Laugh-a-minute entertainment with the Just for Laughs Road Show

March 28, 2019

Mo Mandel hosts evening of comedy featuring standup favourites Tom Thakkar, Courtney Gilmour and ISMO at River Run Centre

GUELPH, ON March 28, 2019 – Expect a night of laugh-out-loud entertainment when the Just for Laughs Road Show rolls into the River Run Centre on Thursday, April 11, at 8 p.m. The Main Stage performance featuring comedians Mo Mandel, Tom Thakkar, Courtney Gilmour and ISMO is presented as part of the Comedy Series.

The Just for Laughs Road Show offers an evening of comedy with outstanding standup artists from the world-renowned Montreal Just for Laughs festival, which welcomes two million visitors each summer. In its 16th year touring Ontario, the Just for Laughs Road Show offers the perfect way to sample some of the festival’s funniest standup acts.

The evening’s host, Mo Mandel, is a comedian on fire. As well as making appearances on the hit CBS Television comedy 2 Broke Girls and Comedy Central’s new sitcom, Corporate, Mandel recently released his first hour-long Amazon comedy special.

New York-based standup comic, actor and writer Tom Thakkar burst onto the international comedy scene in 2015 after being named a “new face” at Just for Laughs Montreal. In 2017, Thakkar made his late-night debut on Conan and performed in the finals of the NBC StandUp for Diversity Competition.

A combination of sharp writing and likability makes Courtney Gilmour one of Toronto’s most sought-after comedy talents. She delivered a breakout performance at Just for Laughs Montreal in 2017, and in 2018, she filmed sets for television at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and Halifax Comedy Festival.

The ultimate observer, ISMO uses an outsider’s point of view to find humour in ordinary things. ISMO launched his comedy career in his home country of Finland in 2002 and made his U.S. debut in 2014 at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory, where he won the title of “The Funniest Person in the World.”

Tickets to see the Just for Laughs Road Show cost $55 for adults, $53 for seniors and students. $20 uGO tickets are available to university and college students with valid ID. $5 eyeGO tickets are available to high school students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased at River Run Centre box office, 35 Woolwich St. in Guelph, by calling 519-763-3000, or online at Please note that the language and content contained in this performance may offend some and is not suitable for children.

The Just for Laughs Road Show is presented by River Run Centre as part of the Comedy Series. River Run Centre is funded in part by the Government of Canada and gratefully acknowledges our 2018-2019 season sponsor, The Co-operators.


Nicole Neufeld | Program Manager, Development and Marketing
City of Guelph
519-837-5662 ext. 2589
[email protected]

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