11 Acts You Should See at JFL 42

JFL 42 begins today – and that means the following 10 days are about to get a hell of a lot funnier.  

So whether you’re new to the comedy world or you were in the crowd for Delirious, these are 11 acts that are guaranteed to make you laugh.

If you’ve yet to witness the greatness that is Inside Amy Schumer, we suggest you find a way to watch every episode asap. Afterwards, attending her headlining set on Friday evening will be a no-brainer. Thank us later.

Opening the festival tonight is the one and only Dave Attell. The JFL website itself says “he might very well be the best comic out there,” and we can’t really disagree.

While she’s the only person on the bill who is not a stand-up comedian, HBO’s ‘it girl’ is instead here to promote and read from her new book of essays entitled Not That Kind Of Girl – and like Girls, it’s sure to be hilarious in all its glorious 20something truths.

If you are a fan of his cult status portrayal of Ron Swanson on NBC’s Parks & Rec, or if you’ve witnessed him on Conan – you’ll want to catch this rare opportunity to see him live in Toronto. Men, be sure your moustache is perfectly groomed before entering the venue.

Like fellow performers Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham, the two broads that make up Broad City (Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer) are proving that women should be the only ones making comedy for television these days. We don’t know what their live show will look like, but we seriously cannot wait to find out.

This Brit is giving new love to a genre of comedy that has been attempted unsuccessfully one too many times, but he proves music based comedy can indeed be done right. Thanks Tim.

The legendary comedian, actress, and writer is considered one of the best stand-up comics in the biz by her peers, and if you’ve seen her ripping into Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm you already know you need to be at her headlining show.

The comedian had his first feature film, Sleepwalk With Me, win the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and his tweets keep us laughing even on the worst days.

You may only remember him from Fear Factor, but the former host of cringe worthy reality game shows has since spawned a thoughtful and hilarious podcast that is reason enough for us to want to be in the audience for his set.

He started as a writer on Saturday Night Live. Moved up to a cast member. Took over the coveted Weekend Update segment with Amy Poehler. And now he’s hosting Late Night with Seth Meyers. Need we give you any more reasons why he might be worth spending a Saturday evening laughing with?

Along with his good friend, the absolutely hilarious Bill Burr, he made a short film on cheating that was adored in the festival circuit. That film then spawned a book they co-wrote together with Robert Kelly. You wouldn’t think such a subject could be diffused into so much pure comedy gold – but they did it.



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