Each July, talent managers, agents and casting agents converge upon Montreal to network, hobnob and circle around the freshest faces in comedy they can find and say they discovered. Which is how and why Montreal’s Just For Laughs presents its New Faces showcases. In 2015, JFL once more will offer four “New Faces” groups in three categories — two batches of “New Faces of Comedy” (read: original edition of stand-up comedians just waiting to be discovered), “New Faces Characters (comedians who specialize in impersonations and sketch-based characters, primed and ready for your next sitcom, movie or sketch comedy series), and “New Faces Unrepped” (added in recent years to ensure that managers and agents can see talent not already scooped up by a competing talent company).

Last year, I only half-jokingly suggested a new app called TinderForLaughs. Scan for nearby unrepped comedians, then swipe right for any comedian you’d like to rep, and see if you can find a match to seal that development deal or holding contract! You’d think someone would have created it by now. How about by Wednesday? Get on it, entrepreneurs!

In the meantime, congratulations to the Class of 2015 Montreal Just For Laughs New Faces comedians, officially announced this morning by JFL!

NEW FACES OF COMEDY

SHOWTIMES:
* July 22, 7 p.m.: New Faces Group 1 hosted by Dana Gould — 5e Salle, Place-des-Arts
* July 22, 9 p.m.: New Faces Group 2 host TBD — 5e Salle, Place-des-Arts
* July 24, 9:30 p.m.: New Faces Group 2 hosted by Dana Gould — Wiggle Room
* July 24, 11:30 p.m.: New Faces Group 1 hosted by Dana Gould — Wiggle Room

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NEW FACES OF COMEDY: CHARACTERS

SHOWTIMES: Thursday, July 23, 7 pm in the 5e Salle at Place-des-Arts; Friday, July 24, 9:30 pm at the Mainline Theatre.

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NEW FACES OF COMEDY: UNREPPED

SHOWTIMES: Thursday, July 23, 9 pm in the 5e Salle at Place-des-Arts; Friday, July 24, 9:30 pm at the Mainline Theatre.