About Just for Laughs Vancouver

Same great taste in comedy – brand new face and name! JFL NorthWest returns in 2022 as Just For Laughs Vancouver! 
 
The Just For Laughs Vancouver team didn’t waste away those summer days. Oh no, not us. Instead we worked around the clock to bring you an incredible line up that is sure to fill the comedy void for all comedy fans. Western Canada’s Biggest Comedy Festival hits stages and streets across the city for 13 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! 
 
So go ahead and check out our new look and sweet, sweet lineup to discover your 2022 Just For Laughs Vancouver comedy experience!

About Just For Laughs

Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group’s growth is concentrated on three major focal points: festivals (in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney, Australia); television production and stand-up specials (most notably Gags, seen in 150 countries and on 100 airlines); and live shows (Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Trevor Noah, Kevin Hart, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr, Sebastian Maniscalco, John Mulaney, Jimmy Carr, Danny Bhoy, Amy Schumer, North American dates for John Cleese, and Eric Idle, to name a few).
 
The Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, which will celebrate its 40th edition in 2022, is the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event, welcoming more than 2 million people each summer. 

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!

We are grateful to live, work and perform 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.