A tradition at the Edmonton Comedy Festival the Date Night Gala is our most popular show. Starring L.A.’s Rondell Sheridan (Tonight Show, Late Night, Late, Late, Late Show and Disney’s ‘That’s So Raven’) and hosted by Edmonton’s own Kerry Unger (Just For Laughs, Comedy Now). This is a selection of different styles and content that provides our audience with comedy a la carte; take what you like from our 7 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.
Best Of The Fest Gala
Saturday, Oct. 18th 10:00 on The ATB Financial Stage
We’ve saved the very best for last. These are the best of the best starring Mitch Fatel (The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Howard Stern) and hosted by the guy who every comedian and agent describes as the best emcee in the world: Scott Harris. This is our all-star show with everyone bringing their best to the stage before they leave town in the morning. This show officially brings to an end the 2014 Edmonton Comedy Festival because we simply wouldn’t be able to follow it with anything better. You don’t want to miss this one.
If you've ever wondered what it takes to be a stand-up comedian this workshop is for you! Led by a professional, touring comedian, the 90 minute session will introduce you to the art of writing a joke and then delivering it. You will learn the fundamentals of comedy including what makes things funny and how to find the funny in everyday life. Turn your funny lines at the dinner table into a real routine! This course is offered for FREE as part of the Edmonton Comedy Festival Presented By ATB Financial. E-mail Paul Sveen at email@example.com to reserve your spot!
Donovan Workun is a three time world improv champion, and has toured all over the world performing his unique brand of improv comedy for over 25 years. His workshop will teach you the basics of improv, from saying yes to ideas to generating stories. Whether you're looking to become more comfortable dealing with co-workers or becoming a better actor Donovan's workshop will help. Donovan's hands on safety net approach will make sure you're always feeling positive and comfortable while performing. Space is limited for this very rare opportunity to work with someone of his calibre. E-mail Donovan Workun at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
VIP Kids Show
Saturday, Oct. 18th 11:00am on The ATB Financial Stage
The V.I.P. Kids Show combines music, comedy, and puppets into a kid-friendly production that’s packed with hilarious entertainment for young and old. You and your kids will enjoy a Variety, Improv and Puppet show all rolled into one! This 45 minute production is jam packed with music, comedy, art, puppets, and special guests! Watch as the V.I.P. troupe of zany characters celebrate the thin line between clever and silly. It’s a Saturday family friendly show that’s sure to be full of antics and laughs for everyone involved. Suitable for ALL AGES and best of all… it’s FREE!
Saturday, Oct. 18th 8:00 on The Coventry Homes Stage
If you like your comedy served with draft beer and chicken wings this is the venue for you. Peter Kelamis, comedian, actor, and the voice of Yoda in “Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles” headlines this one with 2 internationally touring acts and Camrose’s own Kenny V.
Comedy On Whyte
Saturday, Oct. 18th 8:00 on The Unicon Concrete Stage
Maybe you know this guy as a 630 CHED announcer or possibly as the “Bed in a bag guy.” Either way you’ll love Andrew Grose who headlines a fabulous show featuring 2 of the funniest women in the country: Karen O’Keefe and Erica Sigurdson; all hosted by the weird and wonderful Tim Koslo.
Saturday, Oct. 18th 8:00 on The Callback Entertainment Stage
Veteran comedian Paul Sveen hosts this amazing line-up of talent that also includes the winner of the Boston Comedy Festival Alingon Mitra and world champion improvers Atomic Improv with St. Albert’s own Tyler Hawkins. This show helps the At. Albert Kinsmen continue their great work in your community.
Saturday, Oct. 18th 10:00 on The Coventry Homes Rental Stage
These are four of the nicest people in the business and that’s why they didn’t say no to performing at a late show in a bar. The King of Canadian Comedy Mike MacDonald headlines this one with 3 of Canada’s top touring acts. Stobo likes it when you send up shooters.
Comedy On Whyte
Saturday, Oct. 18th 10:00 on The Unicon Concrete Stage
Direct from “Last Comic Standing” Alingon Mitra is closing this one but not before you get to see Rondel Sheridan from “That’s So Raven” fame with the wildly popular Camrose comedian Kenny V all hosted by Edmonton’s own Lars Callieou. Clearly the oddest combination of talent on any stage this year.