Sir Patrick Stewart is one of the most distinguished actors in Hollywood. And now he’s going to be one of the most distinguished hosts in Montreal. Stewart is now on Gala duty at this year’s Just For Laughs Festival. Perhaps most recognizable for his iconic roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men film series, he’s also a great comedic actor. His ability to parody himself is so great that it in fact scored him an Emmy Award nomination (for his guest spot on BBC’s Extras). Stewart’s vocal talents can be heard on The Simpsons, American Dad, Family Guy, and as narrator of Seth MacFarlane’s hit comedy, Ted, and its upcoming sequel, Ted 2. This summer, he will reunite with Seth MacFarlane for the new comedy series Blunt Talk, written by Jonathan Ames. His Gala is taking place July 22 at Place des Arts.
In addition to Stewart joining the line-up, the festival will be welcoming Dr. Katz Live to the stage. The ‘90s cartoon, Dr. Katz, was a smash hit on Comedy Centreal and has found new life in the live show setting. Jonathan Katz interviews various celebrity guests, or fellow comedians, for a show that is three parts hilarious, and one part Woody Allen neurotic. There will be two performances, July 22 and 23, at Maison Theatre.
And if that wasn’t enoungh, JFL just added another Bill Burr show on Wednesday July 22 at Olympia Theatre. There can never be enough Burr. You can grab tickets and get all of your info for the festival right here.