Ryan Reynolds to Headline the London Comedy Festival's Just for Laughs

By Aazam

Just for Laughs will bring its comedic club and stadium concerts, celebrity in-conversation, and panel format to London in partnership with AEG.

Graham Norton and The Duchess creator Katherine Ryan will emcee gala shows, while Richard Curtis, co-founder of Red Nose Day, will host a comedy showcase.

Aisling Bea, creator and star of Channel 4's This Way Up, will host a stand-up event in London, as will Reggie Watts, Randy Feltface, and Adam Buxton.

Craig Robinson will participate in discussion at Just for Laughs London and perform with The Nasty Delicious.

Additionally, Just for Laughs has introduced its comedy-festival model to Sydney, Australia, Toronto, Vancouver, and Austin, Texas, in North America.

At the same time, British comics like Jimmy Carr, Eddie Izzard, Tommy Tiernan, Nish Kumar, and Sarah Millican have been crucial to the success of the comedy festival's talent lineups.

Just for Laughs president Bruce Hills said, "Now is the right time to put the international spotlight on the fantastic U.K. scene while attracting global comedic icons to produce one epic comedy celebration."