September 21 to 30, 2017 at The Sony Centre and various other venues across Toronto. Visit the official website:

Toronto’s Comedy Festival

JFL42 features 10 days of shows from some of the world’s greatest comedians. Choose your headliner(s) and then spend the rest of the festival checking out the 42 other hilarious acts! Past headliners include Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Sarah Silverman, Seth Meyers, Lena Dunham, Family Guy Live and more.

JFL42 2016

Are you ready for some serious laughs? Toronto’s Comedy Festival is back for another year of gut-busting festivities! On September 22, 2016, JFL42 returns to Toronto and promises to deliver the comedic goods.

The Headliners

This year, headliners include comedy actor Jim Gaffigan, award-winning comedian and host of The Daily Show Trevor Noah, comedian, actress and former U.S. presidential nominee Roseanne Barr and world renowned funnyman Chris D’Elia.

The 42 Acts

Besides the eight headliners, there’s a slew of hilarious acts to choose from at this year’s JFL42. With the likes of Maria Bamford, Craig Robinson, Margaret Cho, Jim Norton, Natasha Leggero and many more, this troupe of comedic characters will keep you laughing from festival start to finish.

NEW FOR 2016

New to the festival this year is ComedyCon, a daytime series that will include some of your favourite comedy stars like you’ve never seen them before. In Conversations with Headliners, Q&A’s, Live Podcasts and much more, all in an intimate venue.

How Do the Passes Work?

Instead of individual tickets, JFL42 has a pass system where you can see one or more of your favourite headliners plus some (or all!) of the other 42 acts. Each pass comes with 2+ credits, where one credit will get you one reservation to see any one act.

Here’s the scoop on how to get the most from your JFL42 experience:

  1. Start out by purchasing your pass. With many different options to choose from, there’s a pass for every comedy-lover:
    • If you want a little bit of everything, The Classic pass is your ticket to a perfectly side-splitting time.
    • If you want to check out the brand new ComedyCon, a ComedyCon Pass gets you that and more.
    • If you’re not too hung up on any of those headliners, a Just the 42 pass will let you soak up the acts you really want to see.
    • If you can’t pick between these and just want it all, The VIP Pass is your best bet for a fully-loaded festival experience.
    • If you want to bypass this entire pass system, you can opt for individual tickets to take in any of the headliners or 42 acts à la carte.
  2. Next, activate your pass and use your credits to reserve the acts of your choice.
  3. When you get to the venue, whip out your smartphone to get your barcode scanned.
  4. Then, make sure to check in! If you check in to a show an hour before show time to an hour afterwards, your credit gets returned and you can re-use it to see another act, giving you the opportunity to take in as much comedy as your heart desires.

Want more than laughs? No problem – there are plenty of festivals and events in Toronto to satisfy every taste.

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