Just For Laughs

New Faces Audition Showcase

Top talent auditions for the Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival. Three different lineups!

March 29-30lounge
  • Price: $17 general admission
  • Showtimes: Friday 7:30, Saturday 7:30 / 10:00
  • Featuring: See below


Watch some of Washington's best up-and-coming stand up comedians audition for the prestigious Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada.

Every July, Montreal hosts the largest gathering of comedy industry executives from across the globe. For stand-ups, Just For Laughs is the most important and recognized career-booster around.

This lineup will feature New Faces trying to get their first big break for the chance to step on to the biggest stage in the world. Some of the many comics who launched their careers at Just For Laughs include Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Ali Wong, Jerrod Carmichael, Reggie Watts, Natasha Leggero, Colin Jost, Hasan Minhaj, Kumail Nanjiani, Mike Birbiglia, Gabriel Iglesias, Pete Holmes, Michelle Wolf, and Hannibal Buress. Catch these comics now before they become stars! And check out Inside Jokes, a six-part documentary series about JFL’s New Faces on Amazon Prime Video.


Comedians: These auditions are by invitation only. Do not contact the Improv regarding spots.

Friday 7:30 lineup: Bridget Geiran (host), Ayanna Dookie, Ryan Schutt, Kasaun Wilson, Kevin Tit, Denise Taylor, Dominic Rivera, Rahmein Mostafavi, Marshall Brandon, Wendy Wroblewski, Franqi French

Saturday 7:30 lineup: Andrew Cook (host), Kandace Saunders, Josh Kuderna, Chris Alan, Von Mychael, Pearl Rose, Tim Miller, Umar Khan, Lafayette Wright, Chelsea Shorte, Natalie McGill

Saturday 10:00 lineup: Andrew Cook (host), Winston Hodges, Tommy Taylor Jr., Rallo Boykins, Naomi Karavani, Cerrome Russell, Martin Amini, Benjy Himmelfarb, Maher Matta, Ty Davis, Violet Gray, Kasha Patel