And now there is a fourth New Faces category, for Creators
Just when you thought you’d never get called to Montreal’s New Faces at Just For Laughs because all of your comedy is on Snapchat and Instagram, and sometimes on YouTube, well, do I have news for you…(and my apologies to “Vine Stars”) Introducing New Faces: Creators. D... [Read More]
Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Trevor Noah, and More Join the 2017 Just For Laughs Lineup
The 35th annual Just For Laughs festival returns to Montreal this summer, and today the lineup was announced. The festival takes place from Wednesday, July 12th through Tuesday the 31st, and some of the comedians slated to show up include Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, John Mulaney, Ali Wong, Mike Birb... [Read More]
Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Trevor Noah, and More Join the 2017 Just For Laughs Lineup
The 35th annual Just For Laughs festival returns to Montreal this summer, and today the lineup was announced. The festival takes place from Wednesday, July 12th through Tuesday the 31st, and some of the comedians slated to show up include Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, John Mulaney, Ali Wong, Mike Birb... [Read More]
Seinfeld, Elmaleh, Noah, Wong, Mulaney, Apatow among first headliners booked for 2017 Just For Laughs Montreal
Just For Laughs has begun gearing up for the 35th anniversary of its biggest comedy confab in the world by announcing the initial slate of headliners, Gala hosts and other performers heading to Montreal this July. The biggest ticket? Jerry Seinfeld, in his first JFL Montreal since 1989, co-headlinin... [Read More]
Bill Hicks “Live In Montreal” to be released on April 14th
It’s been a while, 23 years exactly, since the world lost Bill Hicks to pancreatic cancer. But his legacy has… MORE Bill Hicks “Live In Montreal” to be released on April 14th appeared first on The Laugh Button.... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle talks the importance of Just For Laughs Montreal, and the role of comedians in the Trump era
Dave Chappelle visited Toronto over the weekend to present a special award to Just For Laughs at Sunday’s Canadian Screen Awards, and told the CBC why JFL its flagship Montreal festival holds a special place for him. “I’m one of the few people that came from America to Canada to ge... [Read More]
Just For Laughs now open to your 2017 pitches for TV and webseries
Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival has now opened its annual call for submissions for you to come up and pitch your TV shows and webseries and industry executives this July. As in past years, the Just For Laughs ComedyPRO conference is hosting the Stand Up & Pitch contest wher... [Read More]
Now hear this: The very first “State of the Industry” by Andy Kindler at Just For Laughs Montreal in 1996
For years now, we’ve been sharing notes, transcripts and more recently full audio recordings of Andy Kindler’s annual State of the Industry Address that he delivers at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. It has become one of the must-see, must-listen moments each July at co... [Read More]
Episode #111: Ben Gleib
Hosting duties are nothing new for Ben Gleib. He’s been doing that since he was a teenager, rubbing elbows with Hollywood stars and their children in Beverly Hills High School. Gleib’s college talk show became a national sensation thanks to The National Lampoon, eventually scoring him a ... [Read More]
Episode #111: Ben Gleib
Hosting duties are nothing new for Ben Gleib. He’s been doing that since he was a teenager, rubbing elbows with Hollywood stars and their children in Beverly Hills High School. Gleib’s college talk show became a national sensation thanks to The National Lampoon, eventually scoring him a ... [Read More]