Gabriel Iglesias and Howie Mandel are just two of the headliners announced today for the annual JFL NorthWest comedy fest, which runs February 14 to 23, 2019.
Howie Mandel & Friends takes place on Valentine's Day at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, while Iglesias hits the same venue on February 18. Tickets and passes go on sale Friday (December 7) at 10 a.m. at JFLNorthWest.com
Meanwhile, Ken Jeong, the unforgettable camp gangster from The Hangover, hits the Orpheum on February 19.
At the Vogue Theatre, look for a lineup boasting 2 Broke Girls creator and Whitney star Whitney Cummings (February 16), Mr. Jackson & Mr. Tompkins of A Two-Gentleman Improv (February 17), Nick Swardson: Fart Party (February 21), and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah's Michelle Wolf (February 23).
Rising standup Nate Bargatze hits the Rio theatre on February 17 and 18, followed by Rory Scovel (Rory Scovel Tries Stand-Up for the First Time and I Feel Pretty) on February 21 and 22, and then Nailed It host Nicole Byer on February 23.
Also on the roster: Fortune Feimster, Steve Rannazzisi, Todd Glass, Dulce Sloan, Michelle Buteau, Morgan Murphy, Matteo Lane, Liza Treyger, Las Culturistas, Chris Fleming, Sam Jay, And That's Why We drink, Watch What Crappens, Girls Gotta eat, Stop Podcasting Yourself, Ivan Decker, Kurt Metzger, the Alternative Show With Andy Kindler, and much more. More will be announced.
Due to popular demand, JFL NorthWest has also added a second Aziz Ansari show.
In addition, in association with SiriusXM, JFL NorthWest will welcome the return of Best of the West, a series highlighting local talent. Its lineup includes 10 SPEED, Angry & Afraid, Barely Legal, Best of Blind Tiger, Brunch Comedy, Cords Comedy, Fox Hole Comedy, Hip.Bang!, Jokes Please!, Komedy At Kino, Little Mountain Improv, Nasty Women Comedy, SAD Comedy, Slide Show, The Lady Show, The Outsiders Comedy, The Ryan & Amy Show, Tinder Tales, Tom & Amy, We Know Nothing About Art, and Weird Owl Karaoke.
The multiday Block Party is also back for 2019, with an outdoor hub that has games, live music, food trucks, and more.
The Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival, launched last year, will also be returning to Vancouver from February 14 to 23. Boasting short- and feature-film screenings, premieres, industry speakers, panels, and more, its programming will be announced in the second week in January.