Edmonton Comedy Festival October 10 - 13, 2018

2018 SHOW SCHEDULE

Media Challenge

Media Challenge

WEDNESDAY, october 10th at 7:30pm at ATB FINANCIAL ARTS BARNS on the GLOBAL TELEVISION STAGE

Hosted by Lars Callieou, starring winner of the Just for Laughs homegrown competition Sean LeComber, and depending on how many chicken out, 15 local media personalities attempting stand-up comedy for the first or second 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.

Limited Tickets available at the door.

Daintre Christensen
Global

Kevin O'Connell
Global

Stephen Keppler
92.5 The Chuck

Jason Gregor
TSN 1260

Jason Strudwick
TSN 1260

Trent Wilkie
Freelance

Nahreman Issa
CTV

Eileen Bell
CHED

Lochlin Cross
CRUZ

Dave Breakenridge
The Sun

Courtney Theriault
CITY TV

Garrette McGowan
CBC

Quinn Ohler
Global TV

Ryder
HOT 107

Rob Pepper
KISS 91.7

K Trevor Wilson Gala

K. Trevor Wilson Gala

Thursday, October 11th at 7:30pm at ATB FINANCIAL ARTS BARNS on the GLOBAL TELEVISION STAGE

Starring K. Trevor Wilson with Mike Dambra, Steven Kravitz, Toby Hargrave and Angelo Tsarouchas.

From the hit show “LetterKenny” on Crave TV and The Comedy Network, we present K. Trevor Wilson (aka Squirrely Dan) for one night only. As a stand-up comedian he’s performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Roast Battles and multiple times at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, but this is your chance to see him live.

Hosted by the irreverent and unpredictable Mike Dambra, this show also features one of the original Outlaws of Comedy with Sam Kinison: Steven Kravitz, Vancouver’s Toby Hargrave, and from Vince Vaughn’s “Wild West Comedy Show, Angelo Tsarouchas. This is an incredible line-up of talent you’re not going to want to miss!

Limited Tickets available at the door.

Date Night Gala

Date Night Gala

Friday, October 12th at 7:30pm at ATB FINANCIAL ARTS BARNS on the GLOBAL TELEVISION STAGE

Starring Monique Marvez with John Wing, Erica Sigurdson, Joey Elias and Serena Shane.

A tradition at the Edmonton Comedy Festival, the Date Night Gala is our most popular show. Starring L.A.’s Monique Marvez (Eva Longoria’s choice to be one of the original members of the ongoing comedy troupe “The Hot Tamales Live”) and hosted by Calgary’s Serena Shane, this show features “America’s Got Talent” finalist John Wing, Canadian Comedy Award nominee for Best Female Stand-up in Canada Erica Sigurdson, and 11 time Just for Laughs performer Joey Elias.

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 five 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.

Limited Tickets available at the door.

Best Of The Fest Gala

Best Of The Fest Gala

Friday, October 12th at 10:00pm at ATB FINANCIAL ARTS BARNS on the GLOBAL TELEVISION STAGE

Starring Rondell Sheridan, Louis Ramey, Steven Kravitz, John Wing and Angelo Tsarouchas.

As its name suggests, our Best of the Fest Gala is a collection of comedians who you told us were your favourites from previous festivals and ones we know you’ll love. Starring Rondell Sheridan (aka Chef Victor from Disney’s ‘That’s So Raven’) and hosted by Angelo Tsarouchas (“Mad Men”, “Sullivan and Son”, “Blue Mountain State” and the new upcoming series “Indian Detective” starring Russell Peters) this show features NBC's Last Comic Standing finalist Louis Ramey, one of the original Outlaws of Comedy with Sam Kinison: Steven Kravitz, and “America’s Got Talent” finalist John Wing.

Put quite simply, this is the best show on any stage in Canada and will leave you exhausted from laughing. If you take in only one show at this year’s festival this is the one we recommend; but get your tickets early because it sells out fast!

Limited Tickets available at the door.

Cabaret Series

Cabaret Series

Friday, October 12th at 8:00pm at the Radisson Edmonton South
on the PRODUCTION WORLD STAGE

This show is one of our “Comedy for a Cause” presentations in aid of the Alberta Motorcycle Safety Society. Starring Canadian College Comedian of the year Kelly Taylor this show features Rondell Sheridan (Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and the Late, Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson), Angelo Tsarouchas (“Mad Men”, “Sullivan and Son”, “Blue Mountain State” and the new upcoming series Indian Detective starring Russell Peters), and hosted by New York’s Mike Dambra.

Limited Tickets available at the door.

Comedy Magic

Comedy Magic

Friday, October 12th at 10:00pm at the Radisson Edmonton South
on the PRODUCTION WORLD STAGE

Featured on the world’s most exclusive television show for magicians -- “Penn and Teller : Fool Us” and headliner at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, Matthew DiSero is sure to both amaze and entertain you with our first ever comedy magic show. We’re throwing in Toronto’s Johnny Gardhouse, Calgary’s Serena Shane and Montreal’s Joey Elias for good measure and donating the door to The Companion Animal Welfare Society and Santa’s Anonymous to guarantee it’ll be a magical evening.

Limited Tickets available at the door.

Masters Series

Masters Series

Friday, October 12th at 8:00pm at the Varscona Hotel
on the CRYSTAL GLASS STAGE

This is your opportunity to see one of the masters of comedy perform their full 45 minute set in a show that also features comedians Toby Hargrave and Sean LeComber.

This one stars Louis Ramey, a talented comedian with over 25 years of experience under his belt. After winning "Best New Artist" at the US Comedy Arts Festival, numerous television appearances followed, including The Tonight Show, The View, VH1, HBO, Comedy Central, and hosting his own show on Nick@Nite. In 2008 Louis was a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing Season 6. Since then he's performed in over 40 countries including India, China, South Africa, Australia, and Dubai. In 2011 he was listed on the London Comedy Store's "Top 10 Favourite Comics" and is a favourite at comedy festivals worldwide.

Limited Tickets available at the door.

Masters Series

Masters Series

Friday, October 12th at 10:00pm at the Varscona Hotel
on the CRYSTAL GLASS STAGE

This is your opportunity to see one of the masters of comedy perform their full 45 minute set in a show that also features comedians Lars Callieou and Ben Proulx.

This one stars Andrew Grose, a Canadian comedy veteran with some of the most impressive credentials in the country. With almost 30 years in the business, Andrew has appeared at Just for Laughs eight times as well as multiple times at the Halifax, Moncton, St. John, Medicine Hat and Winnipeg Comedy festivals. Andrew has shared the stage with Joan Rivers, Dave Thomas and Rob Schneider. He has also been featured on countless television specials and has now taken his comedy to the air. He can be heard every weekday from 2:00 until 6:00 on 630 CHED’s Afternoon News.

Limited Tickets available at the door.

Club Series

Club Series

Friday, October 12th at 7:30pm at Yuk Yuks Comedy Club

Comedy clubs are the starting place for all professional comedians. Our Club Series is headlined by Lori Gibbs; a regular at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Hubcap Comedy Festival, the Calgary Comedy Festival, our own Edmonton Comedy Festival, CBCs Laugh Out Loud, SheDot Festival and CBC’s The Debaters, Lori was nominated as Best Stand-up Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards this year. She has more credits and they can be found on her Mom’s fridge. For extra fun, Lori hosts the morning show on 95.9 CHFM Calgary. Joining Lori will be your host an emcee Edmonton’s Alex Fortin with feature act Lisa Baker from Newfoundland.

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Steve Patterson and Friends Gala

Steve Patterson & Friends Gala

Saturday, October 13th at 7:30pm at ATB FINANCIAL ARTS BARNS on the GLOBAL TELEVISION STAGE

Starring Steve Patterson with Rondell Sheridan, Erica Sigurdson, Sean LeComber and Serena Shane.

Direct from the hit show “The Debaters” on CBC Radio One, Steve Patterson hosts this evening of belly laughs as he introduces you to some of his favorite comedians: Rondell Sheridan (aka Chef Victor from Disney’s ‘That’s So Raven’), Canadian Comedy Award nominee for Best Female Stand-up in Canada Erica Sigurdson, Just for Laughs homegrown competition winner Sean LeComber, and Calgary’s rising star Serena Shane.

This is a show that we feel showcases the very best in today’s stand up comedy scene. If you like your comedy on the clever and clean side you won’t want to miss this one.

Limited Tickets available at the door.

The Leading Edge Gala

The Leading Edge Gala

Saturday, October 13th at 10:00pm at ATB FINANCIAL ARTS BARNS on the LEADING EDGE STAGE

Starring Louis Ramey, Monique Marvez, Steve Patterson, Kelly Taylor and Johnny Gardhouse.

Presented by our friends at Leading Edge Physiotherapy, The Leading Edge Gala is headlined by Last Comic Standing’s Louis Ramey, and features KFI AM 640 L.A.’s radio host Monique Marvez, C.B.C. Debaters host Steve Patterson, Canadian College Comedian of the year Kelly Taylor, and member of the Blockheads (The Toronto comedy troupe that fooled talk show host Jerry Springer changing daytime TV for-ever) Johnny Gardhouse.

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 The Edmonton Down Syndrome Society (EDSS) and The St. Albert Sturgeon Hospice Association. You’ll have a great night out while helping your community.

Limited Tickets available at the door.

Great Balanzo Kids Show

The Great Balanzo Kids Show

Saturday, October 13th at 11:00am at ATB FINANCIAL ARTS BARNS
on the OL' MACDONALDS STAGE

The Great Balanzo is a popular one-man circus show that is also a story about the adventure of life, and the imaginative ways to overcome the challenges we all face. Balanzo has traveled the world and arrives in Canada for the very first time in search of a place to call home. As he unpacks his suitcases a magical world literally unfolds before your eyes and with the help of audience members he learns what it means to be a good neighbour in this strange and exciting world.

Don’t miss Balanzo’s fantastic adventure that includes lots of physical comedy, balancing, juggling, improvisation, and simple themes everyone can relate to. No need to buy a ticket to this one… it’s FREE!

Cabaret Series

Cabaret Series

Saturday, October 13th at 8:00pm at the Radisson Edmonton South
on the PRODUCTION WORLD STAGE

Starring the host of 630 CHED’s Afternoon News and eight time Just for Laughs performer Andrew Grose, this show also features some serious talent: veteran comedian Monique Marvez, Canadian College Comedian of the year Kelly Taylor and Seattle International Comedy Competition finalist Lars Callieou. Come see what 100 years of comedy experience looks like.

Limited Tickets available at the door.

Improv Comedy

Improv Comedy Starring Atomic Improv

Saturday, October 13th at 10:00pm at the Radisson Edmonton South
on the PRODUCTION WORLD STAGE

From the hugely popular CBC radio series “The Irrelevant show”, three-time world improv champion Donovan Workun teams up once again with Mark Meer (the voice of commander Shepard in the wildly successful video game Mass Effect) for a hilarious and unscripted evening of improvised comedy. L.A.’s Steven Kravitz, Edmonton’s Ben Proulx and Vancouver’s Toby Hargrave round out the talent on this one.

Limited Tickets available at the door.

Masters Series

Masters Series

Saturday, October 13th at 8:00pm at the Varscona Hotel
on the CRYSTAL GLASS STAGE

This is your opportunity to see one of the masters of comedy perform their full 45 minute set in a show that also features comedians Matthew DiSero and Johnny Gardhouse.

This one stars John Wing, a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent whose comedy career spans over three decades and includes six Tonight Shows, nine Just for Laughs Comedy festivals, five Winnipeg Comedy festivals, and over 150 television appearances. He can be heard on CBC radio's The Debaters, and is a contributor to Definitely Not the Opera. Last year he created, co-wrote, and starred in the CBC radio sitcom, Man, Woman, & Child. A regular performer in Las Vegas, as well as cruise ships all over the world, John is also the author of the comedy memoir, When You See the Red Light, Get Off. He is also the not-so-secret secret boyfriend of the festival’s Executive Director. ;)

Limited Tickets available at the door.

Masters Series

Masters Series

Saturday, October 13th at 10:00pm at the Varscona Hotel
on the CRYSTAL GLASS STAGE

This is your opportunity to see one of the masters of comedy perform their full 45 minute set in a show that also features comedians Erica Sigurdson and Mike Dambra.

This one stars Joey Elias. Joey has 11 appearances at Montreal’s International Comedy Festival “Just For Laughs”. Joey has appeared on his very own one-hour Canadian National TV special “Comedy Now!” and was also the host of CBC’s “All Access Pass” from the 2004 & 2005 Just for Laughs Festival. Joey now travels worldwide headlining and making numerous TV appearances. From the Middle East, to the US, Joey traveled across Canada in 2004 and 2006 as part of the “Just for Laughs Cross Canada Comedy Tour” and has traveled to Afghanistan in 2004 and 2007, to entertain the Canadian troops stationed in Kandahar and Kabul.

Limited Tickets available at the door.

Club Series

Club Series

Saturday, October 13th at 7:30pm at Yuk Yuks Comedy Club

Comedy clubs are the starting place for all professional comedians. Our Club Series is headlined by Lori Gibbs; a regular at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Hubcap Comedy Festival, the Calgary Comedy Festival, our own Edmonton Comedy Festival, CBCs Laugh Out Loud, SheDot Festival and CBC’s The Debaters, Lori was nominated as Best Stand-up Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards this year. She has more credits and they can be found on her Mom’s fridge. For extra fun, Lori hosts the morning show on 95.9 CHFM Calgary. Joining Lori will be your host an emcee Edmonton’s Alex Fortin with feature act Lisa Baker from Newfoundland.

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Club Series

Club Series

Saturday, October 13th at 10:00pm at Yuk Yuks Comedy Club

Comedy clubs are the starting place for all professional comedians. Our Club Series is headlined by Lori Gibbs; a regular at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Hubcap Comedy Festival, the Calgary Comedy Festival, our own Edmonton Comedy Festival, CBCs Laugh Out Loud, SheDot Festival and CBC’s The Debaters, Lori was nominated as Best Stand-up Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards this year. She has more credits and they can be found on her Mom’s fridge. For extra fun, Lori hosts the morning show on 95.9 CHFM Calgary. Joining Lori will be your host an emcee Edmonton’s Alex Fortin with feature act Lisa Baker from Newfoundland.

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