Montreal Comedy Festival — Just for Laughs: Big-name performers include Howie Mandel, Russell Peters, Eddie Izzard and Billy Connolly. Also: a reunion of the Kids in the Hall, and the cast of TV's "How I Met Your Mother" reads excerpts from celebrity bios.

When, where: English-language shows July 12 to 22 at Montreal venues.

Admission: Tickets from $14.50 to $170.

Info: (514) 845-2322, www.hahaha.com.

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