Bill Burr, Margaret Cho, Middleditch and Schwartz, and Patton Oswalt headline JFL Northwest, February 13 to 25, 2020

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      Paper Tiger standup Bill Burr will be back for the fifth annual JFL Northwest comedy fest, which hosts its next installment around town from February 13 to 25, 2020.

      The Bostonian comedian who takes the rant to high art hits the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on February 21, according to the just-released first lineup announcement (with more names promised later).

      Tasmanian sensation and Nanette star Hannah Gadsby, meanwhile, has already added a second show, performing both February 24 and 25 at the Orpheum. 

      Middleditch and Schwartz hit the same venue on February 15 with their 100-percent-improvised comedy. Thomas Middleditch stars on HBO’s Silicon Valley, while Ben Schwartz is known for the same network's House of Lies and NBC’s Parks and Recreation.

      Standup veteran Patton Oswalt hits the Queen E. on February 22, while The Daily Show's Ronny Chieng visits the Vogue the same night. Margaret Cho plays the Vogue on February 15, Maz Jobrani performs there February 19, while Saturday Night Live alumnus Jay Pharaoh takes the theatre on February 20.

      Amid the strong contingent of podcasts, How Did This Get Made? Live! sees a live recording February 22 at the Queen E. Cult restaurant podcast Doughboys is at the Vogue on February 20. Off Book: The Improvised Musical Podcast with Jessica McKenna and Zach Reino hits the Biltmore the same night, while The Todd Barry Podcast happens February 15 at the Vancity Theatre. 

      Presale starts today (December 3) at 10 a.m.

      General on sale starts Friday (December 6) at 10 a.m.

      All tickets and passes for JFL NorthWest can be purchased at

      Here are some more names from the lineup:

      • Maria Bamford, February 14 at the Vogue
      • Brendan Schaub: 50 Shades of Brown Tour, February 21 at the Vogue
      • Ron Funches, February 22 at the Vogue
      • Justin Willman, February 13 at the Vogue
      • Kill Tony, February 21 at the Vogue
      • The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds, February 15 at the Vogue
      • Andrew Santino: Red Rocket Tour, February 15 and 16 at the Rio
      • Vir Das, February 21 and 22 at the Rio
      • Judah Friedlander: Future President, February 16 at the Rio
      • Bobcat Goldthwait, February 15 at the Rio
      • Deanne Smith, February 19 at the Rio
      • Randy Feltface in Modus Operandy, February 20 at the Rio
      • Donnell Rawlings: 2Soon, February 13 at the Rio
      • Big Jay Oakerson, February 19 and 20 at the Biltmore
      • Beth Stelling, February 20 at the Biltmore
      • Chris Redd, February 15 at the Biltmore
      • Melissa Villasenor, February 13, 14, and 15 at Yuk Yuk's
      • Dulce Sloan, February 22 and 22 at Yuk Yuk's
      • Esther Povitsky, February 22 at the Biltmore
      • Preacher Lawson, February 19 at the Biltmore
      • Nemr, February 21 at the Biltmore
      • Sam Morril, February 16 at the Biltmore
      • Moses Storm, February 17 at the Biltmore
      • Guy Branum, February 15 at the Biltmore
      • Dexter Guff, February 16 at the Biltmore
      • Whiskey Ginger, February 16 at the Vancity Theatre
      • SiriusXM Top Comic Showcases with Adam Christie, February 19 and 20 at Yuk Yuk's
      • Yellow Fever with Sheng Wang, February 13 at the Biltmore
      • The Alt Show with Andy Kindler, February 20 to 22 at Yuk Yuk's