Zoofest is the off-Just For Laughs comedy offerings. This is where the stand-up comedy fan can get the best deals in town for some of the most interesting, offbeat, unusual, risque, but rarely disappointing shows. The Zoofest pass is a no-brainer at $39.99 as it give you access to any show for which there are tickets available 2 hours before so not to sold-out shows. This is a change from the past where the pass itself was your ticket. It is still a good deal as there are quite a lot of good shows lined up.
Our suggestions for Zoofest 2012 are as follows:For those who want to see a show they'll never see anywhere else: Best of Franglos Comedy Show where Quebec's comiques perform in English. This is definitely on my to see list even if I believe French stand-up rarely measures up. July 8, 15, and 22 at 8:30 PM
Anthony Jeselnik, Caligula is presented July 23 to 25 and 27 to 28 at 10 PM. The time means this is an adult audience show. Jeselnik's 2010 comedy CD made our top 10 list so this is a show I want to see.
Brendon Burns has somehow teamed up with wrestler Mick Foley and their two-man show will be presented at midnight July 25, 27, and 28. This, sight unseen, will be the hardest Zoofest ticket to get just based on Burns' reputation.
I like buffet style shows and New Faces of Comedy has in the past been a pretty good bet. You usually get a solid MC and more than half of the 6 to eight acts are excellent. When a comic bombs at New Faces, he bombs big time so that is kind of fun to watch. July 26th and 27th various venues at various times.
Deanne Smith Livin' the Sweet Life July 23 to 25 and 27 to 28 sounds like a fun, audience friendly show.
Montreal comic Joey Elias finally has a one-man show. It is titled In My Head and Out of My Mind. I like Elias so he is on my list too. It is one night only unfortunately, July 23rd.
There is of course a lot more to Zoofest 2012 so check out the website at zoofest.com