NorthWest Comedy Fest and Just For Laughs have teamed up to bring you JFL Northwest in February 2016. The Festival takes place between February 18 to 27, 2016 and will bring some of the best in comedy with stand up, sketch and improv. They have a great line of shows coming and many, we are pleased to see, have landed in East Vancouver. We have set out below the who, when & where in East Van. We do recommend though that you grab your tickets in advance as we expect many of these shows to sell out. For more details on the comedians performing visit JFL Northwest. Tickets are available at Ticket Fly.
Feb. 19: Instagraham – Hot Art Wet City
Feb. 19: The Lady Show – Little Mountain Gallery
The Lady Show is a hilarious night of sketch comedy, monologues, stand-up comedy and awkward dance numbers. Featuring comedian and actress Robyn Edwards (FOX’s Second Chance), Fatima Dhowre (SiriusXM Radio), Morgan Brayton (OUTtv’s Morgan Brayton and Other People), Katie-Ellen Humphries (Winnipeg Comedy Festival), and Erica Sigurdson (CBC Radio’s The Debaters). Joining these five Lady Show ladies is the very funny Sophie Buddle (Just For Laughs).
Feb. 20: Hasan Minhaj – Rio Theatre
Feb. 20: Nick Thune – Biltmore Cabaret
Feb. 20: Just For Laughs Showcase – Biltmore Cabaret
A newly added show – The Just For Laughs ‘big wigs’ will be in town and they’re looking for the next big thing. So come out and watch the local comedians try to impress the ones with the wigs.
Feb. 21: Bert Kreischer – Rio Theatre
Feb. 21: The Sunday Service – The Fox Cabaret
With a Canadian Comedy Award for “Best Improv Troupe” and international recognition, The Sunday Service presents a fast-paced and unique take on traditional improv. The Sunday Service is Ryan Beil, Caitlin Howden, Kevin Lee, Aaron Read, and Taz VanRassel, along with Mark Chavez (The Pajama Men) and musical director, Emmett Hall.
Feb. 23-27: The Nasty Show – Rio Theatre
Feb. 23&24: Janeane Garofalo – Rio Theatre
Feb. 24: Ron Funches – Biltmore Cabaret
Feb. 24: Ring A Ding Dong Dandy – Little Mountain Gallery
Ryan Beil and Graham Clark riff over top of classic wrestling clips along with special announcer Kevin Banner.
Feb. 25: Hari Kondabolu – Biltmore Cabaret
Feb. 26: Kyle Kinane – Biltmore Cabaret
Feb. 27: Kyle Kinane – Biltmore Cabaret (2nd Show Added)
Feb. 27: Michael Che – Biltmore Cabaret
Michael Che is currently the co-anchor of “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live, where he is also a writer and a previous correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Feb. 27: Everything Is Terrible! – Rio Theatre
This is a Legends show which is a culmination of the first eight (of 888) years of work from the video alchemists at EIT! These mindfreaks have taken thousands of forgotten VHS tapes, chewed them up, and spit them back to their young via daily website postings, six movies, and world tours. In that time, they’ve exposed their fans to wonders such as massaging cat ladies, apocalyptic facial exercises, pizza parties in hell, and the immortal party-god, Duane. Time pack up your copies of Jerry Maguire and accept the fact that your life up until this moment has been pointless.