Amy Schumer and Rick Mercer on the 40th Just For Laughs

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The Just For Laughs festival unveiled a new wave of comedic personalities on Wednesday who will participate in 40e anniversary of the famous funny event presented this summer in the Latin Quarter of Montreal.

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American Amy Schumer, Briton Jimmy Carr and Canadian Rick Mercer will be joined by comedians Bill Burr, Kevin Hart, John Mulaney, Chelsea Handler and Russell Peters, who announced attendance in March.

After two years on the mixed formula, Just For Laughs has indicated that performances will take place this time around in amphitheaters, concert halls and clubs in the metropolis from July 13 to 31.

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The list of comedian names released on Wednesday also includes Fortune Feimster, Katherine Ryan, DeAnne Smith, Maria Bamford, Jimmy O. Yang and Matteo Lane.

surprise the guests

A gala celebrating the 40the the anniversary celebration will take place on July 30 at the Place des Arts, and will feature surprise guests.

Just For Laughs ’French counterpart, Juste pour rire, unveiled part of its programming in March, which includes David Goudreault, Jean-Marc Parent, Rosalie Vaillancourt and Roxane Bruneau.

Mike Ward and Mathieu Dufour will present a historic evening at the Bell Center.

With information from CanadianPress

Source: Radio-Canada

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