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Translating Comedy!

The Just for Laughs festival is on right now in Montreal, until the end of the month.

And like the city that hosts it, Just for Laughs, or Juste Pour Rire, is a bilingual festival. But if you've ever learned a second language -- English, French, or anything else -- you know the last thing you "get" is the jokes.

Mike Paterson usually does his comedy in English but is also doing some French shows. And Mike Ward usually does his comedy in French, but is doing some English shows.

They both join Geeta in studio to talk about the challenges of translating their shtick and share some battle stories about what happens when the audience is decidedly not amused. 

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