Just for Laughs Group will be fully virtual for the first time since 1983.
The annual comedy festival in Montreal will anticipate its general crowd at an online venue in response to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. Maintaining the original postponed dates, the festival will welcome online audiences on 9 and 10 October. Diversity As a virtual panel, it will present its annual 10 Comics to Watch, a 2000 tradition.
Charles Dakary, President and CEO of Just for Laughs Group, said in a press release, “The most important thing for us, despite all the changes that have taken place in our industry, is to satisfy our festival-goers by respecting the health system that works effectively.” I am not giving up any effort to present the festival. “
The online portal it will host will be a duplication of the traditional festival experience, giving users access to a variety of free options to hire Come ComedyPro, JFL42 and ComedyCommon will provide comedy programming during the show. Bill Bar, The Ethnic Show and The Nasty Show, all originally scheduled for 2020, have been rescheduled to be part of the festival’s 2021 operation.
The smiling smile hopes that the interactive parts will be included with the online iteration at the festival, with various performances just to engage the conversation, the panel and its audience.
“More than ever, we want to maintain our position as industry leaders by creating innovation Comedy events that allow our artists to work and provide the highest quality comedy To the public, “Dakari said.
In addition to the Montreal-based event, its French sister festival, Just de Rere, will run from 29 September to 10 October. The hybrid festival will include free and paid content, both online and on stage, including live theater performances, which will follow Quebec’s health guidelines.
“We have heard all the reactions since presenting the Hahaha Digital Festival in May We got it from our fans and we are sure we will present a hybrid festival It is even moving to satisfy the public and satisfy expectations, ”Just Vice President Patrick Rosen said in a statement.
Further programming details for the festivities will be available near the event launch date.