Woo-hoo! It may not feel like summer out there, but it's coming and today's new festival lineup announcement just brought all the summertime feels this blustery morning.
Just For Laughs is a driving force in comedy around North America. Every year the JFL Festival brings incredible names from Hollywood and stand-up comedy through Montreal for dedicated galas and free shows.
Today, the Just For Laughs Festival lineup was confirmed, and we got some huge names in 2018!
Tiffany Haddish, Trever Noah, and Jo Koy all lead the pack.
Kevin Hart and Jimmy Carr round out the first announcements for 2018's JFL Festival. More stellar comedy acts are to be announced very soon.
I've gotta say, seeing Tiffany Haddish hosting a Gala in Montreal is very exciting! She is so hot right now, her role in Girls Trip made her the superstar she always deserved to be - and here's hoping that famous Alexander McQueen dress she sports to every major event.
Haddish will be hosting her JFL debut gala Saturday, July 28th, at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts at 11:00 pm.
Trevor Noah marks a return to JFL festival with two galas. The Daily Show host will deliver the laughs at Place Des Art's Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier on Saturday July 28th, 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM.
A new solo show from Jimmy Carr can be seen at Le Gesù Theatre. Shows will happen Saturday, July 21, Monday, July 23 – Saturday, July 28 at 9:30pm; and Sunday, July 22 and Sunday, July 29 at 8:30pm.
Jo Koy will see his solo show light up the stage on July 28th at 9:30 PM at Maison Symphonique at Place Des Arts.
In addition to all the Hollywood celebs and comedians I just mentioned, the lineup for JFL Fest's annual club shows has also been confirmed.
Brad Williams, Nikki Glaser, Mike Britt, Ms. Pat and Derek Seguin will join host Robert Kelly for The Nasty Show, running July 18 - July 21. Additional performances can be seen on July 24 - July 28 at MTELUS Theatre at 9:30 PM.
Club Soda will be home to The Ethnic Show, hosted by Maz Jobrani. Gina Brillon, Francisco Ramos, Matteo Lane, and Orny Adams are slated to join. There are 16 performances in total from July 11 - July 22, they are currently on sale. Three shows have been added at MTELUS Theatre July 24-26.
You can grab your JFL Festival tickets right now at the Just For Laughs site.