Just For Laughs will travel across the Atlantic in 2023 for a debut festival season in London
Just for fun makes its long-awaited London debut in 2023 and takes over The O2 in London from March 2 to March 5, 2022. The illustrious festival first saw the light of day in Montreal, Canada in 1983 and alongside the Edinburgh Fringe Festivalhas almost become the holy grail for comedians to be invited.
As mentioned beforeRyan Reynolds will headline the inaugural London festival with his Maximum Effort show, presided over by another well-known American face Rob Delaney. Both Reynolds and Delaney worked together on Deadpool 2 and audiences can expect the self-deprecating Canadian to be back on top form as he regales audiences with anecdotes from his Hollywood career and smart investment decisions.
Reynolds will be joined in 2023 Graham Norton, who made the difficult transition from stand-up comedian to beloved television personality. His early stand-up routines Jugglers led the artist to appear in the classic Channel 4 comedy Father Ted, before breaking through as a talk show host with V Graham Norton and So Graham Norton in Channel 4. He moved to the BBC in 2001 and his show, The Graham Norton Show , has been a permanent fixture for the Beeb since 2007, in addition to taking over the Eurovision songfestival commentator after Terry Wogan’s death.
Nor can we forget Kathryn Ryan, often appearing on panel shows on a variety of UK TV networks. The award-winning comedian is currently dominating the television and live comedy scenes both in the UK and abroad, selling out her stand-up tour, Missus, across the UK and Europe. Fans who haven’t seen her live shows can see her numerous stand-up specials on both Amazon Prime and Netflixwhere her own scripted series was also filmed, The Duchess.
International guests besides Reynolds include Reggie Watts, who has appeared as the house band leader on Late Night with James Corden since 2015, but fans of alternative comedy will be familiar with his IFC series Comedy Bang! Pop! Series and his use of sound poetry, accompanying himself by either beatboxing, or performing vocal basslines during his shows.
Fans of the American version of The office would love to learn that too Craig Robinson comes to London for Just For Laughs. Robinson plays Darryl on the now-sacred NBC series and will perform alongside his band, The Nasty Delicious, as local comedians James Acaster and Nish Kumar present a live recording of Acaster’s Spring leaf podcast.
London world has taken a look at the full line-up of comedians for Just For Laughs London 2023, as well as where and how to get a ticket to this impressively strong debut festival.
Where can I get tickets for Just For Laughs London 2023?
Tickets for Just For Laughs London are on sale now through both AXS tickets and Ticket master. Tickets on sale are for individual shows only and there are no signs of a multi-pass to see multiple shows as of yet.
Full list of comedians and performance dates at Just For Laughs London 2023
- Ryan Reynolds: Maximum Effort (with Rob Delaney) – March 4, 8:30 p.m
- Graham Norton – Date and time TBD
- Katherine Ryan and friends – March 2, 9:30 p.m
- Reggie Watts – March 4, 11 p.m
- Aisling Bea – March 4, 8pm
- Richard Curtis: The Truth and Everything But the Truth hosted – March 5, 4 p.m
- The Horne Section – March 3, 7:30pm
- Adam Buxton: The Best of Bug – March 2, 7 p.m
- Craig Robinson and the Nasty Delicious – March 3, 11 p.m
- Craig Robinson – In Conversation – March 4, 4pm
- The Receipts Podcast – March 4, 5 p.m
- Elis James and John Robins – March 5, 7 p.m
- Springleaf: James Acaster and Nish Kumar – March 4, 6 p.m
- Shappi Khorsandi: It Was the 90s – March 4, 4 p.m
- All Killa No Filla Podcast – March 4, 7pm
- A Gay and a Non-Gay Podcast: James Barr and Dan Hudson – March 5, 4 p.m.
- Stamptown: Zach Zucker – March 3, 9 p.m
- Luisa Omielan: Ten – March 2, 8:30 p.m
- Randy Feltface: Feltopia – March 3, 6 p.m
- Jessica Fostekew: Wench – March 4, 6 p.m
- FOCUS ON! – March 4, 2 p.m
- Max and Ivan’s: The Wrestling – March 5, 8 p.m
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