Aliya Kanani: Where You From, From?

30 countries, 10 schools, 6 languages (okay, not totally fluently, but who’s counting?) ...so, where am I from? Good question.
After a recent run of sold-out shows at the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Canada-based comedian, Aliya Kanani, is excited to bring her show home!
Aliya takes audiences on a turbulent journey around the world with tales of fitting in, sticking out and standing up. Her joyful nature, combined with her fiery spirit, leaves audiences feeling energized and uplifted.

“While her ‘otherness’ is the central theme of the conversation in Where You From, From?, the heart of Kanani's show is in forming a ‘togetherness’ with the room and her audience...ensuring the audience always has plenty to laugh at and plenty to bond over.” - My Melbourne Arts

Known for her playful and mischievous personality, Aliya has appeared on StandUp NBC-New York, SiriusXm’s Top Comic, CBC and Le Grand Gala Masculin at Dr. Mobilo Aquafest right here in Montreal!

Aliya Kanani: Where You From, From? at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!
July 18 - 20
Le P'tit Impro -- 3713 Boulevard St-Laurent
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Black & Funny Montreal at OFF-JFL/Zoofest!

Black and Funny Montreal is a scenic party where comedians from the diaspora can come together, take a beat, and celebrate their talent while building each other up. Come check out a mix of improv, stand-up, sketch, storytelling, and Black excellence!

This event is inspired by the Black and Funny Improv Festival, founded by John Gebretatose and Alsa Bruno, at Minneapolis’ HUGE theatre.

Black & Funny Montreal at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!
Thursday, July 18 at 7:30pm
Montreal Improv -- 3697 Boulevard St-Laurent
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Stand-Up Story Slam at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!

Stand-Up Story Slam is a comedy storytelling show that is filled with fun times but also, good times. Storytellers from all walks of comedy tell their best, tallest and/or sorriest tale and a panel of comedians share feedback, asks burning questions, and cracks jokes willy-nilly like it’s their job or something. Created, co-produced, and occasionally fought over by Alo Azimov and Inés Anaya, this goofy, cozy show is sure to leave its audience feeling good, and loved, and sort of generally warm inside and like everything will be ok. It really will be.

Stand-Up Story Slam at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!
Thursday, July 18 at 8:30pm
Le P'tit Impro -- 3713 Boulevard St-Laurent
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Massimo Cannistraro: Born Canadian, Raised Italian

In 1981 Massimo (the son of two Sicilian immigrants) walked into a Montreal English elementary school. Even though Massimo was born in Canada, he did not speak even one word of English. Standing there dressed in an Adidas track suit and holding his lunch (a giant plastic grocery bag big enough to feed 5 children) Massimo would soon find out that his growing pains were going to be a little different than the average Canadian kid.

Massimo Cannistraro: Born Canadian, Raised Italian at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!
July 18 - 20
Montreal Improv -- 3697 Boulevard St-Laurent
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Precinct at OFF-JFL/Zoofest!

THE AWARD-WINNING, AUDIENCE FAVOURITE PRECINCT: AN IMPROVISED COP COMEDY RETURNS FOR ZOOFEST/OFF-JFL!
2 NIGHTS!!!!!!
Thursday, July 18th & Friday, July 19th at Impro Montréal / Montreal Improv!

It's the return of the three best cops in Montreal - hotheaded detective John Calgary (Dimitri Kyres), fact driven Carl Boucher (Andy Assaf) and no-nonsense chief/step-father to five, Captain Bill Garber (Jason Grimmer) - and their back to clean up the mean streets of the Plateau!

Precinct: An Improvised Cop Comedy is a award-winning , hilarious hour-long narrative improv show thatstarts with an audience suggestion and then winds its way through a nail biting, action packed and insane plot. The cast creates a two-act play on the spot and never performs the same story twice, so every show is completely new!

Created by Andy Assaf, Dimitri Kyres, Jason Grimmer and directed by Brent Skagford.

co-starring
James McGee
Marc Rowland
and
Helena Vassiliou

Precinct at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!
Thursday, July 18 at 10:30pm
Montreal Improv -- 3697 Boulevard St-Laurent
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Aliya Kanani: Where You From, From?

30 countries, 10 schools, 6 languages (okay, not totally fluently, but who’s counting?) ...so, where am I from? Good question.
After a recent run of sold-out shows at the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Canada-based comedian, Aliya Kanani, is excited to bring her show home!
Aliya takes audiences on a turbulent journey around the world with tales of fitting in, sticking out and standing up. Her joyful nature, combined with her fiery spirit, leaves audiences feeling energized and uplifted.

“While her ‘otherness’ is the central theme of the conversation in Where You From, From?, the heart of Kanani's show is in forming a ‘togetherness’ with the room and her audience...ensuring the audience always has plenty to laugh at and plenty to bond over.” - My Melbourne Arts

Known for her playful and mischievous personality, Aliya has appeared on StandUp NBC-New York, SiriusXm’s Top Comic, CBC and Le Grand Gala Masculin at Dr. Mobilo Aquafest right here in Montreal!

Aliya Kanani: Where You From, From? at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!
July 18 - 20
Le P'tit Impro -- 3713 Boulevard St-Laurent
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The Food Show at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!

A comedy show about food.

The Food Show at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!
Friday, July 19 at 7:30pm
Montreal Improv -- 3697 Boulevard St-Laurent
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High Rollers at OFF-JFL/Zoofest!

It's High Rollers! The game show that combines the worlds of improv comedy and gambling!

Which of our hilarious, star-studded performers will bring in the most cash? That is for our contestants to decide and celebrity judges to decide, and by the night's end, only one will be the highest roller!

High Rollers at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!
Friday, July 19 at 8:30pm
Le P'tit Impro -- 3713 Boulevard St-Laurent
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Massimo Cannistraro: Born Canadian, Raised Italian

In 1981 Massimo (the son of two Sicilian immigrants) walked into a Montreal English elementary school. Even though Massimo was born in Canada, he did not speak even one word of English. Standing there dressed in an Adidas track suit and holding his lunch (a giant plastic grocery bag big enough to feed 5 children) Massimo would soon find out that his growing pains were going to be a little different than the average Canadian kid.

Massimo Cannistraro: Born Canadian, Raised Italian at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!
July 18 - 20
Montreal Improv -- 3697 Boulevard St-Laurent
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Precinct at OFF-JFL/Zoofest!

THE AWARD-WINNING, AUDIENCE FAVOURITE PRECINCT: AN IMPROVISED COP COMEDY RETURNS FOR ZOOFEST/OFF-JFL!
2 NIGHTS!!!!!!
Thursday, July 18th & Friday, July 19th at Impro Montréal / Montreal Improv!

It's the return of the three best cops in Montreal - hotheaded detective John Calgary (Dimitri Kyres), fact driven Carl Boucher (Andy Assaf) and no-nonsense chief/step-father to five, Captain Bill Garber (Jason Grimmer) - and their back to clean up the mean streets of the Plateau!

Precinct: An Improvised Cop Comedy is a award-winning , hilarious hour-long narrative improv show thatstarts with an audience suggestion and then winds its way through a nail biting, action packed and insane plot. The cast creates a two-act play on the spot and never performs the same story twice, so every show is completely new!

Created by Andy Assaf, Dimitri Kyres, Jason Grimmer and directed by Brent Skagford.

co-starring
James McGee
Marc Rowland
and
Helena Vassiliou

Precinct at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!
Friday, July 19 at 10:30pm
Montreal Improv -- 3697 Boulevard St-Laurent
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Colour Outside The Lines at OFF-JFL/Zoofest!

Colour Outside the Lines are a diverse ensemble of improvisers, who draw inspiration from personal stories of family, moving to new places and blending traditions to create silly, heartfelt comedy. Over the past year, Colour Outside the Lines have performed to sold-out audiences, including at Mprov, Ladyfest Montreal, the Ottawa Improv Festival, Toronto's Big City Improv Festival, and OFF-JFL!

Presenting phenomenal talent by people of colour and marginalized ethnicities, Colour Outside the Lines is consistently dedicated to uplifting a wonderful array of comedic voices! Join us for what is sure to be an incredible show featuring Colour Outside the Lines favorites and special guests - Toronto’s Definition of Knowledge! Hannan Younis and Bryn Pottie make up Definition of Knowledge, the slam poetry duo that uses spoken word to empower those who are not talented enough to speak for themselves. They bravely speak out about important issues like equality, DMX and animal penises. Based out of Toronto, they've performed at Austin Sketchfest, Montreal Sketchfest and Toronto Fringe and were finalists for best of Toronto Sketchfest. Come check out what Mooney On Theatre called a "gut-busting sketch-slam extravaganza!"

Colour Outside The Lines at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!
Saturday, July 20 at 7:30pm
Montreal Improv -- 3697 Boulevard St-Laurent
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Carousel at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!

Join us for Carousel, featuring our cast of solo-performers, who will transform into a cavalcade characters, crazies, weirdos, wackos and sweethearts.

Carousel brings some of Montreal's funniest solo-sketch and character performers to the stage for one night only!

Carousel at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!
Saturday, July 20 at 8:30pm
Le P'tit Impro -- 3713 Boulevard St-Laurent
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Massimo Cannistraro: Born Canadian, Raised Italian

In 1981 Massimo (the son of two Sicilian immigrants) walked into a Montreal English elementary school. Even though Massimo was born in Canada, he did not speak even one word of English. Standing there dressed in an Adidas track suit and holding his lunch (a giant plastic grocery bag big enough to feed 5 children) Massimo would soon find out that his growing pains were going to be a little different than the average Canadian kid.

Massimo Cannistraro: Born Canadian, Raised Italian at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!
July 18 - 20
Montreal Improv -- 3697 Boulevard St-Laurent
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Aliya Kanani: Where You From, From?

30 countries, 10 schools, 6 languages (okay, not totally fluently, but who’s counting?) ...so, where am I from? Good question.
After a recent run of sold-out shows at the 2019 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Canada-based comedian, Aliya Kanani, is excited to bring her show home!
Aliya takes audiences on a turbulent journey around the world with tales of fitting in, sticking out and standing up. Her joyful nature, combined with her fiery spirit, leaves audiences feeling energized and uplifted.

“While her ‘otherness’ is the central theme of the conversation in Where You From, From?, the heart of Kanani's show is in forming a ‘togetherness’ with the room and her audience...ensuring the audience always has plenty to laugh at and plenty to bond over.” - My Melbourne Arts

Known for her playful and mischievous personality, Aliya has appeared on StandUp NBC-New York, SiriusXm’s Top Comic, CBC and Le Grand Gala Masculin at Dr. Mobilo Aquafest right here in Montreal!

Aliya Kanani: Where You From, From? at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!
July 18 - 20
Le P'tit Impro -- 3713 Boulevard St-Laurent
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The Dice of Destiny w/ Jordan McRae at OFF-JFL/Zoofest!!

The Dice of Destiny is an exciting improv show inspired by Dungeons & Dragons and other role playing games.

Jordan McRae is the Dungeon Master, and two travelers will step into his domain, completely unaware of what he has in store for them. What fantastic adventures await them and how will they fair?  Only the dice will tell!

The Dice of Destiny with Jordan McRae at OFF-JFL/Zoofest!
Saturday, July 20 at 10:30pm
Montreal Improv -- 3697 Boulevard St-Laurent
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The Blender at OFF-JFL/Zoofest!

When blended, some experimental combinations result in a wonderful and, surprising discovery, while others are disastrous and, regrettable. 

We will tempt fate and put this to the test when some of Montreal's most skilled improvisers are paired with artists from varying worlds of performance for an entire evening of improv!

The Blender at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!
Sunday, July 21 at 7:00pm
Montreal Improv -- 3697 Boulevard St-Laurent
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Run D&C at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!

Julien Dionne and Pascal Cameron each preform their best material in 30 minutes for a run of laugher!


New Brunswick born Acadian comedian Julien Dionne has been touring North America since 2006. Having lived in New York City, Julien has also been nominated for a Canadian comedy award, been to the Just for Laughs festival and performed at every major comedy club from coast-to-coast. Julien’s easy going, confident style can be attributed to his many years on the road.


Pascal Cameron is a French stand-up comedian who has been performing in English since 2017. He played in every major comedy festival in the province of Quebec: ComediHa!, Juste pour rire, and ZooFest/OFF-JFl. Pascal uses humor to highlight the inconsistencies of our daily lives. Thanks to his mischievous look, Pascal can afford to say out loud what he should be keeping to himself.

Run D&C at OFF-JFL and Zoofest!
Sunday, July 21 at 9:00pm
Montreal Improv -- 3697 Boulevard St-Laurent
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