Just For Laughs adds more acts to this summer's comedy festival

May 22 2019, 11:00 pm

The Just For Laughs festival just got a wee bit funnier.

Today, one of the world’s biggest stand-up comedy festival announced a slew of new artists who will be joining the likes of Adam Sandler, Trevor Noah, Jim Jefferies, Aziz Ansari, Rachel Bloom, and hundreds of other for the 37th edition of the summer laugh-a-thon.

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Headlining the newest wave of artists are Wanda Sykes, Blake Griffin, Nick Kroll, Fred Armisen, Ronny Chieng, Shaun Majumder, Steve O, She The People, Pete Holmes, and Jeff Ross.


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Multi-award-winning actress, producer, and comic, Wanda Sykes has recently appeared on ABC’s Black-ish, Comedy Central’s Broad City, and HBO’s iconic show Curb Your Enthusiasm will be hosting her own gala, The Wanda Sykes Gala, which takes place on Friday, July 26 at 7 pm at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts.

NBA All-Star Blake Griffin will be returning to JFL for a second go-around on July 25 with his gala that promotes his Team Griffin Foundation, an organization committed to helping young men and women in the United States “learn essential life lessons.”

Actor, comedian, voice artist, screenwriter, producer, singer, and musician, Fred Armisen, best recognized as a cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live from 2002 through 2013, is performing on July 27 at L’Olympia.


Known for his wild antics on MTV’s Jackass, Steve-O is bringing his Bucket List Tour, a multimedia comedy experience that includes screening footage of some of his most elusive and outlandish stunts, to the festival on July 24.

Margaret Trudeau, the mother of Prime Minister Trudeau and international mental health advocate, will be bringing her critically-acclaimed candid conversation “Certain Woman of an Age” to the festival for a three-night run from July 25 to 27.

Returning for his wildly popular “The Roastmaster’s Invitational,” Jeff Ross will be hosting a four-night, elimination-style, winner-takes-all roasting competition which will include a slew of international comedians and superstar judges from July 24 to 27 at the iconic Club Soda.


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A full list of galas, performers, shows, events, dates, prices, and times can be found on the Just For Laughs website.

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