The Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal is the largest comedy festival in the world, drawing audiences of nearly 2 million comedy lovers every summer! The festival takes place in July and features hundreds of comedy shows in dozens of venues. From the biggest names in comedy to talented fresh faces, performers are guaranteed to keep crowds of comedy lovers and industry professionals laughing. Any JFL veteran could tell you, there is something for every sense of humor, from the crude jokes of The Nasty Show to the excitement of our Galas. The summer festival features Galas, club shows, solo shows, outdoor street performances, intimate OFF-JFL acts and even live improv podcast tapings. If you’d like to spend July laughing in the funniest city in the world, you’ve come to the right place. The unforgettable Just for Laughs Festival will be the hilarious highlight of your summer.
OFF-JFL is the funny facet of Montreal’s Zoofest & OFFJ-JFL Festival, a festival featuring emerging talent in comedy, music and theatre. OFF-JFL offers comedy shows of all sizes and prices. It is your chance to get up close and personal with some of your favourite comedy stars in some of Montreal’s most intimate venues, such as Café Cleopatra and Theatre Saint-Catherine.
Just For Laughs ComedyPRO gathers the biggest and best players of the comedy world for a four day exploration of all things humor. The event is widely known as an entertainment landmark and the most important conference in the business of funny. JFL ComedyPRO is attended by industry titans and comedy lovers alike, and boasts a remarkably funny list of past participants, including Amy Poehler, Chelsea Handler, Judd Apatow, Louis CK, Jason Reitman and more. The conference is packed full of panels, podcasts, keynote addresses, conversations among comedians and networking events.
The hype continues throughout the year and around the world, with touring shows, television specials and international partners.