5:00pm – 10:00pm
(Vancouver, BC) – JFL NorthWest – Vancouver’s Comedy Festival – presented in association with SiriusXM
Canada, is proud to add another element to its ten-day event, which takes place March 1-10. The JFL
NorthWest Block Party will take place outdoor at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (695 Cambie Street)
Wednesday, March 7 to Friday, March 9 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

JFL NorthWest Block Party patrons will be entertained by various Just For Laughs stand-up specials plus Just
For Laughs GAGS, presented by Tim Hortons, on the big outdoor screen and will be treated to performances
by Coldwater Road’s Patrick Spencer and music by Adrienne featuring Drix. Audiences can expect a few
surprise special guests as well as meet and greets with Victor, the Just For Laughs mascot!

In addition to the outdoor entertainment, JFL NorthWest Block Party-goers can look forward to tasty food
truck treats from The Reef Runner and Cheese Street Grill along with complimentary beverages from Tim
Hortons, and libations from Sleeman Breweries and Hopping Mad Cider in the beer garden. The JFL
NorthWest Block Party will also feature an LED Games Tent for anyone wanting to satisfy their ping pong and
foosball needs.

Taking place March 1-10, Vancouver’s Comedy Festival, JFL NorthWest is set to host over 100 comedians and
performances across 30 venues throughout the city. This year’s Festival will also feature the first edition of
the “Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival” and the inaugural Vancouver Comedy Awards. With a total of
six performances, from comedy giants Bill Burr, Trevor Noah and Jo Koy, taking place at the Queen Elizabeth
Theatre over the course of the Festival, JFL NorthWest invites you to join the JFL NorthWest Block Party at
the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza and celebrate the largest comedy festival in Western Canada.
Complete ticketing details for JFL NorthWest can be found at www.JFLNorthWest.com.

The full list of performers at JFL NorthWest includes Bill Burr, Trevor Noah, Jo Koy, Maria Bamford, Brian
Regan, Jay Pharoah, Anthony Jeselnik, Mike Birbiglia, Nikki Glaser, Jim Norton, Sasheer Zamata, Todd Barry,
Ari Shaffir, Jake & Amir, Rachel Feinstein, This Is That, Ryan Hamilton, Beth Stelling, Kyle Kinane, The Lucas
Brothers, Tom Papa, Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher, Ronny Chieng, Vir Das, SiriusXM’s Top Comic
Showcase, Ali Siddiq, Aunty Donna, Stop Podcasting Yourself, Brent Morin, Debra DiGiovanni, The Alternative
Show with Andy Kindler, Vancouver Comedy Awards, Retail Nightmares, and B-SIDES with Chris Gordon along
with the “Best of the West Series” which includes All You Can Eat Laundry, Barely Legal, Comedy Bucket:
Panel Edition, Cords Comedy, Fox Hole Comedy, The Hero Show, Hip.Bang! at Home, Hip.Bang! Improv, Jokes
Please!, The Lady Show, Little Mountain Improv, LMG News, Musical Jokes, The Outsiders Comedy, Phantom
Signal, The Ryan & Amy Show, Sidekicks, The Sunday Service, and Tinder Tales.

The full list of films and events at the Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival includes Super Troopers 2 Live:
An Exclusive Night of Comedy with Broken Lizard, Corporate Live!, The Gentlemen Hecklers, The Death of
Stalin, Always Amazing, Flower, Lost in Paris, Too Funny To Fail, Selfie, Room For Rent, Comedian Backstage,
Comedy Short Shorts, World Wide Shorts, It Starts with a Script: A Comedy Screenwriters Panel, An Expert’s
Guide To Buying Films and Inside Hollywood North: Vancouver’s Homegrown Film Community.
JFL NorthWest is proud to welcome its partners SiriusXM, Tourism Vancouver, The Government of British
Columbia through the Tourism Events Program, Creative BC, StayVancouverHotels.com, Sleeman Breweries,
Tim Hortons, Hopping Mad Cider, Downtown Vancouver BIA, BCLC, Vancouver Civic Theatres, and The
Georgia Straight to its 2018 event.

For more information and interview requests, please contact Teresa Trovato at teresatrovatopr@gmail.com.

JFL NorthWest can be found on the following platforms:
Website: www.JFLNorthWest.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/JFLNorthWest (#JFLNW18)
Instagram: www.instagram.com/JFLNorthWest
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JFLNorthWest

JFL NorthWest Media Contact:
Teresa Trovato | 604.897.1939 | teresatrovatopr@gmail.com

About JFL NorthWest:
In 2016, NorthWest Comedy Fest and Just For Laughs joined forces to present JFL NorthWest, Vancouver’s Comedy
Festival, a blend of the best in stand-up, sketch, and improv. The 2018 Festival will be a late winter highlight, taking
place March 1-10 at multiple venues throughout Vancouver. Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group has had
but one goal in its 30-plus years of operation: Make People Happy. To achieve this goal, the Just For Laughs Group
has focused on four major products: Festivals in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney; television production
including “Gags” seen in over 130 countries and on over 75 airlines and stand-up specials; live shows, such as
Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, and the Just For Laughs Comedy Tour; and talent management.