JFL42 hopes to make you giggle all week

Sep 18, 2014 | Arts

By Julianne Fox

They say laughter is the best medicine, so in that case the city should expect a healthy dosage from the Toronto Comedy Festival that kicks off Thursday and runs until Sept 27.

With nearly 50 performers there will be performances at various venues across the city, the festival will feature names like Seth Meyers, Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, Joe Rogan and Nick Offerman.

They will be performing at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts over the course of the festival.

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Toronto Comedy Festival publicist, Vanessa Andres, told Humber News on Thursday that she is excited by the lineup and gushed over the headliners in a phone interview.

“There is definitely a lot of great comedy that you can see over the ten days,” Andres said.

Comedian Tony Krolo, who books corporate and festival acts for Funny Business, says venues hope to fill the room out with the big name acts being brought in. Krolo has booked David Coulier of Full House fame to perform downtown at the Yuk Yuks Comedy Club on Thursday.

“It worked out nicely for the festival and he is a great comedian so we’re hoping for him to do the kind of stuff that he has done and looking forward to his fans to come out,” said Krolo.

After his stand-up performance tonight in Downtown Toronto, Coulier will also be doing an act at the Mississauga venue.

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 2.15.02 PMComedian and Humber College graduate Stephanie Tolev who will be performing at the New Faces show,  a  night dedicated to up and coming talents, said she is disappointed that she will not being able to make it out to see Coulier.

“I am a huge fan from Full House days and the fact that Alanis Morisette sings about him is even more exciting,” Tolev told Humber News in an email interview.

Tolev says she is planning to attend two other shows tonight, along with others throughout the week.

“So many other amazing comics will be all over the city for this, so any venue at any time you will be laughing,” said Tolev.