Reggie Watts


Natasha Leggero


DeAnne Smith


Roy Wood Jr., Flula Borg and Matteo Lane added to the

Howie Mandel & Friends show lineup!

 JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s Just For Laughs Festival will be bringing its A-game from February 14 – 23, 2019.

Hey, it’s me, Reggie Watts – Saturday, February 23 | Vogue | 9:30pm

Fans love him as the bandleader on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, and for his stand up special Spatial on Netflix. Reggie uses his formidable voice, looping pedals, and his vast imagination, and has become an internationally renowned vocal artist/ beatboxer/ musician/ comedian who wows audiences with his live performances which are 100% improvised! No two performances are ever the same.

Natasha Leggero – Friday, February 22 | Vogue | 7:00 pm

Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian whose garnered attention across film, television and the web. Leggero created, wrote, produced and starred in the Comedy Central sitcom, Another Period, after stealing the public eye with her appearances on the Comedy Central Roasts of James Franco and Justin Bieber. On the big screen, Leggero starred in two comedy films including Neighbors alongside Seth Rogen, as well as Let’s Be Cops opposite Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans, Jr. She had a role in the 2009 romantic comedy, He’s Just Not That Into You. She also starred opposite Andrew Dice Clay in Showtime’s Dice. Her Netflix special The Honeymoon Standup Special, performed alongside her husband Moshe Kasher, premiered in 2018.

DeAnne Smith – Friday, February 15 | Rio | 7:00 pm

DeAnne Smith, a Canadian Comedy Award winner, has performed at Just for Laughs, JFL42, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the Iceland Comedy Festival to name a few. She’s also been on TV all over the darn world, including appearances on Last Comic Standing and The Late Late Show, as well as comedy shows in Canada, Australia and the UK. Her video Straight Men, Step Your Game Up has over 46 million views. Her Netflix half-hour comedy special, Gentleman Elf, debuted January 2019. She is currently developing a sitcom for CBC.

New names added to…

Howie Mandel & Friends – Thursday, February 14 | Orpheum Theatre | 7:00 pm

Joining Howie Mandel as he hosts an evening full of laughs with some of the funniest comics around will be correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor NoahRoy Wood Jr. (SportsNation, Comedy Central’s @Midnight), YouTube star, actor, comedian, and musician Flula Borg (Pitch Perfect 2Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip) and rising comic and trained opera singer, Matteo Lane (Netflix’s The Comedy Lineup, Snapchat’sGhosted). Stay tuned for even more artists to be announced on Howie’s hilarious multi-comic show!

Tickets on sale today, Monday Jan. 21 at 10:00 am

JFL NorthWest runs from February 14-23, 2019 in Vancouver

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JFL NorthWest is proud to welcome its partners Sirius XM, The Government of British Columbia through the Tourism Events Program, CreativeBC,Tourism Vancouver, Tim Hortons, Bomber Brewing, Donnelly Group, Campari, Downtown Vancouver BIA, Evo Car Share, Civic Theatres and the Georgia Straight to its 2019 event.