Why the Just for Laughs Festival, Montreal?
Donald Trump, Fake News, Theresa May, Brexit, North Korea. Just as you were ready to give up, just like the Mounties, the Just for Laughs Festival rides into Montreal like a beacon of hope. A dazzling ray of light ridden by side-splitting comedians, whose insights will help heal the world.
But this three week extravaganza isn’t just a place for the world’s best stand-up comedians to put the world to rights, Just for Laughs Festival also features concerts, stage plays, a street festival, amazing food trucks and because this year is Canada’s 150th birthday, a party atmosphere to surpass every other year.
Starting on Bastille Day as a two-day French language event in 1983, Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival has eclipsed Edinburgh and Melbourne as the world’s largest comedy festival. Comedians may crack America, Britain and Australia but you haven’t really made it until you crack Montreal!
Just ask three of this year’s guests: Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey and Trevor Noah…
Who’s appearing at Just for Laughs Festival?
If Noah doesn’t rock your boat, there’s Aisling Bea and Katherine Ryan, Craig Ferguson, David Baddiel, Natasha Leggero, Jimmy Carr, Judd Apatow, Kevin Hart, Ali Wong, Walton Goggins and Laverne Cox and a zillion other comedians past, present and future lining up with one shared, common goal - to make you laugh!
You can celebrate Canada’s birthday at Stand Up on Guard with Schitt Creek’s Dan Levy who’ll be presenting a clip-based show featuring Seth Rogen, Tina Fey and loads more side-splitting funsters.
And if that’s not enough, America’s Got Talent judge, Howie Mandel is hosting a special two-hour Comedy Gala featuring Iliza Shlesinger, Jay Pharoah and Canada’s funniest man Russell Peters.
So get yourselves to Canada this summer to see how Montreal really is “the funniest city in the world.” and help make the future brighter.
- Travel to Montreal for Canada’s 150th Birthday
- See some of the world’s best stand-up comics… and Jimmy Carr
- Loads of brilliant comediennes
- Street Festival, food trucks, concerts, stage plays
- Help heal the world at Just for Laughs Festival