Rolling comedy shows to put a laugh in public transit north of Montreal


If you regularly use Highway 20 or 40 to get in to work you already know how bad traffic can be, but what about those coming from the north?

The Mayors of nine municipalities north of Montreal, including Laval, Blainville, Boisbriand and Mirabel, tell the Journal de Montreal they have been waiting more than a decade for the provincial government to follow through on a promise to create reserved bus lanes on Highway 15.

The situation is so bad, it's almost laughable.

That's why from September 10 to 14, the Mayors and Quebec comedian Neev, have organized the Comedy Express.

For five-days, five up and coming local comedians will join public transit users on the bus as it makes its way down Highway 15 at 7:30 A.M., during the heart of rush hour.

The show will start at the Sainte-Thérèse terminus and end when the bus arrives at the Montmorency metro station in Laval. The route is only 16 kilometres, but during rush hour it can easily take one hour to go from stop to stop.

Marlène Cordato, the Mayor of Boisbriand, told the newspaper the idea is straight out of the old expression "time flies when you're having fun." Adding the time would also fly for commuters if the Highway had reserved bus lanes.

The rolling comedy tour is part of a campaign asking the parties involved in the upcoming provincial election to commit to creating reserved bus lanes on both sides of Highway 15 running from the Gédéon-Ouimet Bridge to Highway 50 in Mirabel.

You can find more information on the group's Facebook page.