2020 Sponsorship

JOIN JUST FOR LAUGHS ONLINE
FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED TWO-DAY COMEDY FESTIVAL
Just For Laughs is currently working on the programming details that will be 100% virtual and consist of free, funny, interactive online gatherings, conversations, panels, performances, and events which will take place over two consecutive days, October 9 and October 10, 2020.

 

JULY 22-25, 2020 │ DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MONTREAL │ MONTREAL, CANADA
For all Sponsorship inquiries contact:
Paul Ronca, Sir. Director │ 514-845-3155 x2000 │ pronca@hahaha.com
Oz Weaver, Producer │ 514-845-3155 x2017 │ oweaver@hahaha.com

 

COMEDYPRO TITLE SPONSORSHIP
Show off your company and brand with the ComedyPRO “TITLE Sponsor” package. Sponsor the WHOLE thing and see your name/brand everywhere! This package will be tailored to your needs and objectives!

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS MIDNIGHT PARTY TITLE SPONSOR (SOLD)
After a grueling week of comedy (trust us!), JFL ComedyPRO delegates (including artists, managers, agents, producers, and executives) and festival artists need no excuse to cut loose. The 2020 Midnight Party is their chance to take advantage of an open bar, exclusive setting, delicious food, good music, unpretentious crowd – and perhaps each other?!

JUST FOR LAUGHS AWARDS SHOW PRESENTING SPONSOR
Comedy’s biggest names are brought together at the industry’s most important awards show. Past recipients include Jim Carrey, Kevin Hart, Judd Apatow, Ali Wong, Jim Jefferies, Hasan Minhaj, Amanda Seales, Amy Poehler, Chelsea Handler, Seth Rogen, Mike Myers, Nick Kroll, Trevor Noah, Tiffany Haddish, Andy Samberg, Ellie Kemper, Bill Burr, Aziz Ansari, Mitch Hurwitz, Steven Levitan, Paul Feig, Kenya Barris and… we think you get the point!

 

BRANDED DISPOSABLE CHARGE TABS
The last thing we want to happen during a busy festival is for our cell phones to run out of juice! Put your name on disposable cell phone charging tabs so that our festival delegates can ensure that they (and their phones) are ready to go at all times.

COCKTAIL RECEPTION PRESENTING SPONSOR (1 of 2 SOLD)
5 to 7pm is the bridge between the daytime COMEDYPRO Conference and the nighttime JUST FOR LAUGHS Festival shows. This is the perfect time to have a cocktail and promote your brand, new product/service or to reward great accomplishments. Variety’s “10 Comics To Watch” cocktail and Prime Video’s “New Faces” cocktail are prime examples of past events.

COMEDYPRO@NIGHT PRESENTING SPONSOR
ComedyPRO@Night includes the New Faces of Comedy series, Variety 10 Comics To Watch showcase, and other high-profile industry shows at the 800-seat Monument National.

SHOWCASE YOUR TV SHOW OR STREAMING SERIES
ComedyPRO and Just For Laughs are the perfect place to showcase your TV or STREAMING series to comedy industry executives, key decision-makers, performers, fans and media all under one roof. Past cast shows include Big Mouth, GLOW, A Black Lady Sketch Show, Jann, Veep, Master of None, I’m Dying Up Here, Vice Principals, The Mick, Superior Donuts, The History of Comedy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Silicon Valley, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons and Family Guy.

PODCAST SERIES PRESENTING SPONSOR
Nothing less than the best and coolest podcasts in comedy are featured in this series. Combine this with the best guests in comedy and you have an explosive series that everyone will be talking about. Past podcasts include How Did This Get Made?, Inside Conan, The Patdown with Ms. Pat, Stop Podcasting Yourself, We Called Your Mom, Gettin’ Better with Ron Funches, Whiskey Ginger, Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness, WTF with Marc Maron, Harmontown, My Dad Wrote a Porno, Comedy Bang Bang, Doug Loves Movies, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes and much more.

COMEDYPRO VIDEO PRESENTING SPONSOR
We produce & package the twenty-five (25) best video clips of the biggest stars from COMEDYPRO and JUST FOR LAUGHS and you get access to all approved videos. Actions speak louder than words! Um, in this case, videos speak louder than words, so CLICK HERE to check out what we’ve done in the past!

 

VIP BAGS FOR ARTISTS & INDUSTRY DELEGATES (SOLD)
The Artist & Industry VIP Bag contains key tools to navigate the JUST FOR LAUGHS Festival and COMEDYPRO Conference, in addition to flyers, props and goodies from our sponsors! Over 1,000 bags are distributed to all our industry delegates and performers.

BUSINESS/CHARGING LOUNGE PRESENTING SPONSOR
Sometimes you just have to get away from the excitement of the Festival and Conference to get some down time, get work done, and re-charge! The Business/Charging Lounge is available to all Industry pass holders, and is a great place to plug in your laptop, re-charge your cell phone and get some work done in a more relaxed environment.

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON BAR COLUMN WRAPS
Sponsor one (1) of the five (5) column wraps around the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal Bar and maximise your brand visibility in the busiest spot during the four busiest days of the festival and conference.

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON ELEVATOR DECALS
Sponsor the two (2) primary elevators leading in to the DoubleTree by Hilton lobby. Maximise your brand visibility in the busiest elevators during the four busiest days of the festival and conference, as

INDUSTRY PASS LANYARDS
Every delegate at JFL ComedyPRO receives an Industry, Industry PLUS, or Express pass, which gives them access to conference and festival programming. Additionally, their accreditation gets them into the hottest cocktails and parties! Over 1,000 industry lanyards are distributed from July 22 – 25, 2020.

INSPIRATION LOBBY EXHIBITION SPACE
The Inspiration Room, located next to the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal Bar, is the second busiest room at the ComedyPRO conference, hosting six (6) to eight (8) panels including “Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch” panel. Attracting over 1,000 delegates over three days, the lobby is a great place to exhibit your work or brand to key industry attendees.

NETWORKING BRUNCH PRESENTING SPONSOR
The industry is invited to eat, mix and mingle at two (2) free delegate brunches. We also invite seasoned comedy professionals from leading web, TV and streaming companies to answer questions. Participants include executives from Netflix, FOX, HBO, CBS, CBC, NBC, Showtime, HBO, Comedy Central, Amazon, Bell Media, CBC, CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, Warner Media, YouTube, Vimeo and many more.

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON MONTREAL ROOM KEY CARDS & DOOR HANGERS
The DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal will be the hub of the JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL and the home of COMEDYPRO from July 20-25, 2020. Over 70% of our performers and industry delegates will be staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton and will receive a room key & ‘Do Not Disturb’ door hanger with your logo on it.

MIDNIGHT PARTY “WELCOME” COCKTAIL
Present artists and industry attendees with a signature cocktail that represents your brand, as they enter the most exclusive party at the festival, The Midnight Party. This welcome drink is a great way to kick off a night to remember!

ACTIVATION SPACE IN THE REGISTRATION/WELCOME AREA, BAR, OR HOTEL LOBBY
These spots are prime real estate to develop contacts, schmooze with industry delegates and artists, and represent your brand, as they are the most highly-trafficked areas in the hotel.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS PRESENTING SPONSOR
This sold out event is the kickoff to our busy industry and media week at JUST FOR LAUGHS. The Keynote has become a can’t-miss event that at JFL ComedyPRO! The Keynote is always given by the most respected, thought-provoking star in the biz and has included: Louie Anderson, Kenya Barris, Lewis Black, Marc Maron, Patton Oswalt, Colin Quinn, Jim Norton and Dana Gould.

ANDY KINDLER’S STATE OF THE INDUSTRY ADDRESS PRESENTING SPONSOR (SOLD)
The King of Complaining is back for another resentment-filled stroll down Mockery Lane. Andy has a black belt in taking things personally. No perceived slight will be left unmentioned. Andy Kindler’s address is the most anticipated industry event each year!

JUST FOR LAUGHS ARTIST & NEW FACES DIRECTORIES
The Artist and New Faces/Homegrown directories include representation and contact info for every performer at the festival. These booklets are critical to every industry person at our festival as a year-round reference.

 

JUST FOR LAUGHS “EAT MY SHORTS” PRESENTING SPONSOR 
Features a screening of the best comedy shorts from around the world.

COMEDYPRO PROGRAM COVER
The ComedyPRO program is distributed to over 1,000 industry members and performers at the festival and conference. It’s the final word on all programming that is relevant to our industry delegates and includes the full conference schedule.

TV OR WEB PITCH PROGRAM PRESENTING SPONSOR (TV SOLD)
Five teams with brass backbones are selected to face the music in each category – TV and Web. They present a five-minute pitch of their TV or Web series to a panel of uncompromising comedy experts who then provide them with honest, unabashed feedback. Several projects have been picked up for development over the last few years.

15 MINUTES WITH A POWER BROKER PRESENTING SPONSOR (SOLD)
Delegates can sign up for three one-on-one private meetings with the comedy industry’s leading digital, web and TV executives. Each meeting lasts 15 minutes and provides unprecedented access to development, production and programming professionals.

JUST FOR LAUGHS & COMEDYPRO DAILY SCHEDULE (SOLD)
Each morning, a schedule of all the days events (festival and conference), including lineups for each event, is available on the Welcome Area tables for industry and performers. Updated on a daily basis during the 7-day peak period of the JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL and COMEDYPRO.

COMEDYPRO PANEL PRESENTING SPONSOR
Hollywood is envious of the caliber of panels & panelists presented at COMEDYPRO. With stars like Trevor Noah & Amy Poehler, creators like Judd Apatow & Steve Levitan, major TV and web executives from companies like HBO, Comedy Central, YouTube & Funny or Die, and emerging juggernauts like Netflix & Hulu, our panels cover every important topic in comedy… and make people laugh while doing it!

 

PARTNER OPT-IN
Have a large presence at ComedyPRO for a small buy-in! Show your support as a partner of JFL ComedyPRO by “opting in” to a basic ComedyPRO visibility package.

Benefits include – recognition on our sponsor/partner logo band, which is placed throughout the festival, including:
• The ComedyPRO 2020 print program (distributed to 1,000+ industry members and artists at the festival and conference);
• The ComedyPRO website, which is a key destination to find information about passes, programming and participants;
• On screens at all events taking place in the Grand Salon Opera, Inspiration Room, and Ovation Room, where all our daytime programming takes place;
• On all our directional roll up banners (15+) placed throughout the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal.

POP-UP BANNER DISPLAY SPACE NEXT TO THE JUST FOR LAUGHS & COMEDYPRO WELCOME/REGISTRATION AREA
This is ideal visibility if you have a production company with a new series that you want to promote, an individual artist who is looking to get a little more self-promotion, or a service provider looking to target delegates.

FULL PAGE AD IN THE COMEDYPRO PROGRAM GUIDE
Get your message out by placing an ad in the ComedyPRO 2020 program guide, which is distributed to over 1,100 industry members and artists at the festival and conference!

INSERT IN THE JUST FOR LAUGHS & COMEDYPRO VIP BAG
Represent your company, brand, or artist by adding an item into our VIP welcome bag! Over 1,100 bags are distributed to industry attendees and festival artists.