A comedian (comedienne for females) or comic (a professional comedian/comedienne) is a person who seeks to entertain an audience, primarily by making them laugh. This might be through jokes or amusing situations, or acting a fool, as in slapstick, or employing prop comedy. A comedian who addresses an audience directly is called a stand-up comic. "A comic says funny things; a comedian says things funny", which draws a distinction between how much of the comedy can be attributed to verbal content and how much to acting and persona. Many comics achieve a cult following while touring famous comedy hubs such as the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal Canada.