About JFL NorthWest

JFL NorthWest returns February 2020! Vancouver’s Just for Laughs festival hits stages and streets across the city for 12-hilarious-days of star-powered stand-up, podcasts, improv, film and sketch performances, alongside breakout comics you didn’t even know you loved!

We understand that comedy is a personal experience and that’s why we work year-round to create a line-up that delivers the funny to everyone’s tastes. Because who hasn’t nearly called it quits with a friend (ugh, Greg) over their questionable comedic preferences (GREG) and failure to appreciate the artistic magnitude of our favourite comedy production (Groundhog Day is a classic, Greg!). At JFL NorthWest festival goers curate their unique experience. Enjoy top comics, up-and-coming stand-up stars, world-class improv, and sketch comedy, and then venture outdoors to the Block Party for giveaways, games, music and more! Super-fans can go behind the scenes with their favourite comedians and creators to catch live podcasts, workshops, panels and in-conversations, while film buffs catch screenings, short film competitions, and panels (Yes, Greg, we promise to show more than just Groundhog Day.)

So go ahead and check out the lineup to discover your JFL NorthWest comedy experience!

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.

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!