualt Headliner
Heavy T Host
Special Guest David Heti
Doreen Merriman plus 3 others
One of the best kept secrets in the entertainment industry, Bourgault is the archetype of tying comedian who tells you life as he sees it. His world is broke, delusional and without filter but still grounded in reality. It is the type to denounce the imperfections of society and to laugh at himself!
Refining its numbers from scene to scene for over 7 years, he learned his craft the hard and excels in all conditions under which it must perform. His experience and background give him a sense of distributed difficult to match and still allow him to "puncher" at the right time. A manic style will fill you with energy elsewhere!
Special Guest: David Heti
Bill Brownstein: David Heti elevates his act by putting himself down
Montreal comic takes self-deprecation to another level
ABOUT DAVID HETI
MONTREAL — David Heti rarely gets too enthusiastic, so it’s no surprise his debut comedy CD/DVD is titled It Was OK.
Nor should it come as much of a surprise that the Montreal-based comic recorded the disc not during cheery New Year’s Eve proceedings at downtown Grumpy’s, but on sombre New Year’s Day, when patrons were feeling a little woozy and hungover — much like he was feeling.
The intense Heti, 32, looks like a cross between a younger, dishevelled Woody Allen and John Lennon. He hails from comedy’s dark side. His material is understated and piquant and twistedly droll: “I told my sister that I was thinking about killing myself.” Pause. “But she said you can’t live your life doing what you think will make other people happy.”
Bliss is not something most would associate with Heti. He oozes angst. He recalls a visit to his childhood home, where his parents still reside. “My mother renovated my room into a place where a kid would have actually been happy growing up.”
He discusses everything from babies to John Coltrane to religion, his voice barely audible at times. Then he offers up this observation: “What I’ve learned in all my years of standup is … no one likes this next joke.”
Heti takes self-deprecation to another level. He also takes risks that will either land on top of the comedy heap or on the other end. But it’s a ride that will never be dull.
Back at Grumpy’s for the disc’s official launch on Tuesday, Heti was his usual subdued self. He conceded that his decision to opt for a career in comedy didn’t initially go down well with his parents.
After graduating with a degree in law, he gave it all up on “the day I was called to the bar.” The following morning, he headed off to New York to try his luck at comedy.
“Law just made me miserable,” said Heti, nursing a beer. “I had articled for a year as a junior lawyer. My parents came around to being supportive. My mother doesn’t always get the humour, but she’s slowly starting to get it more and more.”
Although he performs regularly at clubs across the continent, Heti still sees himself “on the outskirts” of the mainstream. He auditioned for Just for Laughs in February and is awaiting word on whether or not he has made the grade for this summer’s fest.
“I like to think that my humour is accessible in its own uncomfortable way,” he said, perfectly summing up his act.
Heti’s influences aren’t the usual standup suspects. He cites Monty Python and The Simpsons as inspirations. And although his humour couldn’t be more different, he is also a huge fan of the late Rodney Dangerfield.
But the goal for me is to just do standup, then make enough money to go off to an island on my own.”
Newfoundland will have to do for now.
, Thursday, May 8th at downtown Wiggleroom