The Just For Laughs Northwest Comedy Festival – which takes place in comedy clubs across Vancouver on Feb. 16-25, 2017 – has announced that some of the biggest names in comedy will be performing throughout the 10 day event. Sarah Silverman, Trevor Noah and Chris D'Elia are among the hilarious stand-up comedians who will be headlining the 2017 event.
Silverman is set to take the stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 25. Tickets for the 19 and over show – which begins at 7 p.m. – are currently on sale and range in price from $49-$69. Noah will also be performing at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre earlier in the festivities on Feb. 23 and D'Elia will be generating laughs at the Vogue Theatre on Feb. 24.
Iliza Shlesinger and Tom Segura – both of whom killed at the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival this summer – are doing sets at the Vogue Theatre on Feb. 17 and Feb. 25, respectfully, and Piff the Magic Dragon will present his magic-filled comedy on the same stage on Feb. 18. Brian Posehn, Fortune Feimster, Jon Dore, Aparna Nancherla and Barry Crimmins are also on the bill, as are Nate Bargatze, K. Trevor Wilson and many more. Additional funny acts are expected to be added in the coming weeks.
Along with a stellar lineup of comedians, Just For Laughs Northwest Comedy Festival has also curated an impressive collection of podcasts to host live tapings throughout the event. “My Favorite Murder” – hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark – will be taking over the Vogue Theatre at 10 p.m. on Feb. 18 and Andy Kindler's “The Alternative Show” has two tapings planned at the Riot Theatre on Feb. 24 and 25. “Stop Podcasting Yourself,” “Alicia Tobin's Come Draw with Me” and “Hero Show” are among the other hilarious podcasts appearing at Just for Laughs Northwest Comedy Festival this February.
This year's edition of the Just For Laughs Northwest Comedy Festival is following in the footsteps of a successful inaugural event in 2016. Margaret Cho, Bill Burr, David Cross, Eddie Pepitone, Kyle Kinane and many more hilarious comedians helped to make the first year one for the record books.
Check out a clip from Silverman's 2013 HBO special “We Are Miracles” above and click here to pick-up tickets to see her perform live at the Just For Laughs Northwest Comedy Festival in Vancouver. Keep reading AXS for more comedy news, reviews and tour announcements.