It may be February, but soon enough April will be here harkening the beginning of the end as exams consume every waking moment and eliminate sleep. It’s inevitable really — but the Winnipeg Comedy Festival offers you an opportunity to forget your woes for a time and laugh like you didn’t hand in your souls along with your exam sheets! Taking place from April 9th till the 15th and featuring more than sixty different comedians there’s bound to be a show that’ll have you laughing.
“Be prepared for some great new talent to win you over,” Winnipeg Comedy Festival Director Lara Rae promises, as the lineup boasts both renown and fresh comedians to showcase. April 9th for the Red Carpet Comedy Reception will feature Sirius Top Comic Derek Seguin, with the reception beginning at 7:00PM which has been hinted to be a definite don’t miss, with the show beginning at 8:30PM.
Curious as to what this years Gala’s are themed? They begin on Thursday April 12th with Game On! Catered to those who love sports and those who don’t as the evening muses about our complicated relationship status with sports. Friday April 13th has Punching UP, in which no one no matter how important is spared, along with Just My Luck? In which pain about life is turned into laughter. April 14th also presents two line ups, with Everything’s Relative which’ll take a humorous spin on our families. Are you Canadian? Whether yes or no join Eh! Material on the 14th to explore the definition of a Canadian, by Canadians.
Living the true student experience with a few measly dollars in your bank account? (Or cents, I won’t judge.) The Laughter in Common show is being put on for free. No joke. Now you just have to find a free ride. Not as free highlights, but still notable include Dis’Ability which’ll be hosted by Laughs Homegrown Champion and triple amputee Courtney Gilmour, Gastrocomique features a father dangerous combination of food and laughter! (Chew and swallow with care.) Nubians Disciples of Comedy bring their act to the festival, featuring hilarious comedians of colour. Your Hood’s A Joke Local & International Editions places comedians in opposition as they determine the funnier city and country. CBC The Debaters features a serious of comedic debates.
Tickets and more information are available at www.winnipegcomedyfestival.com, and they can be purchased in person at the Box Office at the Gas Station Arts Center on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11:00AM-6:00PM.