Just For Laughs is one of North America’s longest-running comedy festivals! Originally based in Montreal, it has since branched out and created sister festivals across the country, including Just For Laughs Northwest, right here in Vancouver! Every February, the world’s best comedians and comedic performers converge on Vancouver, making our city one of the funniest places on Earth. This year will be no exception.
The lineup this year is truly hilarious! Here are just a few of the performers you can catch this February:
Bill Burr: One of the most accomplished and well-respected stand-ups ever, Bill Burr’s comedy style is barbed, skewering sensitive social mores with laser-precision. He has a knack for making people laugh, despite themselves, all the while tackling controversial issues with hilarious common sense.
Hannah Gadsby-Douglas: Hannah Gadsby’s Netflix special Nannette was revolutionary, combining comedy, storytelling, and theatre to openly pose the question: what the purpose of comedy really is and who does it serve? She’s a visionary, and she’ll be performing this February!
Patton Oswalt: Patton Oswalt is hilarious, full stop. This likable comic was the voice of Remy the Rat in Pixar’s classic, Ratatouille, and he was Spence on the hit sit-com The King of Queens. He is also one of the finest comedy writers working today. Watch this beloved standup do what he does best!
How Did This Get Made: Chances are, you’d recognize the three hosts of How Did This Get Made from their appearances in countless movies, but you may not know their names – however you do know they stole the show in everything you’ve seen them in. Husband and wife team, Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael, and friend Jason Mantzoukas currently have a podcast about bad movies and it’s laugh-out-loud hilarious. They will be doing a live taping at JFL – don’t miss out!
That’s just the tip of the iceberg – there are dozens of shows and performances to attend, each one funnier than the last. JFL Northwest takes place over 12 days in late February. If you’re a rabid comedy fan, and don’t want to miss an minute of JFL, consider booking an extended stay suite at the Landis Hotel & Suites in downtown Vancouver! Your superbly comfortable accommodations features everything you’ll need for a home away from home including, premium quality bedding, fully equipped kitchens, 2 spacious bedrooms, individual living and dining spaces, free high-speed Wi-Fi, indoor pool and Jacuzzi, and much more. Make your reservations with us today!