JFL NORTHWEST ADDS A FLURRY OF FUNNY TO FESTIVAL LINEUP
(Vancouver, BC) – Vancouver’s comedy festival, JFL NorthWest, presented in association with SiriusXM, returns for a third year of hilarity from Thursday, March 1st to Saturday, March 10th, 2018 at multiple venues across Vancouver, including the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vogue Theatre, Vancouver Playhouse, Rio Theatre, Biltmore Cabaret, ANNEX Theatre, Fox Cabaret, The Comedy Mix, and Yuk Yuk’s.
In addition to his two sold-out performances at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on March 8 (7pm & 9:30pm), JFL NorthWest announces a 3rd performance for Bill Burr to take place on March 7 at the Orpheum Theatre at 7pm. An American comedian, writer and actor, Bill Burr first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of Chappelle’s Show. He developed a comedic styling of uniformed logic that made him a regular with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon. In 2017, Bill premiered the second season of his hit animated Netflix series, F Is For Family and his fifth hour-long stand-up comedy special, Walk Your Way Out, also on Netflix. He recently completed his fourth European theatre tour, which featured stops in Ireland, the U.K., Amsterdam, Germany, Belgium, and his first appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The Lucas Brothers – Friday, March 9 at Biltmore Cabaret at 9:00pm & Saturday, March 10 at Rio Theatre at 7:00pm
Comedians, actors, and writers The Lucas Brothers (Keith and Kenny Lucas) continue their rise as two of the freshest, most dynamic new faces on the comedy scene. Their first one-hour stand-up special, The Lucas Bros: On Drugs, premiered on Netflix in 2017, and they appeared on Season 1 of the hit Netflix series Lady Dynamite, starring fellow comic Maria Bamford. Keith and Kenny are the creators of the animation series Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and voiced the series’ main characters, narrating hilarious and absurdist tales. The brothers also hosted the web series The Super Late Morning Show on Comedy Central and appeared on The Grinder, starring Rob Lowe, and 22 Jump Street alongside Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube.
With over 169,000 subscribers on their YouTube channel and over 26 million views, The Herald Sun calls Aunty Donna “funny as hell”, and Vulture Mag says “do whatever it takes to get tickets to this show”. Aunty Donna, the award-winning Australian trio, have sold out shows everywhere including London’s prestigious Soho Theatre and Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their little plays, clever dances, outrageous songs, and goofy characters. Their newest show, Big Boys, has debuted to sold out crowds, and their unique brand of surreal, fast-paced, alternative sketch comedy has received rave reviews around the world. Tickets for Aunty Donna on sale now at www.JFLNorthWest.com.
Hosted by Graham Clark and Dave Shumka, Stop Podcasting Yourself is a 3-time Canadian Comedy Award-winning podcast based out of Vancouver, B.C. The weekly free-form comedy podcast, which features a different guest each week, has fans around the world and is the only Canadian podcast featured on the Maximum Fun network. Stop Podcasting Yourself was established in 2008, has recorded over 500 episodes, and has featured guests such as Paul F. Tompkins, Brent Butt, Jen Kirkman, John Hodgman, Jimmy Pardo, Debra DiGiovanni, and more. The live shows have sold out all over Canada.
Comedians and comedy nerds, this one’s for you! JFL NorthWest is celebrating the brilliant, the talented, the weird, and the rare in the Vancouver comedy scene at the inaugural Vancouver Comedy Awards – hosted by Graham “Sparky” Clark and Talent Time’s Paul Anthony. Discover Vancouver’s favourite comedy spaces, supporters, podcasts, and everything in between.
Musician Jessica Delisle and comedian Alicia Tobin’s podcast about the horrors of working in customer service and how ‘puppos’ are the best!
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