JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s Just For Laughs Festival, Reveals The First Part of Its 2019 Festival

For its fourth consecutive year, JFL NorthWest, presented in association with SiriusXM, promises to deliver larger-than-life laughs as it unites today’s funniest comedy stars from February 14 – 23, 2019.

This year’s festival will provide Vancouverites and guests to the city with top-of-the-line comedy content, ranging from stand-up performances, to live podcast recordings, to improv, to sketch and breakout performances from the SiriusXM’s Best of the West series!

For the second time at JFL NorthWest, the Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival is back with even more film screenings, red carpets, shorts, and panels. But wait… the fun doesn’t end there! The fan-favourite, multi-day Block Party, will be the outdoor hub of this year’s Festival, featuring games, live music, food trucks and many more surprises.

Performing at JFL NorthWest

Gabriel Iglesias – Monday, February, 18 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 7:00pm

Howie Mandel & Friends – Thursday, February, 14 | Orpheum | 7:00pm

Aziz Ansari (ROAD TO NOWHERE) – Friday, February, 15 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre |
7:00pm, and a 2nd show just added at 9:30pm! Tickets now available.

Ken Jeong – Tuesday, February, 19 | Orpheum | 7:00pm

Whitney Cummings – Saturday, February 16 | Vogue | 7:00pm

Mr. Jackson & Mr. Tompkins (Marc Evan Jackson & Paul F. Tompkins) – Sunday, February 17 | Vogue | 7:00pm

Nick Swardson: Fart Party – Thursday, February 21 | Vogue | 7:00pm

Michelle Wolf – Saturday, February 23 | Vogue | 7:00pm

Nate Bargatze – Sunday, February 17 & Monday, February 18 | Rio | 7:00pm

Rory Scovel – Thursday, February 21 & Friday, February 22 | Rio | 7:00pm

Nicole Byer – Saturday, February 23 | Rio | 7:00pm

Fortune Feimster – Friday, February 15 (8:00pm & 10:30pm) & Saturday, February 16 (7:00pm & 9:30pm) |

Steve Rannazzisi – Thursday, February 21 (8:00pm), Friday, February 22 & Saturday, February 23 (7:00pm & 9:00pm) |

Todd Glass – solo show: Wednesday, February 20 (7:00pm) at Rio + Podcast, “The Todd Glass Show”: Thursday, February 21 (7:00pm) at Fox Cabaret

Dulcé Sloan – Saturday, February 23 | Biltmore | 6:00pm

Michelle Buteau – Thursday, February 21| Biltmore | 7:00pm

Morgan Murphy – Thursday, February 14| Biltmore | 7:00pm

Matteo Lane (Matteo Lane: Streisand at the Bon Soir) – Friday, February 15 | Biltmore | 9:00pm

Liza Treyger – Wednesday, February 20 | Biltmore | 9:00pm

Las Culturistas – Thursday, February 21 | Biltmore | 9:00pm

Chris Fleming – Tuesday, February 19 | Rio | 7:00pm

Sam Jay – Wednesday, February 20 | Biltmore | 7:00pm

And That’s Why We Drink Podcast – Thursday, February 21 | Rio | 9:30pm

Watch What Crappens – Friday, February 22 | Biltmore | 6:00pm

Girls Gotta Eat – Friday, February 15| Biltmore | 7:00pm

Stop Podcasting Yourself – Sunday, February 17 | Rio | 9:30pm

Ivan Decker – Friday, February 15 & Saturday, February 16 | The Comedy Mix | 8:00pm & 10:30pm

Kurt Metzger – Friday, February 22 & Saturday, February 23 | The Comedy Mix | 8:00pm & 10:30pm

The Alternative Show with Andy Kindler – Thursday, February 21, Friday, February 22, Saturday, February 23 | Yuk Yuks | 10pm (Thursday), 11pm (Friday and Saturday)

SiriusXM Top Comic Showcase – Wednesday, February 20 & Thursday February 21 | Comedy Mix| 8:30pm

Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival Returns!

After a highly successful inaugural year, JFL NorthWest is excited to reveal that the Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival will be returning to Vancouver from February 14-23, 2019. Programming for this year’s film festival will include exciting short and feature film screenings, premieres, riveting industry speakers, panels, In-Conversations and more. Programming announcement will roll out second week in January so stay tuned!

Ain’t no party like a JFL NorthWest Block Party!

Back by popular demand is the JFL NorthWest Block Party, a free multi-day event taking place in the hub of the Festival; the heart of downtown Vancouver. Providing a space for comedy lovers to unite, enjoy and connect, the JFL NorthWest Block Party will feature Just For Laughs Gags on the big screen, games, live music, food trucks, and maybe some surprise guests?!

JFL NorthWest is proud to welcome its partners SiriusXM, The Government of British Columbia through the Tourism Events Program, Tourism Vancouver, Donnelly Group, Bomber Brewing, Downtown Vancouver BIA, Civic Theatres, Evo Car Share and The Georgia Straight to its 2019 event.

To get in on all the action, single tickets and 3-show passes for JFL NorthWest will go on sale Friday, December 7 at 10:00am PST at JFLNorthWest.com.

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