British comics join virtual Just For Laughs Festival | Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding and Gina Yashere

British comics join virtual Just For Laughs Festival

Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding and Gina Yashere

Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding and Gina Yashere have been added to the line-up of this year’s digital Just For Laughs Festival.

Yashere will be giving a keynote address to the event at 11pm on October 9, UK time, while Carr and Fielding will be in discussion for a Conversations With Funny People session 24 hours later.

Usually held in  Montreal every July, where it is a magnet for the US comedy industry, the Just For Laughs festival will this year take place online - but all events will be free.

Also added to the programme today are Conversations With Funny People events with Chelsea Handler and Ronny Chieng, a discussion between Kevin Hart and Judd Apatow,  a panel about Steve Byrne’s forthcoming film The Opening Act, about an aspiring comedian given the chance to open for his hero; and Howie Mandel interviewing comics about how they turned personal adversity into material.

The two-day festival will have multiple virtual comedy rooms that will be running simultaneously, starting at Friday October 9 at 10:15pm UK time. Each show will remain on the website via video on demand until 5am Monday.

More details are available on the official website.

Published: 29 Sep 2020

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