DeAnne Smith returns to Montreal! The Montreal arts & entertainment system that loves Just for Laughs is back! Talking to amazing performers from this year’s edition of the Just for Laughs festival right here in Montreal.

I had the chance to sit down with the always wonderful DeAnne Smith to talk about their show way, way back with our friend Leighland Beckman called “Horrible Things”, doing comedy with a lovely little dog companion and finding comedy in the isolation that may have permeated the last 2 or so years.

DeAnne Smith, a Canadian Comedy Award winner, has performed at Just for Laughs, JFL42, JFL Northwest, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Austin’s Moontower Comedy Fest, the Limestone Comedy Fest, San Francisco Sketchfest, and the Iceland Comedy Festival, just to name a few. They have also been on TV all over the darn world, including appearances on Last Comic Standing and The Late Late Show in the U.S., as well as comedy shows in Canada, Australia and the UK. Their video Straight Men, Step Your Game Up has over 46 million views. Their Netflix half-hour comedy special, the critically-praised Gentleman Elf, debuted January 2019. They just taped their second special at the Just for Laughs Festival in July 2021.

DeAnne will be starring in their own featured show AND will be featured on the Hannah Gadsby Gala show. More info and showtimes here. Be sure to check out DeAnne and all the other amazingly funny and talented people coming to town for Just for Laughs, July 13 to 31st in Montreal.


Credit Where Credit is Due

As always, a big thank you to the providers of our theme song: Leighland Beckman and Aural Turpitude!

Keith does all sorts of things here on, he works with the other founders on 9to5 (illustrated), co-hosts our two podcasts: The 9to5 Entertainment System and Go Plug Yourself and sometimes blogs here as The Perspicacious Geek.

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