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September 24 – October 4, 2020 / Toronto, Ontario

Kick off the New Year with John Mulaney

Emmy-winning comedian, actor, writer and producer, John Mulaney returns to Toronto for two co-headlining shows with a Special Guest. Best known for his Emmy-winning stand up and his work as a writer on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Mulaney is also part of the comedy duo show, Oh, Hello which had a successful run on Broadway, as well as the lead voice in the Netflix smash hit, Big Mouth. Start 2020 off with a bang and see John Mulaney (with his very special guest) this January at Meridian Hall!

Trevor Noah returns to Toronto!

Trevor Noah is returning to Canada and taking the country by storm with his new show Sorry, Not Sorry (watch out Justin!).  With over 75 sold-out North American shows this year, including his sold-out show at Madison Square Garden with over 14,000 in attendance, Trevor is traveling the globe and expanding his tour to 2020 and returning to Toronto on October 3, 2020!

Save the Date

JFL42 will be taking over Toronto for it’s 9th edition taking place from September 24 – October 4, 2020. See you then!

JFL42 Festival Hub – Presented by O&B

Come join us after your show at LUMA BAR, JFL42’s Festival Hub! Thursdays to Saturdays from 9:30PM to late (like 2AM!) and enjoy an exclusive Happy Hour menu! LUMA bar can be found at the TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King St. W) on the 2nd floor.

Located in the heart of the Entertainment District, Luma’s second floor location in the TIFF Bell Lightbox and its floor-to-ceiling windows offer outstanding views of King Street West and the downtown action. Paying homage to Toronto’s rich, multicultural landscape, Luma’s menu showcases a diverse range of fresh fish and seafood, quality meats, and seasonal vegetables. The warm and inviting dining room and bar are designed with rich woods, leather and stone, while the cozy lounge is the perfect spot for quick cocktails and bites among friends

Make sure you DOWNLOAD JFL42 APP powered by Virgin Mobile!

Browse the festival lineup, plan your schedule, reserve to shows, check out venue maps, get notifications about events that still have last minute seats available, oh… and most importantly, it’s how you’ll get into all your ’42’ shows! Download now through the Apple App Store or Google Play!


We just added 2 MASSIVE events to our 42 lineup. Don’t miss Threedom Live on Thursday, September 19 at 9:30PM and Comedy Bang! Bang! Live! Starring Scott Auckerman w/ guests on Friday, September 20 at 7PM! Open for reservations now or get your tickets on Friday, August 23 at 10AM!

We added ANOTHER John Mulaney w/ Special Guest show!

Due to demand, an additional John Mulaney With Special Guest headlining performance has been added to this year’s festival! The new show will take place on Sunday, September 22 at 9:30PM at the Sony Centre.


With rave reviews from Chicago, and an outstanding reception from critics and audiences during 3 sold out shows at Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, Margaret Trudeau will be bringing her critically-acclaimed one-woman show, Certain Woman of an Age to JFL42 for a remarkable 4 show-run! Tickets on sale Friday, August 23 at 10AM

A second show has been added for GABRIEL IGLESIAS!

Due to demand, we’ve added a SECOND GABRIEL IGLESIAS headliner show! The additional show will be a matinee and take place on Saturday, September 28 at 4PM. Passes and tickets to this show go on sale this Thursday, August 15 at noon.

EVEN MORE Headliner shows featuring Broad City and John Mulaney with Special Guest!

Join Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the dynamic duo behind the gut-busting, ground-breaking Comedy Central comedy, as they headline at the Sony Centre with In Conversation with Broad City PLUS John Mulaney will be doing an additional co-headlining show with Special Guest! Passes and Tickets on sale Friday, July 12 at 10AM.

Doughboys, Jay Pharoah and Jim Norton join the 42!

Reservations are now open to catch the cult hit podcast Doughboys, comedian Jay Pharoah and Jim Norton! Use your credits to reserve TODAY. Tickets to these shows on sale Friday, June 12 at 10AM.

Tickets are on sale now!

Single tickets are now ON SALE for Headliner shows and some of the 42!

But don’t forget, if you want:

  • To see more than one show
  • To have the ultimate Festival experience
  • AND get the most comedy bang for your buck

…then a pass is the way to go.

Passes on sale NOW!

Want to see it all? We’ve got you covered.

If you want to:
· To see more than one show
· To have the ultimate festival experience
· AND get the most comedy bang for your buck

Get a JFL42 pass and make the most out of your festival!

Psst… if this pass thing isn’t your style and you’re looking for tickets, those go on sale Friday, June 14 at 10AM

NEW THIS YEAR: Special Events

Special Events are super awesome shows that are TICKET ONLY and cannot be combined with a pass. This year don’t miss Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection. Check out the Special Events tab on the Artist page for more details.


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