OK. So I’ve only sat down to podcast with 28 of the comedians performing this week so far as part of the 2017 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. But that’s a start!

Each of these fine, funny folks regales me (and now you) with inspirational stories about how they started in comedy, where they’ve come from, and how they’ve gotten this far already. That’s kinda the point of The Comic’s Comic Presents Last Things First, which is available wherever you listen to podcasts.

Hear from them below, and if you’re in Montreal for JFL through the end of July, here’s where you can go see them perform live this week!

Cristela Alonzo

Judd Apatow

Aunty Donna

W. Kamau Bell

Kate Berlant (with John Early)

Alonzo Bodden

Guy Branum

Vir Das

Gad Elmaleh

Cameron Esposito

Wayne Federman

Jermaine Fowler

Ron Funches

Godfrey

Loyiso Gola

Erik Griffin

Lil Rel Howery

Myq Kaplan (with Zach Sherwin)

Robert Kelly

Andy Kindler

Jessica Kirson

Eugene Mirman

Kliph Nesteroff

Jim Norton

Big Jay Oakerson

Dan Soder

Gina Yashere

Henry Zebrowski

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