JUST FOR LAUGHS VANCOUVER
WESTERN CANADA’S BIGGEST COMEDY FESTIVAL
The special concert show, Trevor Noah: Back To Abnormal World Tour, set to take place at the Rogers Arena on Saturday, February 26, 2022 will be moving forward as scheduled
VANCOUVER February 7, 2022 - Just For Laughs VANCOUVER is proud to reveal that after much hard work and collaboration, this year’s festival has been successfully rescheduled and will now take place from May 25-29, 2022 in venues across the city.
Festival programmers, staff, local venues and artists have worked tirelessly these past few weeks to ensure that Vancouver receives the ultimate comedy festival experience, without having to compromise much of the original lineup. As a result, some of these rebooked shows will be happening outside of the five-day festival, but will be presented with the special Just For Laughs VANCOUVER touch!
Unfortunately, due to general scheduling conflicts, some of the previously announced artists and programming are unable to be rebooked at this time. Stay tuned for more information regarding these performances from the box office in the coming days.
Performing at the 6th edition of Just For Laughs VANCOUVER,
in association with SiriusXM Canada, from May 25-29, 2022 are:
Nicole Byer - THOT: The Happiest Out There - Thursday, May 26, 2022 | Vogue Theatre | 7:00pm
Actress, comedian, writer, author and podcaster, Nicole Byer, is the host of Netflix’s Emmy nominated competition baking series Nailed It! She can also be seen co-hosting TBS’ Wipeout, and heard as voicing characters in Amazon’s Invincibles, TZGZ’s The Pole, and Adult Swim’s Tuca & Bertie and soon Nickelodeon’s Rugrats on Paramount+. She is set to star in NBC’s upcoming series GrandCrew this Fall. Listeners can hear Nicole on five different podcasts, including Why Won’t You Date Me?, Best Friends with Sasheer Zamata, Newcomers with Lauren Lapkus and 90 Day Bae with Marcy Jarreau. Her book, #VERYFAT #VERYBRAVE: The Fat Girl’s Guide to Being #Brave and Not a Dejected, Melancholy, Down-in-the-Dumps Weeping Fat Girl in a Bikini, is available now.
Marc Maron: This May Be The Last Time - Saturday, May 28, 2022 | Vogue Theatre
Marc Maron has four hit stand-up comedy specials - including More Later on Epix, Thinky Pain, Marc Maron: Too Real, and End Times Fun which was nominated for a 2021 Critics’ Choice Award, on Netflix. With his landmark podcast WTF with Marc Maron, which averages 6 million downloads per month, Maron has interviewed icons such as Robin Williams, Keith Richards and former US president Barack Obama. He
also starred in the Netflix original series Glow, and has had roles in the films Joker, Spencer Confidential, Sword of Trust, Stardust, and the 2021 Aretha Franklin biopic, Respect, alongside Jennifer Hudson.
Andrew Santino Live - Tito Cheeto Tour - Friday, May 27, 2022 | Vogue Theatre | 7:00pm
Andrew Santino is a stand-up comedian, actor and podcaster who stars in FX’s most watched comedy series Dave, and Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here, executively produced by Jim Carrey. He has appeared in Game Over Man and starred in ABC’s Mixology. Andrew co-hosts the very popular podcast Bad Friends with comedian Bobby Lee and has his own solo podcast, Whiskey Ginger. His Showtime hour-long stand-up special Home-Field Advantage debuted in 2017, and his Comedy Central Half Hour was released alongside his debut album Say No More.
Maria Bamford - Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | Vogue Theatre | 7:00pm
Maria Bamford is revered for her deeply personal and experimental comedy about mental illness. She starred in the surreal, semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, about a comedian who suffers a nervous breakdown, and is the star of three unconventional hour-long stand-up specials: Weakness is the Brand, Old Baby and Maria Bamford, the special, special, special! Maria was the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials. She also created and starred in the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show. Maria is often recognized for her prolific voiceover work, including characters on Big Mouth, BoJack Horseman, Summer Camp Island, Adventure Time, Talking Tom and Friends, Bob’s Burgers, Legend of Korra, Puss in Boots, CatDog and PBS’s Emmy-winning series Word Girl.
She also stars as Tilly Mulch in Team Coco’s scripted podcast Frontier Tween.
Jimmy O. Yang - Sunday, May 29, 2022 | Vogue Theatre | 7:00pm & 9:30pm Jimmy O. Yang is an actor, stand-up comedian, and writer best known for his role on HBO’s Emmy-nominated series Silicon Valley. In 2017, he made a dramatic turn in his
theatrical debut starring opposite Mark Wahlberg in the highly acclaimed Patriots Day. Shortly after, he joined the ensemble of the international phenomenon in Warner Bros. hit film, Crazy Rich Asians. Yang wrote a memoir, How To American: An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents, and his hour-long comedy special Good Deal, pulls stories from his life as mentioned in his book. Yang stars and writes Netflix's Space Force and stars in the holiday romcom Love Hard on Netflix. Yang makes up one-third of the production company Crab Club Inc., which wrapped their first feature film Easter Sunday starring comedian Jo Koy.
Roy Wood Jr. - Friday, May 27, 2022 | Vogue Theatre | 9:30pm
Roy Wood Jr. is currently a correspondent on Comedy Central's Emmy award winning The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Roy expanded his already large role on Comedy Central with a first-look deal and is developing his comedy pilot Jefferson County: Probation. Most recently, Roy launched his podcast, Roy’s Job Fair, produced in partnership with Comedy Central and iHeartMedia. Wood’s additional credits include
Better Call Saul, The Last O.G., Space Force, Last Comic Standing, This Is Not Happening, and Sullivan & Son as well as his Comedy Central web series The Night Pigeon and Stand-Up Playback.
Cameron Esposito - Saturday, May 28, 2022 | Rio Theatre | 9:30pm
Cameron Esposito is a standup comic, actor and writer who has appeared across television and film and, most recently, in print in the New York Times. You may also know Cameron from her popular interview podcast, Queery. Her first book, Save Yourself, is available now.
Joel Kim Booster - Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | Rio Theatre | 7:00pm
Joel Kim Booster is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who just wrapped the Searchlight rom-com Fire Island, which he wrote and starred alongside Bowen Yang, and is set to release on Hulu. Joel is currently filming the Apple TV+ series Loot. His other TV and film credits include NBC’s Sunnyside, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Hulu's Shrill, TBS’ Search Party and many more. He will also be a series regular voice on the new HBO MAX animated program Santa Inc., and can be seen in the upcoming film Unplugging. In 2017, Joel recorded a stand-up special for Comedy Central’s The Half-Hour and a full-length stand-up album called Model Minority.
ALOK - Thursday, May 26, 2022 | Rio Theatre | 7:00pm & 9:30pm (2nd show added!)
ALOK (they/them) is an internationally acclaimed gender non-conforming writer, performer, and public speaker. As a mixed-media artist, ALOK’s work explores themes of trauma, belonging, and the human condition. They are the author of Femme in Public (2017) and Beyond the Gender Binary (2020). They are the creator of #DeGenderFashion, a movement to degender fashion and beauty industries and have been honored as one of HuffPo’s Culture Shifters, NBC’s Pride 50, and Business Insider’s Doers.
Wine & Crime - Friday, May 27, 2022 | Rio Theatre | 9:30pm
If you have a dark sense of humor and like your true crime stories paired with a glass of wine, then you need to check out the true crime/comedy podcast, Wine & Crime! Each week, hosts Kenyon, Lucy, and Amanda, choose a different true crime topic, pair it with a wine, delve into the psychology behind the crime, and discuss two fascinating true crime cases related to that episode’s theme. These gals do NOT hold back and they do their research. Wine & Crime is irreverent, nerdy, darkly hilarious, feminist fun, and absolutely perfect for satisfying one's morbid curiosities. So join these three childhood best friends as they “chug wine, chat true crime, and unleash their worst Minnesotan accents.
Michael Kosta - Friday, May 27, 2022 | Rio Theatre | 7:00pm
Michael Kosta is a Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah for Comedy Central. He was previously the host and co-executive producer of The Comment Section for the E! Network and is well known from his numerous late-night
appearances on Conan, The Tonight Show, Seth Meyers, and @midnight; as well as from his 30-minute special Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta. Michael is also known for his work on Fox Sports 1’s flagship show, Crowd Goes Wild which he hosted alongside Regis Philbin.
Dana Gould - Saturday, May 28, 2022 | Rio Theatre | 7:00pm
Dana Gould has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit between Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime. As an actor, Dana has had memorable turns on Seinfeld, Parks and Rec, and is one of the few actors to play his live-action self on Family Guy. Most recently, he’s been featured on horror anthology creep show and the television show, Black Monday. Dana was a writer/performer on the original Ben Stiller Show and maintains an equally active career as a writer. He joined the staff of The Simpsons where he was a co-executive producer and performed several voices for the show. He was also a producer on NBC's Parks and Rec, and the creator and executive producer of IFC’s Stan Against Evil. Dana recently developed a hour-long series based on the comic book series, The October Faction, and his monthly podcast, The Dana Gould Hour, frequently resides in iTunes' top ten comedy downloads.
Rosebud Baker and Brian Simpson - Saturday, May 28, 2022 | Biltmore Cabaret | 7:00pm
Rosebud Baker is a comedian, actress, and writer, who was selected as New Face at the 2018 JFL Festival in Montreal. Her Comedy Central special, Whisky Fists, is available to stream right now. Brian Simpson is a stand-up comedian who was named a New Face at the 2021 JFL Festival in Montreal. He recently made his TV debut on Comedy Central’s Lights Out with David Spade, and you can catch him on Season 3 of Netflix’s The Standups.
Jess Salomon & Eman El-Husseini: Still Married - Friday, May 27, 2022 | Biltmore Cabaret | 9:30pm
The El-Salomons are a married Jewish-Palestinian lesbian comedy couple who after years of performing solo decided to add yet another challenge to their relationship: A duo act! Now they tell jokes about one another, in front of each other. A sacrifice they make for the fans. Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini have several individual TV credits as well as a joint comedy special, Marriage of Convenience streamable in Canada on Crave and elsewhere on the Just for Laughs YouTube channel. They are the hosts of Comedians vs The News on the BBC World Service.
Atsuko Okatsuka: Atsuko Presents: hi - Friday, May 27, 2022 | Biltmore Cabaret | 7:00pm
Atsuko is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer based in LA. Her credits include CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, Roku’s The Show Next Door with Randall Park Hulu’s, Mom & Pop, Soft Focus with Jena Friedman and Hulu’s The Eric Andre Show. Atsuko was named a Comedian To Watch in Vulture’s 2018 list & Top 10 Comedians to Watch for TimeOut LA’s 2019 list. Her pilot Let's Go Atsuko!, originally based on her recurring live show at Dynasty Typewriter, was sold to and set up at
Quibi. Atsuko released a comedy album entitled But I Control Me with Comedy Dynamics.
James Adomian - Saturday, May 28, 2022 | Biltmore Cabaret | 9:30pm
James Adomian is a prolific buffoon, with a new hit podcast The Underculture, along with many wild and beloved appearances on hundreds of comedy podcasts across the podtheon. With Anthony Atamanuik, James is one half of Trump vs. Bernie, a comedy duo whose work spans across the many media of television, radio and a vinyl album — including an apparently never-ending live debate tour.
Come Thru - Caleb Hearon & Holmes Holmes - Saturday, May 28, 2022 | Biltmore Cabaret | 4:30pm
Caleb Hearon is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor who currently writes for Netflix’s Human Resources, a spinoff of the hit show Big Mouth and is about to star in TBS’ Space. In 2020, Variety named Caleb one of their Comics to Watch and Just For Laughs named him one of their New Faces: Creators. He can also be seen on Showtime’s Work in Progress and on FX’s Fargo. Holmes is a comedian, improviser, actor, and writer who stars as the lead in the upcoming FOX show, Welcome to Flatch. She also co-hosts the live show “At What Cost” with Caleb Hearon, which has toured all over the country.
Gavin Matts - Sunday, May 29, 2022 | Biltmore Cabaret | 7:00pm & 9:30pm
Gavin Matts is a bicoastal stand up, writer, and actor. Originally from Vancouver, Gavin is the winner of the 2017 SiriusXM Top Comic competition and his debut comedy album, Premature, debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Gavin was named a “Comic To Watch” at Team Coco’s 2018 NY Comedy Festival Showcase. Gavin made his American late-night debut on TBS’ Conan, and can be seen on Comedy Central’s Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers. He can also be seen on season two of Hulu’s RAMY, and the upcoming season of Starz’ Power Book II: Ghost.
Just For Laughs VANCOUVER festival shows taking place outside of the May festival dates, include:
Trevor Noah: Back To Abnormal World Tour - Saturday, February 26, 2022 | Rogers Arena | 7:30pm
The special concert show, Trevor Noah: Back To Abnormal World Tour, set to take place at the Rogers Arena on Saturday, February 26 2022 at 7:30pm, will be moving forward as scheduled with the provincial guidelines of reduced capacity. Further information will be provided in the coming weeks.
Andrew Schulz: The INFAMOUS Tour - Friday, May 6, 2022 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 7:00pm and 9:30pm
Andrew Schulz created and stars in Netflix’s Schulz Saves America, a four-part special that tackles the year’s most divisive topics. A native New Yorker, Schulz is known for
his hilariously unapologetic takes and wild off-the-cuff interactions with the crowd. His stand-up clips posted on YouTube have amassed over 255 million views, and his latest YouTube comedy special The Crowd Work Special has been viewed over 4 million times. His other specials 441 and Views from the CIS have been viewed over 13 million times. His two podcasts, The Brilliant Idiots and Flagrant 2 receive over 2 million listens per week, and he has created three stand up-centered shows available for free right on YouTube.
Ronny Chieng: The Hope You Get Rich Tour - Thursday, March 31, 2022 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | 7:00pm
Ronny Chieng is a stand-up comedian, actor and correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He starred in the worldwide Marvel Studios’ hit Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Disney + Doogie Kamealoha M.D., and Warner Bros.’ Crazy Rich Asians. He has his own Netflix special Asian Comedian Destroys America! as well as additional T.V. and film appearances including Young Rock, Godzilla vs Kong, Bliss, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Vir Das’ Manic Man World Tour - Sunday, October 2, 2022 | Vogue Theatre | 7:00pm and 9:30pm
As India’s biggest stand-up comedian and a Bollywood star, Vir Das has now crossed over to become a global comedy sensation, starring in the upcoming Judd Apatow film, The Bubble, for Netflix. Das was the first comedian from India to have a stand-up special on Netflix, which has since resulted in a multi-special deal with the platform.
Das has written and produced four Netflix specials in five years, including Outside In, which was shot entirely in quarantine with audience members virtually attending from around the world. His special, For India, received an international Emmy nomination. Outside of his Bollywood films, Das starred as an actor in the ABC spy dramedy Whiskey Cavalier, Fresh Off the Boat, and the Netflix series Hasmokh, which he created and executive produced.
We are also so excited that Best of the West presented by SiriusXM, will return and highlight B.C.’s local talent! Further details on artists and venues will be announced
As mentioned earlier, unfortunately, due to general scheduling conflicts, some of the previously announced artists, and programming, were unable to be rebooked at this time.
The box office will contact ticket holders regarding these performances in the coming days.
Just For Laughs VANCOUVER is very excited to welcome our audiences back into venues for live shows, and we are committed to doing so safely. Following the current order of the B.C. Provincial Health Officer (PHO), proof of full vaccination is required to attend the festival. You must present your Vaccination Passport and a valid government
picture I.D.. As per the B.C. Government, audiences will be required to wear a mask or face covering in the venue at all times except for when eating or drinking in their seat.
Just For Laughs VANCOUVER is proud to welcome its partners SiriusXM Canada, Province of B.C., Creative B.C., BCLC, Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., Destination Vancouver, The Vancouver Sun, Downtown Vancouver BIA, + DailyHive to its 2022 event.
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ABOUT JUST FOR LAUGHS VANCOUVER:
Just For Laughs VANCOUVER is Western Canada’s biggest comedy festival, and a notable tourist attraction that brings thousands of comedy-lovers to see high-profile national and international comedians alongside local talent to Vancouver in February each year, at multiple venues throughout Vancouver.
Founded in 1983, the Just for Laughs Group is the most important player in the global comedy industry co-owned by Groupe CH, Bell Media and ICM Partners. The company is an international powerhouse in the creation of multi-platform comedy content. Every year, it entertains millions of spectators with its festivals on Canadian and international stages, in Montréal – the biggest comedy event in the world – as well as in Toronto, Vancouver; Austin, U.S.A. and Sydney, Australia. 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. www.hahaha.com
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