Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg, Aziz Ansari & More Set for Just For Laughs and ComedyPRO this Summer
The 32nd edition of the Just For Laughs Festival, presented by Videotron in association with Loto-Québec, promises to be the most star-studded lineup ever with a living legend, TV and cinema's biggest comedy names, top touring comedians, cult-favourites and up-and-comers all converging on Montreal this summer.
Don Rickles, Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg, Aziz Ansari, Russell Peters, the cast and creators of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Bill Burr, Lewis Black, Nick Offerman, Kate McKinnon, Broad City, Ron White, Jim Jefferies, Marc Maron, Mike Birbiglia, Tommy Tiernan, Doug Benson, Jim Norton, Chelsea Peretti, Noel Fielding, TJ Miller, Chris D'Elia, Jimmy Carr, Kathleen Madigan, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul F. Tompkins, Miranda Sings, Pete Holmes, Nick Thune, Thomas Middleditch, Jerrod Carmichael, Brody Stevens, Colin Jost, Ari Shaffir, Kurt Metzger, Al Madrigal, Ron Funches, James Adomian, Greg Proops, Ben Roy and Michael Che highlight the opening lineup announcement with still hundreds of more acts to add before the Festival goes into full swing this July. You might say this year's Just For Laughs is the Coachella of Comedy, but we promise fewer glow sticks, neon tank-tops and parents with questionable judgement.
For comedy nerds and casual fans alike, attendance is mandatory! Thankfully, JFL's new and improved pass system makes it easier than ever to attend a wide variety of "can't miss" Galas, solo shows, club shows, Off-JFL shows and more!
This year's Galas have the biggest names in comedy converging on the Place des Arts stage. Comedy royalty, and one of the entertainment industry's most beloved legends, Don Rickles comes back to Montreal to headline two incredible evenings with special guests on July 23rd and 25th. Supported by four amazing comedians, and displaying his trademark "warmth," this will go down as two of the most epic and important nights in JFL's 32-year history.
Just For Laughs presents Seth Rogen's Hilarity For Charity. We're teaming up with Hollywood superstar Seth Rogen for a night of debauchery and hilarious comedy for a great cause. Seth is hosting his very own gala on July 26th featuring some of his funniest friends and special guests with part of the proceeds going towards the "Hilarity For Charity" fund. Seth and his wife, Lauren Miller, started the charity as part of the National Alzheimer's Association's efforts to raise money for families struggling with Alzheimer's care, and for support groups nationwide and cutting edge research. Don't miss your chance to "buy your way into heaven"! Disclaimer: If you don't buy a ticket to this Gala you'll get a complimentary ticket to hell. Just kidding! Totally joking... probably.
Fresh off winning a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine star and SNL alum Andy Samberg has proven time and time again that he is one of Hollywood's brightest comedy stars. Join Andy at Place Des Arts on July 24th as he hosts a slew of the world's best stand-up comedians.
And finally, what better way to close out the Festival on July 26th and 27th than with Canada's very own stand-up superstar Russell Peters as he hosts a Gala that's sure to push the boundaries of political correctness with the ethnically charged comedy that's made him an international sensation.
That's already a lot of star power, but with five more Gala hosts to be announced, we're only getting started..
Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari brings his Modern Romance tour, one of the biggest comedy tours ever with sold-out shows across North America, to Theatre Maisonneuve for two special, swagged-out evenings on July 16th and 17th. His skewed views on modern dating are guaranteed to assure audiences that the only one true love is their love for the adorable and always hilarious Aziz Ansari.
Thinking of life and politics can make anyone have a meltdown, that's why we recommend joining Lewis Black at Place des Arts on July 23rd and 24th. The Daily Show pundit's shrewd, unfiltered sarcasm will leave audiences with uproarious laughter... yet confused as to how the world continues to function. Then, from Blue Collar Comedy Tour fame, Ron White takes over Place des Arts for a special Scotch-soaked evening of crass comedy on July 26th. And speaking of crass comedy on July 26th, Maison Symphonique will house star of FXX's Legit and one of Australia's most popular comedic exports Jim Jefferies for a show that's not for the easily offended or the faint of heart.
Stand-up legend Marc Maron takes some time off from his hit IFC sitcom Maron and his hit podcast WTF with Marc Maron to return to Just For Laughs to partake in the CollegeHumor ComicPro Series with an all-new solo show in the 5e Salle at Place des Arts on July 26th.
L'Astral has the honour of hosting six of the most consistently brilliant stand-up comedians working today. Jimmy Carr opens the festivities at L'Astral on July 22nd and 23rd for two hilarious nights of deadpan and dark one-liners. Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Chelsea Peretti's sardonic and silly style gets a chance to shine on the 23rd. Afterwards, on July 24th, Kathleen Madigan takes over to show audiences why she's better known as one of the funniest women in America.
On July 25th and 26th, Whitney star Chris D'Elia's high-octane act seizes the spotlight to keep L'Astral crowds laughing from start to finish. Then, the star of HBO's new hit comedy Silicon Valley, T.J. Miller, takes over on July 25th for a night of his eclectic comedy. And finally, Doug Benson ends a phenomenal week at L'Astral with The Benson Interruption, where Doug invites other comics to perform their material while he sits onstage and tries his best to humiliate his friends on July 26th.
The Gesù theatre has the pleasure of hosting two supreme storytelling comics as well as one loveable sidekick going solo. Irish comedy hero Tommy Tiernan goes to work with an all-new show that features his uncanny ability to weave gut-busting yarns for six nights starting July 21st. Afterwards, Sleepwalk With Me writer and star Mike Birbiglia invites audiences to experience a new appreciation for jokes with his new one-man show Thank God for Jokes from July 22nd-26th. And finally, The Opie & Anthony Show's Jim Norton takes his crude comedy to center stage for a set that's sure to delight the most-likely-drunk midnight crowd on July 26th.