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Montreal Just for Laughs fest unveils slate

Line-up includes Black, Hart, Ansari, Hader, Saget, Pinette

MONTREAL The line-up for the 30th Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival will include Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader, Bob Saget, John Pinette and Lewis Black among many others.

The programming for the July 12-29 event was unveiled at a press conference in Montreal late Wednesday afternoon.

Ansari will bring his “Buried Alive” tour to the fest. Jim Gaffigan will perform at Place des Arts July 23, while Patton Oswalt from “Young Adult” and “United States of Tara” will appear at the Metropolis club July 25.

Pinette’s Gala will include Tommy Tiernan; “The American Dream? Election Year Gala” will be fronted by Black; a raunchy “JFL XXX Gala” will be hosted by Saget, and “Saturday Night Live’s” Hader will also present a Gala.

Wayne Brady’s “I See White People” and Mario Cantone’s follow up to his Broadway show “Laugh Whore” are both set for the Gesu Theater.

The Britcom show will be back, led by Jimmy Carr; Bobby Slayton will once again present the R-rated “Nasty Show.”

The Just for Laughs comedy conference, which runs July 25-28, will feature keynote speaker Patton Oswalt, and will have panels with Bill Prady, Lee Aronsohn, Lionsgate TV Group president Kevin Beggs, Brian Hunt (Yahoo head of creative development), Marcus Wiley (Fox senior VP of comedy development) and Dan Pasternack (IFC VP of development and production).

The fest will also host the “Muppets All-Star Comedy Gala.”

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