Just for Laughs Montreal books first talent

Aziz Ansari, Cheech and Chong, Brad Garrett in lineup

TORONTO -- Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival on Monday tapped Cheech & Chong, Brad Garrett, Aziz Ansari, Tom Papa, Jo Koy, Greg Giraldo, and Festival favorite John Pinette as part its early talent lineup.

Garrett will host the inaugural Relationship Gala on July 14, with Tom Papa ("The Marriage Ref") also on the marquee that night.

And Giraldo will host the "The Nasty Show" stand-up showcase, while Whitney Cummings hosts "The Nasty Girls" and Jo Koy performs as part of "The Ethnic Show -- Ethnical Difficulties."

Ansari ("Parks and Recreation") will bring his "Aziz Ansari: Dangerously Delicious Tour" show to Montreal for a July 15 performance, while John Pinette returns to the yukfest with a new one-person show at the Theatre Jean-Duceppe from July 13-17.

Just For Laughs also booked "Mom's The Word 2: Unhinged" for the Centaur Theatre for varied dates from July 6 to 18.

Also part of the Montreal lineup is "Tap Dogs," which made its North American bow at Just For Laughs in 1996, and the "Young@Heart Chorus," performing on July 13.

The English section of the Just For Laughs festival is set to run July 6-18.

More talent lineup announcements will be made over the coming months.
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