Pop Goes The News — If you’re one of the hundreds of fans going to see Alan Carr perform at Montréal’s Just For Laughs festival this month, you may want to leave your mobile device in your pocket.

The 40-year-old British comedian and TV host wants his audience to live every moment of his hilarious show, Yap Yap Yap.

Pop Goes The News — Scottish comedian Billy Connolly was spotted Thursday out and about in Montreal only hours before performing in the city.

Connolly, 72, brings his High Horse Tour to Theatre Maisonneuve after a series of shows in Toronto and Halifax.

Pop Goes The News — Iraqi actors scheduled to perform at a theatre festival in Canada next week were denied visas on Friday.

Members of Iraq’s National Theatre Company were set to present Camp at the IMPACT 15 International Theatre Festival in Kitchener, Ont. on Sept. 26 and 27.