Just for Laughs is a Canadian comedy festival which is held every summer in Montreal.
On July 26th, 2012, the Muppets performed two live shows at the Just for Laughs festival. An hour-long television special of the show, entitled The Muppets All-Star Comedy Gala, was televised on December 24, 2012 on the Comedy Network in Canada.
The Muppets hosted performances by comedians Ryan Hamilton, Jim Breuer, Mike Birbiglia, John Heffron, Danny Bhoy, Adam Hills, Caroline Rhea, and Steve Patterson. Other Just for Laughs gala hosts included Bill Hader, Jason Jones, and Joel McHale.
Kermit was quoted in a press release:
“Sharing the stage with the greatest comics in the world in front of the greatest comedy fans in the world is an incredible honour for The Muppets, and the highlight of Fozzie Bear's life. In fact, Fozzie is so overwhelmed, he may not be able to stand up to do his stand-up.”
- Kermit, Fozzie, Rowlf, Scooter, Pepe, Floyd, Gonzo, Lew Zealand, Statler and Waldorf sing "The Muppet Show Theme."
- Beauregard, Scooter, Fozzie, Gonzo, and Pepe sing "Canada Is" with facts about Canada collected from typical Americans by Sam Eagle.
- Fozzie Bear performs a comedy act.
- Kermit introduces Cirque du Soleil; however Scooter informs him that Cirque and Soleil canceled, leaving them with just Du (Sweetums).
- Bunsen and Beaker present the latest invention from Muppet Labs.
- Kermit and Miss Piggy sing "Muskrat Love."
- Rowlf sings "I Never Harmed an Onion"
- The Swedish Chef has a heart attack after eating his own poutine.
- Kermit, Miss Piggy, Floyd, Pepe, Gonzo, Scooter, Walter, Fozzie, Animal and two chickens sing "The Rainbow Connection"
- Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Miss Piggy, Rowlf the Dog, Scooter, Pepe the King Prawn, Beauregard, Sam Eagle, The Swedish Chef, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, Sweetums, Animal, Floyd Pepper, Lew Zealand, Crazy Harry, Walter, Statler and Waldorf, Camilla and the Chickens
- Ryan Hamilton, Jim Breuer, Mike Birbiglia, John Heffron, Danny Bhoy, Adam Hills, Tommy Johnagin, Tom Papa, Caroline Rhea, Steve Patterson, and Pete Zedlacher
- Steve Whitmire as Kermit the Frog, Beaker, Statler
- Dave Goelz as Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Waldorf, Beauregard
- Bill Barretta as Rowlf the Dog, Swedish Chef, Pepe the King Prawn
- Eric Jacobson as Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Sam Eagle, Animal
- Matt Vogel as Floyd Pepper, Crazy Harry, Lew Zealand, Camilla
- David Rudman as Scooter
- Peter Linz as Walter
- Rob Mills
- Pierre Paquette
- Fred Stinson
- The Muppets All-Star Comedy Gala on The Comedy Network
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