A great opportunity for members of the Loyola community to connect.
Guest speaker: Bruce Hills, Chief Operating Officer of Just For Laughs
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
University Club of Montreal
Cost: $85 per person
Cash bar opens at noon. Lunch is served at 12:30pm. The presentation begins at 1:00pm. Please reserve your seats now, as space is limited.
Our thanks to event sponsor:
We are pleased to announce that this year's guest speaker will be Bruce Hills, Chief Operating Officer of Just For Laughs. Bruce has been the driving force behind the world's biggest comedy festival and most prestigious comedy brand for over 30 years. He was hailed by the UK edition of GQ magazine in 2013 as "the most powerful man in international comedy" and was humbled to be acknowledged by Dave Chappelle as the "Comedy Curator of a Generation" at the Montreal Festival in 2015. His main focus now is building unique festivals and events around the world and exploiting their broadcast rights.
Under Bruce's direction, Just For Laughs has expanded its global reach significantly, launching festivals in Canada, the US and Australia, as well as satellite events in Singapore, Cancun and Bermuda. The brand's flagship event, the Just For Laughs Montreal Festival, welcomes over 2 million festival-goers each year and has been a launching pad for some of the biggest names in comedy, such as Jimmy Fallon, Dave Chappelle and Kevin Hart. In addition, Bruce runs Just For Laughs TV, the biggest producer of stand-up content in the world, which has provided over 1000 hours of television for premium broadcasters internationally. He also helped establish Just For Laughs Live as the top comedy promoter in Canada, touring Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, John Cleese and Aziz Ansari. Bruce currently resides in his native Montreal with his wife, Liz, and their 17-year-old twins, Alexandra and Michael '17.