The Media Challenge

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 you and our panel of judges, receiving a trophy and bragging rights at the next media scrum. This will be a combination of comedy and virtual car crashes both figuratively and literally. Follow The Edmonton Comedy Festival on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or sign up for our news letter to receive your show time reminder!

  • 7:30 pm
  • Arts Barns Westbury Theatre
  • ATB Financial Stage

Covid Relief

Headlined by Toronto’s Casey Corbin and hosted by Edmonton’s Paul Sveen, this show features comedians from across Canada including Toronto’s Andrew Ivimey, Calgary’s Matt Billon, Vancouver’s Kevin Banner and Calgary’s Scott Belford. The Covid Relief Comedy Show will showcase the incredible comedic talent that Canada has produced and shared with the world and put a few shekels in the pockets of comedians that haven’t been able to work since March. Thanks to our friends at ATB Financial, admission to this show is only $10!

Starring: Casey Corbin with Andrew Ivimey, Matt Billon, Kevin Banner, Scott Belford & Paul Sveen.
SOLD OUT
  • 7:30 pm
  • Arts Barns Westbury Theatre
  • ATB Financial Stage

The Other Best of the Fest

There’s too many great comedians to fit them all on one show so this is the other best of the fest show! Hosted by Camrose’s Ken Valgardson and headlined by Toronto’s Dave Hemstad: a 17-year veteran of the Canadian comedy scene and a triple threat in the comedy world as a stand-up, writer, and actor. The show also features some of Canada’s heaviest hitters in Toronto’s Frank Spadone, Calgary’s Matt Billon, Toronto’s Rebecca Reeds and Hamilton’s Jason Allen.

Starring: Dave Hemstad with Frank Spadone, Matt Billon, Rebecca Reeds, Jason Allen & emcee Ken Valgardson.
SOLD OUT
  • 8:00 pm
  • Spotlight Cabaret

Spotlight Series

We are pleased to welcome Spotlight Cabaret as our newest venue at The Edmonton Comedy Festival. Spotlight serves superb cuisine and drink in an unforgettable “Roaring Twenties” themed atmosphere.

Tickets include a delicious prime rib dinner. Chicken, salmon and vegetarian options are also available.

This show features one of Canada’s top comics: Edmonton’s own Andrew Grose with hosts Aimée Beaudoin & Jeff Halaby and guests Casey Corbin from Toronto and Scott Belford from Calgary. Enjoy a prime rib dinner and big laughs at the beautiful Spotlight Cabaret.

Starring: Andrew Grose with Casey Corbin, Scott Belford & emcee's Aimée Beaudoin & Jeff Halaby.
SOLD OUT
  • 8:00 pm
  • Arts Barns Backstage Theatre
  • Ol' MacDonalds Stage

Backstage Series

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 our most requested acts: Kelowna’s Tim Nutt with Toronto’s Andrew Ivimey. The Backstage Series is a drop down show so we’re not sure who’s going to share the stage with these 2 but guaranteed we’ll throw up any comedian we find wandering around the backstage and there’ll be quite a few! Thanks to our friends at ATB Financial, admission to this show is only $10!

Drop-In Show Starring: Tim Nutt with emcee Andrew Ivimey.
SOLD OUT
  • 8:00 pm
  • Varscona Hotel Thomas Bennett Room
  • Crystal Glass Stage

Cabaret Series

Comedians tell us every year that the Varscona Hotel is their favorite venue so we brought it back. We work with local charity and not-for-profit groups on the S series to help them raise money for their organizations and then deliver a great comedy show. This one features the irreverent Mike Dambra with host Edmonton’s Paul Sveen and features Toronto’s Rob Pue and Vancouver’s Kevin Banner and Edmonton’s Norm Shaw. Norm brought the sound system.

The Sherwood Park Northstars and The Dylan’s Hope Foundation are selling tickets as part of our “Comedy for a Cause” program or you can buy them directly from us.

Starring: Mike Dambra with Rob Pue, Kevin Banner, Norm Shaw & emcee Paul Sveen.
SOLD OUT
  • 10:00 pm
  • Arts Barns Westbury Theatre
  • ATB Financial Stage

Leading Edge After Dark

Presented by our friends at Leading Edge Physiotherapy, The Leading Edge After Dark Gala is a slightly more risqué version of our popular Leading Edge Gala. Hosted by Vancouver’s Kevin Banner this one is headlined by internationally touring headliner Tim Nutt. Tim will share the stage with Toronto’s Rob Pue, Toronto’s Marc-Anthony Sinagoga, Hamilton’s Jason Allen and our very own Andrew Grose.

Starring: Tim Nutt with Rob Pue, Marc-Anthony Sinagoga, Jason Allen, Andrew Grose & emcee Kevin Banner.
SOLD OUT
  • 7:30 pm
  • Yuk Yuks Komedy Kabaret

Club Series

What better place to take in comedy than at Edmonton’s premiere comedy club: Yuk Yuks Komedy Kabaret. Starring veteran Toronto comedian Ron Josol, with Edmonton’s own Celeste Lampa and Charles Haycock. Come for the comedy, stay for the casino and enjoy comedy in its natural setting: a comedy club.

CONTENT & LANGUAGE WARNING

Starring: Ron Josol with Celeste Lampa and emcee Charles Haycock.
SOLD OUT
  • 10:00 pm
  • Arts Barns Backstage Theatre
  • Ol' MacDonalds Stage

Backstage Series

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 the Italian Stallion of Comedy: Frank Spadone with one of our favorite hosts: Mike Dambra. The Backstage Series is a drop down show so we’re not sure who’s going to share the stage with these 2 but guaranteed we’ll throw up any comedian we find wandering around the backstage and there’ll be quite a few! Thanks to our friends at ATB Financial, admission to this show is only $10!

Drop-In Show Starring: Frank Spadone with emcee Mike Dambra.
SOLD OUT
  • 7:30 pm
  • Arts Barns Westbury Theatre
  • ATB Financial Stage

Best of the Fest

Like its name suggests, these are the best performers appearing at this year’s Edmonton Comedy Festival all wrangled onto one stage for one unforgettably hilarious show. Headlined by our Producer Andrew Grose and hosted by the wickedly funny and equally inappropriate Mike Dambra, this show features all of our main stage headliners including Kelowna’s Tim Nutt, Toronto’s Frank Spadone, Toronto’s Casey Corbin and Toronto’s Dave Hemstad. 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 2020 “must see” show.

Starring: Andrew Grose with Tim Nutt, Frank Spadone, Casey Corbin, Dave Hemstad & emcee Mike Dambra.
SOLD OUT
  • 8:00 pm
  • Spotlight Cabaret

Spotlight Series

We are pleased to welcome Spotlight Cabaret as our newest venue at The Edmonton Comedy Festival. Spotlight serves superb cuisine and drink in an unforgettable “Roaring Twenties” themed atmosphere.

Tickets include a delicious prime rib dinner. Chicken, salmon and vegetarian options are also available.

This show features one of Canada’s top comics: Toronto’s Dave Hemstad with hosts Aimée Beaudoin & Jeff Halaby and guests Marc-Anthony Sinagoga and Rebecca Reeds from Toronto. Enjoy dinner and a show or just a show.

Starring: Dave Hemstad with Marc-Anthony Sinagoga, Rebecca Reeds & emcee's Aimée Beaudoin & Jeff Halaby.
SOLD OUT
  • 8:00 pm
  • Arts Barns Backstage Theatre
  • Ol' MacDonalds Stage

Backstage Series

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 Eastern Canada’s hottest acts: Rob Pue with one of our favorite hosts: Ken Valgardson. The Backstage Series is a drop down show so we’re not sure who’s going to share the stage with these 2 but guaranteed we’ll throw up any comedian we find wandering around the backstage and there’ll be quite a few! Thanks to our friends at ATB Financial, admission to this show is only $10!

Drop-In Show Starring: Rob Pue with emcee Ken Valgardson.
SOLD OUT
  • 8:00 pm
  • Varscona Hotel Thomas Bennett Room
  • Crystal Glass Stage

Cabaret Series

Comedians tell us every year that the Varscona Hotel is their favorite venue so we brought it back. We work with local charity and not-for-profit groups on the cabaret series to help them raise money for their organizations and then deliver a great comedy show. This one features Toronto’s Casey Corbin with host Adam Blank and features Hamilton’s Jason Allen, Edmonton’s Paul Sveen and Edmonton’s Norm Shaw. Norm brought the sound system.

The Edmonton Strathcona Rotary and The Edmonton Youth Pipe Band are selling tickets as part of our “Comedy for a Cause” program or you can buy them directly from us.

Starring: Casey Corbin with Jason Allen, Paul Sveen, Norm Shaw & emcee Adam Blank.
SOLD OUT
  • 7:30 pm
  • Yuk Yuks Komedy Kabaret

Club Series

What better place to take in comedy than at Edmonton’s premiere comedy club: Yuk Yuks Komedy Kabaret. Starring veteran Toronto comedian Ron Josol, with Edmonton’s own Celeste Lampa and Charles Haycock. Come for the comedy, stay for the casino and enjoy comedy in its natural setting: a comedy club.

CONTENT & LANGUAGE WARNING

Starring: Ron Josol with Celeste Lampa and emcee Charles Haycock.
SOLD OUT
  • 10:00 pm
  • Arts Barns Westbury Theatre
  • ATB Financial Stage

Cheap Date Night

A new addition to the Edmonton Comedy Festival, we think The Cheap Date Night will be our most popular show in 2020. Thanks to our friends at ATB Financial, admission to this one is only $10 to see a show hosted by Edmonton’s Mike Dambra, headlined by Toronto’s Frank Spadone and featuring 4 of Canada’s funniest comedians in Toronto’s Rebecca Reeds, Toronto’s Andrew Ivimey, Edmonton’s own Andrew Grose and Toronto’s Rob Pue. It’s a great night out for all you couples out there, from first dates to old married couples, as well as those still trying to figure out what went wrong with their last relationship. Did we mention it’s only $10 to get in?

Starring: Frank Spadone with Rebecca Reeds, Andrew Ivimey, Andrew Grose, Rob Pue & emcee Mike Dambra.
SOLD OUT
  • 10:00 pm
  • Varscona Hotel Thomas Bennett Room
  • Crystal Glass Stage

Cabaret Series

Comedians tell us every year that the Varscona Hotel is their favorite venue so we brought it back. We work with local charity and not-for-profit groups on the cabaret series to help them raise money for their organizations and then deliver a great comedy show. This one features Calgary’s MattBillon with host Marc-Anthony Sinagoga and features Kelowna’s Tim Nutt, Toronto’s Dave Hemstad and Edmonton’s Norm Shaw. Norm brought the sound system.

Free Footie and Valour Place are selling tickets as part of our “Comedy for a Cause” program or you can buy them directly from us.

Starring: Matt Billon with Tim Nutt, Dave Hemstad, Norm Shaw & emcee Marc-Anthony Sinagoga.
SOLD OUT

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