JFL NorthWest, in association with SiriusXM, Vancouver’s premium comedy festival is ecstatic to return this winter, taking over the city of Vancouver from February 17 through 26, 2022. Festival programmers have been working around the clock to ensure that the long-awaited 6th edition of JFL NorthWest satiates all comedy enthusiasts who are just as excited as we are about returning.
After persevering through undoubtedly some of the toughest months, JFL NorthWest is proving its resiliency by confirming an arena performance by comedy megastar, Trevor Noah, as he stops in Vancouver on Saturday, February 26 at Rogers Arena with his critically acclaimed tour, Trevor Noah: Back to Abnormal. Tickets go on sale Friday, October 1 at 10 AM at ticketmaster.com.
“We are so excited that JFL NorthWest is returning this winter, and to be able to bring stand-up comedy back to Vancouver in our festival form”, shares Heather Wallace, Festival Director. “We are more dedicated now than ever to curate and deliver the best of the best comedy experience for our devoted comedy fans. There’s no better way to kick off our triumphant return than by programming one of the comedy industry’s hottest touring acts – Trevor Noah.”
The tour opened in London with two sold out shows at The O2 Arena and will continue with stops in Washington D.C., Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and more before the 2021 leg wraps up with two nights at San Francisco’s Chase Center on December 10th + December 11th. Due to overwhelming fan demand, 2022 dates have just been announced with 21 new shows including a night at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden, stops in Baltimore, Indianapolis and more before ending internationally in Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on October 1, 2022 as part of JFL42.
Noah’s critically-acclaimed late-night, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah recently returned to a brand-new studio. The Emmy nominated show continues to engage with its fans by creating an interactive and robust social and digital experience including deep dive explainers, scripted and unscripted packages, as well as the show’s legendary biofilms on notable figures, and more. To date in 2021, The Daily Show is the #1 most-engaging late-night show with over 118M engagements, 2B views across platforms and 3.3B minutes consumed on YouTube.
Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. Under Trevor, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” has broken free from the restraints of a 30-minute linear show, producing engaging social content, award-winning digital series, podcasts and more for its global audience. “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” has received numerous Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Variety Talk Series and Outstanding Writing for A Variety Series.
Trevor has written, produced, and starred in 11 comedy specials, including his most recent, “Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia,” which launched in November 2018 on Netflix. The special touches upon racism, immigration, camping and more. “Trevor Noah: Son Of Patricia” received a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Variety Show, as well as a Grammy Award nomination for Best Comedy Album.
Trevor is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood,” which has received the Thurber Prize for American Humor and two NAACP Image Awards. The Audible edition of “Born a Crime,” performed by Trevor, remains one of the top-selling, highest-rated, and most-commented-on Audible performances of all time. To date, “Born a Crime” has sold over 1 million copies across all formats.
In April 2018, Noah launched The Trevor Noah Foundation, a youth development initiative that empowers youth with the foundation for a better life: access to high-quality education. Noah’s vision is a world where an education enables youth to dream, see and build the impossible.
Additional stand-up performances, live podcast recordings, improv, sketch and beyond will be taking place at this year’s festival, with more details to be revealed in the coming months. In 2020 JFL NorthWest delivered 125+ shows, 200+ Artists, to 50,000+ in attendance, at 20+ venues.
JFL NorthWest is very excited to welcome our audience back into venues for live shows, and we are committed to doing so safely.Patrons attending the performance will be required to show proof of full vaccination (two doses of a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine administered at least two weeks prior to the performance date) and photo identification as they enter the venue.
Just For Laughs recommends that all patrons wear a mask indoors, even when seated, except when eating or drinking.
The above protocols are in addition to any set out by the local health authority or performance venue.
For additional information on protocols from the local health authority or performance venue, please consult their respective websites.