We’re just weeks away from the ComedyPRO leg of the Just For Laughs Festival and they’re in the middle of rolling out more of their programming. As always, JFL is programming some high quality comedy at the end of July, here’s the latest rundown.
Anthony Jeselnik and Michael Che will each host Galas:
The Jeselnik Gala will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 7:00 PM, at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts. Not to be outdone, SNL co-head writer and Weekend Update host Michael Che will also host a Gala that will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 9:45 PM, at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts.
The festival is preparing a conversation with the ABC TV show Black-ish that will feature creator Kenya Barris and star Anthony Anderson. The duo will discuss ABC’s critically-acclaimed hit comedy series which has become one of the most popular and influential series on television along the way. The duo will sit down on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 3:45pm, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.
While the festival has yet to announce who is performing at its New Faces showcase, we know who will be hosting them. Comedians Pete Holmes, Ivan Decker, and Franchesca Ramsey will host the showcases.
If you’re wanting some straight up killer stand-up shows OFF-JFL added a handful of performances including Fortune Feimster, Adam Cayton-Holland, Jay Pharoah, Chris Fleming, Benito Skinner, Fahim Anwar, Jak Knight and Jordan Temple, and Alonzo Bodden
Podcasting is a major part of comedy festivals as well, and JFL just added 3 great ones including Inside Conan which features writers Mike Sweeney and Jessie Gaskell from the show offering an inside look at the late night TV show. Taping Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 4:00pm, in the Ovation Room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.
Ms. Pat and her co-hosts Chris Spangle and Deon Curry as they bring The Patdown a relatively new podcast hosted by the comedian who got the itch to start her own after having legendary appearances on Joe Rogan, Marc Maron, Bert Kreischer, and Ari Shaffir’s podcasts. The Patdown is happening on Friday, July 26 at 5:30PM in the Inspiration Room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.
A current personal favorite podcast The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers is making its debut at the festival. Meyers is a JFL pro at this point. Once a new face, then returning with The Goddamn Comedy Jam, and now his podcast in which he runs down Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time with comedians, actors, and musicians. The 500 Podcast tapes on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 5:30pm, in the Ovation Room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.
Finally, Craig Robinson and The Nasty Delicious will perform a free live outdoor concert capping off a great week of shows. The show is free for anyone to enjoy a Saturday night out on the town with Robinson and his band. To catch this performance be there Saturday, July 27 at 9:15 PM at the main stage on the outdoor festival site.
To get tickets for Just For Laughs ComedyPRO, hit up their website for tickets.