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Dame Edna Everage, SpongeBob SquarePants and Eddie Izzard are among the acts heading for the Montreal Just For Laughs festival in July.

For the first time, one of the event’s huge, televised gala showcases will be dedicated to the visiting British comics.

Hosted by Lenny Henry, the show will feature stand-ups Lee Mack, Noel Fielding, Adam Bloom, Danny Bhoy, Alan Carr and Rhod Gilbert, plus sword swallower Miss Behave and sketch troupe The Hollow Men, whose Comedy Central series recently aired in the US.

Festival chief Bruce Hills said: “Comics from the UK and Ireland have always had a very important role in the Just For Laughs Festival, this year their profile will be higher than ever.”

The festival, which includes a week of French-language shows and a host of outdoor entertainment, runs from July 6 to 31. The English shows start on July 14. Click here for the official website.