Just For Laughs London is a brand new festival experience, brought to you by the creators of the world's most famous comedy festival Just For Laughs in Montreal; the largest multi-venue comedy event in the world, attracting the greatest names and crème de la crème of comedy talent.
The original festival is both a desirable launch pad (kick-starting the careers of Rowan Atkinson, Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler, Louis CK and so many more), and a place for the globe's greatest joke slingers to flex their comedic muscles. With an eye firmly on the prize JFL is planning to take over the world with laughter and London is no exception; starting with Russell Square, destined to be the funniest place on the planet for 11 days in July.
The centre of Russell Square will be open daily as a free festival of street performers, magicians and art installations. The Paradiso Spiegeltent and the UK's hottest new venue The Mix will play host to our festival hub ticketed shows and 900 capacity venue Logan Hall is just 2 minutes away, where our biggest names will be holding court.
JFL London is proud to announce Jim Jefferies as one of the amazing headliners. Jim is one of most sought after cult comedy tickets on the globe – with sell out arena shows over 4 continents. Make sure you’re quick to get tickets as you can expect the ‘Bad Boy of Comedy’ to sell out within just hours of going on sale.
Jim is just one of many phenomenal comics making their way to JFL London. Bethnal Green's very own Gina Yashere is still making waves over in New York & LA; America’s Got Talent ‘loser’ Piff The Magic Dragon, now a nightly resident of The Flamingo Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, will be wowing us with his comedy, magic and levitating Chihuahua. And whilst on the subject of magic we welcome the Champions of Magic, a HUGE illusion show that will blow your mind and probably a few of the venue's light bulbs (NO SPOILERS).
We're very excited for a WORLD EXCLUSIVE from Whose Line Is It Anyway? star Colin Mochrie. The most intriguing and craziest show at the festival: HYPROV. A brand new concept morphing hypnosis and improv where the unconscious inhibitions of a chosen few audience members (and Colin himself) will create a different and guaranteed hysterical show every night. Not to be missed. Add to all this a juggernaut of the best comedians, cabaret shows and kids activities - a huge first year to celebrate and the chance to meet the festival's mischievous mascot Victor.
Throughout the 11 days you can also catch a brand new show from Milton Jones, hear the Guilty Feminist Podcast Live, ask Eddie the Eagle any question you like and see Marcus Brigstocke's topical news show The Early Edition.
Alongside the comedy there is a plethora of musical shows taking place in our surrounding venues, just a chassé away. Sing your heart out to The Brand New Heavies. If you’d prefer a ‘quiet night in’ you can dance all night at the ORIGINAL Silent Disco. Whatever you do, do not miss The Church who are destined for great things, it’s written in the scriptures!
There’s even more... with the always hilarious and topical Andrew Maxwell, the simply sublime Sammy J and Randy and kids shows including Annabelle's Skirting Board Adventure. So much to mention, so little time! With many more surprise guests and exclusive one off shows to be announced we hope this has wet your appetite.