The comedy festival's organisers say there will be a combination of virtual and in-person activities this summer
The festival will take place in Montreal from July 26 to July 31. According to a spokesperson, arrangements call for reduced live shows in Montreal, as well as satellite concerts in New York City and Los Angeles.
Most standup shows will be available for free streaming, and the hardcore will gain paid access to premium content, such as the career-launching "New Faces" showcase for up-and-coming comedians. In downtown Montreal, at the Quartier des spectacles, the conventional outdoor activities of the festival are still safely scheduled to entertain passersby.
How it started;
Gilbert Rozon arranged the first two-day French comedy festival in Montréal in 1983. A new name - Andrew Nulman - joined the festival's team two years later, and the idea for an English version of Just for Laughs was born. Nulman subsequently extended the Just for Laughs festival to a month-long affair, with French comedy in the first two weeks under the Juste Pour Rire moniker and the Just for Laughs English lineup second. Since then, Just for Laughs has established itself as the world's premier comedy festival, attracting big names from Hollywood and other film capitals to perform or sign up new talent.
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