GO to Just For Laughs Toronto!


GO to Just For Laughs Toronto!

GO to Just For Laughs Toronto!

Published: Aug 30, 2023

Some of the biggest names in comedy are coming to Toronto and you can GO see them! Just For Laughs Toronto is happening September 21 - 30 and you can get tickets to fill your schedule with giggles and guffaws, because we all know the stress of driving and parking in downtown Toronto is no joke.

Use GO Transit to get downtown without the traffic headache so you’re relaxed and ready to roll in your seat with laughter! Take advantage of the easy Weekday Group Pass when you’re heading to a show Mon-Fri with friends, and use a $10 Weekend Pass for convenient and affordable travel to those Saturday and Sundays shows.

Best of all, you can gear up for the comedy performance by watching some hilarious TV shows on the way there using GO Wi-Fi Plus!

Plan Your Trip!

What is Just For Laughs?


Just For Laughs is a festival with shows featuring top comedians, rising stars, and even amateurs!

Things to do at Just For Laughs in Toronto include:

  • The Headliner Shows — featuring some of the biggest names in comedy
  • The 42 — performances by well-known comedians as well as a chance to discover some new performers on the scene
  • The Street Festival — a FREE 3-day outdoor comedy celebration

Who is Performing at Just For Laughs Toronto?

The Headliners

Andrew Schulz: The Life Tour

Ronny Chieng: Just For Toronto

An Evening with The Office Ladies (Angela Kinsey & Jenna Fischer)

Leslie Jones

Fun & Slutty with Jonathan Van Ness

Marlon Wayans

Nicole Byer

Sam Morril: The Class Act Tour

Giggly Squad Live

The 42

A host of other comedians will perform at more than 15 venues around Toronto. You can see Jameela Jamil, Michelle Buteau, Chris Redd, Colin Quinn, and many others!

If you’re planning to focus on these shows, be sure to use your PRESTO card to save 10% on a Classic Pass.

Street Festival

Back by popular demand for its 2nd year, this FREE outdoor event is taking place at the Beneva Stage from September 22 - 24, as part of the Just For Laughs festival in Toronto. 

The Just For Laughs Toronto Street Festival includes DJs, bands, and comedians. You can grab something to eat from the Food Truck Alley and enjoy a beverage anywhere in the fully licensed 100,000 sq ft site at Front St E and Berczy Park.

Performances run Friday, September 22 from 4:00 PM – 10:30 PM;

Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24 from 1:00 PM – 10:30 PM.

Daytime programming will be fun and family-friendly with musical performances, drag queen story hour, and more. Don’t forget — kids 12 and under ride free on GO Transit!

Just For Laughs Toronto Tickets

To see the shows during the Just For Laughs Toronto festival, you can choose to purchase Individual Tickets or you can purchase a Headliner Pass or a Classic Pass.

Passes allow you unlimited access to as many non-headliner shows as you want to see, using credits. One credit gives you a guaranteed reservation to any of The 42 shows. When you use that credit, you’ll get it back and you can reserve a spot at another show. Passes are the perfect way to pack in as many laughs as possible, and if you choose a Classic Pass, you can save 10% off with PRESTO Perks!

Headliner Pass

  • $94 - 1 Headliner Ticket + 2 credits for The 42
  • $144 - 1 Headliner Ticket, with great seats + 6 credits for The 42
  • $204 - 1 Headliner Ticket, with FANTASTIC seats + 12 credits for The 42

Classic Pass

Individual Tickets

  • Buy a ticket for a specific show
  • Starting at $39.50

Getting to Just For Laughs Toronto with GO

Performances take place at multiple venues during the Just For Laughs Festival in Toronto, but you’ll need to get downtown Toronto to experience all the hilarity.

Take GO Transit to Union Station and then walk or take TTC to the venue.

The Just For Laughs Street Festival at Beneva Stage is just one block away from Union Station, and venues such as Meridian Hall and Scotiabank Arena are also easily walkable from Union Station.

If you’re heading to a performance during the week, GO Weekday Group Pass gives you unlimited, all-day travel for 2-5 people for one flat fare!

For weekend shows, a $10 Weekend Pass lets you ride any GO bus or train, to and from wherever you’re going, for just $10!

Buy your GO Pass!