Edmonton Comedy Festival October 10 - 13, 2018

2019 SHOW SCHEDULE

Media Challenge

Media Challenge

WEDNESDAY, october 16th at 7:30pm at ARTS BARNS WESTBURY THEATRE on the ATB Financial Stage

RUN TIME: 105 MINUTES

Hosted by Alex Fortin, headlined by Paul Sveen and, depending on how many chicken out, 11 local media personalities attempting stand-up comedy for the first or second or third time. From television, radio, and print you’ll recognize them all! Each has written a five-minute set with the winner, as chosen by our panel of judges, receiving a trophy and bragging rights at the next media scrum. This will be a combination of comedy and car crashes well worth the price of admission which we donate to our favorite charity Free Footie.

This year’s contestants include: Mark Connolly - CBC Radio, Trent Wilkie – Freelance writer, Nahreman Issa – CTV, Lisa Evans - HOT 107, Ryder - HOT 107, Ami Amato - UP 99.3, James White – 95.7 CRUZ, Dave Breakenridge - The Sun, Courtney Theriault - CITY TV, Rob Pepper - 91.7 Kiss, and Jenna Winterburn - 91.7 Kiss.

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Mark Connolly
CBC Radio

Trent Wilkie
Freelance Writer

Nahreman Issa
CTV

Lisa Evans
POWER 107

Ryder
POWER 107

Ami Amato
UP 99.3

James White
95.7 CRUZ

Dave Breakenridge
The Sun

Courtney Theriault
CITY TV

Rob Pepper
91.7 Kiss

Jenna Winterburn
91.7 Kiss

Producers Choice

Producer's Choice Gala

Thursday, October 17th at 7:30pm at ATB ARTS BARNS WESTBURY THEATRE on the ATB Financial Stage

RUN TIME: 105 MINUTES

Starring Andrew Grose with Kevin Stobo, Drew Behm, Dan Quinn, Tyler Hawkins, Adam Blank & Mike Dambra.

Headlined by our Producer Andrew Grose and hosted by the “Smart Ass King of Comedy” Mike Dambra this show features 6 of Andrew’s favorite comedians and dearest friends: Kevin Stobo, Drew Behm, Dan Quinn, Tyler Hawkins and Adam Blank. While each is now a headliner in their own right, these are the guys that opened for Andrew over his 30-year comedy career and each was handpicked by him to share this stage. The Producer’s Choice Gala will showcase the incredible comedic talent that Alberta has produced and shared with the world.

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Leading Edge Gala

Leading Edge Gala

Friday, October 18th at 7:30pm at ATB ARTS BARNS WESTBURY THEATRE on the ATB Financial Stage

RUN TIME: 105 MINUTES

Starring Emo Phillips with John Wing, Dusty Slay. DJ Demers, Eman El-husseini & Dave Nystrom

Presented by our friends at Leading Edge Physiotherapy, The Leading Edge Gala is headlined by Emo Philips; famous for his eccentric appearance, surreal humor, and the bizarre cadence of his voice in the delivery of his lines that made him iconic in the 80’s. The show also features some of North America’s heaviest hitters in John Wing, Dusty Slay, DJ Demers, Eman El-husseini and host Dave Nystrom.

This one sells out before tickets go on sale but don’t worry, you can still take it in. We pre-sell all of the tickets to Leading Edge Physiotherapy who re-sells them at all their locations with the proceeds benefiting local charities. You’ll have a great night out while helping your community.

Contact Leading Edge Physiotherapy Royal Glenora at 780-761-1160 for tickets.

Leading Edge After Dark Gala

Leading Edge After Dark Gala

Friday, October 18th at 10:00pm at ATB ARTS BARNS WESTBURY THEATRE on the ATB Financial Stage

RUN TIME: 105 MINUTES

Starring Mike Vecchione with Shayma Tash, Drew Behm, Julie Kim, Tyler Hawkins & Adam Blank

Presented by our friends at Leading Edge Physiotherapy, The Leading Edge After Dark Gala is a slightly more risqué version of the Leading Edge Gala. Hosted by Adam Blank this one is headlined by New York’s Mike Vecchione who is making his debut appearance at the Edmonton Comedy Festival. Mike was a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, he’s performed at Just For Laughs and appeared on the Tonight Show twice as well as Inside Amy Schumer. Mike will share the stage with headliners Shayma Tash, Drew Behm, Julie Kim and Tyler Hawkins.

This one sells out before tickets go on sale but don’t worry, you can still take it in. We pre-sell all of the tickets to Leading Edge Physiotherapy who re-sells them at all their locations with the proceeds benefiting local charities. You’ll have a great night out while helping your community.

Contact Leading Edge Physiotherapy Royal Glenora at 780-761-1160 for tickets.

Club Series

CLUB SERIES

Friday, October 18th at 7:30pm at Yuk Yuks Komedy Kabaret

RUN TIME: 90 MINUTES

Starring Damonde Tschritter with Marito Lopez and Kathleen McGee.

What better place to take in comedy than at Edmonton’s premiere comedy club: Yuk Yuks Komedy Kabaret. Starring Vancouver’s Damonde Tschritter in his second festival appearance with first timers Marito Lopez from Toronto and Edmonton’s Kathleen McGee this show will be a walk on the wild side. If you like your comedy on the edgier side this one’s for you! Come early for dinner and stay late for some fun in Century Casino.

CONTENT & LANGUAGE WARNING

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Backstage Series

Backstage Series

Friday, October 18th at 8:00pm at the ARTSBARNS BACKSTAGE THEATRE
on the CRYSTAL GLASS STAGE

RUN TIME: 90 MINUTES

The Backstage Series is your opportunity to see more of your favorite performers doing their entire 45-minute set in a more intimate setting. This one features one of the most requested acts at our festival: Monique Marvez from Los Angeles. Hosted by one of our favorites: Adam Blank, Monique will be joined by Las Vegas’s Shama Tash and Vancouver’s Larke Miller. If you’re not already a fan of Monique you will be after this show.

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Cabaret Series

Cabaret Series

Friday, October 18th at 8:00pm at the Varscona Hotel
on the PRODUCTION WORLD STAGE

RUN TIME: 90 MINUTES

Comedians tell us every year that the Varscona Hotel is their favorite venue so we brought it back. The Cabaret Series has a more casual feel to it with the audience up close and personal. We pack the room with local charity and not-for-profit groups looking to raise money for their organizations and then deliver a great comedy show. This one features L.A.’s Lisa Alvarado with Edmonton’s Mike Dambra and Vancouver’s Julie Kim hosted by the “Edmonton Comedy Festival On Tour” regular Paul Sveen.

To find out how you can use this show as a fundraiser for your group go to: FUNDRAISING

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Backstage Series

Backstage Series

Friday, October 18th at 10:00pm at the ARTSBARNS BACKSTAGE THEATRE
on the CRYSTAL GLASS STAGE

RUN TIME: 90 MINUTES

The Backstage Series is your opportunity to see more of your favorite performers doing their entire 45-minute set in a more intimate setting. This one features one of the most eagerly anticipated acts at this year’s festival: Dusty Slay who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, NBC’s "Last Comic Standing”, “Laughs on FOX", and has been a featured comedian on "TMZ". Hosted by Dave Nystrom, we added two of North America’s hottest acts: Victoria’s Dan Quinn and L.A.’s DJ Demers.

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Cabaret Series

Cabaret Series

Friday, October 18th at 10:00pm at the Varscona Hotel
on the PRODUCTION WORLD STAGE

RUN TIME: 90 MINUTES

Comedians tell us every year that the Varscona Hotel is their favorite venue so we brought it back. The Cabaret Series has a more casual feel to it with the audience up close and personal. We pack the room with local charity and not-for-profit groups looking to raise money for their organizations and then deliver a great comedy show. This one features America’s Got Talent star John Wing with Montreal’s Eman El-husseini and Vancouver’s Larke Miller hosted by Edmonton’s Alex Fortin.

To find out how you can use this show as a fundraiser for your group go to: FUNDRAISING

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Best Of The Fest Gala

Best Of The Fest Gala

Saturday, October 19th at 7:30pm at ATB ARTS BARNS WESTBURY THEATRE on the ATB Financial Stage

RUN TIME: 105 MINUTES

Starring John Wing with Mike Vecchione, Andrew Grose, Monique Marvez, Emo Phillips & Drew Behm.

Like its name suggests, these are the best performers appearing at this years Edmonton Comedy Festival all wrangled onto one stage for one unforgettably hilarious show. Headlined by America’s Got Talent finalist John Wing, and hosted by one of Canada’s rising stars: Drew Behm; this show features New York’s Mike Vecchione, Edmonton’s own Andrew Grose, L.A.’s Monique Marvez and one of comedy’s most iconic performers: Emo Phillips. We guarantee that these incredible performers have never, and will never again, appear on one stage at one time anywhere in the world. This is our 2019 “must see” show.

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Late Night Date Night Gala

Late Night Date Night Gala

Saturday, October 19th at 10:00pm at ATB ARTS BARNS WESTBURY THEATRE on the ATB Financial Stage

RUN TIME: 105 MINUTES

Starring Shayma Tash with Monique Marvez, Lisa Alvarado, Tyler Hawkins, Larke Miller & Alex Fortin.

A tradition at the Edmonton Comedy Festival, the Late-Night Date Night Gala is our most popular show. Hosted this year by Alex Fortin, this one’s headlined by one of our festival favorites Shayma Tash and features Monique Marvez, Lisa Alvarado, Tyler Hawkins and Larke Miller. This is a selection of completely different styles and content that provides our audience with comedy a la carte; take what you like from our 5 headliners and leave the rest for someone else. It’s a great night out for all you couples out there from first dates to old married couples and everything in-between as well as those still trying to figure out what went wrong with your last relationship.

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Club Series

CLUB SERIES

Friday, October 19th at 7:30pm at Yuk Yuks Komedy Kabaret

RUN TIME: 90 MINUTES

Starring Damonde Tschritter with Marito Lopez and Kathleen McGee.

What better place to take in comedy than at Edmonton’s premiere comedy club: Yuk Yuks Komedy Kabaret. Starring Vancouver’s Damonde Tschritter in his second festival appearance with first timers Marito Lopez from Toronto and Edmonton’s Kathleen McGee this show will be a walk on the wild side. If you like your comedy on the edgier side this one’s for you! Come early for dinner and stay late for some fun in Century Casino.

CONTENT & LANGUAGE WARNING

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Backstage Series

Backstage Series

Saturday, October 19th at 8:00pm at the ARTSBARNS BACKSTAGE THEATRE
on the CRYSTAL GLASS STAGE

RUN TIME: 90 MINUTES

This is a private show for our friends Mel and Brett at Unicon Concrete but we wanted to tell you about it anyway. Hosted by Edmonton’s Alex Fortin, this show’s headlined by the irreverent and undisputed “Smart Ass King of Comedy” Mike Dambra. We mixed in L.A.’s Lisa Alverado and Edmonton’s Paul Sveen just to see what we’d get but we won’t know for sure until it’s over. We’re pretty sure it’ll be hilarious but we’re confident it’ll be unforgettable.

Private Show

Cabaret Series

Cabaret Series

Saturday, October 19th at 8:00pm at the Varscona Hotel
on the PRODUCTION WORLD STAGE

RUN TIME: 90 MINUTES

Comedians tell us every year that the Varscona Hotel is their favorite venue so we brought it back. The Cabaret Series has a more casual feel to it with the audience up close and personal. We pack the room with local charity and not-for-profit groups looking to raise money for their organizations and then deliver a great comedy show. This one features Las Vegas comedian Shayma Tash with Nashville’s Dusty Slay and L.A.’s DJ Demers hosted by Calgary’s Dave Nystrom. To find out how you can use this show as a fundraiser for your group go to: FUNDRAISING

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Club Series

CLUB SERIES

Friday, October 19th at 7:30pm at Yuk Yuks Komedy Kabaret

RUN TIME: 90 MINUTES

Starring Damonde Tschritter with Marito Lopez and Kathleen McGee.

What better place to take in comedy than at Edmonton’s premiere comedy club: Yuk Yuks Komedy Kabaret. Starring Vancouver’s Damonde Tschritter in his second festival appearance with first timers Marito Lopez from Toronto and Edmonton’s Kathleen McGee this show will be a walk on the wild side. If you like your comedy on the edgier side this one’s for you! Come early for dinner and stay late for some fun in Century Casino.

CONTENT & LANGUAGE WARNING

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Backstage Series

Backstage Series

Saturday, October 19th at 10:00pm at the ARTSBARNS BACKSTAGE THEATRE
on the CRYSTAL GLASS STAGE

RUN TIME: 90 MINUTES

The Backstage Series is your opportunity to see more of your favorite performers doing their entire 45-minute set in a more intimate setting. This one features one of New York’s hottest acts: Mike Vecchione making his first appearance at the Edmonton Comedy Festival. We gave Mike one of the best emcees in the business: Paul Sveen and added Vancouver’s Julie Kim and Montreal’s Eman El-husseini just to take a bit of the edge off. Come see why Mike won the People’s Choice Award atr the New York Comedy Festival.

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Cabaret Series

Cabaret Series

Saturday, October 19th at 10:00pm at the Varscona Hotel
on the PRODUCTION WORLD STAGE

RUN TIME: 90 MINUTES

Comedians tell us every year that the Varscona Hotel is their favorite venue so we brought it back. The Cabaret Series has a more casual feel to it with the audience up close and personal. We pack the room with local charity and not-for-profit groups looking to raise money for their organizations and then deliver a great comedy show. This one features star of “The Snowed In Comedy Tour” Dan Quinn with, Calgary’s Dave Nystrom, Toronto’s Drew Behm hosted by Edmonton’s Adam Blank. To find out how you can use this show as a fundraiser for your group go to: FUNDRAISING

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