Dax Shepard Headlines The Fifth Annual JFL42
Over the course of 10 entertainment-packed days, the JFL42 Comedy Festival takes over Toronto and gives audiences the chance to see a star-studded roster of heavyweight headliners as well as 42 up-and-coming comedy acts from across the nation (hence the '42' in its moniker). Back for its fifth year running, the rib-tickling festivities have grown by 15 percent since 2015, with a grand total of over 73,000 attendees flocking to the city's top venues for a whirlwind of wry observations, side-splitting sketches and hilarious stand-up routines.
Hollywood heavy-hitter Dax Shephard's stellar career blossomed out of his time with the prestigious LA improv group the Groundlings with future stars Tate Taylor, Nat Faxon and Melissa McCarthy. Following starring roles on NBC's smash hit drama Parenthood and multiple feature films including Without A Paddle, Hit & Run and CHiPS, the outspoken performer turned his talents to the podcast realm and hit the top of the iTunes charts with Armchair Expert, a show that celebrates the messiness of being human and features an ever-revolving roster of A-list celebrity guests. Known for speaking his mind and ignoring the hilarious repercussions, Shepard will have you giggling with tales of family life, fatherhood and making his way in this topsy-turvy world.