May 25, 2018

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LGBTQ at Vancouver JFL NorthWest Comedy Festival: March 1st -10th

Vancouver’s Comedy Festival, JFL NorthWest, will be returning for a third hilarious year on March 1, 2018.

In addition, this year’s JFL NorthWest will be introducing the first edition of the Vancouver Just For Laughs Film Festival. Programming for this new Film Festival will include short and feature films, screenings, premieres, speakers, panels, and more. The search will be on for the best and funniest films from around the world. Got something funny to show? Submissions are open and details can be found at www.JFLNorthWest.com.

Married Comedic Duo: Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher……Gurls!!!

Cameron Esposito

Recently named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to watch, Cameron Esposito recently hosted the GLAAD Media Awards. Cameron’s “Take My Wife” comedy series just finished shooting its second season, following her one hour comedy special “Marriage Material”

Cameron is considered to be well rooted in pop culture and is recognized as a LGBT activist and advocate. Her stand-up album, Same Sex Symbol, available on iTunes, was named best of 2014 Comedy Album by the AV Club.

Rhea Butcher

Growing up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio, Rhea’s blue collar brand of cools has made her a favorite to audiences across North America. LA based, Rhea was nominated for a GLAAD Award for “Take My Wife”, which she co-created and co-stars with her wife, Cameron Esposito. Her stand-up album “Butcher” was released this year at #1.

The dynamic duo of Esposito and Butcher will leave you in stitches. Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher: “Back to Back” – Friday, March 9 | Rio Theatre | 7:00pm

JFL NorthWest lineup 2018 includes:

BILL BURR • TREVOR NOAH • JO KOY

MARIA BAMFORD • BRIAN REGAN • JAY PHAROAH • ANTHONY JESELNIK • MIKE BIRBIGLIA • NIKKI GLASER

JIM NORTON • THE FIGHTER AND THE KID LIVE • SASHEER ZAMATA • TODD BARRY • ARI SHAFFIR

JAKE & AMIR • RACHEL FEINSTEIN • THIS IS THAT • RYAN HAMILTON • BETH STELLING • KYLE KINANE

TOM PAPA • CAMERON ESPOSITO & RHEA BUTCHER • RONNY CHIENG • VIR DAS

SIRIUSXM’S TOP COMIC SHOWCASE • ALI SIDDIQ • BRENT MORIN • DEBRA DIGIOVANNI • BRENDAN SCHAUB

THE ALTERNATIVE SHOW with ANDY KINDLER

JFL NorthWest, presented in association with SiriusXM, is also thrilled to highlight the best in local talent with the “Best of the West Series” featuring:

ALL YOU CAN EAT LAUNDRY • BARELY LEGAL • COMEDY BUCKET: PANEL EDITION

CORDS COMEDY • FOX HOLE COMEDY • THE HERO SHOW • JOKES PLEASE! • THE LADY SHOW

LITTLE MOUNTAIN IMPROV • LMG NEWS • MUSICAL JOKES • THE OUTSIDERS COMEDY

PHANTOM SIGNAL • the RYAN AND AMY show • SIDEKICKS • TINDER TALES

Link:  Home page JFL NorthWest: for comic bio’s and tickets

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