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June 17, 2008 08:00 ET

Visa Returns as Presenting Sponsor of The 2008 Just For Laughs FILM Festival

With access to exclusive benefits and savings, Visa® cardholders will have reason to smile at the world's largest comedy festival

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - The Just For Laughs FILM Festival offers movie buffs the best comedic films from around the world and, as the presenting sponsor, Visa is thrilled to offer cardholders exclusive ticket packages and savings. Taking place from July 10 to 20, 2008, The Just For Laughs FILM Festival is a not-to-be-missed event within the renowned Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.

"Visa is excited to once again support the Just For Laughs Festival and provide Visa cardholders with exclusive benefits, including the chance to purchase the best seats in the house," said Brenda Woods, Head of Marketing, Visa Canada. "Visa cardholders can also take advantage of unique Just For Laughs ticket packages, including those specially created for the Just For Laughs FILM Festival."

An impressive roster of actors, filmmakers and comics will appear at the Visa Screening Room at the Imperial Theatre as The Just For Laughs FILM Festival, formerly known as Comedia, will showcase more than 125 short and feature length films from 16 countries. Last year, festival-goers were entertained by films featuring some of comedy's biggest names, including Rowan Atkinson, Marlon Wayans, Rob Corddry, and Alonzo Bodden.

"This summer, the Visa Screening Room will showcase some of the biggest box office comedies and independent hits from Canada, the US, and France," said Paul Ronca, Producer. "It is this continual commitment to the best programming and exceptional talent that has enabled Just For Laughs to become the world's largest and most prestigious comedy festival."

Just For Laughs is a comedy festival featuring hilarious stand-up comedy, galas, theatre, cabaret shows, comedic film and open-air events. Comedy fans will have the opportunity to see comedy's biggest names and enjoy more than a thousand shows from July 10 to 20 in Montreal.

Visa cardholders can access preferred seating and program packages by calling the Visa Just For Laughs Box Office at 514-845-2322 or 1-888-244-3155 or by visiting the Visa website at As an official sponsor, Visa cards are the preferred payment cards of the Just For Laughs Festival.

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