The folks at Just for Laughs Montreal released a long list of announcements about this year’s festival on Wednesday. Among those announcements- the full list of comedians who will perform at one of the festival’s flagship events- The Nasty Show. Who will host and who will he on the lineup is always a big deal– dirty comics wear the gig as a badge of honor. It’s an institution going back decades, initially hosted every year by the pitbull of comedy- Bobby Slayton for 26 long years. Now the host changes annually along with the lineup, but there are several blue comic mainstays who keep coming back.
This year the festival runners promise that The Nasty Show is only getting nastier. As was previously announced, Bobby Lee is serving as your host and your entree into nastiness. Big Jay Oakerson who shot his half hour special as part of Netflix’s The Degenerates is back, but he’s the only Netflix “Degenerate” on the lineup. The rest of the cast of nasty’s are first timers at the Nasty Show. Bonnie McFarlane is joining the show this year, keeping the family tradition of saying awful terrible hilarious things going. Jessimae Peluso of MTV’s Girl Code and Safe Word, E!’s Chelsea Lately, and Comedy Central’s @midnight also is coming on board to offend Montreal comedy fans. And finally, JFL has added young rising star Andrew Schulz to the lineup. He’s had a breakout year after releasing his first hour special for free on YouTube and scoring millions of views with his Nasty Show worthy comedy.
The Nasty Show will be running from Wednesday, July 17, 2019 to Saturday, July 27, 2019 at MTELUS theater and is unofficially the anchor show of Just for Laughs as far as we’re concerned with multiple shows running every day for ten full days.