Just for Laughs presents

Carrie Fisher Comedy Gala

Just For Laughs is thrilled to announce that the legendary Carrie Fisher will be hosting a multi-comic televised Gala. Carrie Fisher GalaAward-winning actress and bestselling author, Carrie is a true cultural icon. She is best known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy, a role which she most recently reprised in the record breaking box office hit Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015. Her autobiographical one-woman Broadway show, Wishful Drinking, was filmed for HBO and received an Emmy Award nomination, while her award-winning bestselling novel, Postcards from the Edge, was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Her television credits include Laverne & Shirley and Sex and the City, and her appearance in 30 Rock was Emmy Award-nominated. She can also be seen in the critically acclaimed Amazon series Catastrophe. Her latest book The Princess Diarist, came out fall 2015.


Carrie Fisher Gala - brian posehnBrian Posehn

Brian, a writer/actor/comedian, is constantly touring stand-up in the best comedy clubs and rock venues in the country
He release his first hour long special in 2013, The Fartist, and was a co-writer for Marvel Comics’ Deadpool
He co-starred in Universal’s feature, The Five-Year Engagement, in the popular Canadian indie comedy, Lloyd the Conqueror, and has made guest appearances on the sitcoms, The Big Bang Theory, Seinfield, Everybody Loves Raymond, Friends, and more
Brian released his first graphic novel, The Last Christmas, in 2006

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Ronny Chieng

He has sold out his tours all over the world and was also invited to open for Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr on their national stand-up comedy tours of Australia
Made his US TV debut on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in 2015
He has toured and recorded 4 one-hour stand-up comedy specials which have won Best Newcomer in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival , the Directors’ Choice Award in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Best Show in the Sydney Comedy Festival
In 2015, Ronny was hired as a correspondent on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central

Carrie Fisher Gala - joel creasey_Joel Creasey

Known as  Australia’s ‘Crown Prince of Comedy’, he started performing at 19 and is now one of the most sought-after comedians in the world
He hosted a two hour Just For Laughs Gala TV special featuring Sir Patrick Stewart, Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Lynch and Trevor Noah
He starred in Australia’s first season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! , has co-hosted Channel Ten’s The Circle, and was featured on the Melbourne International Comedy Festival All Stars Supershow
He is on the record books as one of the youngest nominees of Best Newcomer Award at the 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Carrie Fisher Gala - nathan_macintoshNathan Macintosh

He’s an award winning comedian who performs at major comedy festivals, like the Halifax Comedy Festival and the Boston Comedy Festival
This is his 4th appearance at the Just For Laughs festival
He’s appeared on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy LIVE for, JFL’s Talk of the Fest Gala, Fox’s Red Eye and CBC’s The Debaters
He has his own half hour special on the Comedy Network and hosts the popular podcast Positive Anger
His first album, I Wasn’t Talking, was featured in Exclaim Magazine’s Top Ten Hilariously Good Comedy Moments of 2015

Plus: Cristela Alonzo,  Ivan Decker, and Celia Pacquola.

For tickets and information: www.hahaha.com   514-845-2322

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The 34th edition of the Just For Laughs Festival promises to be the most star-studded lineup ever with TV and cinema’s biggest comedy names, top touring comedians, cult-favourites and up-and-comers all converging on Montreal this summer. Galas, street performers, theatrical productions and stand-up shows in indoor venues and in the streets. Guaranteed to keep audiences in stitches.

Check out the full festival line-up at www.hahaha.com

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