PRESALE STARTS TOMORROW
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM ET - Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 10:00 PM ET
GENERAL ON-SALE STARTS
Friday, February 25 at 10:00 AM ET
TORONTO, February 22, 2022 - Just For Laughs TORONTO (formerly JFL42), presented by Beneva, in collaboration with SiriusXM Canada is excited to bring back comedy superstar, John Mulaney as he makes his return to Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on Thursday, September 22, at 8:00 PM ET. Mulaney will also be hosting Saturday Night Live for the fifth time on Saturday, February 26, as he gears up to continue his tour. Just For Laughs is excited to reveal that the formerly known JFL42 festival has rebranded to Just For Laughs TORONTO, and is already marked to be one of the must-attend events of the city, running from September 22 to October 1, 2022. Producers are ecstatic about the long-awaited festival return and are devoted to providing comedy fans with the best possible comedy experience everyone has been waiting for.
John Mulaney is a two-time Emmy and WGA award-winning writer, actor, and comedian. In 2018, he traveled the United States with a sold-out Kid Gorgeous tour, which was later released as a Netflix stand-up special and won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Special. John Mulaney has been invited to host Saturday Night Live for the fifth time on Saturday, February 26. He began writing for SNL in 2008 and created memorable characters such as ‘Stefon’ with Bill Hader and appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent. He has written for IFC’s Documentary Now! and Netflix’s Big Mouth, on which he voices the character of Andrew. He also starred on Broadway in the runaway hit written and performed alongside Nick Kroll in Oh, Hello On Broadway. In December 2019, the critically acclaimed and Emmy nominated musical variety special John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch debuted on Netflix.
Tickets for the Toronto show go on sale Friday, February 24 at 10 AM. Or for the super comedy fan, you can purchase John Mulaney’s show as part of a Just For Laughs TORONTO Festival Headliner Pass at special early bird pricing. For more information about Just For Laughs TORONTO, please visit www.hahaha.com
This event will be a phone-free experience. Use of phones will not be permitted in the performance space. Upon arrival at the venue, phones will be secured in individual Yondr pouches that will be opened at the end of the event. Guests maintain possession of their devices at all times, and can access them throughout the event only in designated Phone Use Areas within the venue. All devices will be re-secured in Yondr pouches before returning to the performance space. All pouches and equipment are routinely sanitized. The Yondr staff is trained and required to follow safety guidelines and hygiene protocols to practice social distancing, minimal contact and wear required personal protective equipment. Anyone seen using a device during the performance will be escorted out of the venue by security. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free experience.
Further details regarding the upcoming 2022
Just For Laughs TORONTO festival, taking place from September 22 to October 1, 2022, will be revealed
in the coming months.
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Established in 2012 and now in its tenth year, Just For Laughs TORONTO (formerly known as JFL42), is a pass-based interactive comedy festival in Toronto, created by the Just For Laughs Group, the most important player in the global comedy industry co-owned by Groupe CH, Bell Media and ICM Partners. Developed with a mandate to celebrate the most hilarious, innovative, riveting and relevant comedy experiences in the world with Toronto audiences, Just For Laughs TORONTO’s unique interactive pass-based ticketing and reservation system makes it the first comedy festival of its kind. Just For Laughs entertains millions of spectators with its festivals on Canadian and international stages, in Montréal; Toronto; Vancouver; Austin, U.S.A.; Sydney, Australia and London, U.K. The Group organizes shows featuring thousands of comics from Canada and other countries, including established artists as well as up-and-comers; stages its own comedy shows and musicals; produces touring shows; broadcasts digital and televised content (notably Gags, which is shown in 150 countries and followed by an online audience of ten million on YouTube); manages talented artists; and is the originator of the ComedyPRO and JPR Pro industry conferences.
For more information on Just For Laughs TORONTO, visit: www.HAHAHA.com
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