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Seth Rogen, Aziz Ansari added to Just For Laughs lineup

With one month to go before the launch, Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival has added several big names to its lineup.

1-month countdown to international comedy fest begins today

Aziz Ansari will join fellow cast members of his hit Netflix show, Master of None, on a panel for the 34th Just for Laughs Festival. (Matt Sayles/The Associated Press)

With one month to go before the launch, Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival has added several big names to its lineup.

Seth Rogen will be in town for a special screening of his next movie, Sausage Party, the first ever R-rated CG-animated film.

Festival regular Aziz Ansari will also be promoting his work on a panel with fellow cast members of the Netflix hit Master of None

NBA All-Star Blake Griffin will join P.K. Subban as one of the funny athletes on the JFL roster this year. The Los Angeles Clipper will use his off-court comedic chops as host of Midnight Surprise for five nights.

Five-time NBA All-Star Blake Griffin has become as well-known for his impeccable comedic timing off the court as his dominating presence on the court. ((AP Photo/Mike Fuentes))

Montreal favourite Rachid Badouri will also be joining the festival again, this time as host of The Ethnic Show.

Additions to the 34th edition of the comedy festival include galas hosted by the award-winning actor Nathan Lane and one of the most internationally recognized Canadians in comedy, Russell Peters. 

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