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The Biggest Celebrities That You Can Spot At This Year's 'Just For Laughs' Festival In Montreal

JFL is huge this year!
Staff Writer
Kevin Hart and Jonathan Van Ness, Montreal Just For Laughs Festival

One of Montreal's largest and most well-known international festivals is just around the corner and the lineup is absolutely huge! 

The world knows it and loves it as the Just For Laughs Festival — the biggest international comedy festival in the world. From July 10th to July 28th, some of comedy's biggest stars will be in the city enjoying everything we have to offer. 

From galas to solo sets, the following is just a small preview of the incredible celebrities that you can spot at the Just For Laughs Festival. 

Trevor Noah

The world-renowned host of The Daily Show is coming to Montreal for his Loud & Clear Tour! He'll take over the Bell Centre for one night only on Friday, July 26th!

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Kevin Hart

One of the biggest names in comedy is returning to the Festival that skyrocketed him to fame. He'll be at the Monument National for his Hart To Heart interview series. He'll be interviewing Trevor Noah, Howie Mandel, and more! Check him out on Saturday, July 27th.

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Jonathan Van Ness

The Queer Eye star is bringing his unique brand of comedy and ceaseless energy to Salle Wilfred-Pelletier in his first-ever Gala! Don't miss out, catch him on Sunday, July 28th!

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The Jackass star brings his brand of off-beat gross-out humour to Montreal for the first time ever. He'll be performing his "Bucket List" show, a multi-media presentation of stand-up comedy and never-before-seen Jackass stunts! Don't miss Steve-O on Wednesday, July 24th!

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Nick Kroll 

You know him from his eponymous series The Kroll Show and from Netflix's animated hit, Big Mouth. Nick Kroll will be performing a solo stand-up show at the Olympia Theatre on Thursday, July 25th.

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Wanda Sykes 

The trailblazing stand-up comedy legend is returning to JFL to host a Gala of awesome proportions. Expect big laughs! Catch Sykes at the Salle Wilfred-Pelletier on Friday, July 26th!

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Fred Armisen 

The award-winning actor, musician, and producer is mostly known for his roles on Saturday Night Live and Portlandia. His live show, "Comedy For Musicians But Everyone Is Welcome" is coming to Montreal for one night only on Saturday, July 27th at the Olympia Theatre.

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Anthony Anderson 

The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated Black-ish star is bringing his energetic and unforgettable persona to his very own JFL Gala at Salle Wilfred-Pelletier on Sunday, July 28th!

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Craig Robinson 

Known from multiple movies and of course, The Office, Craig Robinson is bringing his infectious personality and silky-smooth voice to Montreal. He'll be joined by his band, The Nasty Delicious to perform an outdoor set for FREE on Saturday, July 27th!

Howie Mandel 

The Canadian comedy icon and long-time host of America's Got Talent is coming to Salle Wilfred-Pelletier to host a fifth consecutive star-studded Gala on Wednesday, July 24th!

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Jason Mantzoukas 

As probably one of the best supporting comedy actors this decade with roles on shows such as The League, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and The Good Place, Mantzoukas is an undisputed star. He'll be hosting his star-studded podcast live for the first time ever in Montreal on Saturday, July 27th at the Olympia Theatre.

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Jann Arden 

Ask your mom. Jann Arden is one of the most recognizable Canadian icons in the world. The multi-talented singer, actor, and comedian will host a panel discussion about her new CTV show and career on Thursday, July 25th!

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Jim Jefferies 

He's arguably one of the most respected yet controversial voices in comedy this generation. Jefferies is hosting two multi-comic Galas at the Salle Wildred-Pelletier on Thursday, July 27th.

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Jimmy Carr

For over a decade, Jimmy Carr has been ripping up the comedy circuit with his cutting one-liners and unrepentant insults. He'll be spending a few days in Montreal, hosting the "Brit(ish)" shows on July 26th and 27th and appearing in a few interviews.

For tickets to "Brit(ish)," click here!

Margaret Trudeau 

Yes, our Prime Minister's mom is a renowned Canadian icon and mental health advocate who's bringing her touching and intimate one-woman showCertain Women of an Age for a three-night stint at the GESU Centre.

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Marc Maron 

Renowned comedian, podcaster, and actor Marc Maron is bringing his newest comedy tour to the JFL Festival! Catch him at the 5ieme Salle at Place des Arts on Friday, July 26th! He'll also be appearing in a panel discussion and a few other shows during the week.

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Rachel Bloom 

Best known for her role on the hit musical comedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Rachel Bloom is at JFL for the first time ever for a week-long series of shows!

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Pete Holmes

The accomplished stand-up and actor Pete Holmes is bringing his unique brand of comedy to Montreal's Club Soda on Friday, July 26th!

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Tranna Wintour 

The Canadian icon is bringing her energetic and glamourous performance of Dear Alanis: A So-Called Musical Comedy to Montreal's Café Cleopatra on Saturday, July 20th!

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Ron Funches

The loveable Ron Funches and his fast-rising stardom are coming to JFL to perform a series of four shows at Montreal's Café Cleopatra from Wednesday the 24th to Saturday the 27th!

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Michael Che 

Saturday Night Live's very own Michael Che will be in Montreal to host his first-ever Gala at the Salle Wilfred-Pelletier on Saturday, July 27th!

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Jeffery Ross 

The Roastmaster himself will bring his Roastmaster's Invitational, a show where comedians face off in a battle of wits and insults. Catch him on a week-long stint at Club Soda!

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Check out the complete Just for Laughs program here!

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