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The Comedy Nest

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The Comedy Nest is a comedy club showcasing English-speaking stand-up in Montreal, Canada, first opened in 1979 by Ernie Butler on Crescent Street under the name Stitches before rebranding as The Comedy Nest.[1]

In October 2019 The Comedy Nest celebrated its 40th anniversary[2], making it one of the longest-running comedy clubs in North America. Since 2002 it has been located at the west end of downtown Montreal on the third floor of The Montreal Forum.

In addition to being a venue for live stand-up The Comedy Nest has been showcased on several television shows in the United States and Canada. In the 1990s it was a location for multiple tapings of A&E's Comedy On The Road. In 2013 it was a location for City TV's stand-up series, The Montreal Experience.

In 2014 and 2015, The Comedy Nest was a venue for Sirius XM Canada's national Top Comic Challenge[3], and since 1998 it has been an official venue for shows during the Just for Laughs festival<ref>.


  1. "History Through Our Eyes: April 12, 1979, Ernie Butler". Montreal Gazette. 04/12/2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. Brownstein, Bill (10/23/2019). "Brownstein: Did you hear the one about the Comedy Nest turning 40?". Montreal Gazette. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. "Top Comic | SiriusXM". Top Comic | SiriusXM. Retrieved 2020-02-13.

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