The 2017 ComediHa! Galas
Back for its 18th season, the ComediHa! Festival will have audiences in stitches at more than 100 live performances June 7–18. The Festival is excited to announce the hosts of this year’s six ComediHa! Galas. These blockbuster productions at Quebec City’s Grand Théâtre are highly anticipated year after year.
Hosted by marquee names and presented by Telus, ComediHa! Galas are the funniest of the funny. Many special guests will grace the Grand Théâtre stage for exclusive, original performances. Festival-goers should be prepared for an extraordinary evening.
In addition to guaranteeing you a seat at one of the Galas, the ComediHa! Gala Passport also includes a pair of ComediHa! Sunglasses, the pass that gets you into more than 100 Festival shows.
Thursday, june 8 – P-A Méthot
P-A Méthot is back for his third year on the ComediHa! Gala stage. Combining stand-up with improv, this Quebec City funny man’s authenticity and twisted sense of humour make him a crowd favourite. With more than 20 years of experience under his belt, including three Galas with P-A, Marc Gélinas will be in the director’s chair.Buy
Friday, june 9 – Philippe Bond
A former ComediHa! Gala special guest, this year side-splitting storyteller Philippe Bond is hosting his very own Gala. Loved by fans and critics all over Quebec, he finds the hilarious in the everyday, making audiences laugh out loud. None other than Sylvain Larocque will be directing. He and Philippe are no strangers—they’ve worked together on more than one occasion.Buy
Saturday, june 10 – Patrice L’Ecuyer
This summer’s ComediHa! Gala will be the third for comedian, improviser, interviewer, and host Patrice L’Ecuyer, following wildly successful appearances at the two previous Festivals. Marie-Christine Lachance will be reprising her role as director. A simply astonishing show awaits audiences again this year.Buy
Thursday, june 15 – Dominic Paquet
Dominic Paquet invites festival-goers into his oddball universe on June 15. Lauded by his peers and by audiences across Quebec for his unique style and ease on stage, Dominic will be directed by comedian Jean-Claude Gélinas.Buy
Friday, june 16 – Phil Roy
Phil Roy is inviting all his pals in Quebec City to his Gala. His special guests are 35 and under, the show is aimed at festival-goers 35 and under, and tickets start at just $35. Having conquered audiences with lightning speed over the past few years, Phil is speaking to his own generation in this production directed by Sébastien Dubé, member of Les Denis Drolet.Buy
Saturday june 17 – Mario Jean et Billy Tellier
Following the success of the first edition, Mario Jean and Billy Tellier are back, sharing the stage again this summer. Festival-goers can expect contrasting worlds and generations at this ComediHa! Gala under the direction of Martin Cloutier, of Dominic et Martin fame.Buy
Watch a clip of 2016’s ComediHa! Galas
The funniest of the funny. An impressive number of Quebec and international stars. Exclusive solo and duo performances. Original sketches. Big production numbers. Marquee hosts.
PA Méthot, Billy Tellier, Mario Jean, Mike Ward, Mario Tessier, Patrice L’Ecuyer, and Claude Meunier are just a few of the outstanding performers who have appeared in Galas.
Each year fans can choose to watch the show live at the ComediHa! Festival, or on TV in the comfort of their own living rooms.