About JFL NorthWest

JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s Just for Laughs Festival, is back February 2019 to deliver 10-hilarious-days of your favourite stand-up, podcast, improv and sketch performances, alongside the breakout stars you didn’t even know you loved in the Best of the West series!

After a successful introduction in 2018, the Vancouver Just for Laughs Film Festival returns for its 2nd edition, promising more film screenings, red carpet premieres, shorts, panels and special events with today and tomorrow’s hottest comedic masterminds.

But wait, there’s more! Promising a laugh for everyone, JFL NorthWest presents a free 3-Day Block Party in the heart of downtown Vancouver where comedy fans can enjoy Just for Laughs Gags on the big screen, games, live music, food trucks and surprise special guests!

About Kevin the Owl

Born and raised in beautiful British Columbia, Kevin the owl is exclusive to JFL NorthWest – You won’t find him flying around other Just for Laughs festivals. Kevin’s big, pink, personable and energetic. JFL NorthWest’s core fans know him and love him.

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!