Get excited Montreal, because the greatest festival of the year is fast approaching! I'm talking, of course, about Just For Laughs.

What began as a tiny 2 day event in 1983, has since grown to become the single largest international comedy festival in the world.

Montreal is about to be invaded by the funniest people on earth, and with so much talent battling for our attention, choosing which show to attend can be a little overwhelming.

So if you want to know which shows to attend, look no further. And if you still can't choose, just grab yourself a JFL pass to catch multiple shows for less.

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1. Seth Rogen:  Sausage Party Special Screening


July 30 - 8:30PM

Seth Rogen is returning to Just For Laughs for a special screening of Sausage Party! It's the first ever R-rated CG animated film. The all-star cast features: Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton and Salma Hayek. Not only that, Montrealers are getting treated to a special screening 2 weeks before the regular premiere.

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2. Sarah Silverman

Maison Symphonique - Place des Arts

July 30 - 9:30PM

One of the most versatile talents in entertainment is gracing us with her presence once again. Be sure to catch Sarah Silverman's stand-up show at the Festival this year! You won't be disappointed.

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3. David Cross

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier - Place Des Arts

July 27 - 9:45PM

David Cross will be hosting a Just For Laughs Gala. He starred in Arrested Development as the lovably quirky, infamous Never Nude, Dr. Tobias Fünke.

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4. Julia Louis Dreyfus

Maison Symphonique - Place Des Arts

July 27 - 7:00 PM

Just For Laughs is thrilled to welcome Julia Louis-Dreyfus this year. You may know her from a little show called Seinfeld, but it’s her current show, Veep, that brings her to town. She and her fellow cast members will be hosting An evening with the Cast of Veep starring Tony Hale, Timothy Simons and showrunner David Mandel.

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5. Hannibal Buress

Théâtre Olympia

July 30 - 7:00 PM

The hilarious Hannibal Buress will be doing his own solo show at the Festival. You might know him as Lincoln from the hit show Broad City, or perhaps you’ve seen one of his multiple Netflix specials.

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6. Alan Carr

Salle Claude-Léveillée - Place des Arts

July 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 - 7:30PM

UK superstar Alan Carr is proud to present his solo show, Yap! Yap! Yap!, in Canada for the first time ever! Don't miss out on this one!

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7. Russell Peters

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier - Place Des Arts

July 30 - 9:45PM

Stand-up pro Russell Peters returns to host a Just For Laughs Gala. His latest special, Notorious, can be seen on Netflix. Both of his galas sold out in 2014, be sure to get your ticket fast!

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8. Oh, Hello


July 28,29,30 - 9:30PM

Gil Faizon (Nick Kroll) and George St. Geegland (John Mulaney) will take the city by storm this summer with their show Oh, Hello. They are widely known for their hit prank show Too Much Tuna. Don’t miss this dynamic, geriatric duo.

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9. Jay Pharoah

Club Soda

July 27 - 7:00PM | 10:00PM

You've no doubt seen him on TV. In fact, Saturday Night Live just wouldn't be the same without him. Pharoah is bringing his wide array of celebrity impressions to town including Barack Obama, Will Smith and Denzel Washington.

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10. Tom Green

Théâtre Ste-Catherine

July 21, 22, 23, 24 - 10:30PM

Mainline Theatre

July 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 - 10:30PM 

Tom Green has been entertaining crowds with his outrageously unusual brand of humor for decades and he's only just getting started. You can catch him during one of his many OFF-JFL shows.

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11. Carrie Fisher

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier - Place Des Arts

July 31 - 7:00PM

That's right, the legendary Carrie Fisher will be hosting her very own Just For Laughs Gala featuring a ton of amazing comics. Rumor has it this performance will even be televised.

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12. Brian Regan

Theatre Maisonneuve - Place Des Arts

July 30 - 7:00 PM

Brian Regan has been doing comedy for decades. He visits almost 100 cities a year and sells out venues across the continent with his stand-up shows. Don't miss your chance to see him at Just For Laughs this summer!

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13. Maria Bamford

5e Salle Place des Arts

July 28 - 9:00PM | July 29 - 9:30PM 

Maria Bamford will also be doing a solo show at Just For Laughs. Her new Netflix show, Lady Dynamite, is simply wonderful, you won’t want to miss her in Montreal.

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14. Gad Elmaleh


July 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 - 7:00PM

Oh My Gad! Gad Elmaleh is gracing us with his presence. One of the biggest and most loved comedic stars in France, Gad will transcend cultural boundaries in what's sure to be a fantastic comedy show.

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15. Jimmy Carr

GESÙ / Monument National (July 28)

July 25 - 9:00 PM | July 26, 27, 28 - 9:30 PM | July 30 - 7:00 PM

Jimmy is one of the most respected and best-loved comedians working in Britain today. Last year he appeared on The Nasty Show, this year he's bringing us his Funny Business show, which has been seen by over 300,000 people worldwide. 

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Check out the Just For Laughs official website and Facebook page for tickets and more information.

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