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Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival sets summer dates for the 39th Edition

Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival sets summer dates for the 39th Edition
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The Just For Laughs comedy festival has announced its 39th edition will take place (in a hybrid format) during its usual summertime dates of July 15-31.

The fest has confirmed that its industry conference Comedypro— which unites the world’s biggest stars— will be entirely virtual, but it remains to be seen if the festival’s stand-up comedy programming will be in-person or online.

The festival is also searching for the funniest short films from around the world to showcase in Eat My Shorts, the festival’s staple short film competition.

The top films selected this year will be screened digitally from July 26-31, 2021, and will be voted upon by a jury of programming experts selected by festival executives to be announced at the screening. Many great filmmakers have screened short films in Eat My Shorts over the last two decades including Jason Reitman (3 times), Trey Parker & Matt Stone, and Bill Lawrence.

All submission guidelines, rules, regulations and winning-prize details can be found online at www.comedypro.hahaha.com/submissions.

Early bird ComedyPRO passes are now on-sale today at www.comedypro.hahaha.com for $99US. Pass prices will increase to $199US at a later date.

Here is what the press release had to say:

Montréal, February 17, 2021 - Just For Laughs Festival is thrilled to reveal that the 39th festival will be moving forward as scheduled, taking place on its annual dates from July 15-31, 2021. Knowing that now more than ever, comedy fans have an insatiable appetite for fresh content, the Just For Laughs producers are working tirelessly to curate an unrivaled hybrid experience featuring the most revered names in the comedy industry.

In the coming months, the festival will determine the scope and nature of the live and online performances; however, fans and industry can rest assured that their favourite stand-up performances, star-studded In Conversations, powerful and poignant keynote speeches will all be included in the mix.

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