Get Ready for the Ultimate Comedy Extravaganza – Juste pour rire MONTRÉAL 2023 is back in town!

The Just for Laughs festival in Montreal is a world-renowned celebration of comedy, entertainment, and laughter.

Since its inception in 1983, the festival has evolved into one of the largest and most prestigious comedy events in the world, attracting talented comedians, actors, and entertainers from various cultures and backgrounds.

The festival’s mission is simple yet powerful: to spread joy, foster inclusivity, and bring people together through the universal language of laughter.


This summer brace yourselves for the funniest, wildest, and most uproarious event of the year! Juste pour rire MONTRÉAL, presented by Beneva in collaboration with Loto-Québec, is back and better than ever with a jaw-dropping outdoor lineup!

From July 20th to 29th, get ready to roll on the floor laughing as the 41st edition of the world’s biggest comedy festival unleashes a hilarious storm of free outdoor shows in the heart of Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles.


A Comedy Spectacle Like No Other:

Step into a world of laughter and sheer craziness as Juste pour rire MONTRÉAL takes over the city for over ten electrifying days. The festival’s outdoor program promises an unmissable experience, featuring an array of headline performances that will leave you in stitches!

Prepare to be entertained by the comedic brilliance of Rachid Badouri, the fabulous Rita Baga, the sidesplitting P-A Méthot, the witty Alexandre Barrette, and the legendary Les Trois Accords. These top-tier comedians will have you laughing till your cheeks ache!


The Streets Come Alive with Laughter:

Montréal’s cityscape will transform into a riot of laughter and street arts, as comedy and creativity blend seamlessly in the heart of the city. The Quartier des spectacles will become the ultimate playground for hilarious surprises, whimsical performances, and heartwarming moments, all free for everyone to enjoy. Get ready to explore the magic of street comedy as talented artists light up the city with their wit and charm.

A Double Dose of Hilarity:

The laughter doesn’t stop there! From July 14th to 29th, the Festival en salle will take the stage, offering a stellar lineup of indoor comedy shows that will tickle your funny bone and leave you wanting more. Just For Laughs MONTRÉAL will once again prove why it’s the unrivaled hub of comedy brilliance, showcasing the best comedic talents from around the globe.

Here’s the list of artists presenting indoor shows at the Juste pour rire MONTRÉAL festival:

Yvon Deschamps: The legendary humorist returns for “Le Gala Ultime.” which will include the talents of Normand Brathwaite, Boucar Diouf, Simon Gouache, Maude Landry, Daniel Lemire, Laurent Paquin, and Rosalie Vaillancourt: They will be part of the historic evening on July 20, 2023, at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts.

Rachid Badouri

Rachid Badouri: He will perform “Les fleurs du tapis” at l’Olympia on July 30, a show that reflects on his life and experiences, capturing the essence of stand-up comedy. The performance will be recorded for television broadcast.

Les Denis Drolet: They will record the podcast “Rince-Crème” in front of a live audience.

Jean-Marc Parent: He returns with his unmissable show “Évènement JMP,” presented twice on July 22 and 23 at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts.

Tai TL: The sensation will present “Madame Rekilé!” on July 21 and 22 at Monument-National.

Simon Boulerice: He will give a drawn reading of his novel “Géolocaliser l’amour” on the same dates at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts.

Arnaud Soly, Virginie Fortin, Richardson Zéphir, and Les Wonder-Trois-Quatre: They will create an extravagant musical improvisation with the audience’s collaboration in “Le grand concert improvisé (Une soirée de succès qui n’existent pas encore)” on July 22 at Maison Symphonique.

Pierre-Yves Roy-Desmarais:

Pierre-Yves Roy-Desmarais: The crowned “Humorist of the Year” at the last Gala Les Olivier, will reveal his secret in “Pierre-Yves Roy-Desmarais a trouvé la meilleure joke” at Centre Bell on July 27.

Additionally, there will be performances of the musical classic “Hair,” re- imagined for the festival. ( More info below).


Get Your Laughter On:

With a diverse lineup of stand-up performances, improv shows, sketch comedy, and galas, Just for Laughs continues to captivate audiences with its witty humor, innovative acts, and hilarious moments that leave everyone with aching cheeks from smiling. Through its unwavering commitment to showcasing top-notch comedy and supporting emerging talents, the Just for Laughs festival ensures that laughter remains a timeless and vital force in uniting people across the globe.

Mark your calendars, gather your friends, and prepare to immerse yourself in the contagious joy of Juste pour Rire MONTRÉAL.

For information on the festival lineup please visit :

Summer Musical “Hair” Returns: A Timeless Ode to Peace, Love, and Social Resonance


Montreal is about to witness an iconic revival that’s sure to make waves throughout the city. The much-awaited Just for Laughs festival is proud to present its dazzling summer musical: “Hair.” at Theatre Saint Denis.

This legendary title, celebrating the ‘peace and love‘ movement, is back after half a century, and it’s more relevant than ever before!

A bit of History :

Originally created in 1964 by American actors James Rado and Gerome Ragni, Hair” faced numerous rejections before captivating the hearts of audience at NYC’s Broadway in 1968.

The following year, the French version mesmerized audiences in Paris, followed by a resounding success in Montreal in 1970.

Its cinematic adaptation in 1979 became an essential reference, catapulting “Hair” to global fame.


Now, in 2023, “Hair” returns in a spectacular Québécois rendition, spearheaded by the visionary Serge Denoncourt. A true celebration of the vibrant 1960s, the musical brings the ‘peace and love’ spirit alive, infusing every scene with nostalgia, joy, and a sense of hope.

Expect to hear these popular hits and many more:

Aquarius”: This opening number is one of the most well-known songs from “Hair.” It sets the tone for the entire show, celebrating the dawning of the Age of Aquarius and the hope for a new era of peace and love.

Let the Sunshine In”: Another iconic song, often performed as a reprise of “Aquarius,” emphasizes the message of embracing positivity and love to bring about positive change.

Hair:” The titular song, “Hair,” is a vibrant celebration of individuality and the freedom to express oneself through one’s appearance, particularly hair.


Despite the years that have passed, the messages of “Hair” continue to reverberate, making it a must-see for this generation.

Through its vibrant characters and electrifying music, the musical serves as a poignant reminder of the era’s social struggles and cherished ideals.

Its timeless essence echoes the ongoing battles for justice and equality in today’s world, leaving the audience inspired and moved.


“Hair” – An Enchanting Time Travel to the ’60s, Illuminating the Present.

Dates: July 19- 30th
Venue: Theatre St-Denis
Tickets available at :

Come, let your spirit soar!

*** Note: Please remember to check the Just for Laughs festival website for updates on show dates, ticket availability, and any COVID-19 related guidelines to ensure a safe and delightful experience for all attendees.