When comedy crosses the line in Quebec

Stand-up comedian Mike Ward performing at the Salle Andre-Mathieu in Laval, Que., Mar. 7, 2016. (Mario Beauregard/CP)

Stand-up comedian Mike Ward performing at the Salle Andre-Mathieu in Laval, Que., Mar. 7, 2016. (Mario Beauregard/CP)

In 2009, Montreal comedian Mike Ward began performing a bit about Céline Dion in his stand-up routine. It began with him musing about the quality of the world-famous singer’s rumoured surgery. “Céline at 40 is super pretty,” he said. “At 11 she was a pony. My god she was ugly . . . Céline at 11 was disgusting.” So ugly, Ward

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