Edmonton Comedy Festival

Congratulations to our Double Date Night winner: Rick Bobowsky! Rick receives 4 tickets to the Date Night Gala featuring Tim Meadows, a $100 gift certificate to Central Social Hall, and 4 passes to the VIP Reception party.


Congratulations to our Volvo contest winner: Dave Boe. He wins a luxurious XC-90 Volvo for the week-end, 2 nights accommodations at the beautiful Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge and $150 Delta gift card for meals or spa services Prize courtesy Volvo of Edmonton.


2013 Edmonton Comedy Festival

The Festival is wrapped for another year and I want to thank our small staff, our board of directors and our many volunteers for making it another overwhelming success. Over 4 days we presented 24 shows featuring over 60 performers on 6 stages across the city. Thanks to Edmonton audiences we once again sold out most of our shows. Of course I want to acknowledge the support of our many sponsors listed to the right but particularly our title sponsor ATB Financial who step up each year to provide the necessary resources and support to make a festival of this size succeed.

This year we found a new home for our Galas at the Paramount Theatre. It's a wonderful venue for comedy both in size and decor and we hope to return in 2014. New this year we provided free seminars in both stand-up comedy and improv as well as a free children's show. All were very successful . Our free Young Guns Comedy Competition saw 36 amateur comedians compete over 4 weeks for fabulous prizes and was another great success. Our VIP series at The Westin raised thousands of dollars for charities like The Christmas Bureau, St. Albert Progress Club and others.

Looking ahead we will continue to search for the best and the funniest of comedians, musical and specialty acts to bring them to Edmonton for your enjoyment. The process of securing acts, venue and sponsorships has already begun for 2014 as we strive to bring you another 4 days of funny.

Andrew Grose
Executive Producer
The Edmonton Comedy Festival