In the early years of the Just For Laughs Festival I always had the Relationship Show on my radar screen. It was just one of the innovative themes Andy Nulman, Bruce Hills and their team thought up to go with the Nasty Show, the Bar Mitzvah Show, later the Ethnic Show and much more.
The 2015 edition takes place on July 21 and 22 at Metropolis with story tellers Brent Morin, Orny Adams, Debra DiGiovanni, Tom Papa and host Jim Breuer banding together to recount everything from their most cringe-worthy dating experiences, to the highs and woes of marriage, to the inevitably hilarious moments that come with raising a family.
Now enter Cheryl Besner and her popular weekly "relationship" show on CJAD called Solo in the City. On July 21 at the Quartier des Spectacles next to Place des Arts and close by Metropolis. Solo in the City and Just for Laughs will take the Relationship Show to the next level, with a night of schmoozing, speed-dating and laughter.
JFL and Solo, along with many of Montreal’s matchmaking and dating companies, will welcome solos (and couples too!) to a 5à7 featuring a meet-and-greet with Relationship Show comedians, a round of live speed-dating featuring some of those comedians and a host of fun activities to tickle your funny bones, and maybe some other bones too.Some lucky audience members will even land a date with an eligible comedian – but they’ll have to let everyone in the Quartier de Spectacles VIP tent watch!
Guests will also be part of a Solo in the City Radio taping and will weigh in on the issue of the week during a round table discussion: Why laughter is an essential part of any relationship. Solo in the City takes a multifaceted approach to meeting new friends and potential partners. Besner, one of Montreal’s top socialists, a certified dating coach and motivational speaker, aims to take the pressure out of awkward blind dates by simply connecting Montrealers on a human level first, through events or designated meetup locations across the city.
Besner's motto is simple: encourage singles to be, above all, sociable in order to maximize their chances of making new friends and eventually finding love. The platform features weekly event listings, a dating app, blogs and content geared toward Montrealers looking for love. Solo in the City Radio airs on CJAD 800 on Saturdays at 10 pm and episodes are available on SolointheCity.tv as a podcast.
Guests will receive a 15 percent discount for The Relationship Shows by using a custom promo code for each dating company to help promote the community of Montreal to… Get up, Get out and Get Social!
For ticket information on the Relationship Show and others go to www.hahaha.com.