It was only earlier this week that JFL announced it’s big line-up for its very first collaboration with the Moontower Comedy Festival down in Austin to form the MJFLA, Moontower Just For Laughs Austin. Today, JFL, the long standing, renowned international comedy brand is making moves to be even more international than they already are with a festival in London.
From Mar. 2nd-5th at London’s revered venue, The O2 (the arena is one of the UK’s biggest venues, FYI, and sure to be a crown jewel part of this weekend festival) will be the site for Just For Laughs London, JFLL. JFL details this new shiny, upcoming festival, “Just For Laughs LONDON will be a four-day pass-based festival, and feature the company’s signature premium comedy programming. Must-attend events will include solo shows, live podcast recordings, in conversations, and cast panels; from both UK-based artists, as well as international stars.”
Given that, at this point in time, it seems to all take place at The O2, it might be like Festival Supreme, which overtake one big space and divvied it all up into several different stages and performances areas throughout a few days. Even though Montreal is JFL’s marquee festival, London will be the biggest city that Just For Laughs has taken on yet (even though they partially did JFL New Faces virtually from LA and NYC last year).
So, JFL currently has a reach of festivals that spans Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Austin, Cancun, and now, London, leaving all to wonder just how big will Just For Laughs get.