Ernie Butler founded Montreal’s first comedy club in 1979 and called it “Stitches”. It was located downtown on Crescent Street for a few years before it moved to Bishop Street and was renamed the “Comedy Nest”. Today, more than 30 years and over 7,000 shows later, “Ernie Butler’s Comedy Nest” is located in the heart of downtown, on the third floor of the Pepsi Forum (formerly the home of the famous Montreal Canadiens hockey team) at the corner of Atwater and Ste. Catherine. The club holds 160 people in an air conditioned show bar setting, with indoor parking for up to 300 cars.
Over the years the stage at the Nest has been graced by such household names as Russell Peters, Jim Carrey, Tim Allen, Harland Williams and Dennis Leary to name but a few. The “Comedy Nest” is also an official venue for shows during the world’s largest comedy festival, “Just for Laughs”.