Alright, friends, show of hands: who here loves to laugh?\nThat was a dumb question, I know. Everyone loves to laugh, and if you don't... well, maybe get that checked out. That's not super normal.\nFor those of us who love comedy more than life itself, though, there's no better treat than going to see a live comedy show.\nvia @justforlaughs\nActually, seeing a live comedy show is an awesome treat for everyone. Stand up comedians have the uncanny gift to make you feel roughly 100% better about life, and I don't know about you, but that sounds like one serious pick-me-up to me.\nvia @justforlaughs\nThankfully, Montreal's super huge Just For Laughs comedy festival is here to bless the city with tons of stand up comedy shows again this year, for its 35th Anniversary. (Sidenote: JFL also happens to be the biggest comedy festival in the world, which is pretty amazing, tbh!)\nvia @justforlaughs\nThese aren't your typical stand-up comedy shows. In true JFL fashion, their live stand up galas just so happen to have something extra special about them.\nEach gala will be headlined by one big-name comedian, of course; but more than that, each one will also feature a lineup of extremely talented comics. So you're really getting a bunch of mini-shows for the price of one. That's what I call a win-win, friends.\nvia @erika.rosexo\nCurious as to who exactly is playing the stand up galas at this year's 2017 Just For Laughs comedy festival? Well, no worries. I got you.\nColin Jost & Michael Che\nvia @colinjost\nJuly 26 at 9:45 PM\nWith guests Jim Norton, Lil Rel Howery, Sarah Millican, Steve Byrne, Ivan Decker and Phil Hanley.\nPlace Des Arts (Salle Wilfred-Pelletier)\nMore info here\nThe Jane Krakowski Gala\nvia @vulture\nJuly 28 at 7:00 PM\nFeaturing Chris D'Elia, Jen Kirkman, Randy, Eman El-Husseini, Sean Emeny, Donnell Rawlings, Steve Simeone and more!\nPlace Des Arts (Salle Wilfred-Pelletier)\nMore info here\nThe Joel McHale Gala\nvia @younghollywood\nJuly 30 at 9:45 PM\nWith guests Elon Gold, Rod Man, Martha Chaves, Jimmy Shubert, Eliza Skinner, Pete Johansson, and more!\nPlace Des Arts (Salle Wilfred-Pelletier)\nMore info here\nSugar Sammy's International Gala\nvia @sugarsammyk\nJuly 27 & July 28 at 9:45 PM\nWith guests including Ismo Leikola, Loyiso Gola, Urzila Carlson, Wil Anderson, Vir Das, Daliso Chaponda, and Michael Mittermeier.\nPlace Des Arts (Salle Wilfred-Pelletier)\nMore info here\nThe David Spade Gala\nvia @davidspade\nJuly 26 at 7:00 PM\nWith guests Jeff Ross, The Lucas Bros., Katherine Ryan, K. Trevor Wilson, Godfrey, and Arj Barker!\nPlace Des Arts (Salle Wilfred-Pelletier)\nMore info here\nThe Rick Mercer Gala\nvia @itsrickmercer\nJuly 27 at 7:00 pM\nFeaturing W. Kamau Bell, Carl Barron, Arthur Simeon, Jessica Kirson, Jon Reep and Tom Papa!\nPlace Des Arts (Salle Wilfred-Pelletier)\nMore info here\nThe Lily Singh Gala\nvia @ravsstudio\nJuly 30 at 7:00 PM\nPlace Des Arts (Salle Wilfred-Pelletier)\nMore info here\nThe Howie Mandel Gala\nvia @justforlaughs\nJuly 29 at 6:30 PM\nFeaturing Cedric the Entertainer, Jimmy Carr, Orny Adams, and Yamaneika Saunders.\nPlace Des Arts (Salle Wilfred-Pelletier)\nMore info here\nThe Laverne Cox Gala\nvia @lavernecox\nJuly 29 at 9:45 pM\nIncluding Ryan Hamilton, Bryan Callen, Tommy Little, Matt Wright, Laurie Elliott, and more!\nPlace Des Arts (Salle Wilfred-Pelletier)\nMore info here\nOther than regular galas, JFL is also hosting All Access Live shows... which are basically like little mini galas you get to enjoy, too:\nAll Access Live with Natasha Leggero\nvia @natashaleggero\nJuly 28 at 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM\nClub Soda\nMore info here\nAll Access Live with Moshe Kasher\nvia @moshekasher\nJuly 27 at 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM\nClub Soda\nMore info here\nAll Access Live with Mike Birbiglia\nvia @birbigs\nJuly 26 at 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM\nClub Soda\nMore info here\nAll Access Live with Wyatt Cenac\nvia @wyattcenac\nJuly 29 at 7:00 PM & 10:00 PM\nClub Soda\nMore info here\nI mean, let's be real. Anything that involves Laverne Cox, Howie Mandel, Rick Mercer, Joel McHale, and these other super talented comics seems like an awesome way to spend a summer day (or evening) to me!\nYou can get more information on these shows by checking out Just For Laughs' Facebook, website, and Instagram!