In July, the comedy world heads to Montreal. It’s the 33rd annual Just For Laughs Festival is set to be another gigantic event with a huge line up announced today and more to come. This year, the festival begins Wednesday, July 8th and runs through Wednesday, July 29th.
Huge news for the 2015 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal is Mike Myers in his first ever appearance at JFL. Canada’s favorite son will be at a special event, “An Evening with Mike Myers”. The night will be a salute to the former SNL, “Austin Powers” and “Wayne’s World” star. It will feature highlights from his career and also Mike Myers will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
“An Evening with Mike Myers” will be Friday, July 24th at at Maison Symphonique in Montreal as part of the 2015 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival happening July 8th through July 29th.
Chappelle will also receive the first-ever GENERATION AWARD from J4L, Kevin Hart will receive Comedy Person of the Year, and Patton Oswalt has been announced as JFL’s much coveted Stand Up of the Year Winner. Armando Iannucci wins the Comedy Writer of the Year award for his brilliant (and four-time Emmy award–winning) work on Veep. And Ellie Kemper will be honored as Breakout Comedy Star of the Year for her work on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
The 2015 Just For Laughs line up also includes performances from some of the biggest name in comedy including, SIX Dave Chappelle Shows, a Trevor Noah Gala event, a FREE outdoor show with Grammy winner Weird Al Yankovic, and performances by Kevin Hart, Neil Patrick Harris, Trevor Noah, Jane Lynch, Bill Burr, Patton Oswalt, Pete Davidson, Jerrod Carmichael, Chris Hardwick, Jason Reitman, Ellie Kemper, T.J. Miller, Chris D’Elia, Jerrod Carmichael, T.J. Miller, Sebastian Maniscalco, Reggie Watts, Natasha Leggero, Danny Bhoy, Margaret Cho, J.B. Smoove, Pete Holmes, Rob Schneider, Mike Ward, Rachid Badouri, Gilbert Gottfried, Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Russell Howard, Tom Papa, Omid Djalili, Janeane Garofalo, Harland Williams, Colin Jost, Wyatt Cenac, Eric André, Kyle Kinane, Brian Posehn, Ari Shaffir, Brent Morin, Andy Kindler, Hasan Minhaj, Rhys Darby, Jen Kirkman, Alonzo Bodden, Orny Adams, Duncan Trussell, Dana Gould, Moshe Kasher, Tom Segura, Jake and Amir, Sabrina Jalees, and much much more.
Just For Laughs ComedyPRO includes the Podcast Series, which lets fans sit in on a live taping of their favourite comedy podcasts including: Your Mom’s House Podcast, I Seem Fun, The Diary of Jen Kirkman Podcast, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, You Made It Weird With Pete Holmes, Pep Talks with the Bitter Buddha, The Dana Gould Hour, The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast with Stuart Goldsmith, If I Were You Show (by Jake and Amir), Hound Tall with Moshe Kasher, and The Artie Quitter Podcast.
Talk of the Fest runs July 22 through 25, offering big names at low prices. Star of the critically acclaimed Silicon Valley, T.J. Miller is back for the second year in a row to host Talk of the Fest on July 22. On July 23, star of his own Netflix special Incorrigible and NBC’s Undateable, Chris D’Elia reminds Club Soda audiences why they love him. Saturday Night Live’s only millennial, Pete Davidson, is hosting Talk of the Fest on July 24. And this year Jerrod Carmichael is adding Talk of the Fest host to his ever-growing résumé. Don’t miss your chance to be able to say: “I saw him when…” at Club Soda on July 25.
Of course Andy Kindler will be back to deliver his annual State of the Industry Address. Notoriously biting, Andy Kindler’s speech is many insiders’ favorite part of the Festival.
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