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JFL NorthWest, In Association with SiriusXM, Adds More Funny to Comedy Lineup
2017 Festival to Include Jim Gaffigan, Colin Quinn, Michelle Wolf, Todd Glass, and many more
Tickets on Sale Friday, December 16 at 10am PT at JFLNorthWest.com
(Vancouver, BC) – JFL NorthWest, taking place February 16-25 and presented in association with SiriusXM, announced today the following additions to the 2017 festival lineup:
Jim Gaffigan – Friday, February 24 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 7:00pm & 9:30pm
Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, New York Times best-selling author, top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling father of five. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humour, which largely revolves around fatherhood and his observations on life and food. All four of Gaffigan’s comedy specials recently premiered on Netflix, and he is only one of ten comics in history to sell out Madison Square Garden. In addition to his own television show, Jim Gaffigan’s television appearances include Portlandia, Flight of the Conchords, Bored to Death, and Law & Order. His film credits include Three Kings, Hot Pursuit, Super Troopers, 17 Again, and Experimenter. With multiple projects in motion, Gaffigan is currently on his Fully Dressed arena and theatre stand-up comedy tour.
Colin Quinn “Bully” – Friday, February 24 & Saturday, February 25 | Rio Theatre | 7:30pm
Colin Quinn is a stand-up comedian from Brooklyn (okay, Park Slope). From MTV’s Remote Control to SNL to Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Mr. Quinn is not one to take a hint and bow out gracefully. He has been on Broadway with Colin Quinn: An Irish Wake and Colin Quinn: Long Story Short (also an HBO special), and off Broadway on Netflix with Colin Quinn: Unconstitutional and most recently, Colin Quinn: The New York Story, which was directed by Jerry Seinfeld.
Michelle Wolf – Sunday, February 19 | Biltmore Cabaret | 7:00pm
Based in New York, Michelle Wolf is a writer, actor and stand-up comedian. She currently works as an on-air contributor and writer for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and worked as a writing supervisor and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where she also made her late night television debut as a comic in July of 2014. Wolf has made a number of appearances on the hit game show @Midnight, Louis C.K.’s Horace and Pete and most recently, Now Hiring and Used People, two new digital series she created for Comedy Central. Michelle Wolf was named one of “The Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC” by Time Out New York, and made Rolling Stone’s list of the 25 funniest people on Twitter. She wrote for the 88th Academy Awards hosted by Chris Rock.
Todd Glass – Thursday, February 23 to Saturday, February 25 | Yuk Yuk’s (various times)
Todd Glass is an American stand-up comedian originally from Philadelphia. His television credits include The Daily Show, Jimmy Kimmel, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Tosh.0, to name a few. He has his own stand-up special on Netflix and has toured with the likes of David Cross, Louis C.K., Daniel Tosh, Sarah Silverman, and Jim Gaffigan.
also announced are additions to the “best of the west series”
presented by siriusxm
ALL YOU CAN EAT LAUNDRY • barely legal • THE CRITICAL HIT SHOW
THE GENTLEMEN HECKLERS • hip.bang! • komedy at kino • the list
Complete ticketing details for JFL NorthWest 2017, Vancouver’s Comedy Festival, can be found at www.jflnorthwest.com
The full list of performers at JFL NorthWest includes Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Trevor Noah, Chris D’Elia, Iliza, Tom Segura, Game Grumps, Piff the Magic Dragon, My Favorite Murder, Colin Quinn, Brian Posehn, SiriusXM’s Top Comic Showcase, The Alternative Show hosted by Andy Kindler, Fortune Feimster, Jon Dore, Michelle Wolf, Nate Bargatze, Aparna Nancherla, Todd Glass, K. Trevor Wilson, Barry Crimmins, Stop Podcasting Yourself, Comedy Short Shorts, The Just For Laughs Showcase and The Best of the West Series, featuring Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw with Me, All You Can Eat Laundry, Barely Legal, Cords Comedy, The Critical Hit Show, Eight ½ Inches of Comedy, The Gentlemen Hecklers, Graham Clark’s Quiz Show, The Hero Show, Hip.Bang!, Jokes Please!, Komedy at Kino, The List, LMG News, The Ryan & Amy Show, Sidekicks, Stacked Comedy at Yagger’s, Teenage Dirtbag, Vancouverite, and We Know Nothing About Art.
JFL NorthWest is proud to welcome its partners SiriusXM, The Government of British Columbia, Tourism Vancouver, Sleeman Breweries, Hopping Mad Cider, DVBIA, and Creative BC to its 2017 event.
JFL NorthWest can be found on the following platforms:
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 inaugural festival took place in 2016 and was a huge success, with an impressive 47% growth in attendance numbers over 2015’s NorthWest ComedyFest. The 2017 Festival will be a mid-winter highlight, taking place February 16 to 25 at multiple venues across 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, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan and the Just For Laughs Comedy Tour; and talent management. www.jflnorthwest.com
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