Featuring over two weeks of comedy performances, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival takes place in July each year.
Just For Laughs Festival
Founded in 1983 the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival is an internationally-known comedy festival. It celebrates its 39th year in 2021.
The festival was originally intended as a French-language-only event. However, in 1985 it expanded to include English performers as well.
Although the festival is based in Montreal several other Just For Laughs festivals take place across the continent. One other popular event is the JFL Northwest Comedy Fest in Vancouver.
Where and When
In 2021 the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival takes place from July 15th until 31st. Exact hours are to be determined.
The 2020 festival was unable to take place due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some details for the 2021 festival, including if the events will be fully online, are to be confirmed. However, our best guess is that most events will be held online with some limited capacity performances taking place in person.
When the festival does take place in person, performances happen at venues across the city. Past performance venues have included the Cinquième Salle at Place des Arts, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts and Club Soda.
The full schedule of events for the 2021 festival is to be determined. To give an idea of what to expect, some performances from the festival in 2019 are listed below.
- July 24, 2019 – Tiny Meat Gang Live with Cody Ko and Noel Miller.
- July 24, 2019 – Claudia Oshry, also known as @GirlWithNoJob on social media, performs.
- July 27, 2019 – Meet the creators of the hit Netflix show Big Mouth.
- July 28, 2019 – The Anthony Anderson Gala with Anthony Anderson, star of the TV comedy Black-ish.
Notable artists that have performed at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival in the past include Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and Pete Davidson.
Prices for the 2021 virtual Just For Laughs Festival are to be determined. For comparison, prices for the 2019 festival are listed below:
- Two Show Pass – $99
- Three Show Pass – $139
- Five Show Pass – $215
For more details visit the official Just For Laughs Festival Montreal website.
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