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Just For Laughs London reveals initial comedy acts

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Organisers of comedy festival Just For Laughs London have revealed its first-ever line-up for the event, which will be held in March at The O2 (pictured). 

In collaboration with live entertainment company AEG Presents, Just For Laughs is set to take place across four days between March 2-5 at The O2. Tickets are due to go on sale on Thursday at 10am (GMT). 

American Express Cardmembers will have pre-sale access to tickets for Ryan Reynolds ‘Maximum Effort’ from tomorrow (Wednesday). O2 and Virgin Media customers were able to access pre-sale tickets for the event via the Priority app from today (Tuesday). 

Shows will take place across the full campus of The O2 including the main arena, Indigo at The O2, Cineworld and Fortuna – an intimate wood and mirror Spiegeltent that will be built as an additional space. 

Just For Laughs London will feature a mix of notable headliners, multi-comic shows, live podcast recordings, ‘In Conversations’, cast panels and more. Renowned comics including Katherine Ryan, Aisling Bea, Adam Buxton, James Acaster, Nish Kumar and more will perform across the four days. 

The event has also joined forces with charity Comic Relief to raise money for those in need in the UK and internationally. 

Bruce Hills, president of Just For Laughs, said: “Every year, without a doubt, the British contingent of comedians at Just For Laughs Montréal are one of the highlights of our event, which I credit to the comedians’ distinctiveness, originality and a point of view unlike any other. Now is the perfect time for us to bring our festival to shine the international spotlight on the incredible UK scene, while also bringing global comedy stars to join forces in producing one epic comedy celebration.”

Emma Bownes, vice-president of venue programming, Europe, at The O2, added: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Just For Laughs and AEG Presents to bring the very first Just For Laughs London to The O2 in March 2023. From Hollywood royalty with the legendary Ryan Reynolds, to the unstoppable Katherine Ryan, Just For Laughs London will feature the best in stand-up, podcasts, and even wrestling across seven venues all within The O2’s campus. We look forward to hosting Just for Laughs London for many years to come.”