In an unprecedented experiment, Sugar Sammy's 'You're Gonna Rire' is the first large-scale Anglo-Franco comedy show in the country. The comedian created a show in a language called Franglais – an ode to the Montrealer’s reality of switching between English and French throughout the day. Described as “50.5 per cent English, 49.5 per cent French” (another historical reference, this one to the 1995 referendum results). Initially conceived as a single night at the 1,300-seat Olympia theater, tickets sold so fast that it extended to 45 performances with a total of 53,000 tickets sold in Montreal alone. It expanded into shows that will run well into April 2013.
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“The country is not paradise, and can show the vices that grieve a good man everywhere. But there is room in it, and leisure.”
—E.M. (Edward Morgan)