Press Room

Just for Laughs ComedyPRO: Press Room

Press contact:
Charlene Coy

Just For Laughs ComedyPRO 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 22-25, 2020
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal

Media Accreditation:
Media accreditation for the Just For Laughs Festival and Just For Laughs ComedyPRO is currently closed.

Once open, please follow the link to submit your accreditation request. The deadline for accreditations is Friday, June 19, 2020. You will be notified via email on the status of your request by Friday, June 26, 2020.

Please follow the instructions carefully when applying for accreditation.

Your media pass provides you with access to most daytime ComedyPRO programming, including The State of the Industry Address, podcasts, panels, pitch programs, and ‘In Conversation’ and cast panel events. For hard ticket events or events with reserved seating (for example, Eat My Shorts!) you will require a ticket. Once accreditation is granted, you will receive information about how to submit both interview and ticket requests. If you have any questions or concerns regarding access, please contact the Just For Laughs Festival Press Department at:

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Press Releases:

July 15, 2019 – Just For Laughs Announces the Recipients of the 2019 Just For Laughs Awards
July 2, 2019 – Finalists Revealed for Just For Laughs Eat My Shorts
June 26, 2019 – Just For Laughs ComedyPRO Is Making Everyone’s Business Funny
June 12, 2019 – Just For Laughs Adds More Star-Power To This Year’s Lineup
May 29, 2019 – Submissions Open For Pitch At Your Own Risk: The American High Film Edition
May 27, 2019 – Just For Laughs Is Serving Up More Comedy Favourites
April 25, 2019 – Even More Names Added To This Summer’s Festival
April 23, 2019 – Bringing BIG Laughs To Montreal This Summer!
March 11, 2019 – Submissions Are Now Open For Stand Up & Pitch ’19

July 9, 2018 — Just For Laughs Announces the Recipients of the 2018 Just For Laughs Awards
June 27, 2018 — Just for Laughs ComedyPRO Sets the Bar High for the Business of Funny
June 18, 2018 — Bruce Hills Appointed President Just For Laughs
June 13, 2018 — Amazon Greenlights Untitled Just for Laughs Festival Docuseries Exclusively for Prime Video
May 8, 2018 — LOL Presents Eat My Shorts! 2018: A Competition in Search of the Funniest Short Films
February 26, 2018 — Partners Announced for Just For Laughs’ Stand Up & Pitch ’18

May 31, 2017 — Jim Carrey Joins 35th Edition of the Just For Laughs Festival
May 24, 2017 — Directors Jay Baruchel and Jeremy Garelick To Helm JFL/Thruline Television Staged Readings
May 3, 2017 — Just For Laughs Marks Its Milestone 35th Edition With A Comedy Cavalcade of Stars
May 1, 2017 — Just For Laughs ComedyPRO and CBC Comedy Team-Up for CBC Comedy Originals Pitch Program
April 18, 2017 — Kevin Hart and Just For Laughs Join Forces in Search of The Funniest Short Films
February 21, 2017 — Call for Submissions Announced for Stand Up & Pitch ‘17

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