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Just for Laughs review: Everybody loves Howie Mandel as gala host

Montreal Gazette - ‎15 hours ago‎
Howie Mandel returned to the Just for Laughs festival as gala host at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier on Friday night. Here's a roundup of key highlights by our panel of comedy connoisseurs.
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Just for Laughs festival fundraising for comedian Mike Ward's legal fees - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Montreal's Just for Laughs comedy festival is throwing its support behind a Quebec comedian who was ordered to pay damages to a young artist he mocked onstage.

Gallery: Just For Laughs red carpet

Montreal Gazette - ‎20 hours ago‎
Maria Bamford grimaces as she jokes with a TV reporter during interviews on the red carpet arrival for the Just For Laughs Awards Show in Montreal on Friday, July 29, 2016.

Just for Laughs: Louis CK's stand up is the festival highlight

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Just for Laughs: Louis C.K.'s stand up is the festival highlight. Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette More from Bill Brownstein, Montreal Gazette.

Just for Laughs: Jeff Goldblum goes gala

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Just for Laughs: Jeff Goldblum goes gala. Denise Duguay, Montreal Gazette More from Denise Duguay, Montreal Gazette. Published on: July 28, 2016 | Last Updated: July 28, 2016 6:25 AM EDT.

Just for Laughs gala: Nathan Lane owns the audience

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Quintessential Just for Laughs gala MC Nathan Lane commanded the laughs Thursday night at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of Place des Arts.

Just for Laughs: Brian Regan always finds gold in the mine

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 29, 2016‎
Doubtless, Regan will keep fans surprised here when he does a solo Just for Laughs show, Saturday at 7 p.m. at Théâtre Maisonneuve of Place des Arts.

Free events around the Quartier des spectacles during Just for Laughs - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Momentum for Montreal's world famous Just for Laughs comedy festival has been building all month and this is the last week to get out and see it before it's gone.
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Just for Laughs: Rubbing elbows with Veep's cast

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Selina Meyer alter ego Julia Louis-Dreyfus took the stage Wednesday night at Maison symphonique with her acting/political entourage in An Evening With the Cast of Veep - one of the most anticipated events of this year's Just for Laughs festival ...
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Nathan Lane bringing the Canadian jokes to Montreal's Just For Laughs - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The Tony, SAG and Emmy Award winner is bringing that gift to Montrealers on July 28, when he headlines the Nathan Lane Showstopper Videotron Gala at the city's Just For Laughs comedy festival. Global News had a few minutes to chat with Lane about his ...

Just for Laughs: Perseverance pays for Nasty Show's Ralphie May

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Ralphie May has been a hit at this year's Nasty Shows, but auditioned numerous times for previous editions of Just for Laughs without success. While that didn't impede his career elsewhere in North America, he says that "I had always wanted to be a ...

Just for Laughs act Howie Mandel on standup struggles in social media age

CTV News - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
With audience members recording standup comedy bits on their phones and uploading them online out of context, it changes the whole industry, says the Toronto-born "America's Got Talent" judge, who will host a multi-comic gala at Montreal's Just for ...

Just for Laughs: Jeff Goldblum brings his golden touch to gala

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
“I'm a huge comedy fan and we're cooking up some really interesting stuff for the show,” Jeff Goldblum says of his Wednesday night Just for Laughs gala at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier. He's seen here promoting Independence Day: Resurgence in London on June ...

David Cross keeps his humour on the edge of anger

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
David Cross is talking about audience reactions to his Making America Great Again! tour. By the time he comes off the road, he will have visited 75 cities in the U.S.

Highlights of the Just for Laughs film series

Cult MTL - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
With so much going on in the city at the moment, it wouldn't surprise me if most people didn't even realize that Just for Laughs has a film component (once known as Comedia, which appears to have folded back into JFL programming). Adding to the already ...

Just for Laughs: Tony Hale sees humanity in Veep's halls of power

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
One of the most anticipated events of this year's Just for Laughs festival is An Evening With the Cast of Veep, Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Kevin Hart greenlights 10 pitches for his streaming service at Just for Laughs festival

Mashable - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
MONTREAL, Canada - Kevin Hart greenlit ten pitches from up-and-coming comedians for his streaming service at the Just for Laughs festival Thursday. The pitch session, which followed a Q&A moderated by Mashable, gave 10 finalists the opportunity to ...
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Ruling against Mike Ward overshadows Just for Laughs Nasty Show

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Talk about timing: A few hours prior to hosting and launching the Just for Laughs festival's Nasty Show series Wednesday night at Metropolis, Mike Ward learned that he had been slapped with a $42,000 fine from Quebec's Human Rights Tribunal.

Just for Laughs lands Louis CK

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
A frequent visitor to Just for Laughs over the last two decades, Louis C.K. is considered by many to be the finest standup around.

Just for Laughs: Sugar Sammy going out with a bilingual bang

Montreal Gazette - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Sugar Sammy is moving to Paris in the fall, and will spend much of the next two years trying to conquer France's comedy scene.