Just for Laughs launches live comedy series

Kevin Smith, J.B. Smoove and Rob Corddry participating

TORONTO -- Montreal's Just for Laughs festival is to put TV comedy creators and actors in front of enthusiastic fans at its upcoming yukfest.

The inaugural Insider Series will see writer/director/producer Kevin Smith field questions from a general audience in Montreal, while J.B. Smoove will perform his "Curb Your Enthusiasm" character as part of "An Evening with Leon Black and Friends."

And "Children's Hospital" creator and director Rob Corddry and fellow cast will present a preview screening of the WB series, a live reading and a Q&A session in Montreal.

The Insider Series is the latest move by Just for Laughs organizers to broaden the festival from roots in stand-up comedy showcases for industry professionals to live events and theatrical concerts for the general public.
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