Amy Schumer, Rick Mercer and Jimmy Carr join the lineup of the Just for Laughs comedy festival


Comedians Amy Schumer, Jimmy Carr and Fortune Feimster are joining the Just for Laughs 40th anniversary lineup this summer in Montreal.

After two years of virtual and hybrid festivals, the famous celebration of Canadian comedy is adding more names to its in-person event, including local comics Rick Mercer, Katherine Ryan and DeAnne Smith.

Other acts joining the program include Maria Bamford, Jimmy O. Yang and Matteo Lane.

Organizers say this year’s performances will take place in arenas, concert halls and clubs from July 13-31.

A 40th anniversary gala show will take place at Place des Arts on July 30 with surprise guests.

The new roster of performers joins previously announced comics including Kevin Hart, Bill Burr, John Mulaney, Hasan Minhaj, Chelsea Handler and Russell Peters.