Published on September 9th, 2009 | by Sharilyn Johnson1
2009 JFL Comedy Tour lineup/dates
In a lot of Canadian cities, this is the biggest comedy event of the year. Just For Laughs rarely disappoints with their annual fall tour, putting headlining comics into a “gala” type setting in large theatres across the country. As has come to be the standard, the lineup is solid:
Sugar Sammy (host)
Steve Patterson (Maritimes only)
Danny Bhoy (Maritimes only)
Tommy Tiernan (Ontario & west only)
Pretty great when you consider, for instance, under what other circumstances Godfrey would ever play Saskatoon.
I saw Tiernan on the Tour a few years ago, and wished for a longer set from him (he did about 20-25 minutes, if I recall correctly). It sounds like that wish will come true, as all dates from Hamilton onward feature just 4 names on the bill. Giving him 40+ minutes would be the best decision the JFL folks could make. The man can certainly sprint, but he’s a hundred times better in a marathon.
Tickets (except Toronto) are under $50, available from Ticketmaster. Presales are on now (sorry, I don’t have the password!).
St. John’s, NL
Arts & Culture Centre
Glace Bay, NS
Confederation Centre for the Arts
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium – Dalhousie Arts Centre
Saint John, NB
National Arts Centre
Centennial Concert Hall
Conexus Arts Centre
Red Deer, AB
Bell Performing Arts Centre
The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
Kelowna Community Theatre