On October 6, 2015 NorthWest Comedy Fest was pleased to announce a partnership with the biggest comedy brand in the world, Just For Laughs. Together, the two comedy forces founded JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s comedy festival!
The 2nd edition of JFL NorthWest wrapped in February 2017 with over 30,000 comedy fans in attendance, a 34% increase in growth compared to the previous year. Delivering over 70 shows across 16 venues, JFL NorthWest featured major headlining acts including Jim Gaffigan, Sarah Silverman, Trevor Noah, Iliza, Chris D’Elia, Tom Segura, Game Grumps, Piff the Magic Dragon My Favorite Murder and more!
The 10-day winter highlight will return in 2018, hitting various venues throughout Vancouver, bringing your stand-up favourites, and championing breakout stars you didn’t even know you loved, plus improv, sketch, podcasts, outdoor community events and the brand new Vancouver Just for Laughs Film Festival! The film festival will play host to some of today’s most esteemed comedic talents, both in front of and behind the scenes, to discuss and celebrate the current state and future of the industry.