Just for Laughs: Seth Rogen rocks gala with surprise guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, P.K. Subban

 

Strong comedy lineup trumped by Rogen's celebrity surprises Saturday night at Place des Arts

 
 
 
 
Seth Rogen has P.K. Subban deliver beer to be put in the Stanley Cup at the end of the gala he hosted at Just for Laughs at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
 
 

Seth Rogen has P.K. Subban deliver beer to be put in the Stanley Cup at the end of the gala he hosted at Just for Laughs at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.

Photograph by: Vincenzo D'Alto, The Gazette

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MONTREAL — With only one more night of Just for Laughs galas to go, the Saturday-night galas were the strongest yet.

From Brownstein's review:

"Can't ever remember a JFL spectacle quite like this one. How else to describe a gala where host Seth Rogen promised to pander to the audience in the most Canadian way imaginable and ends the show by having: a) Youppi come out onstage with a wheelbarrow full of Timbits and toss them out to the crowd; b) young ladies dressed up as carhops dishing out Coffee Crisps and Ketchup-flavoured potato chips to the throngs; c) and P.K. Subban come out to fill the Stanley Cup with beer, so Rogen could fulfill a bucket-list dream of drinking out of it.

And, oh yeah, that wasn't even the most bizarre part of the show. That would have been American actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt dropping in with a guitar and crooning a Jacques Brel classic in perfect French. Turns out the star of 3rd Rock from the Sun, Looper and 500 Days of Summer is a francophile — and clearly a pal of Rogen.

In the midst of that lunacy was a darned solid comedy show with Hannibal Buress, Jerrod Carmichael, Al Madrigal, Joe Mande, Michelle Wolf and Jim Norton. And not one of them blew chunks — before the treats came out."

Tap on the GALAS link to read the full review.

Check back later for reviews of these galas:

> Sunday: the Jim Gaffigan gala at 6:30 and the Russell Peters gala at 9:30 p.m.

Want to catch up? For even more Gazette Just for Laughs coverage at montrealgazette.com/mtlfest

 
 
 
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Seth Rogen has P.K. Subban deliver beer to be put in the Stanley Cup at the end of the gala he hosted at Just for Laughs at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
 

Seth Rogen has P.K. Subban deliver beer to be put in the Stanley Cup at the end of the gala he hosted at Just for Laughs at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.

Photograph by: Vincenzo D'Alto, The Gazette

 
Seth Rogen has P.K. Subban deliver beer to be put in the Stanley Cup at the end of the gala he hosted at Just for Laughs at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Joseph Gordon Levitt performs at a Just for Laughs gala hosted by Seth Rogen at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Seth Rogen and P.K. Subban at the end of a gala hosted by Rogen at Just for Laughs at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Seth Rogen has ketchup chips distributed to audience members at the end of the gala he hosted at Just for Laughs at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Bill Burr hosts a Just for Laughs gala at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Seth Rogen launches ticker tape to audience members at the end of the gala he hosted at Just for Laughs at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Seth Rogen hosts a Just for Laughs gala at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Seth Rogen hosts a Just for Laughs gala at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
P.K. Subban kisses Seth Rogen at the end of the gala hosted by Rogen at Just for Laughs at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Seth Rogen kisses an audience member as he hosts a Just for Laughs gala at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Bill Burr hosts a Just for Laughs gala at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Mark Forward performs at a Just for Laughs gala at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Jim Norton performs at a Just for Laughs gala hosted by Seth Rogen at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Chris D’Elia performs at a Just for Laughs gala at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Jerrod Carmichael performs at a Just for Laughs gala hosted by Seth Rogen at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Michelle Wolf performs at a Just for Laughs gala hosted by Seth Rogen at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Joe Mande performs at a Just for Laughs gala hosted by Seth Rogen at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Hannibal Buress performs at a Just for Laughs gala hosted by Seth Rogen at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Al Madrigal performs at a Just for Laughs gala hosted by Seth Rogen at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Bill Burr hosts a Just for Laughs gala at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Joseph Gordon Levitt performs at a Just for Laughs gala hosted by Seth Rogen at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal, Saturday July 26, 2014.
Paul Virzi performs at a Just for Laughs gala at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal on Saturday.
Kurt Metzger performs at a Just for Laughs gala at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal on Saturday.
Chris D'Elia performs at a Just for Laughs gala at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal on Saturday.
Dom Irrera performs at a Just for Laughs gala at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal on Saturday.
Michael Che performs at a Just for Laughs gala at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal on Saturday.
Nikki Glaser performs at a Just for Laughs gala at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier in Montreal on Saturday.
Gala hosts at Just for Laughs this weekend are, from left: Bill Burr, Seth Rogen, Jim Gaffigan and Russell Peters. Follow our reviews at montrealgazette.com/mtlfest
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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