Fans of the Just For Laughs universe have likely begun smoking their ducks and sewing new bean bag chairs in anticipation of Saturday’s All Access Season 4 premiere, while dreaming about upcoming festivals.
The show is going to be a nice little reward for loyal fans who’ve endured a dizzying JFL announcement season where they’ve already been treated to news of the incredible lineup for the Montreal fest, and the full All Access slate. We’re sorry to those who can’t mentally handle any more good news but we gotta do what we gotta do--we’re about to blow your brain with the reveal of the 42 coming to Toronto for the fifth annual JFL42 festival.
First, the headliners. Gracing the Sony Centre stage in Toronto this September will be….
Jim Gaffigan (September 29 at 7:00 PM and 9:45 PM)
Jim Jefferies (September 24 at 7:00 PM and 9:45 PM)
Trevor Noah (September 23 at 9:45 PM)
Roseanne Barr (September 23 at 7:00 PM)
Demetri Martin (September 30 at 7:00 PM)
Anthony Jeselnik (September 30 at 9:45 PM)
Tig Notaro (September 25 at 7:00 PM)
Chris D'Elia (October 1 at 7:00 PM)
Correct us if we’re wrong, but that’s certainly the best group of headliners this festival has ever seen, right? They will of course be joined by AT LEAST 34 other acts who will be invading to the city from September 22 to October 1 for what should be another amazing time. They are…
Maria Bamford
Craig Robinson
Margaret Cho
Jim Norton
Natasha Leggero
SiriusXM’s Top Comic finale
Neal Brennan
Steve Rannazzisi
Ronny Chieng
Todd Barry
Nick Thune
Hasan Minhaj
Ron Funches
Andy Kindler
Emo Philips
Big Jay Oakerson
Cameron Esposito
Nate Bargatze
Beth Stelling
Jackie Kashian
Ian Edwards
Jak Knight
Langston Kerman
Matt Bellassai
Thomas Dale
Derek Seguin
Matt Billon / Jordan Welwood (2015 SiriusXM Top Comic runners up)
K Trevor Wilson
DeAnne Smith
Amanda Brooke Perrin
Mark Forward
Sabrina Jalees
The Flirty Boys
Plus more of the 42 to be announced!
Additionally, the festival is launching ComedyCon, a daytime programming series that will take place September 23-25 and September 30-October 1 at The Second City. Expect cast panels, In Conversations with Jim Jefferies, Trevor Noah, Anthony Jeselnik, Tig Notaro, Chris D’Elia and Margaret Cho, Craig Robinson, and Natasha Leggero, and live podcasts from Todd Barry and The Dork Forest.
Passes go on sale Friday, June 3 at 10:00 AM, while single Tickets go on sale June 10 at 10:00 AM. Visit for tickets and other hot info.