July 24, 2007 12:01 AM by Joe Blackmon
This week’s gags include a guy playing a bagpipe right next to people
using a payphone; a man "farting" around bystanders while talking on
his cell phone; an elderly lady with a walker causing a traffic jam; a
police officer pulling over drivers and laughing uncontrollably at
their driver’s license photo; and a dog "driving" a postal truck, on
"Just for Laughs," TUESDAY, JULY 24 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC
Rick Miller hosts. "Just for Laughs" television shows are seen in over 125 countries and on over 95 airlines around the world, and in the past have been seen in the U.S. on MTV, Showtime, HBO, BBC America and Fox. Its annual festival is the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event, welcoming over two million people each summer.
Over the years, the festival has featured some of the top comics in the world, including Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Dave Chappelle, Ray Romano and Tim Allen. This year it celebrates its 25th anniversary. Each year over 1,000 industry executives are drawn to what is considered the hottest breeding ground for new talent. The company successfully tours across the globe, bringing some of the festival’s best talent to Canada, the U.S. and Asia, and has personal management offices in Los Angeles, Paris and Montreal.