Just For Laughs has finally kicked off! And this year the festival is hosting an impressive array of talented comedians. Just For Laughs will be spread out across the city with everything from free outdoor shows, to massive, sold-out venues like the Bell Centre. That's right. One single person hilarious enough to fill an entire stadium.
With the festivities coming to an end on July 28th, we don't want you to miss out on anything. Especially on the Gala events. If you haven't heard, Just For Laughs holds several Galas hosted by big-name comedians. The host then introduces a handful of other performers who each get a ten minute set. At this year's festival, there are a total of seven Galas. Two of them have already happened, but there's still five left to go!
Here is a list of the five remaining Galas so that you don't miss them:
1. Wanda Sykes Gala
If you're familiar with Wanda Sykes, you know she's got a larger than life personality. Sykes is a celebrated author, comedian, and actress. She's starred in a number of TV shows, including "Curb Your Enthusiasm." On talk shows and in interviews, she is faithfully witty and quick on her feet. Signs of the perfect host! Get your tickets now for this Gala, which includes sets by Keith Robinson, Nate Bargaste, Alonzo Bodden, Harland Williams, and Tom Ballard.
Date: July 23rd, 2015 7:00pm
2. Trevor Noah Gala
Here you have it: the newest heir to the Daily Show. This is a Gala that you simply cannot miss. The newest and hottest host of comedy takes the stage alongside Jeff Ross, Hasan Minhaj, Neal Brennan, Artie Lange, Mark Forward, and Katherine Ryan. His guests alone are a good reason to head down to this event. Never mind that this host has some serious talent.
Date: July 23rd, 2015 9:45pm
3. Howie Mandel Gala
I am going to go ahead and assume you know who this guy is. Deal or No Deal, Bobby's World, America's Got Talent...he's been everywhere. With two Emmy nominations under his belt, he's a celebrated name in a number of industries, both onscreen and off. Mandel will be hosting a killer lineup including: Pete Holmes, Reggie Watts, Barry & Stuart, Marina Franklin, Fortune Feimster, Jen Kirkman, Jim Breuer and Jeff Ross!
Date: July 25th, 2015 9:45pm
4. Norm Macdonald Gala
You will probably recognize this name from his time on SNL. He has also been named one of Comedy Central's "100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time." Of all time. He has now been selected as the newest judge on this season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Norm Macdonald’s Gala will host: Rhys Darby, Natasha Leggero, Brent Morin, Omid Djalili, J.B. Smoove, Rachel Feinstein, Darcy Michael and Sam Simmons.
Date: July 26th, 2015 7:00pm
5. Alan Cumming Gala
Tony Award winner Alan Cumming will be gracing the stage as a Gala host. Not only will he be hosting a Just For Laughs Gala, but he will also be co-hosting this year’s Tony Awards. This author, actor, and comedian has appeared in films such as “X2: X-Men United” and the TV show “The Good Wife.” His lineup includes: Rob Schneider, Joel Creasey, Orny Adams, Shaun Majumder, Sean Cullen, Dana Gould, Jen Kirkman, and Tod Glass.
Date: July 25th, 2015 7:00pm
Just For Laughs is once again delivering some big names in comedy. Get your tickets to these Galas ASAP!