Three of the biggest names in comedy will be headlining acts at this year’s Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
Kevin Hart, Jerry Seinfeld, and Trevor Noah have all been announced for this summer’s event.
Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Network and Just For Laughs have joined forces in search of the funniest short films from the US and Canada with Laugh Out Loud Network Presents: Just For Laughs Eat My Shorts, a new initiative between the world’s biggest comedy star and the world’s biggest comedy festival. From submissions received, twenty films that speak to a diverse, multicultural audience will be selected to stream on the LOL website when it launches this summer, where fans will have the chance to vote on their favorites. The top five films selected and more will be screened at the Just For Laughs Festival on Thursday, July 27th, where Kevin Hart will present a development deal to one lucky winner followed by a post-show Q&A.
Just For Laughs and JS Touring announced that America’s premier comedian Jerry Seinfeld and France’s biggest and most loved comedic star Gad Elmaleh will share the stage for the first time as co-headliners with an exclusive one night only event to commemorate JFL’s 35th Anniversary.
And Trevor Noah, the most successful comedian in Africa and host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show on Comedy Central, will perform live on July 28th with two performance. Noah released his 9th new comedy special Afraid of The Dark in February on Netflix and in November 2016, he released his first book, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, which was an instant New York Times bestseller. His Born a Crime audiobook is Audible’s highest rated since its release in 2016.
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