Pop Goes The News — If you’re one of the hundreds of fans going to see Alan Carr perform at Montréal’s Just For Laughs festival this month, you may want to leave your mobile device in your pocket.

The 40-year-old British comedian and TV host wants his audience to live every moment of his hilarious show, Yap Yap Yap.

Pop Goes The News — Stand-up and movie superstar Kevin Hart is paying it forward at this year’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.

Hart, who credits the city’s annual comedy festival with launching his career, will listen to pitches from comedians, writers, producers and other creative people at JFL.

Pop Goes The News — Carrie Fisher, Sarah Silverman and stand-up veteran George Wallace have been added to the line-up of this summer’s Just For Laughs festival in Montreal.

Also announced on Wednesday morning were appearances by Community creator Dan Harmon and comic Finesse Mitchell as well as new shows by Iliza Schlesinger, Louie Anderson, and Brad Williams.

Pop Goes The News — Jay Pharoah will have a chance to do his Drake impression in the rapper’s home country this summer.

The Saturday Night Live cast member is scheduled to host JFL All Access Live on July 27 (two shows) as part of the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal.

Pop Goes The News — Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival announced Tuesday it will host an evening with the cast of Veep — including star Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

The Emmy-winning actress, who is also well known for her role on Seinfeld, will be joined by Veep co-stars Tony Hale and Timothy Simons and showrunner David Mandel at Place Des Arts on July 27.

This post has been updated with new developments. Contrary to some reports, Pop Goes The News was first to report on the allegations on Jan. 19 at 1:34 p.m.

Pop Goes The News — Amy Schumer took to Twitter and the airwaves on Wednesday to defend herself against allegations that she stole material from three veteran comedians.

The PR move came a day after comics Kathleen MadiganWendy Liebman and Tammy Pescatelli seemed to back off from the allegations against Schumer.