In 2007, Eman El-Husseini came up with the idea of starting a Best of Open Mic competition, hence BOOM. The idea was to bring about an exciting and yet simple concept to Montreal’s open mic scene. A competition that would feature the best of open mic’ers of the month. And so it began, and overtime BOOM, Montreal’s Best of Open Mic comedy show, became very popular and hundreds of Comedians participated in this competition. They attended the regular open mics at the old Comedyworks in order to be able to qualify for BOOM, which took place the last Sunday of each month.
With the closure of BOOM’s host comedy club in June of 2014, so came an abrupt stop to BOOM’s production. It was not until February of 2015 where BOOM found a new home at Yuk Yuk’s Montreal and a new co-producer, Ali Mohammadi.
The founder and co-producer of BOOM, Eman, has racked up an impressive list of credits. Travelling across Canada, the U.S and the Middle East she covers a wide range of topics. She has been featured in major Canadian newspapers such as The National Post, The Toronto Star and The Montreal Gazette. She has also appeared on CTV, Comedy Network, iChannel and CBC’s Strombo, and The Debaters. She has performed at Comedy Festivals in Boston, Charleston, Halifax and Amman in Jordan. She has also performed at New York Arab American Comedy Festivals and Just For Laughs Festival in 2010 and 2012.
This revival is in collaboration with Montreal Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club, where BOOM is presented, and will take place the last Sunday of every month at 8 pm. The show is hosted by Eman and Ali and will also feature different professional head-liners after the competition portion of the show. BOOM, Montreal’s Best of Open Mic comedy show, will showcase the best of open mic’ers at Yuk Yuk’s regular open mic nights which is held every Tuesday night at 8 pm. Two comedians are chosen each week by the audience to compete at BOOM and the winner of BOOM is selected by an comedy industry judge(s) and will received various prizes at the end of the show and a weekend guest-spot at Yuk Yuk`s. Check of BOOM on twitter and Facebook for latest news and updates of our upcoming shows.
When: Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 8:00 pm. [more info]
Where: Karina’s Lounge, 1455 rue Crescent, Montreal, QC H3G 2B2 [map]
$5, can be paid at the door on the night of the event This event is FREE!
Comedy line-up is subject to change without prior notice.
Arrive early for best seats
This show is intended for audiences 18+
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