MONCTON, N.B. – There will be a lot of laughter tonight at Casino New Brunswick.

The 13th Annual HubCap Comedy Festival will kick off with some former Saturday Night Live performers.

Rob Schneider, Chris Kattan, Cheri O’Teri and Horatio Sanchez will take the stage tonight.

General manager Robert Gallant says this is just the beginning of a bigger and better festival this year.

“This is the first year we’ve been this big.  We’re spread over three weekends this year, so it’s pretty exciting to see the festival grow and spread out that way.”

He also says there a number of new features, including a new amateur competition on the Francophone side.

Comedy acts will perform at different venues over the next couple of weeks, including the Capitol Theatre, Universite de Moncton, and several pubs.

More information is available at hubcapcomedyfestival.ca.