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Tommy Chong, Shazia Mirza Added to Winnipeg Comedy Festival Lineup

Tommy Chong, Shazia Mirza Added to Winnipeg Comedy Festival Lineup

Tommy Chong
Tommy Chong (WCF / HANDOUT)

Two more comedians have been added to this year’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival lineup.

Tommy Chong will host the Good Neighbours gala on Friday, April 7 at Pantages Playhouse Theatre.

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All the Laughs: Winnipeg Comedy Festival Unveils 2016 Lineup

All the Laughs: Winnipeg Comedy Festival Unveils 2016 Lineup

Winnipeg Comedy FestivalThis year’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival will kick off a few nights earlier than usual, but that’s because there’s more show to fill.

The 15th annual festival has a new artistic director at the reins, but promises the same laughs as always April 3-10.

“I am new to the gig,” jokes artistic director Lara Rae. “But I am happy to continue the tradition with a lineup that is very special and star-studded. And we have really tried hard to reflect and celebrate not just our anniversary, but the positive new voices that are being heard in our community and our culture.”

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‘The Mics’ Honouring the Best at Comedy Festival

‘The Mics’ Honouring the Best at Comedy Festival

Winnipeg Comedy FestivalNominees for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival’s first awards show have been revealed.

The Mics take place Sunday, April 12 at the Club Regent Event Centre, recognizing the best in comedy.

Nominees include Erica Sigurdson, Rebecca Kohler and Winnipeg’s Chantel Marostica in the best female standup category, and on the best male side, Graham Chittenden, Charlie Demers, Derek Edwards and David Pryde.

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Winnipeg Comedy Festival Uncorks the Laughs for 2015

Winnipeg Comedy Festival Uncorks the Laughs for 2015

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Jessica Holmes performs Saturday, April 11 (WCF / HANDOUT)

Would you like some whine with that cheese? That’s the theme surrounding this year’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Sort of.

The charming wit and dry humour of comedian and WCF artistic director Al Rae announced the headliners Thursday to anchor the 14th annual festival.

“As the song says, ‘It’s a very good year,’” Rae said. “Like a great vineyard, we have something for every taste and price range, so drink up the comedy — I’m sure you’ll be thirsty for more!”

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Winnipeg Comedy Festival Receives $100K in Federal Funding

Winnipeg Comedy Festival Receives $100K in Federal Funding

Winnipeg Comedy FestivalOttawa is backing the 2015 and 2016 Winnipeg Comedy Festival, providing $50,000 each year to the Gas Station Arts Centre to run its annual event.

“The Winnipeg Comedy Festival is one of Manitoba’s well-known cultural events, and each year it attracts thousands of spectators,” said Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, in a statement on Wednesday.

“This brings significant economic benefits to both Winnipeg and rural communities, while enriching the cultural tapestry of our city, our province and our country.”

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Winnipeg Comedy Festival Adds to Comedic Lineup

Winnipeg Comedy Festival Adds to Comedic Lineup

By David Klassen

Winnipeg Comedy FestivalTwo more comedians have been added to the lineup for this year’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

TV funnyman Tom Cavanagh and rising stand-up star Phil Hanley will have audiences bursting with laughter this April.

Canadian-born Cavanagh, also the former “Ed” star, will appear at the Future Show gala, taking place Friday, April 11 at 9:15 p.m. at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre.

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Winnipeg Comedy Festival Will Have You Dying from Laughter

Winnipeg Comedy Festival Will Have You Dying from Laughter

Winnipeg Comedy FestivalThe Winnipeg Comedy Festival wants you to die laughing — at least metaphorically. Laugh Yourself to Death is the theme for this year’s festival, which will give audiences a lethal dose of comedy from April 7-13.

Now in its not-so-unlucky 13th year, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival has assembled a roster of comedians sure to tickle the funny bones of Winnipeggers.

Film and TV star Tom Green will perform at one of the galas on Saturday, April 12, showcasing the packed lineup of similarly singular talents, including festival regular Jon Steinberg.

“Match Game” host Darrin Rose is also scheduled to perform, as he turns Pantages Playhouse into his own personal man-cave, exploring macho attitudes and male ego at the “Bro Show.”

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Elvira Kurt Added to Comedy Fest Lineup

Elvira Kurt Added to Comedy Fest Lineup

Winnipeg Comedy FestivalThe Winnipeg Comedy Festival has added comedian Elvira Kurt to its already jam-packed lineup.

Kurt will perform Thursday, April 11 at the Gas Station Arts Centre, in which a roster of LGBTT comics will share personal stories and experiences. Hosted by local powerhouse Chantel Marostica, the show features queer-friendly musings from the likes of Darcy Michael, Martha Chaves, Clare Lawlor, Carmen Stockton and WCF co-founder Al Rae.

Tickets for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, running April 8-14, are available now.

— Staff

CONTEST: Win Winnipeg Comedy Festival Tickets

CONTEST: Win Winnipeg Comedy Festival Tickets

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Winnipeg Comedy FestivalThe Winnipeg Comedy Festival will be serving up laughs April 8-14 and ChrisD.ca wants to give you a chance to win your way into the galas.

We’re giving away two (2) pairs of tickets to each of the four gala evenings.

This year’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival lineup includes Jonathan Torrens, Steve Patterson, Sean Cullen, Debra DiGiovanni, Jon Dore, and a slew of others.

Gala nights:

Friday Night Super Gala — Regional Comedy Showdown & Parent Trap
April 12, 2013 at 6:45 p.m. (Pantages Playhouse Theatre)

Saturday Night Early Gala — High School Confidential
April 13, 2013 at 6:45 p.m. (Pantages Playhouse Theatre)

Saturday Night Late Gala — Mars & Venus
April 13, 2013 at 9:15 p.m. (Pantages Playhouse Theatre)

Best of the Fest
April 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. (Metropolitan Entertainment Centre)

How do I win?

Fill out the entry form below and correctly answer the skill testing question. We’ll draw 8 random winners. Good luck!

No purchase necessary. Skill testing question required. One entry per person, please. Multiple entries will not be counted. Winner must confirm receipt of their name being drawn within 24 hours, otherwise another entry will be chosen. All personal information is handled in accordance to our Privacy Policy, and then discarded after the contest. Contest closes Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Manitoba residents only.