Montreal Just For Laughs Festival Kicks Off Today

Dave Chappelle had originally signed up for eight performances at this year’s Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, and a ninth show has been added. Other big-name celebs hitting the JFL stage include Wanda Sykes, Neil Patrick Harris, Alan Cumming, and Jane Lynch, to name a few.

Chappelle will also receive the JFL’s Generation Award during his stint at the festival.

Sir Patrick Stewart, Trevor Noah (who is taking over for Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show), and home-grown Norm MacDonald (Saturday Night Live) will also be performing at Just For Laughs. There are over 1600 shows and 1200 free outdoor performances, for 20 days of non-stop entertainment. More than two million fans are expected to attend the Just For Laughs Festival.

For more info on JFL Montreal, visit their official website. The Just For Laughs fest runs from July 8-28.

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