Ha-ha-has all Over the International Festival
Ha-ha-has all Over the Largest International Comedy Festival in the World for the Past 34 Years
We are talking about the “Just For Laughs Comedy Festival”, which is going to be held in Montréal from 15 – 31 July, 2016. Grab more on the official website that is literally called the“HAHAHA.COM”. Isn’t it perfectly complementing the festival name? Comedians perform everywhere including the cozy haunts like Theatré Sainte-Catherine to the enormous Théâtre Maisonneuve. Free and ticketed events include; street art performances, theatre productions, stand-up monologues, and posh galas.
Furthermore, Just For Laughs isn’t just for fans of stand-up comedy, but the festival also includes film festival and a wide range of theatrical and multimedia performances. Circus artists like clowns and acrobatic specialists take to the streets, along with street dancers and stilt walkers, creating a carnivalesque vibe in the middle of Places Des Festivales.
Recent years have featured comedy stars like Dave Chappelle, Kevin Hart, Neil Patrick Harris, Trevor Noah, Mike Meyers, and Patton Oswalt. Even more, Just For Laughs helped in launching the careers of today’s comedy heroes like Jon Stewart and Tina Fey. Back in 1989, Rowan Atkinson also tested out his Mr. Bean character on Montréal festival audiences. What else!
This festival began as a French language comedy weekend event called “Juste Pour Rire”. In just two years, the festival included English-speaking artists; thus, officially transforming it into a bilingual event. Today, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival also has sister festivals in Toronto, Chicago, Sydney, Nantes, France, and Vancouver, B.C. One of the famous shows Just For Laughs: Gags was also produced by Just For Laughs and many others that have been broadcast in 135 countries and shown on nearly 100 airlines.
Go to Montréal for the full month of July and enjoy the city, as well as experience the Montreal Jazz Festival and Just For Laughs Festival. Pre-book your flight tickets with Voyages Booth before you miss the chance to attend not one rather two popular festivals of Canada.