Sure, it’s awesome to watch comedy in a packed venue—with waves of laughter reverberating through the room—but the lineup of talent that Just For Laughs announced today has us totally pumped for their first ever virtual fest. 

The first squeal of delight came when we learned that Tasmania’s Hannah Gadsby, who captured audiences worldwide with her Nanette special on Netflix, would be performing at #JFL2020. Then a loud shriek followed when saw Sarah Cooper’s name on the list, or the comic who gained international fame for her hilarious Donald Trump lip-synch videos.

And then the body thrills kept coming as we continued to read the outstanding roster of talent that includes Amber Ruffin, writer and performer for Late Night with Seth Meyers; Nicole Byer, host of Netflix hit Nailed It’; RuPaul Drag Race winner Trixie Mattel, award-winning Canadian comic, Deanne Smith, and so many more!! EeeeeeeeeyessssssOMG, this is going to be good. 

“As a leader in the global comedy industry, but also as a true digital comedy pioneer, we are very proud to offer this special edition in an optimized free edition format, enabling us to do what we do best, curating and creating the best of comedy, while making it more accessible than ever, to all fans across the globe”, emphasizes Charles Décarie, President and CEO of the Just for Laughs Group. “We are truly able to deliver a Festival that lives up to Just for Laughs standards. Our spectators will be thrilled to safely reunite with their favorite artists – Rest assured that we will be back in a big way in 2021 with exciting plans for the comedy fans and industry who travel to join us every Summer”.

JFL’s first-ever 100% virtual and 100% free online festival will take place on October 9 & 10, 2020, and the event will feature over 100 artists. Laughter is what we all need right now, more than ever. It’s cool that everyone can join from the comfort of their own home.  Stay up to date with all the details by checking the JFL website