Just For Laughs London Launches At The O2 In 2023

Entrance to the O2 arena in London, England.
– Entrance to the O2 arena in London, England.
From March 2023, the venue will be hosting Just For Laughs London.

AEG Presents today announced the launch of famous comedy festival Just For Laughs at the O2 London. The premiere of what will be an annual event, takes place March 2-5, 2023.

Just For Laughs, which launched in Montreal, Canada in 1983 and developed into one of the most important comedy brands in the world, thereby expands its international footprint.
The four-day Just For Laughs London will feature the company’s signature premium comedy programming, including solo shows, live podcast recordings, in conversations, and cast panels; from both UK-based as well as international artists.
Program details will be revealed in the coming months.
Some British stars, who came to JFL to further their careers, include John Oliver, Jimmy Carr, Jack Whitehall, Eddie Izzard, Gina Yashere and Sarah Millican, as well as legends such as Stephen Fry, John Cleese, Lenny Henry and Rowan Atkinson, who launched his famous character “Mr. Bean” in Montreal. 
“We couldn’t be happier to be producing a Just For Laughs festival in the UK, celebrating the contribution and influence British comedy has had on JFL as well as the industry as a whole,” said Bruce Hills, President of Just For Laughs. 
He added, “With British comedy being a fundamental touchstone of our company for the last four decades, we are so excited to work with AEG Presents and The O2, and deliver our UK fans an irreplicable first-class JFL experience at a world class London venue.”
Charles Décarie, President and CEO of Just For Laughs Group, commented, “Just For Laughs has produced many successful superior comedy festivals and tours in cities across the globe, and we are now beyond excited to plant some roots by adding a new comedy festival in one of the world’s most notorious comedy cities, London, England. 
“We believe that expanding our festival’s international reach is part of the organization’s natural evolution, and we are looking forward to being in the UK next year at London’s The O2.”
Steve Homer, CEO of AEG Presents UK, said, “We are delighted to be working with such a well-respected and talented company as Just For Laughs, and look forward to presenting an amazing festival at The O2 next year.”
Emma Bownes, VP of Venue Programming at The O2, added, “The O2 is thrilled to be partnering with both JFL and AEG Presents on Just For Laughs LONDON in March 2023. Just for Laughs are world leaders in comedy programming, and we can’t wait to host the very best UK and global stars, alongside podcast recordings, table reads and breakout comics across multiple stages under our roof. We look forwards to Just For Laughs LONDON returning to The O2 for years to come.”