Each year, Just For Laugh’s Montreal closes out the festival with the JFL Awards. Today JFL announced Bill Burr, Nathan Fielder, Andy Samberg, Seth Rogan, Evan Goldberg, and Michael Schur are this year’s honorees. The six recipients will receive their awards at a live show on Friday, July 25, at the Grand Salon Opera, Hyatt Regency Montreal.
Bill Burr takes home the honor of being crowned “Stand-Up Comedian of the Year.” Burr sells out theaters, produces the popular Monday Morning Podcast, is the co-founder of All Things Comedy, and has three critically-acclaimed specials under his name. Burr recently recorded his fourth this summer in Atlanta, GA and will be touring on Funny Or Die’s second Oddball Festival.
Nathan Fielder is being named “Breakout Comedy Star of the Year.” After making a huge splash with audiences with this Comedy Central show Nathan For You, he continued to make headlines with his Twitter pranks and Dumb Starbucks prank. Nathan For You made it’s triumphant return this summer, right after Fielder was named one of Variety’s “Comics to Watch.”
Andy Samberg is 2014’s “Comedy Person of the Year.”After leaving SNL, the comedians has found success starring in the hit show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. A role for which Samberg took home an Emmy for.
Partners in crime Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg share the honor of “Best Directors of the Year.” The duo teamed up again this year to direct the film The Interview. North Korea must be proud. The duo have previously co-directed Superbad and This is the End.
Michael Schur rounds out the list, taking home the award for “Comedy Writer of the Year.” Schur is an absolute comedic force having written for The Office and Parks and Recreation. He continued his winning streak by co-creating Brooklyn Nine-Nine with Daniel J. Goor.