Before they had their own comedy shows and racked up trophies at awards shows, Louis C.K., Jon Stewart and Chris Rock were just your average struggling stand up comedians. Just for Laughs, the 30-year-old comedy festival in Montreal, is the place where every great comedian has gotten their start, and to prove it, the good people at JFL have decided to launch a YouTube channel, dedicated to showcasing some of the biggest stars in the comedy world before they were famous. With clips from as far back as 1987, the new channel will feature stand up routines from the likes of Stewart, C.K, Dave Chappelle and more with three new videos being posted each week. The goal: To have over 500 hours of stand up for fans to crack up over.
JFL has already uploaded 8 never-before-seen clips of some of the comedians who’ve graced their stage and stood under the spotlight. You can head to their YouTube channel to see them all, but we’ve got some of the highlights from Stewart, C.K., Chappelle and Rock. From jokes about asshole kids to working at Burger King, here’s some good ol’ fashioned throwback videos you can l.o.l. to.