Two World Premieres, The Best In Comedic Shorts, and
an ‘In Conversation’ with Neighbors Director Nicholas Stoller
Make-Up the 2014 Just For Laughs and ComedyPRO Film Line-Up
Actor Jon Cryer to Open
Indie Rom-Com Hit by Lightning
The World Famous Comic Strip Comedy Club
Celebrated in Documentary Eat Drink Laugh
Montreal, PQ [June 9, 2014] – The 32nd edition of the Just For Laughs Festival, presented by Videotron in association with Loto-Québec, presents three exceptional film events and the return of the 17th edition of the best comedic shorts from around the world, all part of this year’s Just For Laughs Festival, which takes place July 9 – 28, 2014 in Montreal.
Award-winning actor Jon Cryer from the hit CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men will be in attendance for the world premiere of Hit by Lightning. The indie rom-com, written and directed by Montreal-born Ricky Blitt (Family Guy, The Ringer), will screen Wednesday, July 23, 7 pm, at Cinéma Excentris.
Filmmaker Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him to the Greek) is this year’s ‘In Conversation’ subject. His latest film, Neighbors, starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, laughed its way to a $51.1 million US debut over Mother’s Day weekend, and has grossed over $220 million worldwide thus far. In Conversation with Nicholas Stoller takes place at ComedyPRO on Thursday, July 24, 3 pm, at the Hyatt Regency Montreal. It is presented by the Telefilm Canada Feature Comedy Exchange, a CFC initiative in collaboration with Just For Laughs.
Eat Drink Laugh: The World Famous Comic Strip Live has its world premiere Friday, July 25, 7 pm, at Cinema du Parc. This feature documentary explores the 35-year history of The Comic Strip, New York’s first stage for the world’s biggest comics. With names like Seinfeld, Murphy, Rock and Sandler having honed their craft on the Comic Strip’s stage, this rich documentary is the first ever to explore the birth of the modern comedy club.
Lastly, Eat My Shorts! (English) and Tout Court (French) presented by The Harold Greenberg Fund returns for a 17th edition. Come discover the next generation of filmmakers as we screen 90 minutes of absurd and playful cinematic entertainment on Thursday, July 24, 7 pm and 9 pm, at Cinema du Parc.
ComedyPRO is the place to be for firsthand knowledge of how the comedy industry really works. It runs from July 24 – 26, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Montreal, part of the Just For Laughs Festival. Early Bird prices for passes are now in effect for industry members (you know who you are) until June 13, 2014 at comedypro.hahaha.com. ComedyPRO registration is powered by EVENTBRITE.
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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, Chicago and Sydney; television production including Gags seen in over 140 countries and on over 100 airlines and stand-up specials; live shows, such as Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan and the Capital One 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 1.5 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 and London.
ComedyPRO is a unique, annual global gathering of the biggest players in the comedy industry. The event takes place during the peak industry/media/performer dates of the Just For Laughs Festival. You simply cannot get any closer than this to the people who truly make comedy happen, and in ComedyPRO’s relaxed, laid-back atmosphere, we’re all equals! Registrants for this one-of-a-kind, three-day conference gain exclusive access to some of the most sought-after events in all of comedy, including industry luncheons, cocktail parties, and exclusive live performances of comedy’s buzziest podcasts.
Just For Laughs could not have done any of this without its public partners; the gouvernement du Québec, the Government of Canada, the City of Montreal, and Tourisme Montréal. We are a proud member of Montreal Festimania.
THE 2014 EDITION OF THE JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY VIDEOTRON IN ASSOCIATION WITH LOTO-QUÉBEC
For film 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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