Toronto's JFL42 Comedy Festival Reveals 2015 Lineup
Published Jun 02, 2015Two days before he takes over hosting duties on The Daily Show on September 28, Trevor Noah will be headlining a stand-up show in Toronto, thanks to JFL42.
The fourth annual edition of this popular Toronto festival takes place at various venues from September 24 to October 3 and features a stellar lineup of comedians, including many Americans, likely giving their Rob Ford jokes one last kick at the can.
Noah's show is on September 26 — one of eight headlining slots scheduled to take place at the Sony Centre for the Arts. The others include Bill Burr (September 27), Patton Oswalt (October 2), Craig Ferguson (October 2), Hannibal Buress (October 3), John Mulaney (September 25), Chris Hardwick (September 26) and Miranda Sings (September 26).
Other featured performers include T.J. Miller, Natasha Leggero, John Hodgman, Jake and Amir, Pete Holmes, Gilbert Gottfried, Al Madrigal, Ari Shaffir, Rhys Darby, Brian Posehn, Rory Scovel, Duncan Trussell, Kyle Kinane, Moshe Kasher, Andy Kindler, Dr. Katz Live, Joe Mande, Robert Kelly, Brent Morin, Kurt Braunohler, Chris Gethard, Doug Benson, Fortune Feimster, Michelle Wolf, Rachel Feinstein, Aparna Nancherla, Tony Hinchcliffe, Christina Pazsitzky, Faisal Butt, Get Some, Darcy Michael, Pat Thornton, Mike Ward, Dawn Whitwell, Ladystache, Arthur Simeon, Crimson Wave and more.
According to the press release, SiriusXM Canada will be hosting the SiriusXM's Top Comic finale at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of JFL42, and the winner will take home a grand prize of $15,000, a spot at next year's JFL42, a set at the 2016 edition of the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, and the title of SiriusXM's Top Comic.
JFL42 will also be hosting a "New Faces" showcase, and is collaborating with local organizations like Yuk Yuk's, ALTdotCOMedy Lounge, Comedy Bar, the Second City, Bad Dog Theatre Company and Absolute Comedy to showcase Toronto talent.
Passes to JFL42 go on sale Friday (June 5) at 10 a.m. EDT. Tickets go on sale June 12 at 10 a.m. Festival passes range from $54.50 to $299 (excluding service charges), and patrons can purchase the things they want at jfl42.com.