Just For Laughs and Zoofest

© Just For Laugh Festival - Just For Laugh Festival© Tourisme Montréal, Martin New - Just For Laughs Festival© Just For Laughs Festival, Julia C. Vona - Just For Laughs Festival
© Just For Laughs Festival - Just For Laughs Festival© Zoofest, Dominique Bernier - Zoofest© Just For Laugh Festival - Zoofest

© Just For Laugh Festival - Just For Laugh Festival

June 17, 2016 — Montréal’s Quartier des spectacles will play host to some seriously silly situations with the return of the Just For Laughs Festival, July 16 to 31. All the big names in comedy from around the world will be here with non-stops gags, hilarious plays, and side-splitting shows whose main goal is simply to make you happy. Among the not to be missed events this year, Mike Ward will get things started in the streets and Sugar Sammy will present the very last performance of the legendary bilingual show.

Of course, the festival wouldn’t be complete without its famous Parade of Twins (and Triplets, and Quadruplets, and more!), spectacular streetside entertainment and seriously funny artists that headline the popular Urban Art program. And so that’s how Montréal transforms into one grandiose Big Top of comedy each summer, where thousands of artists bring some 2 million festival-goers to tears through laughter during over 2 000 shows, 1 500 of which are outdoors, free and guaranteed to leave you in stitches.
Also back again is the oh-so eclectic Zoofest, an incredible springboard for comedic up-and-comers, and, arguably, the wildest festival in the city. Dance, theatre, improv, comedy, and music, all with shades of burlesque, await you from July 7 to 30.