EXCLUSIVE: Just For Laughs Montréal on Monday took the wraps off its annual New Faces of Comedy list for 2022, a group of 62 up-and-coming comics that have been selected to participate in JFL’s showcases later this month.
The New Faces showcases have identified and helped launch many new comics since its creation in 1994, including the likes of Kevin Hart, Mike Birbiglia, Amy Schumer, Jo Koy, Pete Holmes, Kumail Nanjiani, Colin Jost, DeAnne Smith and Taylor Tomlinson among many more. See the full list of this year’s comics below.
This year’s showcases will roll out this week across in multiple events, with New Faces of Comedy hosted by Holmes on Wednesday. Others on the main list of faces will participate in New Faces of Comedy: Creators (hosted by podcasters Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld), New Faces of Comedy: Unrepped (also hosted by Holmes), New Faces of Comedy: Canada (hosted Smith) , New Faces of Comedy: Characters and the newly launched New Faces: International (hosted by Rhys Nicholson).
All showcases will be available as part of JFL’s ComedyPRO industry conference, or in OFF-JFL with New Faces of Comedy Encore shows.
This year’s Just For Laughs Montreal festival, celebrating its 40th edition, is set for July 13-31.
Here’s the full list:
NEW FACES OF COMEDY
Wednesday, July 27, 7 & 9:30 pm, Monument National: Ludger-Duvernay
Ethan Simmons Patterson
NEW FACES: CHARACTERS
Thursday, July 28, 7 pm, Monument National: Ludger-Duvernay
Ceara Jane O’Sullivan
NEW FACES: UNREPPED
Thursday, July 28, 9:30 pm, Monument National: Ludger-Duvernay
Dauood Mohammad Naimyar
NEW FACES: CREATORS
Thursday, July 28, 1:30 pm, Grand Salon Opera
Mary Elizabeth Kelly
NEW FACES: CANADA
Friday, July 29, 9:30 pm, Monument National: Ludger-Duvernay
Ben Sosa Wright
NEW FACES: INTERNATIONAL
Friday, July 29, 7 pm, Monument National: Ludger-Duvernay