April 9-15, 2018

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Gala Hosts Announced!

A stellar list of comedians are getting ready to descend on our city this spring for the 16th annual Winnipeg Comedy Festival, including Will Sasso, Gavin Crawford, Howie Miller and Nikki Payne, who are confirmed to host the gala shows.

Thursday evening’s Lady Like gala will feature Nikki Payne as host. Unrealistic expectations, double-standards and mansplaining begone! Comedians define femininity on their own terms, with a male comic or two thrown into the fray.

On Friday, the early gala Virgin Territory is hosted by Gavin Crawford. First child, first communion, first heart attack? Comics present material on virgin experiences.

Later Friday evening, Good Neighbours will see comics share stories about spying on neighbours in various ways: nations, cities, the house next door, the apartment adjacent, roommates… host of this gala will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

Saturday’s early gala, I Heart Love, has Will Sasso on board as host. Love… exciting and new… and sometimes so painful all you can do is laugh.

Finally, Saturdays late gala, Hot Mess, has comedians laying out their insecurities, bad habits, shortcomings and personal failings. Howie Miller will host this one.

Check out the full Winnipeg Comedy Festival schedule!