Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg, Aziz Ansari & More Set for Just For Laughs and ComedyPRO this Summer
International YouTube sensation Miranda Sings takes the Metropolis stage on July 26th with hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic hate-mail readings, and exclusive never-before-seen videos. Plus, self-proclaimed Mirfanas can get tickets now for a special meet-and-greet to get up close and personal with their quirky internet-crush after the show!
But before Mr. Offerman makes you a man, join Millennial slacker-duo Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, better known as Comedy Central's break-out hit show Broad City, on July 22nd as they host a show that puts their unique mix of weird, sweet, and completely hilarious comedy live on stage! Plus, Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon comes to Talk of the Fest on July 24th with wildly funny characters and eerily accurate impressions as she emcees an evening packed with special guests.
Off-JFL in collaboration with Yahoo!
The Off-JFL series in collaboration with Yahoo! is so jammed packed with comedic gold, it's almost wrong that tickets are as low as $20 per show.
Off-JFL brings some of comedy's coolest, edgiest and alternative-iest acts to Montreal's most iconic and intimate venues. This year Katacombes, Theatre Ste. Catherine, Cabaret Underworld, MainLine Theatre, Salle Claude-Léveillée (Place des Arts), Café Cleopatra, the Montreal Improv Theatre and The Wiggle Room will open their doors to host an amazing lineup of comedians.
So who can you expect to see at these awesome venues? We've got: Silicon Valley star and self-confessed beta-male Kumail Nanjiani, the best-dressed man in comedy Paul F. Tompkins, Chelsea Lately's foul-mouthed funny woman Fortune Feimster, Workaholics' ethnically ambiguous Erik Griffin, the wildly unpredictable Alternative Show hosted by consummate comic's comic Andy Kindler, Pete Holmes' triumphant return with friends, the beautiful and bawdy Nikki Glaser, the spontaneous hilarity of Daily Show correspondent Al Madrigal, the naturally gifted Michael Che, the uplifting honesty of Brody Stevens, the gynaecological comedy of Kurt Metzger, the flawless timing of Jerrod Carmichael (who, by the way, is about to shoot his first hour-long HBO special directed by Spike Lee), the Canadian comedy stylings of Mark Forward, the dazzling magic and comedy of Justin Willman, the teddy bear-like adorableness of Ron Funches, the smartest man in the world Greg Proops, and much more!
On top of that, Off-JFL also brings you a taste of the best international alternative comedy with The Boy with Tape on His Face, David O'Doherty, Luisa Omielan's award-winning show What Would Beyoncé Do?, and Stand Up Down Under hosted by Wil Anderson.
What would Just For Laughs be without its beloved club shows at Club Soda, Metropolis and L'Astral? The Mighty Boosh's psychedelic darling Noel Fielding unites the Commonwealth's funniest people at L'Astral for The Brit-ish Show for five shows of delightfully deadpan humour from July 22nd to the 26th.
The Nasty Show is back at Club Soda from July 9th to 13th for nine shows of kill-or-be-killed comedy with Bobby Slayton, Ari Shaffir, Kurt Metzger, Montreal's own Derek Seguin (who received a standing ovation at last year's Whitney Cummings gala) and a slew of off-colour comics. Then at Metropolis, join Maz Jabroni, Workaholics's Erik Griffin, Angelo Tsarouchas, Paul Varghese and more for The Ethnic Show as they bring hope for world peace by uniting comics of all races from July 17th to the 20th.
Due to the popularity of these two shows, we've gone ahead and scheduled encore performances! So if you can't catch The Ethnic Show in its first run, it'll be back at Metropolis July 22nd and 23rd. Then for three shows in a row on July 26th, The Nasty Show moves to the Metropolis for your last chance to get nasty all summer.
Back at Club Soda, Godfrey, Lynne Koplitz, Joe Matarese, John Heffron and friends make their lovelorn return to Just For Laughs from July 16th-19th on the Date Night Show. Then, the charismatic Dom Irrera hosts a brand new show at Club Soda, The All-Star Show from July 16th to the 19th, featuring a selection of the best acts that have ever performed at the Festival including Alonzo Bodden, Judy Gold, Ryan Hamilton and Adam Hills.
Just For Laughs' ComedyPRO is a unique, annual, global gathering of industry bigwigs at the Hyatt Regency. ComedyPRO explores all angles of comedy, returning for its 7th year with one of the most comprehensive lineups ever. Registrants for this one-of-a-kind, three-day conference will gain exclusive access to some of the most sought-after events in all of comedy.
Although we can't announce the full list of Just For Laughs Award winners yet, we're thrilled to announce Bill Burr as the recipient of the Stand-Up Performer of the Year award.
"What's it like to be on a hit TV show?" is a question we've all asked ourselves at one point in our lives. Well, now's your chance to have that question answered since we'll be welcoming the cast, creators and producers of FOX and Universal Television's smash hit Brooklyn Nine-Nine for a special candid conversation on July 24th.
Don't miss these and other special events such as: Jim Norton's keynote address on July 24th, the Just For Laughs Awards Ceremony, presented by Fonds de solidarité FTQ and hosted by Pete Holmes, Andy Kindler's annual State of the Industry Address, industry luncheons and cocktail parties.
ComedyPRO runs from July 24th-26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Montreal. But early registration starts now, with Early Bird prices in effect for industry members (you know who you are) until June 13th, 2014 at comedypro.hahaha.com. COMEDYPRO registration is powered by EVENTBRITE.
Comedy fans looking to put their fingers on the pulse of the industry will get a chance to get a firsthand look at this year's CollegeHumor ComicPro series.
Fans get a chance to attend several special live recordings of their favourite comedy podcasts at the Hyatt Regency including Doug Loves Movies, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, The Smartest Man in the World Proopcast, Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank and The Seánpod: with Seán Cullen.
And don't forget that Marc Maron will be performing a brand new solo show in the 5e Salle at Place des Arts on July 26th presented by the CollegeHumor Comicpro Series.
Get a first look at the new generations of comedy superstars on July 23rd and 24th at The New Faces of Comedy and The New Faces of Comedy: Unrepped. And then the best new talents performing sketch and improv comedy get a chance to impress audiences at The New Faces of Comedy: Characters on July 24th with host Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch. Plus, fans eager to see the best new comedy will get another opportunity to catch the most exciting new acts with Variety's 10 Comics to Watch 2014 on July 25th.
Just For Laughs could not have done any of this without its public partners; the Gouvernement du Québec, the Government of Canada, the City of Montreal, and Tourisme Montréal. We are a proud member of Montreal Festimania.