Montreal comedy confab also unveils pitching events

MONTREAL — Stand-up comic Louis C.K. will receive the Comedy Person of the Year award at the 4th Just for Laughs Comedy Conference in Montreal on July 29.

Louis C.K. is exec producer, writer, director, editor and star of the F/X series “Louie.”

The conference also announced on Tuesday two keynote speakers: Social critic Marc Maron and writer Andy Kindler, who will be back for his annual state of the industry address.

In addition, there will be two pitching events at the conference: One, sponsored by My Damn Channel, is for a comprehensive web development deal, and the other is the Comedy Bootcamp for Film, to pitch projects to Telefilm Canada and the Canadian Film Center.

The line-up for the Just for Laughs fest, which runs July 28-30, has not yet been announced.

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