As part of its 35th edition, Just For Laughs Montreal will bestow special awards to Jim Carrey, Trevor Noah, Mike Birbiglia, Ali Wong, Craig Ferguson and Kenya Barris.
- Generation Award: Jim Carrey
- Comedy Person of the Year: Trevor Noah (in 2017, he’s released a Netflix special, Afraid of the Dark, and a new book, Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, in addition to hosting The Daily Show on Comedy Central)
- Stand-Up Comedian of the Year: Mike Birbiglia (currently touring his new show, “The New One,” after releasing a critically-acclaimed Netflix special this past year, Thank God For Jokes)
- Breakout Comedy Star of the Year: Ali Wong (writer for Fresh Off The Boat, co-star on American Housewife, and touring stand-up star thanks to her 2016 Netflix special, Baby Cobra)
- Alumni Tribute: Craig Ferguson
- Comedy Writer of the Year: Kenya Barris (creator, black-ish)