Press Room

Just for Laughs ComedyPRO: Press Room

Press contact:
Julie Giles, greenHAT digital *
Tel: +1 (416) 878-5328

Just For Laughs ComedyPRO is is the most important annual global gathering of the biggest players in the comedy world. You simply cannot get any closer than this to the people who make comedy happen! And, in ComedyPRO’s relaxed, laid-back atmosphere, we’re all equals!

Just For Laughs ComedyPRO is your opportunity to navel gaze and schmooze with comedy industry insiders like the big shot we know you are. Registrants for this one-of-a-kind, four-day conference gain exclusive access to some of the most sought-after events in all of comedy.

Dates: July 26-29, 2017
Location: Hyatt Regency Montreal

Media Accreditation:
Members of the media may apply for accreditation to attend Just For Laughs ComedyPro. Please complete and submit the following accreditation form no later than July 10, 2017. Please note that this is a request only. If approved, you will be contacted by a member of the ComedyPro Press Relations team. For media accreditation to the Just for Laughs Festival, please click here.

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Press Releases:
June 1, 2016 — Carrie Fisher, Sarah Silverman, and More Announced 
For the 34th Edition of the Just For Laughs Festival
May 18, 2016 — Just For Laughs Welcomes P.K Subban, Sebastian Maniscalco, Russell Peters, Gil Faizon (Nick Kroll) and George St. Geegland (John Mulaney) in “Oh Hello”, SNL’s Jay Pharoah and Over 35 More Shows to an Already Stellar Lineup!
May 3, 2016 — Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David Cross, Lewis Black and More Join the 34th Edition of the Just For Laughs Festival

May 26, 2015 — Homegrown Comic Competition 2015 Edition
April 21, 2015 — CBC Punchline Gets In On The Fun At Just For Laughs ComedyPRO
February 26, 2015 — Just For Laughs and the IAWTV Present Beyond the Box: Playing It Short

July 10, 2014 — ComedyPRO Announces Winners of the 2014 Just For Laughs Awards
July 7, 2014 — Just For Laughs ComedyPRO Presents Brooklyn Nine-Nine
June 9, 2014 — Just For Laughs and ComedyPRO Film Line-Up Announced
May 7, 2014 — Star-studded line-up announced for 2014 Just For Laughs Festival and Just For Laughs ComedyPRO
March 11, 2014 — Just For Laughs Teams With IAWTV On Web Series Pitch Program

June 13, 2013 — And the Winners Are…ComedyPRO Announces Four Winners Of Prestigious Just For Laughs Awards
May 23, 2013 — We Only Speak One Language: Funny
March 11, 2013 — Just for Laughs and NYTVF Re-Team for Comedy Pitch Competition

Press Coverage:

June 6, 2016 — Variety: Variety Announces 10 Comics to Watch for 2016

July 14, 2015 — Splitsider: ‘Variety’ Names Its 10 Comics to Watch for 2015
July 13, 2015 — Heeb Magazine: Meet Your New Jeffrey Lebowski
July 9, 2015 — Metro (UK): Just call Michael Fassbender the Dude – or His Dudeness – as he takes on a live-read of The Big Lebowski
July 8, 2015 — Montreal Gazette: Michael Fassbender and Patton Oswalt are doing a live read of The Big Lebowski at JFL
July 8, 2015 — Le Journal de Montreal: Michael Fassbender incarnera The Big Lebowski à Montréal
July 8, 2015 — MTL Blog: Michael Fassbender Will Be Playing The Big Lebowski In Montreal
July 8, 2015 — Konbini: Michael Fassbender To Play Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski
July 7, 2015 — TooFarTV: My #JFLGAMEPLAN
July 7, 2015 — Slash Films: Michael Fassbender Will Play The Dude in ‘The Big Lebowski’ Live Read
July 7, 2015 — Digital Spy: Michael Fassbender is The Dude in a new Big Lebowski table read
July 7, 2015 — For Your Excitement: A New Dude? Michael Fassbender is the Dude in the Big Lebowski Table Read
July 7, 2015 — Flavorwire: Michael Fassbender Will Play The Dude in ‘The Big Lebowski’ Live-Read, Allegedly Quotes the Film Daily
July 7, 2015 — Consequence of Sound: Michael Fassbender really ties together Jason Reitman’s live read of The Big Lebowski
July 7, 2015 — indieWire: Michael Fassbender Will Play The Dude In Jason Reitman’s Live Read Of ‘The Big Lebowski’
July 7, 2015 — FilmDrunk: Michael Fassbender Will Play The Dude In A ‘Big Lebowski’ Live Read
July 6, 2015 — Bad Feeling Magazine: Michael Fassbender & Patton Oswalt are bringing The Big Lebowski to Just for Laughs
July 6, 2015 — Entertainment Weekly: Imagine Michael Fassbender in ‘The Big Lebowski’…
July 6, 2015 — Fast Company: Your Creative Calendar: 74 Things To Do, See and Hear This July

May 26, 2015 — The Laugh Button: Just For Laughs announces their ‘Homegrown’ lineup for the 2015 fest in Montreal
April 23, 2015 — Video Ink: Quick Breaks: Canadian digital comedy channel CBC Punchline will sponsor short-form, web series competition
April 22, 2015 — The Laugh Button: If you’ve got a web series pitch, you can win a free trip to the 2016 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival
March 2, 2015 — Snobby Robot: Just For Laughs & The IAWTV’s Web Series Pitch Program Returns For Fifth Iteration
February 28, 2015 — The Tangled Web We Watch: Screen Your Web Series at the Famous Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal

August 2, 2014 — Too Far? Uncensored Comedy: Just For Laughs Highlights 2014

July 30, 2014 — America’s Comedy: New Faces to Remember from JFL 2014
July 30, 2014 — CITY TV, Breakfast Television: Seth Rogen and Andy Samberg at Just For Laughs
July 30, 2014 — StreamDaily: Worlds collide as Hulu sponsors new Cracked show Antiheroes
July 28, 2014 — The Laugh Button: Just For Laughs 2014: Andy Kindler’s State Of The Industry address (audio)
July 27, 2014 — The Laugh Button: Just For Laughs 2014: The Green Room with Paul Provenza
July 25, 2014 — The Laugh Button: Just For Laughs 2014: Jim Norton’s keynote address, “I Insincerely Apologize” (audio + full transcription)
July 24, 2014 — The Comic’s Comic: First impressions of Montreal’s New Faces, 2014: Group 1
July 24, 2014 — The Laugh Button: Just For Laughs 2014: New Faces highlights
July 23, 2014 — The Comic’s Comic: Here are Montreal’s New Faces: Unrepped 2014 at Just For Laughs
July 23, 2014 — StreamDailyHipsters love Q&As? A conversation with Maker’s Julia Moonves
July 22, 2014 — Broadway World: Adam Hills and Comedy Gives Back to Support Hope & Cope 7/24 as Part of Just For Laughs Festival 2014
July 21, 2014 — The Laugh Button: Just For Laughs 2014 New Faces of Comedy lineup announced
July 18, 2014 — StreamDaily: Synergy! Clickbait! Tips and tricks from Defy Media programmers
July 11, 2014 — Comedy Network: Just For Laughs Award winners announced
July 11, 2014 — ET Canada: Andy Samberg Named Just For Laughs Comedy Person Of The Year
July 11, 2014 — Global News: Andy Samberg, Seth Rogen win Just For Laughs Awards
July 11, 2014 — The Comic’s Comic: Just For Laughs Awards for 2014 will honor Andy Samberg, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Bill Burr, Nathan Fielder and Michael Schur
July 11, 2104 — CTV News: Andy Samberg wins Just for Laughs comedy person of the year award
July 10, 2014 — The Laugh Button: Bill Burr, Nathan Fielder and more win 2014 Just For Laughs Awards

June 20, 2014 — Variety: Variety Picks 10 Comics to Watch for 2014
June 10, 2014 — Broadway World: Jon Cryer, Nicholas Stoller & More Set for Just For Laughs and ComedyPRO Film Lineup

May 8, 2014 — The Comic’s Comic: Montreal’s Just For Laughs announces 2014 festival headliners; Jim Norton to deliver keynote address
May 8, 2014 — The Laugh Button: Just For Laughs releases partial line-up for 2014′s Montreal festival
May 7, 2014 — Broadway World: Seth Rogen, Andy Samberg, Aziz Ansari & More Set for Just For Laughs and ComedyPRO this Summer
May 7, 2014 — LaughSpin: Lewis Black, Don Rickles, Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari, more headline Just For Laughs’ 32nd festival
May 7, 2014 — The Hollywood Reporter: Seth Rogen, Don Rickles to Headline Just for Laughs Festival
May 7, 2014 — The Laugh Button: Just For Laughs releases partial line-up for 2014′s Montreal festival

April 30, 2014 — The Comic’s Comic: Deadline extended to May 16 to pitch your TV/web project to Just For Laughs ComedyPro Conference
April 30, 2014 — The Laugh Button: Deadline extended for Just For Laughs ComedyPro Conference to pitch your TV or web project

March 13, 2014 — Snobby Robot: Pitch Your Series To YouTube At The Just for Laughs ComedyPro Conference
March 13, 2014 — Comedy Network: Submissions open for JFL’s “Pitch ‘Til Your Sides Split”
March 13, 2014 — Playback: JFL, IAWTV partner to expand pitch program
March 12, 2014 — VideoINK: IAWTV and Just for Laughs to Help Creators Pitch Comedy Shows to Industry Pros
March 12, 2014 — Stream Daily : Because life’s a pitch for digital comedy creators…
March 11, 2014 — The Tangled Web We Watch: A Chance to Pitch Your Comedy Web Series to Executives at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival

July 28, 2013 — Variety: Variety Comics to Watch on Hand at Just for Laughs Fest
July 22, 2013 — Variety: What’s Next for Just for Laughs Comedy Honorees
July 8, 2013 — Serial Optimist: This is what you need to know about comedy in June

June 14, 2013 — The Loop: Amy Poehler nabs Canadian comedy award
June 14, 2013 — LaughSpin: Amy Poehler, Nick Kroll, Mitch Hurwitz to be honored at Just For Laughs in Montreal
June 13, 2013 — Hollywood Reporter: Amy Poehler to Receive Just For Laughs Comedy Person Award
June 13, 2013 — The Laugh Button: Amy Poehler, Edgar Wright, Mitch Hurwitz, Nick Kroll win Just For Laughs ComedyPRO awards
June 13, 2013 — Amy Poehler snags the 2013 Just For Laughs Person of the Year award
June 13, 2013 — SplitSider: Amy Poehler Named “Comedy Person of the Year” by Just For Laughs
June 12, 2013 — Montreal Gazette: Really! Just for Laughs prize goes to Amy Poehler
June 4, 2013 — Zoiks! Online: Presenting the Just For Laughs 2013 LineUp
June 4, 2013 — Third Beat Magazine: Lineups: Just For Laughs Montreal

May 24, 2013 — SplitSider: Sarah Silverman, Seth Meyers Headline This Year’s Just For Laughs Festival
May 24, 2013 — Paste Magazine: Just for Laughs 2013 lineup announced
May 24, 2013 — The Laugh Button: Colin Quinn to deliver keynote at Just for Laughs Montreal, Silverman, Meyers, Izzard, and others to headline
May 24, 2013 — LaughSpin: Just For Laughs announces Eddie Izzard, Seth Meyers, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman among Montreal fest performers
May 24, 2013 — The Comic’s Comic: The Comics Comic: Just For Laughs Montreal 2013: Colin Quinn to keynote; Joan Rivers, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Silverman, Seth Meyers hosting Galas
May 23, 2013 — The Examiner: Just For Laughs 2013 Montreal Festival lineup announced
May 15, 2013 — America’s Comedy: Just For Laughs Pitch Deadlines Extended

July 27, 2012 — The Comic’s Comic: Patton Oswalt’s Letters to Both Sides: His keynote address at Montreal’s Just For Laughs 2012
March 12, 2012 — Hollywood Reporter: Just For Laughs and New York TV Fest launch sitcom pitch contest

Audio Files:
Andy Kindler’s ‘State of the Industry’ Address, ComedyPRO 2014
Jim Norton’s Keynote Speech, ComedyPRO 2014

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