The biggest players in comedy join us for a virtual celebration of the leading stars in the business at the 2021 Just for Laughs Awards Show! hosted by Amber Ruffin! Don’t miss this unfiltered appreciation of the people who shone brightest this year, from the people who know them best … their friends, colleagues, fellow comics, and featuring some special guests and surprises. This year, for the first time in it’s 13-year history, fans will be able to watch this industry-insider event online for free.

This year’s winners: Dave Chappelle (Comedy Person of the Year), Jean Smart (Comedy Performance of the Year), Kristen Wiig & Annie Mumolo (Comedy Writers of the Year), Jason Sudeikis and Bill Lawrence, Co-Creators of Ted Lasso (Comedy Series of the Year), Bowen Yang (Breakout Comedy Star of the Year)!

We’re so proud of this year’s Award Show as we’re starting to come out of what was a really hard time for our comedy community”, say Bruce Hills, President of Just For Laughs. “We’re honoring comedy storytellers who entertained and inspired us through this challenging past year. We’re thrilled that for the first time, we are able to invite audiences to join us online. It’s going to be a really great celebration.”

The JFL Awards Show will air online for free at hahaha.com on Wednesday, July 28 at 7:00pm EST.

Just For Laughs 2021

Just for LaughsIn order to adhere to travel restrictions without compromising the quality of Just For Laughs’ world-class programming, the festival has confirmed that in addition to the stellar Canadian stand-up shows offered live in Montreal this summer, for the first time in the festival’s history, stand-up performances featuring all-star American and international comedians will also be taking place in New York City and Los Angeles.

The 2021 hybrid Just For Laughs Festival will also feature classic fest highlights like The Nasty Show, The Alternative Show, Comedy Night in Canada, and special shows programmed by Laugh Out Loud (LOL!), comedy heavyweight Kevin Hart’s global comedy brand and multi-platform entertainment company.

The renowned industry conference, ComedyPRO, will also return in a 100% digital format this year, with a conference platform powered by BuzzCast. Returning are programming favourites including, the coveted New Faces showcases, Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch presented by Cohen Gardner LLP, Eat My Shorts competition, pitch panels, and more.

Visit www.hahaha.com for the complete schedule.