Just for Laughs 25th Anniversary
A look back at some of comedy's most unforgettable performances.(Orig aired: 2007 CBC TV)
Just For Laughs looks back at 25 years of comedy's best. Just For Laughs selected some of the finest performances from the past 25 years of the Festival and gave Canadians the chance to vote for their Top 25 on cbc.ca. See who you voted for, Canada. Who will make it to Number One? Jerry Seinfeld? Dave Chappelle? Jon Stewart? Russell Peters? Rowan Atkinson? You'll have to tune it to see where your favourites placed.
Just for Laughs (in French Juste pour rire) is a comedy festival held each July in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest festival of its kind in the world. It was founded in 1983 by Gilbert Rozon as a two-day Francophone event. In 1985, Andy Nulman joined the festival's staff and introduced Anglophone events as well; under Nulman's stewardship, the festival increased to a full month, with French-speaking performers during the first half, and English speakers in the second half. International and non-verbal acts (acrobats, pantomimes, etc.) are scattered throughout the program.
Each day, street performers, "New Vaudevillians" and other acts both vocal and visual perform throughout the city, particularly in the "Latin Quarter" -- an area known for its theatres, cafés and boutique shopping. In the evenings, the nightclubs and live venue theatres offer special programs supporting the performers. Although Juste Pour Rire attracts spectators from around the world, many of those in the audience are talent scouts, booking agents, producers and managers from the entertainment industry. Performing at the festival is one of the biggest opportunities for undiscovered talent to showcase their act in front of industry professionals.
Format : AVI
Length : 699 MiB for 1h 30mn 20s 424ms
Codec : XviD
Source : PDTV
Video #0 : MPEG-4 Visual at 961 Kbps
Aspect : 512 x 384 (1.333) at 29.970 fps