Just For Laughs Festival 2008 Line-Up Announced

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Analysis later perhaps, but here’s some of the highlights:

  • July 16th “South Park Live” with both of the show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. It’s more of a look at the actual series rather than a performance of a script.
  • July 18th Judd Apatow, who will already be honored at the concurrently running Just Comedy conference, appears to be making a return to stand-up with “Apatow for Destruction” which will also feature Apatow regular and Canadian Seth Rogen.
  • Also on the 18th - The Late Late Show’s Craig Ferguson will host a Gala featuring unannounced talent.
  • July 19th Not to be outdone, incoming Late Night host Jimmy Fallon will also host a Gala. Talents also unannounced here. Who will appear on who’s Gala? The first step in the Late Night wars?
  • July 20th A third gala, the All-Star Gala will feature stand-up from Ron White, Paula Poundstone and Larry Miller among others.

Also part of the fest will be multiple performances of the following:

  • Tom Papa in his one-man show “Only Human.”
  • J.B. Smoove as part of “Best of Uptown Comics”
  • Greg Behrendt will host Laugh-rodisiacs, a relationship themed show.
  • The Ethnic Heroes of Comedy which will include Steve Byrne and Gabriel Iglesias.
  • Besides his regular “State of the Industry” address, Andy Kindler will host the Alternative Show. Kindler was also described as “festival troublemaker” in the press release.
  • Greg Giraldo and Dana Gould will alternate hosting duties for introducting the rising stand-ups in New Faces of Comedy.
  • And of course, The Nasty Show, with a variety of degenerates and hosted, depending on the show, by Nick Di Paolo or Patrice O’Neal

Tickets and more info available on the Just For Laughs website.

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