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Thinking about checking out the Just for Laughs festival in Toronto but not sure where to start? With 10-days of hilarity, everything is guaranteed to be a good time but these are the acts we’re looking forward to the most. 

JFL 42 – a sister to Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival – returns to Toronto this weekend for another 10 days of laughs. The lineup includes 42 acts from around the comedy world, available to see in venues throughout Toronto with the purchase of one affordable pass. There are also 8 headliners performing if you’re looking to see some of the bigger names in comedy.

Here are the names we’re looking forward to checking out this year:

Roseanne Barr
Opening the headliner portion of the festival at Sony Centre on September 23rd, the legendary comic of Roseanne fame should bring the laughs with her sharp, classic humour.

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Tig Notaro
After skyrocketing to comedy fame through her dark, Grammy Nominated set focused on her cancer diagnosis, LIVE, we are pumped to see her headlining set on September 25th at the Sony Centre.


Trevor Noah
Another huge name in comedy, the new Daily Show host returns to Sony Centre on September 23rd to bring his astute takes on the world and its current struggles, shying away from absolutely nothing.


Jim Gaffigan
If you don’t know where you know him from, you definitely know him from his “dad joke” car commercials currently airing on all over our TV screens. He headlines the Sony Centre on September 29th.


Tim Meadows
The SNL legend hasn’t been on our radar for a while, so it will be fascinating to see how he’s grown as a comic in the years following his Ladies Man fame. He performs at venues throughout the city from September 30th – October 1st.

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Anthony Jeselnik
Headlining the Sony Centre on September 30th, he brings his no-holds-barred comedy set to Toronto for the festival.


Chris D’Elia
Performing at the Sony Centre on October 1st, the Undateable star has been heralded as one of the “10 Comics to Watch” by Variety.


Dan Harmon
The beloved creator of Community and Rick & Morty brings his podcast, Harmontown, to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on September 27th.


SiriusXM Top Comic
Remember Dick’s Pizza? Well, this is exactly what it was promoting. Headlined by none other than Tom Green, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre will light up with performances from eight different comics battling it out for $25,000 on September 29th.

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Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson
If you follow the hilarious anti-slut-shaming podcast, Guys We F*cked, you’ll be excited to hear that the comedy duo is bringing their antics to the city. They will be performing two shows in Toronto on September 23rd.


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What other acts should we see at JFL42? Share them with us in the comments below or tweet us at @ViewtheVibe.