Just For Laughs announces their homegrown lineup for the 2015 fest in Montreal
The lineup for The Homegrown Comic Competition, which is the annual showcase of next gen Canadian comedy stars, has been announced for the 2015 edition of the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. The competition will be hosted by Canadian comedian and actor Shaun Majumder and will include Aisha Alf... [Read More]
Wanda Sykes and Alan Cumming to host Just For Laughs Festival Galas
The good news just keeps coming from the Just For Laughs Festival camp with the announcement of two more Gala hosts and the extension of the Ethnic Show. The Emmy Award-winning comedian Wanda Sykes and Broadway darling Alan Cumming have joined this year’s line-up of Gala hosts. Sykes to host J... [Read More]
33rd edition of the Just For Laughs Festival includes Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Mike Myers, Neil Patrick Harris and Trevor Noah
There are line-ups and then there are line-ups. The Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal has been the home to some of the greatest comedy this world has ever seen and that tradition carries on with the 33rd year of the fest. If you’ve never been this would be a great year to head up […]... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle, Patton Oswalt, Bill Burr, and More Join the 2015 Just For Laughs Lineup
by Megh Wright The Just For Laughs Festival returns to Quebec this summer, and the full lineup has been revealed. In addition to headliners Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Mike Myers, Neil Patrick Harris, Trevor Noah, Jane Lynch, Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, Weird Al, Chris Hardwick, Jason Reitman, and Ell... [Read More]
Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Mike Myers, Patton Oswalt, Ellie Kemper to be honored at Montreal’s 2015 Just For Laughs
The 33rd edition of Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival will continue to cement its position as the world's biggest congregation and celebration of comedy this July, with awards and performances heralding Dave Chappelle, Mike Myers, Kevin Hart, Patton Oswalt, Ellie Kemper and Armando Iannucci. The f... [Read More]
If you’ve got a webseries pitch, you can win a free trip to the 2016 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival
Do you have a webseries? Want to get it in front of industry? JFL 2015’s got your ticket. Here’s all of the details you need to know. CBC Punchline, Canada’s online comedy channel who’s joined up with this year’s Just For Laughs Festival for the 2015 edition of Beyond T... [Read More]
Seeing Other People: Hilarious web series probes the awkwardness of a BFF breakup
It’s hard to think of anyone more qualified than a comedian to shed funny light on the painful process of enduring a friendship breakup. Luckily, with the launch of the new web series Seeing Other People, we get not one comedian, but four of them to mend our broken hearts while tickling our fu... [Read More]
Best of 2014: Best comedy festivals
If you look not very hard you can find yourself a comedy festival pretty much any weekend in the country. Some are new to the scene looking to make a splash with their local scene while some have all the A-list comedic talent you could find. Being spread all around this great nation, our staff [&hel... [Read More]
Eric Andre Discusses the 'Cops' Theme Song and Homophobia at Just For Laughs 2012
by Megh Wright While you're waiting for the third season of The Eric Andre Show to begin, Just For Laughs' new YouTube channel just added a clip of Andre performing back in 2012, covering everything from watching Precious on mushrooms to the strange choice to use reggae music for the Cops theme song... [Read More]
Watch vintage Louis C.K., Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle and more!
Nothing induces acute FOMO like visiting Montreal the one time in your life just days before the Just For Laughs festival begins. Such is the case with this particular contributor, but Just For Laughs did the next best thing and released previously unseen footage from over the course of the festival... [Read More]