Just for Laughs 2012 Highlights

The Just For Laughs Comedy Conference is a unique annual global gathering of the biggest players in the comedy world that explores all facets of comedy.

You can't get any closer than this to the biggest stars and the biggest players in the comedy industry.

An all-star cast in a completely relaxed environment. Past participants include: Judd Apatow, Todd Phillips, Jay Roach, Paul Feig, Lewis Black, Steven Levitan, Jason Reitman, Ivan Reitman, Edgar Wright, Louis CK, Dan Harmon, Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Chelsea Handler, Adam Carolla and so much more!

The Just For Laughs Festival is gearing up for its 31st edition and will last longer than ever before! We're bringing back festival favourites like the Nasty Show, the Ethnic Show, New Faces, and many others, but expect a slew of new and exciting shows as well. Plus "Zoofest" and the "Comicpro Series" (formerly "Insider Series") are back for another year of diverse programming. Stay tuned for show and concert announcements and get ready for our best festival yet. At Just For Laughs, we take humour seriously. Our Festival has become a world-renowned entertainment landmark, recognized for the quality of its content and the professionalism of its staff. Gilbert Rozon decided to create a comedy extravaganza -- a worldwide first -- to propagate good humour and bring the gift of laughter to as many people as possible.

On July 14, 1983 he launched this singular concept: Just for kicks, just for the thrill of it, just for fun and, ultimately, Just For Laughs. For four days, 16 artists performed 35 shows on four stages. Thirty years later, nearly 2000 artists and over 2 million people take part in the event, which is broadcast to millions of faithful fans all over the world. What's the real reason for the ongoing success of the Festival? Our philosophy is that comedy can be reinvented year-after-year and that laughter is a key element in bringing together people from all walks of life.

  • Directed by: iThentic
  • Produced by: iThentic
  • Edited by: Sam Thomson
  • Dir. of Photography: Greg Biskup
  • Cast: Patton Oswalt, Paul F. Tompkins, Shane Dawson, Lloyd (Epic Lloyd) Ahlqhist, Grace Helbig, Andy Kindler, Todd Barry, Burnie Burns, Mark Little, Mike Farah (Funny or Die), Lee Aronsohn (Two & A Half Men), Casey Bloys (HBO), Bill Prady (Big Bang Theory), Sam Reich (College Humor), Kent Alterman (Comedy Central), Jennifer Caserta (IFC), Kevin Beggs (Lionsgate), Ben Relles (YouTube), Andy Nulman (JFL President)
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