Just For Laughs announces 2008 Toronto lineup

The folks at Just For Laughs announced the lineup for this year’s Toronto fest from July 23-27, which follows the week after Montreal and is geared more for fans than for the industry. A link has been added to my Festivals page.

Galas at Massey Hall feature host Martin Short with Adam Hills, Elon Gold, Joey Kola and Shaun Majumder; Jason Alexander with Gerry Dee, Jeff Ross, Kevin Hart and Wendy Liebman; and Jimmy Fallon with Craig Robinson, Sugar Sammy and The Doo-Wops. Jeff Dunham, meanwhile, gets to close the Massey Hall series with his own concert. Canada’s comedy producers love to package "ethnic series," and Toronto audiences will see The Asian Invasion with Sugar Sammy and Jo Koy, plus others TBA. The Wiseguys features The Doo-Wops and Joey Kola. The Toronto Yuk Yuk’s will offer a Headliners series with Majumder, Ross, Gold, Liebman, Dee, Hart, Al Madrigal, and Adam Hills. Robinson will host various sketch troupes at the Second City. And Deb DiGiovanni hosts a "Best of Homegrown Comedy Competition" showcase at Absolute Comedy.

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