VANCOUVER, January 21 2022 - In light of the recent announcement issued by the Government of British Columbia, Just For Laughs VANCOUVER has come to the difficult decision to postpone this year’s festival, scheduled to take place from February 15 through 27, 2022. Unfortunately, given the scope and size of the Festival, operating at 50% capacity in most venues is not a plausible option. Details regarding the rescheduling of this year’s festival, will be provided in the coming weeks.
With the goal to maintain as much of the announced lineup as possible, the Festival encourages patrons to hold onto their tickets as further information regarding the new dates, and confirmed talent performing will be announced in the coming weeks. We are looking forward to gathering and enjoying premium live comedy all together in the near future.
As of now, 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 with the provincial guidelines of reduced capacity. Further information will be provided in the coming weeks.
“Providing an opportunity to gather together to share big laughs is what Just For Laughs VANCOUVER does best”, adds Heather Wallace, Festival Director. “We are grateful for our festival sponsors, venues, staff and artists who are a huge support in helping to make sure we’re back in 2022. We appreciate ticket purchasers’ patience while we work towards rescheduling as many shows as possible.”
Just For Laughs VANCOUVER thanks its partners SiriusXM, Province of British Columbia, Creative B.C., BCLC, Phillips Brewing & Malting Co., Destination Vancouver, The Vancouver Sun, Downtown Vancouver BIA, + DailyHive.
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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