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September 20 – 29, 2018 / Toronto, Ontario

Feminist Live Read Casting Announcement!

Thrilled to announce that Sara Hennessey, Kevin Vidal, Jackie Pirico and Nelu Handa will be recreate the roles made famous in Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion. This event is also helping to raise money for Jessie’s Centre, so RESERVE your spot today, come laugh with us and support a good cause all at the same time!

JUST ANNOUNCED: The Cast of CBC’s Mr. D is coming to JFL42 for a special premiere screening and Q&A!

Join the cast and creators of CBC’s Mr. D, as they screen the premiere episode of the 7th season at The Second City on Sunday, September 24 at 2:30PM. Featuring Gerry Dee, Jessie Gabe, Jonathan Torrens, Lauren Hammersley, Emma Hunter and Mike Volpe. CLICK HERE to reserve your spot now!


New Faces: Toronto Lineups announced!

We’ve rounded up some of Toronto’s finest up-and coming comedians for two very special New Faces Toronto shows! Don’t miss your chance to see them before they become the NEXT. BIG. THING!


(September 22 and 29 at 8PM)
Sam Burns
Courtney Gilmour
Foad H.P.
Marito Lopez
Joe Vu

(September 22 at 10PM and September 30 at 8PM)
Gillian Bartolucci
Tim Blair
Andy Hull
Chelsea Larkin
D.J. Mausner

Even More Podcasts added to ComedyCon!

Senior editor of New York Magazine and Vulture, Jesse David Fox, will be doing a live presentation of the GOOD ONE PODCAST where he’ll sit down with The Daily Show With Trevor Noah correspondent Roy Wood Jr. New York comedian Chris Duffy will host a live gameshow/podcast YOU’RE THE EXPERT featuring three hilarious comics trying to guess what a professor studies all day, and the team from The Beaverton will gather some of the festival’s funniest comedians and writers to talk, mock and riff their way through the news of the week for their WEEKLY REPORT PODCAST.

Jack Whitehall, Colin Quinn and Desus & Mero JUST ADDED to the 42!

These shows will fill up fast so act quick and reserve your spots TODAY

Just Announced! MIKE BIRBIGLIA will be participating in this year’s ComedyCon

Don’t miss the award-winning comedian and storyteller as he sits down for an In Conversation event at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Saturday, September 30 at 11:00AMCLICK HERE and use your credits to reserve TODAY.

Just Announced: Mike Birbiglia!

Have you heard? Award-winning comedian and storyteller MIKE BIRBIGLIA has been added as the final headliner to this year’s festival lineup. Don’t miss his show at the Sony Centre on Friday, September 29 at 7PM. Tickets and Passes on sale Thursday, July 13 at 10AM

We’ve added MORE SHOWS!

Due to demand, we’ve gone ahead and added EVEN MORE SHOWS for some of your favourite 42 acts. Additional shows have been added for The Lucas Brothers, Mark Normand, Michelle Wolf and Kyle Kinane. So put your credits to work and plan your festival today because we can already tell that these are going to be hot ticket shows that fill up quick!

TICKETS on sale NOW!

Did you know? You can get tickets not only to ALL HEADLINER SHOWS, but also the following 42 acts:

Jenny Slate
Jay Pharoah
Brian Posehn
Guys We F****d podcast
Janeane Garofalo
Rhys Darby
Kyle Kinane
Rory Scovel
The Lucas Brothers
Roy Wood Jr.
Greg Proops
Gina Yashere
Jen Kirkman
The Alternative Show hosted by Andy Kindler

But don’t forget, if you want to see it all, then the JFL42 pass is the way to go!


Passes On Sale Now!

Today’s the day! JFL42 passes are FINALLY on sale. Get your pass and start reserving to shows before they sell out. Remember, passes get you the best value and the ultimate festival experience.

Passes vs. Tickets

Q: What can I see with a ticket?
A: A ticket offers you admission to one of the shows you want to see!

Q: So, what does a pass do?
A: Passes give you access to:

  • A headliner show of YOUR choosing!
  • Credits to see MORE than one show! Our credit system grants you the power to see as many of the ‘42’ shows as you can by recycling your credits. Get more info on credits here:
  • The ultimate festival experience! Hop from venue to venue seeing as many great acts as you can possibly jam into 10 days.
  • A pass gets you the most comedy bang for your buck!

Just ‘the 42’ Pass starting at $55

Only want to check out ‘the 42’ acts? Fair enough… This pass give you access to ‘the 42’ and only ‘the 42’.

This pass comes with 2, 4 or 6 credits for you to use and reserve your spot at any of ‘the 42’ shows. Don’t forget — you can always check-in at the venue, get your credit back and use it to reserve another show!



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