About Just For Laughs VANCOUVER

Western Canada’s biggest comedy festival hits stages and streets across the city every February for 10 hilarious days of star powered stand-up, podcasts, improv, and sketch performances, alongside breakout sets from comics you didn’t even know you loved!
At Just For Laughs VANCOUVER, festival goers curate their own unique experience. You want an arena show!? We’ve got an arena show! Or maybe you want to see the next biggest stand-up star in an intimate, underground, setting? We’ve got that too! And we’ll always offer you a chance to catch some laughs in the great outdoors at the Block Party! 

About Just For Laughs


Global leaders in comedy, Just for Laughs Group has been launching and championing top comedic talent – from Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Ali Wong, Hasan Minhaj, Trevor Noah, and countless others for close to 40 years.


Founded in 1983, the company is a vertically integrated international powerhouse in the creation of multiplatform comedic content. Every year, millions of spectators are entertained at its worldwide festivals, from Montréal – the biggest comedy event in the world – to Toronto and Vancouver, Canada; Austin, U.S.A.; London, UK; and Sydney, Australia; featuring thousands of Canadian and international comedians – from well-established artists to aspiring up-and-comers.


With concentrated growth on television development and production, the Group’s digital and televised content is shown in over 150 countries and followed by an online audience of over 14 million. In addition, the Group produces touring shows, stages its own musicals, provides talent management services for Quebec artists and is the originator of the ComedyPRO and JPR Pro industry conferences together with the daytime, fan centric, ComedyCON event. For more information, visit www.hahaha.com

2024. We’re Keeping the Comedy Coming!

Year after year, we’ll keep bringing you the biggest and best names in comedy.


Bill Burr, Brett Goldstein, Ronny Chieng, Wanda Sykes, Ben Schwartz + so much more!

2023. Delivering More Talent!

Bringing Vancouver the biggest and best names in comedy. This year, no masks required!


Office Ladies, Sarah Silverman, Jonathan Van Ness, Bad Friends, Patton Oswalt + more!

2022. Introducing Just For Laughs VANCOUVER & Arena Shows

Now bringing you the biggest names comedy has to offer!


Same great taste in comedy, brand new face and name. JFL Northwest returns as Just For Laughs VANCOUVER!


Trevor Noah, Andrew Schulz, Ronny Chieng, Jimmy O. Yang, Marc Maron +More!

2021. Introducing Podcasts & Live Albums

Launched the Creator Series Podcast, Live TV Taping of CBC Gem’s “The New Wave of Standup Season 2”, Recorded “ JFL Originals: Stand-Up B.C.”!

2020. Introducing Live TV Tapings

125 + Shows, 200+ Artists, 20+ Venues!


Live TV Taping CBC Gem’s “The New Wave of Standup”, Industry Insider’s Workshops, In-Conversations & Industry Showcases!


Bill Burr, Hannah Gadsby, Patton Oswalt, Ronny Chieng, How Did This Get Made? +More!

2019. Introducing Music & Live Streams

110 + Shows, 200+ Artists, 20+ Venues!


27 Musical Performances & 4 Live Stream Events!


Seth Rogen, Ken Jeong, Howie Mandel, Aziz Ansari +More!

2018. Introducing Film & Outdoor

Introduced the JFL NorthWest Block Party and the Vancouver Just for Laughs Film Festival!


100+ Shows, 180+ Artists, 20+ Venues!


Bill Burr, Trevor Noah, Jo Koy, Anthony Jeselnik, Mike Birbiglia, Nikki Glaser, Maria Bamford, Jay Pharoah + More!

2017. Delivering More Talent

75+ Shows, 125+ Artists, 15+ Venues


Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Trevor Noah, Chris D’Elia, Iliza Shlesinger, Tom Segura, My Favorite Murder + More!

2016. Introducing JFL NorthWest

60+ Shows, 100+ Artists, 15+ Venues


Bill Burr, Wanda Sykes, Trevor Noah, Lewis Black, David Cross, Jeremy Hotz, Margaret Cho, Miranda Sings + More!

Just For Laughs VANCOUVER takes place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō, and Səlí̓lwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.