Amy Poehler Named ‘Comedy Person of the Year’ by Just For Laughs


Amy Poehler is the recipient of the big “Comedy Person of the Year” prize at this year’s Just For Laughs Montreal, the festival announced this morning. Awards will also go to UK filmmaker Edgar Wright for Comedy Director of the Year, Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz for Comedy Writer of the Year, and Comedy Central star Nick Kroll for Breakout Comedy Star of the Year. The two previous recipients of the Comedy Person of the Year Award are Chelsea Handler and Louis C.K. All prizes will be handed out at the Just For Laughs Awards Show on July 26th in Montreal.