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Just For Laughs Announces Its New Faces of 2016

July 25, 2016

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Just For Laughs Unveils The Next Generation of Comedy Superstars with the 2016 New Faces of Comedy Series Presented by PYPO

Montreal, QC [July 25, 2016] – Just For Laughs is proud to unveil the line-up for the 2016 Just For Laughs New Faces Series presented by PYPO. Comprised of three shows: New Faces of ComedyNew Faces: Characters and New Faces: Unrepped, New Faces is your chance to see the best new talent before they’re playing sold-out theatres across the continent.

Every year, Just For Laughs chooses the most promising up-and-comers to feature in the New Faces series. Stand-up superstars are born at New Faces! So, come and find out who everyone’s going to be talking about this time next year! Former alumni include Amy Schumer, Hannibal Buress, Demetri Martin and Kevin Hart (to name just a few).

Drumroll please for this year’s New Faces…

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NEW FACES OF COMEDY:
(L to R) Ahamed Weinberg, Casey James Salengo, Chris Garcia, Dave Ross, David Gborie, Dino Archie, Evan Williams, Jacqueline Novak, Jenny Zigrino, Jesus Trejo, Joel Kim Booster, Jo Firestone, Jordan Rock, Josh Johnson, Matt Donaher, Matt Ingebretson, Naomi Ekperigin, Randy Syphax, Robert Powell, Sarah Tollemache and Tim Dillon.

SHOWTIMES & VENUES: 
* July 27, 7 pm: New Faces Group 1 hosted by Matt Braunger — MONUMENT NATIONAL: LA SALLE LUDGER-DUVERNAY
* July 27, 9:30 pm: New Faces Group 2 hosted by Tone Bell —MONUMENT NATIONAL: LA SALLE LUDGER-DUVERNAY

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NEW FACES: CHARACTERS
The next generation of sketch comedy superstars will be on full display at New Faces: Characters. Catch all the sketchy goings-on Thursday, July 28th, 7 pm MONUMENT NATIONAL: LA SALLE LUDGER-DUVERNAY.

This year’s lineup includes (L to R): Alan Starzinski, Lily Sullivan, Ego Nwodim, Christine Bullen, Joanna Bradley, Colin O’Brien, Frank Garcia-Hejl, Natalie Palamides, Richie Moriarty and Nicole Sun.

NEW FACES: UNREPPED
Eleven of the funniest comedians currently working without representation are set to hit the stage in New Faces: Unrepped. By the time they leave, that distinction will only be half-true. Guess which half! Showtimes: Thursday, July 28th, 11 pm PLACE DES ARTS: CINQUIEME SALLE. Hosted by George Wallace. 

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This year’s lineup (L to R): Brendan Lynch, Casey Crawford, Danny Palumbo, Geoffrey Asmus, J.B. Ball, Ismael Loutfi, JP McDade, Janelle James, Molly Ruben-Long, Neko White and Raul Sanchez.

Tickets on sale now at hahaha.com

The Just For Laughs Festival runs from July 13 to August 1, 2016 in Montreal, Canada. Just For Laughs ComedyPRO runs from July 27-30, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Montreal, Canada.

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The Just For Laughs Festival presented by Videotron in association with Loto-Quebec would like to thank their partners and sponsors: Vidéotron, Loto-Québec, Tangerine, Sleeman, KIA, Tim Hortons, Sirius XM, Le Lait, SAQ, Air Canada, V8, Appleton Estate, Eska, Lolita, Pepito Sangria, Gouvernement du Québec, Government of Canada, City of Montréal and Tourisme Montréal.

About the Just For Laughs Group:

Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group has had but one goal in its 30-plus years of operation: Make People Happy. To achieve this goal, the Just For Laughs Group has focused on four major products: festivals in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney; television production including Gags seen in over 130 countries and on over 75 airlines and stand-up specials; live shows, such as Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan and the Just For Laughs Comedy Tour; and talent management. The Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival is the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event welcoming on average 1.35 million visitors to Montreal each summer and generating approximately $80 million for the city’s economy. The Group has offices in Montreal, Paris, Los Angeles, Toronto, London and they are all connected to each other via the Internet.

THE 2016 EDITION OF
THE JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY VIDEOTRON 
IN ASSOCIATION WITH LOTO-QUÉBEC
For tickets by phone, online or in person:
 The Just For Laughs Box Office, 514-845-2322, hahaha.com 
presented by Videotron

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