About Just for Laughs Vancouver

The Just For Laughs Vancouver team doesn’t waste away those summer days. Oh no, not us. Instead we work around the clock to bring you an incredible festival line up every year that is sure to fill the void for all comedy fans. Western Canada’s biggest comedy festival hits stages and streets across the city every February 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! 
Stay tuned to find out more about our 2023 lineup, or sign up for our mailing list here to be first to know. We promise we’re worth the wait! 

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 celebrated its 40th edition in 2022, is the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event, welcoming more than 2 million people each summer. 

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.