One of Montreal's largest and most highly anticipated festivals is happening right now, and if you haven't had the chance to check it out yet, you're going to want to.

Having just completed its penultimate weekend, the 37th edition of Just For Laughs has been ramping up activities with street-side performers, free outdoor shows, a food festival and, of course, a slew of great comics. The 18-day festival's impressive lineup includes big-name celebs like Wanda Sykes, Blake Griffin, Fred Armisen, Nick Kroll, Steve-O, Ronny Chieng, and Margaret Trudeau (yes, our Prime Minister's mother). But, with less than a week left, Montrealers who haven't yet attended the festival may be scrambling to see their favourite galas and solo sets before they hit the road again on July 29. 

So, before they're gone for good, here are 10 insanely funny shows you need to see before the 2019 Just For Laughs Festival leaves Montreal!

She The People

When: July 25-27

Price: $47.50

Address: Centaur Theatre, 453 Saint Francois Xavier St, Montreal, QC H2Y 2T1

Why you need to go: "The future is here and it's female!" The ladies of Second City Toronto are coming to Montreal to take on politics and patriarchy in a sketch show entirely created, designed, and performed by insanely funny women. Ladies, we can finally laugh at the expense of men!

Book here.

Anthony Anderson

When: July 28, 6:30 PM

Price: $42.80-$121.09

Address: PDA – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, 175 Saint Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H2X 3X5

Why you need to go: You undoubtedly already recognize this Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor. He's been in everything from Black-ish to Kangaroo Jack, and now he's headed to Montreal to host his very own gala at Just For Laughs! Catch him live on the JFL stage joined by a lineup of incredible talent.

Book here.

Jonathan Van Ness

When: July 28, 9:00 PM

Price: $65.63-$121.09

Address: PDA – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, 175 Saint Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H2X 3X5

Why you need to go: Queer Eye star, celebrity hairstylist, and my dream BFF, Jonathan Van Ness, is hosting his very first multi-comic gala at Just For Laughs this summer! Yaaaas henny! Can you believe? JVN will also be joined by a lineup of diverse comedians hand-selected from the festival, so guys, definitely don't miss this one! Tickets are already starting to sell out.

Book here.

Michael Che

When: July 27, 9:45 PM

Price: $42.80-$121.09

Address: PDA – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, 175 Saint Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H2X 3X5

Why you need to go: Che uses comedy to identify humanity in the most controversial ways. He's also currently the co-anchor of SNL’s hugely popular “Weekend Update” segment and a co-head writer for the show. 

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Anthony Jeselnik

When: July 27, 7:00 PM

Price: $42.80-121.09

Address: PDA – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, 175 Saint Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H2X 3X5

Why you need to go: Anthony Jeselnik has found success on both television and the live stage. He's known for his dark comedy style, which focuses on sharp insults and a self-important attitude. If you love punch lines that cross moral lines, Anthony Jeselnik is your guy.

Book here.

Jim Jefferies

When: July 25, 7:00 PM and 9:45 PM

Price: $65.85-$150.06

Address: PDA – Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, 175 Saint Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H2X 3X5

Why you need to go: Recently named one of the top 5 touring comedians worldwide, Jim Jefferies is one of the most popular, well-respected comedians of his generation. His unique, controversial style will make you question your beliefs and laugh the night away.

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Netflix Presents Big Mouth: Meet the Cast and Creators

When: July 27, 2:30 PM

Price: $37.00

Address: DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal - Grand Salon Opera - Level 4, 1255 Jeanne Mance St, Montreal, QC H5B 1E5

Why you need to go: Meet the masterminds behind Netflix’s hilarious, edgy animated series, Big Mouth! Learn how this incredible show was brought to life and listen to creators such as comedian Nick Kroll, Brooklyn 99's Jason Mantzoukas, and Saturday Night Live actor Fred Armisen, along with Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett.

Book here.

Ronny Chieng

When: July 25, 9:30 PM

Price: $46.95-$49.95

Address: Gesù, 1200 Bleury St, Montreal, QC H3B 3J3

Why you need to go: You probably know this comedian from the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians, or as a Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Don't miss the exclusive chance to see Ronny Chieng's unapologetic stand-up live!

Book here.

Rachel Bloom

When: July 26, 27, 7:00 PM

Price: $43.80-$49.79

Address: Gesù, 1200 Bleury St, Montreal, QC H3B 3J3

Why you need to go: After sold-out performances at NYC'S Radio City Music Hall and London's The Palladium, plus winning a Golden Globe, Rachel Bloom will deliver big laughs at JFL. If you're down to catch live renditions of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend songs and original stand-up material, be sure to attend one of her shows.

Book here.

comedy. by blake

When: July 25, 9:30 PM

Price: $69.18-$500.00 (VIP)

Address: PDA - Cinquième Salle - 175 Saint Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H2X 1Z8

Why you need to go: NBA All-Star Blake Griffin is making his JFL comeback as host and curator of an outstanding stand-up show. To help raise funds for the Team Griffin Foundation, in partnership with Red Bull, renowned comedian and three-time Emmy-nominated Neal Brennan will be headlining the event.

Book here.

To purchase tickets, visit the Just For Laughs website or check out their Facebook and Instagram pages for more info!

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