The Just For Laughs Festival continues to roll out the biggest names in comedy. Pop culture icon, author, and actress Carrie Fisher will host a multi-comic gala in Montreal this year on July 31st, which should be one of the most interesting nights of the festival. Fisher is not only renowned for her multi movie portrayal of one of the most well known characters in film history, she also created and starred in a critically beloved one woman show on stage and for HBO, wrote the bestseller Postcards from the Edge and so much more.
Sarah Silverman will return to Just for Laughs, and as one of the biggest comedy stars in the country. She’ll be performing for one night only, on July 30th. George Wallace is a comedy veteran who recently returned to touring after a ten year run in Vegas. He’s back at Just for Laughs this year, hosting a showcase of the best unrepresented, up and coming stand up comedians on July 28th, as he hosts a festival favorite, New Faces: Unrepped. Dan Harmon, creator of Community and now Rick & Morty will perform Harmontown Live on July 30th. The documentary Harmontown chronicled his 20 city standup/podcast tour, and now he’s bringing all of that to Montreal on July 30th.
Industry leader and comedy super agent Barry Katz will be hosting appropriately enough, the Industry Standard podcast, described as a one-of-a-kind insider look at Hollywood through the eyes of a comedy manager/producer. The live taping of the podcast takes place July 29.
Just for Laughs offshoot OFF-JFL has also added a third Louie Anderson show- why? Because he’s one of the greatest stand up comedians of all time. Brad Williams who was a huge hit at Moontower this year, and received four standing ovations at last summer’s Just for Laughs festival will be back. He’ll bring his show to Montreal on July 28-30, and he’s also in the Nasty Show this year. Iliza Shlesinger is bringing two solo shows, a live podcast and a Girls Night show. And Finesse Mitchell hosts The Masters series.
The 34th edition of the Just For Laughs Festival will also include: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, P.K. Subban, Sebastian Maniscalco, David Cross, Lewis Black, Jeff Ross presents Roast Battle, Howie Mandel, Russell Peters, Oh, Hello starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, Hannibal Buress, Jeremy Hotz, Brian Regan, Maria Bamford, Gad Elmaleh, Jimmy Carr, Russell Howard, Iliza Shlesinger, Kathleen Madigan, Nikki Glaser, Jay Pharoah, Scott Aukerman, Paul F. Tompkins, Mark Watson, Russell Kane, Tiff Stevenson, Rachid Badouri, Dom Irrera, Godfrey, Jessica Kirson, Gina Brillon, Yannis Pappas, Mike Ward, Bobby Slayton, Brad Williams, Ralphie May, Tiffany Haddish, Tony Hale, Timothy Simons, David Mandel, Alan Carr, Tom Green, Janeane Garofalo, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Adam Hills, Tommy Johnagin, Nick Thune, Steve Rannazzisi, Scott Thompson, Kurt Metzger, Big Jay Oakerson, Barry Crimmins, Louie Anderson, Emo Philips, Piff The Magic Dragon, Beth Stelling, Michelle Wolf, Todd Barry, Aparna Nancherla, Jermaine Fowler, Mark Normand, Matt Braunger, Ari Shaffir, Andy Kindler, Anthony Atamanuik, Cameron Esposito, Daniel Sloss, Derek Seguin, Jackie Kashian, James Adomian, Josh Adam Meyers, Katherine Ryan, Corrine Fisher, Krystyna Hutchinson, Stuart Goldsmith, and more!
The Just For Laughs Festival runs from July 13- 31, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. OFF-JFL runs from July 21-30, 2016 in Montreal, Canada and is presented in collaboration with Pabst Blue Ribbon. JFL ComedyPRO runs from July 27-30, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Montreal, Canada.