To anyone lucky enough to not have to go to school anymore, September is a meaningless month speckled with birthdays that probably aren’t yours and a holiday that forces you to think about work when you have a day off work. But thanks to a wily bunch of smilers out of Montreal who shirked a perennial rivalry and did something nice for Torontonians, the city of Blue Jays gets to enjoy a huge comedy festival every time the ninth month rolls around.

This lineup for JFL42’s sixth edition was announced today, in English, and features an ungodly amount of talent from home and abroad. Your headliners taking to the massive Sony Centre stage for the 2017 fest include Bill Burr, John Mulaney, Ali Wong, Tom Segura, My Favorite Murder, and Tim and Eric.

Making their way to club and theatre stages across Hogtown are tons of comics who could easily headline themselves such as Jenny Slate, Jay Pharaoh, Janeane Garofolo, Michelle Wolf, Brian Posehn, Kyle Kinane, Jen Kirkman, Greg Proops, Rory Scovel, Roy Wood Jr., The Lucas Brothers, Mark Normand and tons more. Canadians getting their own 42 slots include Chris Locke, Sara Hennessey, Sandra Battaglini, Sophie Buddle, Che Durena, Mike Rita, Chris Robinson, Eman El-Husseini, and sketch troupe Soul Decision. Head over to for the COMPLETE lineup that technically isn’t complete because they always add way more.

Of course no Just For Laughs-branded festival would be complete without Andy Kindler who will be back in town to host The Alternative Show, a late night feast of festival performers in a delightfully loose environment.

The festival is once again running a “ComedyCon” alongside the main lineup where pass holders will be able to check out live podcast tapings, cast panels, and those “In Conversation With” thingies. You’ll get to interact with several of the above plus cool things like The Beaverton and Kenny and Spenny.

Speaking of passes, they go on sale June 2nd at 10am over at, while individual tickets will drop on June 9. If you’ve bought a pass previously, be sure to check out your email for a special pre-sale opportunity. See you there!