Returning to Montreal from July 11 to 29 is the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, a celebration of everything funny from the performers to the business behind the curtains.
Paul Ronca, the festivalâ€™s director of industry and special events programming and strategic partner development, describes Just for Laughs as the Coachella of comedy. â€œIf youâ€™re a fan of comedy or work in it, this festival should be at the very top of your list,â€ he says.
Now in its 36th year, Just for Laughs has evolved in direction and scope just like the industry that it celebrates. â€œWe attract everyone in the world of comedy: creators, influencers, TV, web and film executives and podcasters,â€ Ronca says.
After such growth, the line-up this year boasts some of the biggest names in the business. â€œWhere do we start?â€ Ronca exclaims when asked which performers will draw big crowds. â€œThere are so many killer acts this year!â€
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