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Comedians Say ‘I Do’ at Winnipeg Comedy Festival

Comedians Say ‘I Do’ at Winnipeg Comedy Festival

Tim Gray - Dana Smith Wedding
Comedians Tim Gray and Dana Smith tie the knot during a ceremony on stage at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival on Sunday, April 15, 2018. (WCF / FACEBOOK)

Two comedians, who debated on stage about getting married at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, ended up tying the knot last weekend.

Comedians Tim Gray and Dana Smith, who were already dating, were performing in a skit as part of “The Debaters,” when Tim won the debate and married Dana after the show.

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Dave Foley to Host Winnipeg Comedy Festival Gala

Dave Foley to Host Winnipeg Comedy Festival Gala

Dave Foley
Dave Foley (WIKIPEDIA)

“Kids In the Hall” legend Dave Foley has been added to the upcoming bill of comedians playing the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

Foley will appear Saturday, April 14 for a performance at the Pantages Playhouse Theatre, where he’ll host the Everything’s Relative gala.

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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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