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Jim Carrey, shown in this 2015 file photo, is a double Golden Globe winner and beloved for lead roles in such comedic blockbusters as Dumb and Dumber, The Mask and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.Danny Moloshok/Reuters

He's no longer the "smokin'" Hollywood commodity and catchphrase maestro, but Jim Carrey made a generation laugh with his over-the-top performances and rubbery antics. Because of which, the Newmarket, Ont.-born comedic actor will be presented with the Generation Award at this year's Just For Laughs Awards Show at the Hyatt Regency Montreal, on July 28.

Carrey, a double Golden Globe winner, is beloved for lead roles in such comedic blockbusters as Dumb and Dumber, The Mask and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. More recently, he's on board as an executive producer for the Showtime series I'm Dying Up Here, set in the 1970s stand-up comedy scene.

Montreal's JFL extravaganza, North America's premiere comedy carnival, continues to July 31.

Actor and author Chris Colfer says he held onto the film rights to his fantasy series The Land of Stories until he was sure it would be “done right.” The former Glee star is set to write and direct a movie adaptation.

The Canadian Press