Published on May 9th, 2012 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Muppets, Oswalt to headline 2012 Just For Laughs Festival

The Just For Laughs Festival has revealed the bulk of the lineup for their 30th edition in Montreal this July (still to come: an official announcement about the newly-ressurected Toronto edition in late September).

2012 Just For Laughs Festival lineup includes:

  • The Muppets (Kermit, Fozzie, Miss Piggy et al)
  • Bob Saget
  • Kevin Hart
  • Aziz Ansari
  • Bill Hader
  • Patton Oswalt
  • Lewis Black
  • John Pinette
  • Mario Cantone
  • Adam Carolla
  • Wayne Brady
  • Key & Peele
  • Marc Maron
  • Jeff Garlin
  • Greg Behrendt
  • Nikki Glaser
  • Jessica Kirson
  • John Heffron
  • Nathan McIntosh
  • Pete Zedlacher
  • Stewart Francis
  • Ali Wong
  • Moshe Kasher
  • Ryan Belleville
  • Sean Cullen
  • Derek Edwards
  • Tim Steeves
  • Debra DiGiovanni
  • Fraser Young
  • Paul Provenza
  • Myq Kaplan
  • Pete Holmes
  • Amy Schumer
  • Rob Delaney
  • Bobby Slayton
  • Anthony Jeselnik
  • Paul F. Tompkins
  • Andy Kindler
  • Todd Barry
  • Kristen Schaal
  • Wendy Liebman

Patton Oswalt will deliver the Keynote Address at the 2012 Just For Laughs Comedy Conference. Photo copyright Sharilyn Johnson/Third Beat Magazine.

Keep an eye on the festival’s website for the latest additions.

The Just For Laughs Comedy Conference will be held July 26-28, with the opening Keynote Address by Oswalt happening mid-day Thursday. (He’ll have a hard time following Marc Maron’s touching speech from last year.)

Can’t make it to Montreal? Don’t worry. Get a load of Third Beat’s coverage from last year (all 7,436 words of it).

About the Author

is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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