Suzi Ruffell

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Brits make Montreal festival's tips for the top

Catherine Bohart, Rhys James, Sophie Duker and Suzi Ruffell make Just For Laughs New Faces showcase

Catherine Bohart, Rhys James, Sophie Duker and Suzi Ruffell have made the cut for one of the major international showcases for breakout comedians.

The quartet have will all take part in the New Faces of Comedy shows at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival later this week.

Established in 1994, the showcases attract talent scouts from across the North American comedy industry and have helped launch the careers of Kevin Hart, Mike Birbiglia, Amy Schumer, Kumail Nanjiani and many more.

The Brits will be taking part in an international showcase on Friday on a bill that includes Australia’s Michelle Brasier, Blake Freeman and Geraldine Hickey – who has already won the biggest prize at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival – plus  India’s Anirban Dasgupta, Malaysia’s Jason Leong andWary Nichen, who describes himself as  African Nomad’.

Bohart tweeted that she was ‘a very lucky little Irish comic’ to be heading to Montreal.

Here is the full list of 62 comedians – mainly American – taking part in the New Faces showcases:

Here is the full list:

NEW FACES OF COMEDY
Wednesday, July 27, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Monument National: Ludger-Duvernay

Ali Kolbert
Ali Macofsky
Andrew Orolfo
Brandi Denise
Brian Bahe
Emil Wakim
Ethan Simmons-Patterson
Ever Mainard
Fabrizio Copano
Gianmarco Soresi
Hannah Berner
Jared Goldstein
Lara Beitz
Laura Peek
Marcello Hernandez
Michael Rowland
Pat Regan
Pink Foxx
Sabrina Wu
Skyler Higley

NEW FACES: CHARACTERS
Thursday, July 28, 7 p.m., Monument National: Ludger-Duvernay

Allison Reese
Andrew Farmer
Ceara Jane O’Sullivan
Inessa Frantowski
Jordan Stafford
Lisa Gilroy
Luke Millington-Drake
Nick Mestad
Shaan Baig

NEW FACES: UNREPPED
Thursday, July 28, 9:30 p.m., Monument National: Ludger-Duvernay

Adam Gilbert
Benny Feldman
Brendan Sagalow
Caitlin Peluffo
Dauood Mohammad Naimyar
Kalea McNeill
KC Shornima
Orion Levine
Victoria Vincent

NEW FACES: CREATORS
Thursday, July 28, 1:30 p.m., Grand Salon Opera

Adrian Bliss
Alexia Dox
Grace Kuhlenschmidt
Jordan Mendoza
Joshua Neal
Mary Elizabeth Kelly

NEW FACES: CANADA
Friday, July 29, 9:30 p.m., Monument National: Ludger-Duvernay

Ajahnis Charley
Allie Pearse
Ben Sosa Wright
Clare Belford
Conner Christmas
Laura Leibow
Malik Elassal
Mike Green
Wassim El-Mounzer
Bree Parsons

NEW FACES: INTERNATIONAL
Friday, July 29, 7 p.m, Monument National: Ludger-Duvernay

Anirban Dasgupta
Blake Freeman
Catherine Bohart
Geraldine Hickey
Jason Leong
Michelle Brasier
Rhys James
Sophie Duker
Suzi Ruffell
Wary Nichen

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Published: 26 Jul 2022

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