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Gilbert Rozon

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October 26, 1954 (age 69) (
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Known for
Founder of Just for Laughs

Charles, Arthur, Edouard

TV shows
La France a un incroyable talent, Just For Laughs Gala Series

Gemini Award for Best Variety Series

Canadian Screen Award for Best Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series

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Gilbert Rozon (born October 26, 1954) is a Canadian impresario and founder of the Just for Laughs (French: Juste pour Rire) comedy festival, which he created on July 14, 1983. He is also responsible for the development and international deployment of the Just for Laughs/Juste pour Rire brand in over 150 countries. The Just for Laughs festival is considered the largest comedy festival in the world.


Just For Laughs founder Gilbert Rozon resigns over abuse allegations

Early life and education

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Gilbert Rozon is the eldest of seven children. Raised in Saint-Andre d'Argenteuil, he began working at a young age as a paperboy. At the age of 14 he became a gravedigger, salesman, printer, show organizer, publisher of telephone directories business, key to real estate, etc. It is in this context from his work experience that he developed his sense of humour. After a short stay in France at age 20, he studied law at the Universite de Montreal where he graduated.


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In 1980, he founded the La Grande Viree (English: The Grand Excursion) festival in Lachute which welcomed more than 60,000 spectators in its first year and more than 80,000 in 1981. For its third year, Gilbert Rozon moved La Grande Viree to the Pointe-aux-Trembles neighbourhood in Montreal. It was a failure.

Despite the failure of his first festival in Montreal, Rozon borrowed more than C$1 million to found the Just for Laughs festival in 1983. The festival was based in Montreal, although spread to Toronto, Chicago, Nantes and Paris.

Rozon was the impresario of Charles Trenet until his death. He was the producer of shows featuring Laurent Ruquier, Franck Dubosc, Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, Florence Foresti, Arturo Brachetti, Stephane Rousseau, Jean-Marc Parent, Jean-Luc Lemoine, Rachid Badouri, Andre Sauve, Christophe Aleveque, etc.

Just for Laughs represents over 75 artists, over 200 hours of television broadcast in over 150 countries each year and hundreds of shows a year. For 25 years, Gilbert Rozon has been at the helm of the festival before giving way to Alain Cousineau with whom he founded the festival in 1983. He remains chairman and CEO of the group.

Starting in 2006, he became a member of the jury on the French program, La France a un incroyable talent.


In 1998, Gilbert Rozon received an unconditional discharge from the Quebec Superior Court after pleading and being found guilty of a sexual assault on a 19 years old woman, because a criminal record would have made it difficult for him to travel internationally for his work ยท . He was also accused of unlawful confinement on a woman of 31 years old but the charge was withdrawn by the police for lack of evidence. Groups of angry women expressed anger over sentencing they considered as beeing too lenient.


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