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Women give funny new flair to JFL NorthWest comedy fest | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly Aparna Nancherla, Michelle Wolf, and Fortune Feimster have something else in common: they’re all hilarious.

The evolution of Sarah Silverman | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly At this point in her influential career, she’s many things: standup comedian, actor, activist, political animal, goofball.

JFL NorthWest’s first weekend reveals cool comedy finds | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly Piff the Magic Dragon, Michelle Wolf, and My Favorite Murder are well worth catching.

Colin Quinn beats back bullies at JFL Northwest | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly It’s been 17 years since Colin Quinn anchored “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live, but Quinn can’t help but have an opinion on the current man in charge.

That Time I Bombed: Alicia Tobin discovers that high death tolls don’t cut it with kids | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly The Straight asks comedians about their life-changing shows, favourite comedy albums, and a time they bombed on stage.

Trevor Noah Trumps it up at his soldout Vancouver shows | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly As hoped, Trevor Noah didn’t hold back on a certain world leader, or Canada—and our “Canadian asshole swag”—at his two soldout JFL NorthWest shows tonight. Basically, he feels like we’re rubbing Americans’ faces in the mess they’ve created. “You guys make it worse; you aren’t helping with your Mister Sexy-Goodlooking leader,” The Daily Show host said to a wildly receptive crowd.

A guide to the big, and unexpected, laughs at JFL NorthWest | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment Weekly The comedy consumer will have to make some hard choices in the next two weeks.

Andy Kindler brings his Trump-roasting comedy show to Vancouver – NEWS 1130 Comedians all over seem to be having fun at US President Donald Trump’s expense these days. One of the first to roast Trump is in town this weekend.

Review: Sarah Silverman delivers delicious bad taste in Vancouver | CTV Vancouver News The popular American comedian took to the stage at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre Saturday night.

Cue the ultimate laugh track during JFL NorthWest | BeatRoute Magazine What better way to shake the sads out than laughing yourself stupid? The second annual JFL NorthWest comedy festival brings that possibility to life.

Rising comic Nate Bargatze mines the past for precious gems | BeatRoute Magazine Early in his career, Nashville native comedian Nate Bargatze moved to Chicago in 2003 to first pursue comedy.

Irreverent comic Jon Dore throws out the rule book and manages expectations | BeatRoute Magazine There’s a good chance you may have seen Canada’s comedic darling Jon Dore cracking jokes sprinkled with sarcasm all over your cable network.

Todd Glass keeps the silliness alive and kicking | BeatRoute Magazine A prankster at heart, Todd Glass is famous among friends for surprising guests with absurd, perplexing twists at his dinner parties.

Tom Segura switches up the routine to get a new routine | BeatRoute Magazine With a young child, a weekly podcast, a fairly rigorous tour schedule, and a desire to keep fit… Tom Segura relies on routine to keep it going smoothly.

Barry Crimmins: Atlas needs a knee replacement | BeatRoute Magazine Barry Crimmins was gracious enough to chat with us about life and comedy, in anticipation of his visit to Vancouver for the JFL Northwest Comedy Festival.

15 Questions for Vancouver from CBC’s This Is That | @VIAwesome

Interviews | A Chat With Ron Funches | Concert Addicts We sat down with Ron Funches to talk about a few things while he was in Vancouver for JFL NorthWest

Hot Ticket: JFL NorthWest comedy festival – The Globe and MailTrevor Noah, Margaret Cho, Lewis Black and Janeane Garofalo are among the comedians performing

Bill Burr comes to JFL NorthWest on January 17 | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment WeeklyYou may know him as the standout guy in Breaking Bad, Chappelle’s Show, and Daddy’s Home, but true comedy fans know Bill Burr is first and foremost one kickass standup comedian. Good news, then, that the JFL NorthWest comedy fest has announced it’s bringing the hilariously rage-prone Bostonian to the Orpheum on January 17. Tickets go on sale today at 10 a.m. at 

Comedy Preview: Wanda Sykes gets real at JFL Northwest“I love Vancouver. The people are really into comedy and they have a good vibe,” said Sykes, one of Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Funniest People in America.

Just for Laughs unites with NorthWest Comedy Fest for JFL NorthWest | Georgia Straight Vancouver’s News & Entertainment WeeklyThe new festival takes place February 18 to 27 at various Vancouver venues.

Margaret Cho takes on Vancouver for JFL Northwest – Vancouver WeeklyJFL Northwest—a joint effort of Northwest Comedy Fest and Just For Laughs—kicked off last week in Vancouver and one of the first acts was veteran American comedian and multi-talented performer Margaret Cho.

JFL NorthWest Comedy Fest » Vancouver Blog Miss604 NorthWest Comedy Fest and Just For Laughs have joined forces to present JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s comedy festival presenting stand-up, sketch, and improv.

Wanda Sykes headlines JFL Northwest in Vancouver | Daily Xtra ‘Being out and black and a woman is sometimes like being a unicorn,’ says comedian