This is a comedy festival and is an annual event.
|Location(s)||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Inaugurated||July 14, 1983|
Just for Laughs was started by Gilbert Rozon in 1983 for the french speakers. In 1985, a new festival format was introduced for English speakers - both were held one after the other.
This event promises to be a lot of fun – as the organisers like to say – buckle up and grab a helmet. This is the 30th anniversary and one can expect 3 weeks of non stop activities with parties, the funniest people and many prizes. Enjoy a round the clock line up of indoor and outdoor events featuring many of comedy’s brightest stars. Check the official website to see who will be performing – the performers who matter will be here.
One can see street performers doing vaudeville through out the city – especially in the “Latin Quarter” which has a lot of cafes and theatres. In the evenings, night clubs and theatres offer different programs featuring a variety of performers.
Other Happenings: This event is attended by people from around the world – many in the audience are talent scouts and producers from the entertainment industry. Many well known people got their start here.
One can also watch short films at the Comedy Film Festival – this was started in 1996 So far, over 125 short films and full length movies from around the world were screened here.
This Festival has acted as a launch pad for many comedians on US TV networks and sitcoms. People come to the festival for laughs and a good time – the concept has caught on and similar events are hosted in many big cities like Sydney and Chicago.