Programs

2022
Programming

Just For Laughs - Awards Show

JUST FOR LAUGHS
AWARDS SHOW

The biggest players in comedy join us for a celebration of the leading stars in the business at the 2022 Just for Laughs Awards Show! Don't miss this unfiltered appreciation of the people who shone brightest this year, from the people who know them best … their friends, colleagues, fellow comics, and featuring some special guests and surprises.

  • Amy Schumer for Comedy Person of the Year
  • Hasan Minhaj for Stand-Up Comedian of the Year
  • Taylor Tomlinson for Breakout Comedy Star of the Year
  • Jerrod Carmichael for Comedy Special of the Year
  • James Acaster for Rising Comedy Star of the Year
  • with host Jay Pharoah!
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Just For Laughs - New Faces 2022

JUST FOR LAUGHS
NEW FACES 2022

The New Faces of Comedy showcases have catapulted the careers of so many of today’s most celebrated comedians. For over twenty years, it has been an unmissable part of our Montreal Festival, giving the most promising undiscovered talent an exclusive platform to launch their careers. This has resulted in the New Faces of Comedy series being the most impactful comedy showcase in the world.

New Faces will be announced Monday July 25.

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CAST PANELS & KEYNOTES

CAST PANELS & KEYNOTES

  • HBO Max presents The Cast and Producers of Rap Sh!t
  • CBS presents A Spirited Conversation With The Cast Of Ghosts
  • An Ear For Comedy with Bob and Nate Odenkirk
  • Universal Pictures presents Easter Sunday: A Cast and Creators Panel
  • CBC presents The Cast and Creators of Son of A Critch
  • BET+ Presents The Journey to Ms. Pat the Series
  • Random Order: How To Go From YouTube To Podcasting With Acast
  • Cohen Gardner LLP presents Variety 10 Comics To Watch Uncensored
  • Comedy is Good: Neal Brennan Keynote Address
  • By Any Joke Necessary: Amanda Seales Keynote Address
  • 2 Q 1 Girl ! : Sophie Buddle Canadian Keynote Address
  • Andy Kindler's State of The Industry Address
  • A Fireside Chat with Michael Thorn, President of FOX Entertainment
  • Casting A Wider Net: A Panel with Top Casting Executives
  • Gettin’ Paid: Navigating & Collecting Your Audio Royalties
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ACAST PRESENTS THE COMEDYPRO PREMIUM PODCAST SERIES

ACAST PRESENTS THE COMEDYPRO PREMIUM PODCAST SERIES

  • Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster
  • You Made it Weird with Pete Holmes
  • Chris Distefano Presents: Chrissy Chaos
  • That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast
  • Dear Owen Wilson
  • Find Your Beach
  • HonesTEA with Z
  • LongDays with Yannis Pappas
  • My Momma Told Me with Langston Kerman
  • Obsessed with Sophie Buddle
  • Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude!
  • The 500 with Josh Adam Meyers
  • The Juice with Solomon Georgio
  • Alonzo Bodden: Who's Paying Attention?
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Cohen Gardner LLP presents Variety 10 Comics To Watch

COHEN GARDNER LLP PRESENTS VARIETY 10 COMICS TO WATCH

One of the biggest events in the comedy world each year is Variety’s unveiling of their annual “10 Comics To Watch” feature. Catch the best and brightest at the Festival and let them show you why they made the 2022 list. Variety will host a panel and evening showcase with some of this year’s chosen comics. The 2022 cohort of artists panel will feature: Rosebud Baker, Vanessa Gonzalez, J.R. De Guzman, Jay Jurden, Matteo Lane, Atsuko Okatsuka, Blair Socci, Moses Storm and Sheng Wang. Full list of honorees here.

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Stand Up & Pitch 2022

STAND UP & PITCH 2022

Presented by Project 10 Productions

ComedyPRO’s long running and highly sought-after pitch program, Stand Up & Pitch, Presented by Project 10 Productions, is back for the 10th year. High-powered teams of comedy executives will offer their invaluable insight to a curated selection of new projects, aimed at broadcast and streaming audiences. Come watch tomorrow's top creators and today's tv veterans put comedy development into action live on stage.

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CBC PRESENTS CBC COMEDY ORIGINALS PITCH

CBC PRESENTS CBC COMEDY ORIGINALS PITCH

The CBC returns this year as host of the ever-popular CBC Comedy Pitch Program, showcasing a homegrown selection of exciting new, scripted, animated and unscripted work. CBC Executives will be joined on stage by an all-star lineup of talent hailing from some of the CBC’s most beloved shows, to hear project pitches from this new crop of Canada’s most noteworthy rising comedy creators.

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Just For Laughs - Eat My Shorts 2022

JUST FOR LAUGHS
EAT MY SHORTS 2022

Just For Laughs' annual short film competition, Eat My Shorts, is back! The funniest shorts this year include bizarre food attachments, crime and sci-fi comedies, living through Covid times, unique relationships and everything in between! The top comedic short films from around the world will be screened at the 2022 edition of the Just For Laughs festival, and the winners will be selected at the end of the screening for the top three prizes.

This year’s finalists include:

  • Snooze, director Adam Collins (Ireland)
  • Sleepover Mom, directors Sarah Tollemache and Drew Jordan (USA)
  • Aspirational Slut, director Caroline Lindy (USA)
  • Get Happy, directors Patrick Andrews and Ben Weinberg (Canada)
  • Quarantine Fling, director Milo Shandel (Canada)
  • Coleslaw, directors Paris Brown and Heather McKinney (USA)
  • Boomerang, director Rylee Jean Ebsen (USA)
  • Julia, director Jack Donnelly (UK)
  • FUBU, directors Daniel Kay, Jonathan Dubsky (Canada)
  • My First Native American Boyfriend, director Joey Clift (USA)
  • Burder, director Charlie Hankin (USA)
  • I’m Not A Robot, director Jason Speir (Canada)
  • Non-Negotiable, director Mike Doxford (UK)
  • Poker Night, director Dana Fradkin and Mark Clearview (Canada)

Judging this year’s competition is Carly McGowan (Manager, Independent Production Fund), Jonathan Stern (Founder, Abominable Pictures) and Spencer Griffin (Head of TV Development, Just for Laughs).

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15 MINUTES WITH A POWER BROKER

15 MINUTES WITH A POWER BROKER

15 Minutes With A Power Broker, presented with the participation of the Independent Production Fund, offers an exclusive, networking opportunity to our professional delegates, providing unprecedented access to the comedy industry’s leading executives attending Just For Laughs ComedyPRO. Members of our creative community may schedule up to three, one-on-one meetings, of 15 minutes each, to learn about executives and their companies while making personal connections for future follow-up. Don’t delay - these meetings fill up fast and are only available to those attending ComedyPRO on an Industry or Industry Plus pass.

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