Since 2019, the annual, internationally renowned JFL Montreal Comedy Festival has had to call audibles and make due with having to go pretty much virtual for their festivities. One of the world’s longest running comedy festivals suffered the same fate as so many festivals, big and small, over the last two years and had to forego their routine of gathering thousands of people together to enjoy a show.
Fortunately, at this side of the pandemic, Just For Laughs will be resuming their marquee festival (on top of expanding their reach to Austin and the UK in the coming months) with the same big, flashy line-ups they’ve always had. For 2022, just as their first line-up announcement, they’ve got:
JOHN MULANEY – HASAN MINHAJ – CHELSEA HANDLER – JO KOY – ILIZA SHLESINGER – RUSSELL PETERS – HANNAH GADSBY – RONNY CHIENG – PATTON OSWALT – MARC MARON – TOMMY TIERNAN – VIR DAS – CELESTE BARBER – NEAL BRENNAN
JFL will of course have way more comedians than just that (not to mention that the whole round of New Faces of Comedy are being determined as you read this).
If you’re in and around Montreal or are aiming to get back to one of comedy’s biggest shindigs on a regular basis, you can purchase pre-sale tickets starting 3/23 at 7AM PT/10AM ET (or when everyone else gets it on 3/25 at 7AM ET/10AM ET) at www.hahaha.com.
Let’s hope that sub variant or any other variant is considerably less pesky than any of the other variants that came before it.