The Just For Laughs Festival announced the recipients of the Just For Laughs Awards Show, Kevin Hart presented LOL Live, and the lineup of the Mega Stars of Comedy Gala was revealed.
And the winners are…
Writer, actor, and director Aziz Ansari is this year’s Just For Laughs Comedy Person of the Year, heading a star-studded list that includes Sebastian Maniscalco, Maria Bamford, Mike Judge and Alec Berg. All five will receive their awards at the Just For Laughs Awards Show on Friday, July 29thin Montreal, part of JFL ComedyPRO.
Kevin Hart Presents LOL Live was also announced, a six-night event showcasing some of the best comedians from around the world and appearing at the Just For Laughs Festival. It will be filmed exclusively for Hart’s new digital Laugh Out Loud Network, a video-on-demand service that offers viewers exclusive curated content. There will be 12 filmed performances over six nights, from July 26-31 at Théatre Berri.
The Mega Stars of Comedy Gala will feature world-class headliners including Scottish funny man Danny Bhoy, king of the rant Lewis Black, Curb Your Enthusiasm’s JB Smoove, Canadian favorite Gerry Dee, Whose Line is It Anyway?’s Greg Proops, and more to be announced. They will all be performing on July 30th at 7pm at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Place des Arts.