Just for Laughs Festival - July 10-28
Updated: Oct 18, 2019
Every July, downtown Montreal becomes a veritable circus as the city comes alive with the radiant illumination, thunderous cheers, uproarious laughter, and delighted madness of the largest international comedy festival in the world.
During the dates of Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festivals, there are acrobats, pantomimes, fire-breathers, and musical performers scattered throughout the streets of the metropolis, displaying their wondrous skills to the public. Meanwhile, in theatres and venues, household names and talented newcomers all unite for the momentous occasion.
Not only is Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival an ideal opportunity to immerse one’s self into the power of hilarity but, for booking agents and talents scouts, the festival is the perfect place to discover the future of comedy. Indeed, many of today’s most well-known comedians were catapulted into superstardom following gigs at the Just for Laughs Festival. Wildly popular comedians such as Jon Stewart, Dave Chappelle, Denis Leary, and Craig Ferguson all got their start at the extravaganza. That’s the beauty of the festival; you could be watching the next big name in comedy performing in front of you without even knowing it!
This year, the festival will take place from July 10-28, and will once again bring the best minds in comedy to Montreal! Gala hosts include America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel, sarcasm maestro Wanda Sykes, and Queer Eye standout Jonathan Van Ness. In addition, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah, comedy heavyweight Aziz Ansari, and Canadian icon Margaret Trudeau will all be hosting their own solo shows.
Prepare to laugh until your stomach hurts!