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    Just For Laughs Toronto Comedy Festival 2022

    September 22 - October 1

    Kicking off this Thursday, September 22, 2022 with an epic and totally FREE 3-day street festival at Front Street E and Berczy Park. The iconic Toronto Comedy Festival is back and celebrating its 10th year by hitting 15-venues across the city.


    Schedule of Events and Key Dates:

    Full festival, Thursday, September 22 – Saturday, October 1, 2022 @ Across the city

    Street Festival, Friday, September 23 – Sunday, September 25, 2022 @ Front St. E. & Berczy Park

    See details below.

    ComedyCON, Friday, September 23 – Sunday, September 25, 2022 @ Multiple Venues

    Photo-Ops with Trixie & Katya ($299) on Sunday, September 25 at 3pm and 4:30pm, followed by Autographs ($75) at 5pm @ Meridian Hall, Lower level

    Autographs from Ali Hassan ($24.99) on Sunday, September 25 at 3pm @ Meridian Hall, Lower level

    How the comedy festival works?

    Just For Laughs (JFL) Toronto Comedy Festival is an interactive festival featuring headlining acts & hundreds of the funniest performers over 10 days. At the heart of the Just for Laughs Toronto Comedy Festival is their festival app & passes.

    As a pass purchaser, you unlock Super-Comedy-Fan status and get credits to see shows. The best part? Every time you use a credit for a show, you get another – FREE!

    Step 1: Buy a pass

    Choose the pass that’s right for you! They’ve got passes that come with or without a headliner show PLUS credits that you can use to reserve to the other amazing shows and ComedyCON events. Tickets to individual events also available.

    Step 2: Reserve

    As soon as you activate your pass, your credits appear… Log in and use your credits to reserve to whichever of the other artists & shows you want to see. One credit = one guaranteed seat to one of the 42+ acts or ComedyCON events!

    Step 3: Scan your barcode

    When you arrive at the venue, pull up your barcode on the app and have it scanned at the door.

    Step 4: Credits back

    Once your barcode has been scanned, the credit you used to reserve to that show will be put back in your account. So you need to attend the show you reserved to receive the credit back towards the next one. How many shows do you think YOU can you see in 10-days?

    Get your pass today! 


    Headliner schedule + talent

    Trevor Noah Back to Abnormal World Tour

    Friday, September 30, 8pm @ Scotiabank Arena

    Saturday, October 1, 7:30pm @ Scotiabank Arena

    Amy Schumer

    Friday, September 30, 8pm @ Coca-cola Coliseum

    John Mulaney from Scratch

    Thursday, September 22, 8pm @ Scotiabank Arena

    Trixie & Katiya LIVE

    Friday, Septmeber 23, 7:00pm @ Meridian Hall

    Iliza Shlesinger Back in Action

    Saturday, October 1, 7:00pm @ Meridian Hall

    Mike Birbiglia Live!

    Thursday, September 29, 7:00pm @ Bluma Appel Theatre

    Friday, September 30, 7:00pm @ Bluma Appel Theatre

    Saturday, October 1, 7:00pm @ Bluma Appel Theatre

    Saturday, October 1, 9:30pm @ Bluma Appel Theatre

    Tim Dillon

    Friday, September 30, 7:00pm @ Meridian Hall

    Deon Cole Coleology Tour

    Saturday, September 24, 7:00pm @ Meridian Hall


    What’s the Street Festival 411?

    It’s the most epic outdoor comedy celebration for everyone to enjoy. This new three-day street festival, with an accessible site, is totally free…and will feature both local and international comedians, DJs, bands and much more.

    Running from September 23-25, 2022, on a 130,000 sq-ft site at Front St. E and Berczy Park, the inaugural free street festival will feature the Beneva stage, food trucks, bars featuring Muskoka Brewery Beers & Muskoka Spirits Hard Sparkling Waters, and local area restaurants, art installations and other activities!

    Enjoy the opportunity to come together and see what the culture of Toronto is really about. It’s time for us to feel the magic of art and community again. Also, did we mention that its free?

    Street Festival schedule and talent*

    Friday, Sept, 23: 5pm to 11pm

    Craig Dominic, 5pm @ Beneva Stage

    Josh Adam Meyers, 6pm @ Beneve Stage

    Drag me to the street hosted by Tynomi Banks, 7:15pm @ Beneva Stage

    Bambii, 8pm @ Beneva Stage

    Bob the Drag Queen + Monet X Change, 9pm @ Beneva Stage

    Saturday, Sept, 24: 11am to 11pm

    DJ IKhan, 8pm @ Beneva Stage

    DJ Set – Cipha Sounds, 7pm @ Beneva Stage

    Russell Peters’ Old School Mixed Tape LIVE, 9pm @ Beneva Stage

    The Soul Proprietor, 3pm @ Beneva Stage

    Story Pirates, 1pm @ Beneva Stage

    Josh Adam Meyers, 6pm @ Beneve Stage

    Sunday, Sept, 25: 11am to 11pm

    Fawn Big Canoe, 1pm @ Beneva Stage

    Tanika Charles, 4pm @ Beneva Stage

    DJ Set – Killa Jewel, 5pm @ Beneva Stage

    Josh Adam Meyers, 6pm @ Beneve Stage

    New Faces of Canada – presented by OLG, 7pm @ Beneva Stage

    Puddles pitty party, 8pm @ Beneva Stage

    Craig Robinson and the Nasty Delicious, 9pm @ Beneva Stage

    Hitmen Drumline, TBC @ Beneva Stage


    What is the ComedyCON 411?

    The biggest comedy convention in North America, with over 20 up-close-and-personal events like intimate conversations, round tables, TV cast panels, live reads and podcasts. Opportunities abound for meet and greets, autographs and photos with your faves. ComedyCON has something for everyone! Over three action-packed days, ComedyCON takes you behind the scenes to discover a side of comedians you won’t see on stage. We don’t want to say this event is for comedy geeks, buuuut… it kinda is. You know who you are.

    ComedyCON schedule + talent*

    Friday, Sept, 23

    HBO’s “Los Espookys” Season 2 Sneak Peek and Cast and Creator Panel, 4pm @ Jane Mallet Theatre

    Sneak Peek of ‘Christmas with the Campbells’ with Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley, 11pm @ The Royal Theatre

    Saturday, Sept, 24

    Obsessed with Sophie Buddle, 11am @ O’Keefe Lounge at Meridian Hall

    NAACP Presents: North Meets South, 12pm @ Jane Mallet Theatre

    Conversation with Issa Rae, 1pm @ Meridian Hall

    Talk Clearlyer Podcast, 1:30pm @ O’Keefe Lounge at Meridian Hall

    TikTok presents: Up Close and Vertical, 2:30pm @ Bluma Appel Theatre

    Conversation with Neal Brennan, 2:30pm @ Jame Mallet Theatre

    CBC and HBO Max present: The Cast and Creators of Sort Of, 4pm @ Jane Mallet Theatre

    Busy Philipps is Doing her Best Podcast, 5pm @ Bluma Appel Theatre

    Is This What You Want? Podcast w/ Matt O’Brien and Julia Hladkowicz, 6pm @ O’Keefe Lounge at Meridian Hall

    Sunday, Sept, 25

    Reductress presents “Our Satire, Ourselves,” 11am @ O’Keefe Lounge at Meridian Hall

    Conversation with Alok Vaid-Menon, 12pm @ Bluma Appel Theatre

    Conversation with Craig Ferguson, 12pm @ Jane Mallet Theatre

    Ali Hassan: Is There Bacon in Heaven?, 1:30pm @ O’Keefe Lounge at Meridian Hall (also hosting autrograph session, noted above)

    The Bald and the Beautiful Podcast with Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamo, 2pm @ Meridian Hall (also hosting meet + greet and autographs sessions, noted above)

    Conversation with Craig Robinson, 2:30pm @ Jane Mallet Theatre

    Strictly Beloved with Dino Archie & Marito Lopez, 4pm @ O’Keefe Lounge at Meridian Hall

    Too Scary; Didn’t Watch Podcast, 4pm @ O’Keefe Lounge at Meridian Hall


    What is the 411 on THE 42?

    The 42 is the heart of the festival. It has a bit of everything that makes Just For Laughs Toronto different, spread out across more than 15 venues across Toronto. Want to discover someone new? Want to see one of your favourites perform at one of Toronto’s premier venues? An intimate late-night show, perhaps? The 42’s got it. Maybe even try to use the same credit to do all the above.

    The 42 schedule + talent*

    See here for the full line up of events. There’s a lot to choose from.


    *Subject to change without notice.

    Please note: Each JFL Toronto Comedy Festival passholder must have their own pass if they want to see any of ‘the 42 acts’ using credits. Passholders can only use their credits to reserve spots for themselves at any given show – no sharing credits between buddies, spouses or family members. If you purchase more than one pass, make sure to transfer the additional pass(es) so they can use their credits as well. You will only able to access ONE pass per user. You can purchase more than one pass at a time, but you must transfer the additional passes to other people. If you wish to add an additional headliner or credit to your pass, you can do so at a discounted price AFTER you have purchased your pass. If you check into the show one hour before to one hour after showtime, the credit you used to reserve your spot to the show gets returned to your account. Use it to reserve to another show!


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