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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.

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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.

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