The 32nd edition of Just For Laughs Montreal fest will take take place this summer from July 9-28th. The most vaunted stand-up event showcasing over hundreds of comedy’s biggest stars and up-and-comers has released a portion of this year’s line-up. Headlining this years galas include living legend Don Rickles, who will headline two shows July 23rd and 25th alongside a handful of guests. Seth Rogan will be bringing his Hilarity for Charity benefit show series to Montreal, hosting his own gala on the 26th. Rogan and his wife started the Hilarity for Charity fund in effort to raise money for the National Alzheimer’s Association’s. Also headlining this year’s gala’s are former SNL cast member and current Brooklyn 99 star Andy Samberg, and Canada’s own Russell Peters.
Performing in their own solo shows this year are Aziz Ansari, in continuation of his Modern Romance tour, Ron White, Jim Jeffries, Marc Maron, Jimmy Carr, Chelsea Peretti, Kathleen Madigan, Chris D’Elia, Doug Benson’s, Irish comedy hero Tommy Tiernan, Mike Birbiglia and his new one man show Thank God for Jokes, internet sensation Miranda Sings, and Jim Norton.
Norton will also be giving this year’s key note speech, and, of course, Andy Kindler will return for his annual State of the Industry Address at the JFL ComedyPro Conference. At this years conference, JFL will award their Stand-Up Performer of the Year award the one and only, Bill Burr.
Montreal will also host special live renditions of 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 podcasts.
With five more gala’s to be announced as well as JFL’s various New Faces of Comedy and Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch 2014 show line-ups yet to be revealed, this might be JFL’s most star-studded fest yet.
Cast and creators of Brooklyn 99
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and more to be announced soon!