Edmonton Comedy Festival

Shows and Schedule

Friday October 9

Coast To Coast Gala
Friday, Oct 9th at 7:30pm on the Global TV Stage
Location: ATB Financial Arts BarnsMAP
Presented by Coventry Homes
Johnny
Johnston
Brad
Muise
Jason
Blanchard
Atomic
Improv
Sean
Lecomber
Christina
Walkinshaw
Trent
McClellan
With comedians from Victoria to Newfoundland and a few stops along the way this is the best showcase of who’s hot on comedy stages everywhere. Starring the amazing and musical Johnny “Bagpipes” Johnston and hosted by Newfoundland’s funniest export Trent McClellan this show also stops at Calgary (Brad Muise), Edmonton (Sean Lecomber and Atomic Improv) and Toronto (Jason Blanchard and Christina Walkinshaw), Some of the best comedians in the country all in one theatre on a single night.
Comedy Unleashed Gala
Friday, Oct. 9th at 10:00pm on the Global TV Stage
Location: ATB Financial Arts BarnsMAP
Presented by Coventry Homes
David
Merry
Mike
Dambra
JR
De Guzman
Atomic
Improv
Trent
McClellan
Ben
Proulx
Shelley
Marshall
Like its name suggests the Comedy Unleashed Gala is a no holds barred comedy free for all. Starring one of Canadian comedy’s icons: Toronto’s Dave Merry and hosted by the irreverent Shelley Marshall this show features 7 headline acts doing what they do best: performing comedy without restrictions. If you’re the type of person that’s offended by adult content or colorful language this is definitely the wrong f%$#ing show for you. If you like your comedy a little on the raw side you won’t want to miss this one.
Cabaret Series
Friday, Oct 9th at 8:00pm on the Coventry Homes Stage
Location: Four Points By SheratonMAP
Presented by Unicon Concrete
Andrew
Grose
Rachel
Feinstein
Ben
Proulx
Jennifer
Grant
All these acts started in bars and made their way to national television and international stages and this is your chance to see where they started. Andrew Grose (Host of the 630 CHED Afternoon News, 8 Just For Laughs, multiple television and festival appearances) headlines an all-star cast including New York’s Rachel Feinstein, Edmonton’s Ben Proulx all hosted by Toronto’s Jennifer Grant.
Comedy On Whyte
Friday, Oct. 9th at 8:00pm on the Crystal Glass Stage
Location: Varscona HotelMAP
Presented by Big Top Tent Rentals
Leighann
Lord
David
Merry
Mike
Dambra
Shelley
Marshall
Our Friday night show stars New York’s Leighann Lord (Named one of New York’s 10 Hot Comics by Improper Magazine) with your host Shelley Marshall ("Puppetry of the Penis" among other things) and featuring a couple of guys who have reached legendary status in the Canadian comedy scene: David Merry and Mike Dambra.
Comedy Roundup
Friday, Oct 9th at 8:00pm on the Callback Entertainment Stage
Location: Kinsmen Banquet CentreMAP
Presented by The St. Albert Kinsmen
Alonzo
Bodden
Shayma
Tash
JR
De Guzman
Lars
Callieou
We know you St. Albert folk love comedy too so we’re bringing the comedy to you again this year. Alonzo Bodden (The winner of “Last Comic Standing” Season 3) headlines this show featuring Shayma Tash who has made over 50 Television appearances including: “Chelsea Lately” and ”The Tonight Show”, with the musical JR De Guzman from Los Angeles and Edmonton’s own Lars Callieou.
Cabaret Series
Friday, Oct. 9th at 10:00pm on the Coventry Homes Stage
Location: Four Points By SheratonMAP
Presented by Unicon Concrete
Jason
Blanchard
Brad
Muise
Lars
Callieou
Sean
Lecomber
Jason Blanchard takes a much needed break from cruise ships to star in this one. Featuring the very funny Brad Muise, Lars Callieou and Sean LeComber this one has a bit of everything from sexy to cerebral and whatever the hell is in-between. They say the Friday late show is the roughest one to do in any bar but these guys are so smooth we know they’ll pull it off.
Comedy On Whyte
Friday, Oct 9th at 10:00pm on the Crystal Glass Stage
Location: Varscona HotelMAP
Presented by Corus Entertainment
Johnny
Johnston
Shayma
Tash
Jennifer
Grant
Christina
Walkinshaw
Johnny “Bagpipes” Johnston has been blowing the doors off joints with his comedy and his bagpipes for years and now he’s bringing that energy to our little festival. This one is hosted by Toronto’s Christina Walkinshaw and features Shayma Tash and Jennifer Grant. That’s a whole lot of talent on one little stage.