Jim Carrey Joins 35th Edition of Just For Laughs

May 31, 2017


More stars, panels and podcasts join the 35th edition of Just For Laughs

Montréal, PQ [May 31, 2017] – The Just For Laughs Festival, presented by Vidéotron in association with Loto-Québec announces more stand-up shows, panels and podcasts as the star power continues to shine for the 35th edition of the festival, which takes place July 12-31, 2017 in Montreal, Canada.

More Cast and Creator Panels Invade Just For Laughs ComedyPRO
I’m Dying Up Here on SHOWTIME: A Night with Cast & Creators

Sit down with Executive Producers Jim Carrey and Michael Aguilar, and cast members Ari Graynor, Al Madrigal, Erik Griffin, Andrew Santino, RJ Cyler and Clark Duke, for a wide-ranging conversation about everything that went into making I’m Dying Up Here, the highly anticipated one-hour SHOWTIME drama series.

Premiering Sunday, June 4 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on SHOWTIME, the show explores L.A.’s famed ‘70s stand-up comedy scene, delving into the inspired, damaged and complicated psyches of those who stand alone in front of an audience “dying” for fame, fortune — and, with any luck — a shot on Johnny Carson. This fictional group of competitive but close-knit comedians is mentored by “Goldie”, a brassy comedy club owner who rules over her business with an iron fist, but nurtures her comedians with tough love. For Goldie and her crew, there’s truly no such thing as an easy laugh.

This panel will no doubt prompt some nostalgic stories about the boom of the comedy club scene in the ‘70s, and reveal the inspiration behind the show’s must-see first season. Thursday, July 27 at 9:30 p.m., Maison Symphonique at Place des Arts.

Watch I’m Dying Up Here on CraveTV, Canada’s home to new and returning SHOWTIME programming.

FOX presents The Mick

Foul-mouthed, brash and debaucherous, Mackenzie “Mickey” Molng played by Kaitlin Olson, has spent her entire life shirking any semblance of responsibility. That is, until she’s saddled with the unexpected role of sole guardian to her estranged sister’s three high-maintenance, ill-parented, and absurdly spoiled children. With their parents fleeing the country to escape fraud charges, it’s up to Mickey to transform them into decent, honest and somewhat hard-working members of society – something she knows nothing about.

Join Kaitlin Olson along with creators Dave and John Chernin as they dish on the best moments from the first season of Fox’s The Mick, and let us in on what Mickey and the gang will be up to in Season 2. Saturday, July 29 at 1:30 p.m., Grand Salon Opera, Level 4, Hyatt Regency Montreal.

The casts and creators of I’m Dying Up Here and The Mick join previously announced panels HBO’s Vice Principals and CNN’s The History of Comedy.

LOL Tapings

Set to launch this summer, Kevin Hart’s new digital comedy network Laugh Out Loud, returns to Montreal for a second straight year with LOL Live!, a four-night, multi-comic event showcasing some of the best comedians appearing at the Just For Laughs Festival. Catch all eight performances. July 26-29, 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., Theatre Berri.

More Names Added to Jack Astor’s Solo and Club Series

Rounding out a lineup of stellar hosts, stand-up comedian, award-winning writer and actor, Wyatt Cenac will host two shows of All Access Live. A Daily Show with Jon Stewart alum, his new show Night Train with Wyatt Cenac has been called, “a staple of the New York alternative stand-up scene,” by The New York Times. With those merits, who better to host a multi comic showcase of their own at Just For Laughs? Come see Wyatt Cenac host two different line-ups. One night only. Saturday July 29, at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., Club Soda.

Comedian, actor and Daily Show with Jon Stewart alum Al Madrigal brings his solo show,
ripe with on-point impressions and impeccable comedic timing to Just For Laughs. Just when you think you know where he’s going, he finds a whole new direction to take you… before bringing you right back to where you need to be. Come see the master at work, one show only, Friday, July 28, 9:30 p.m. at L’Astral.

Australia’s most popular comedian Carl Barron is coming back to Montreal. After selling out his latest tour, where he sold more DVDs than any comedian in Australia, Barron brings his calm, steadfast, self-conscious, original approach to standup comedy as he explores stories of everyday life we all can relate to. Barron is at his brilliant best with this new show coming to Montreal, Wednesday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m., Le Gesù.

Podcasts That Speak to Us

Some of the most provocative and hilarious podcasts are coming to this year’s festival.

Guys We F@#ked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast, co-hosted by stand up comedians Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson, explores the ins and outs of human sexuality and relationships. What started out as interviews with a guy one of the girls has f@#ked,Guys We F@#ked has evolved into candid conversations with celebrities, stand-up comedians, and anyone with an interesting take on human sexuality. The show, consistently topping the iTunes comedy charts, boasts over a million subscribers and has garnered press from Vogue, Esquire, Glamour, The Huffington Post, Mother Jones, and Vice, to name a few. This podcast takes place Friday, July 28, 5:15 p.m. in the Inspiration Room, Level 6, Hyatt Regency Montreal.

Last Podcast on the Left barrels headlong into all things horror as hosts Ben Kissel, Marcus Parks and Henry Zebrowski cover dark subjects spanning Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves, Jonestown, iconic hauntings, the history of war crimes, and more. This podcast takes place on Thursday, July 27, 3:00 p.m. and Friday, July 28 at 3:00 p.m. in the Ovation Room, Level 5, Hyatt Regency Montreal.

Did you ever go to a comedy club and see the comics at the back table laughing hysterically? Did you ever wish you could hear what they were talking about? Hosted by Robert Kelly, You Know What Dude! provides you a seat at that table as comedians new and old try to one-up and outwit each other. Credits don’t matter here. No topics, no filters, a true comic hang out…and it’s funny as hell. This podcast takes place Friday, July 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the Ovation Room, Level 5, Hyatt Regency Montreal.

Good One: A Podcast About Jokes is a podcast about – well – jokes, and the people who tell them. Each week, a comedian will play a joke of theirs and then break it down with Vulture Senior Editor, Jesse David Fox. This podcast takes place Thursday, July 27 at 1:30 p.m. in the Ovation Room, Level 5, Hyatt Regency Montreal.

Stuart Goldsmith’s always insightful and often inspiring The Comedian’s Comedian podcast shines a light on the darkest creative secrets of his fellow comics. Beloved by comedy fans, performers and industry alike, previous guests of the podcast include Russell Brand, Jimmy Carr, Patton Oswalt, Tim Minchin, Russell Howard and Sarah Millican, to name a few. Join Stuart and a guest for an illuminating interview revealing the inner workings of the comedic mind! This podcast takes place Saturday, July 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the Ovation Room, Level 5, Hyatt Regency Montreal.

Vidéotron Presents Off JFL & Zoofest in Collaboration with Pabst Blue Ribbon

One of comedy’s rare hidden gems is Lil Rel Howery. Thanks to his breakout performance in Jordan Peele’s hit movie Get Out, he’s not going to be hidden for much longer. Lil Rel is an amazing storyteller whose sharp impersonations and hilarious mannerisms make you feel you were right there with him. Come and be wildly entertained by Lil Rel Howery and Friends on Wednesday, July 26, 8:30 p.m., Thursday, July 27, at 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 29 at 10:00 p.m. at Katacombes.

The clean, observational style of comedy of Ryan Hamilton is very reminiscent of a young Jerry Seinfeld, who he’s had the pleasure of opening for. It’s not like he set out to only do clean comedy, that’s just who he is and his genuine humour flows naturally and connects easily, helping him build a huge fan base all over the US. Check Hamilton out from Monday, July 24 – Saturday, July 29, one show each night at 8:30 p.m. at Salle Claude Léveillée at Place des Arts.

Following a sold-out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel brings his Olivier-nominated one-man show David Baddiel My Family: Not The Sitcom to Montreal for its North American premiere. The show offers hysterical perspectives on everything from memory, ageing, infidelity dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf and gay cats. J.K. Rowling called it a “brilliant, funny, emotional show”. Catch one of 10 performances starting Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m. at Theatre Sainte-Catherine; and from Monday, July 24 – Saturday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. at La Chapelle.

Eugene Mirman returns to OFF-JFL this summer with his comedically insightful series Hold On. Often, the very best stories have a moment – or several moments – where the audience desperately wishes that they could ask the storyteller on stage one question: “UM, WHAT WERE YOU THINKING??!!” But, of course, that’s not exactly in the cards.  Presented by Audible, each show hosted by Eugene features several different comedians as they sit down and allow him to slice into their personal stories and comedic psyche with the questions on everyone’s mind. No holds barred and never the same show twice. Join Eugene and his featured guests on Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28 at 11:30 p.m. at La Chapelle.

Just For Laughs pre-sale tickets will be available starting today, Wednesday May 31, 2017 as of 10:00 a.m. and to the general public on Friday, June 2 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at

Just For Laughs ComedyPRO regular passes now on sale through June 16th. Buy your’s before the price goes up. Visit EventBrite for details or to purchase.

The Just For Laughs Festival runs from July 12 – 31, 2017 in Montréal, Canada.

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