Meet the New Faces, Class of 2009, at Montreal Just For Laughs

Are these the names you were looking for? The 2009 Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival presents the "New Faces" for the industry to discover, fawn over and scrutinize. It looks to be a very strong class, just from the faces and names I already have come to discover, fawn over and scrutinize right here on The Comic's Comic.

So here they are! The New Faces perform in two groups tonight, Wednesday and Thursday — this year at the Cabaret Juste Pour Rire (much closer to the rest of the action than the far-out Kola Note). Send your wishes of well to the following comedians…photos and links after the jump!

Dan ahdoot Dan Ahdoot

Mikebridenstine Mike Bridenstine

Chris_d'elia Chris D'Elia

Jfl_reneegauthier Renee Gauthier

Peteholmes Pete Holmes

Al_jackson Al Jackson

MyqKaplan Myq Kaplan

Moshekasher Moshe Kasher

MattKnudsen Matt Knudsen

Alex_koll Alex Koll

Erickrug Eric Krug

Andrew_lawrence Andrew Lawrence

Marymack Mary Mack

Kumail_nanjiani Kumail Nanjiani

Andyritchie Andy Ritchie

RoryScovel Rory Scovel

Eleanortiernan Eleanor Tiernan

Duncan_Trussell Duncan Trussell

Sean L. McCarthy

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5 thoughts on “Meet the New Faces, Class of 2009, at Montreal Just For Laughs

  1. Looking forward to seein’ them all at the shows on Wednesday and Thursday.
    Sean, despite multiple tweets and comments trying to get it out of you, I still have no answer: will you be joining us in Montreal this week?

  2. Having been lucky enough to have worked with some of the best comics in the nation and the Twin Cities, I’m really happy to see one of my favorite comics, Andy Ritchie, get the attention he deserves. He’s one of the most accomplished writers and has one of the best on-stage personas of just about any comic out there. And Andy’s out there. Good luck, Andy! And to anyone at the shows tomorrow and Thursday, make his set a priority on your list. (OK, Andy. Now that I’ve screwed the pooch for your chances there and raised expectations too freaking high for anyone…knock ’em dead.)

  3. NO pic of the handsomest bad boy there? AND the name is KRUG, Eric Krug. Remember it – you’ll be seeing it a lot…

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