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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?
Headliner schedule + talent
Trevor Noah Back to Abnormal World Tour
Friday, September 30, 8pm @ Scotiabank Arena
Saturday, October 1, 7:30pm @ Scotiabank Arena
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
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
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!