Performers

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Louie, Anderson

Louie Anderson

Two-time Emmy award winner Louie Anderson is one of the country's most recognized and adored comics and was named by Comedy Central as "One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time." Currently he is headlining in his own stand up show,…

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Brent, Butt

Brent Butt

Brent Butt is the creator, star, and executive producer of CTV’s hit comedy Hiccups as well as the network’s beloved comedy Corner Gas, the most successful Canadian sitcom in history. Garnering over a million viewers each week for its last…

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Seán , Cullen

Seán Cullen

Seán has been featured in Time Magazine in the USA as the vanguard of comedy's next generation. He was a finalist in last season of NBC's The Last Comic Standing and has appeared on The Ellen Show, multiple times on The Tonight Show with Jay…

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Craig, Lauzon

Craig Lauzon

Craig Lauzon, a Gemini nominee best known as a cast member of CBC’s Royal Canadian Air Farce, is one of Canada's top character performers. His characterizations have been described as "great Canadian comedy, quick and snarky with surreal…

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Erica, Sigurdson

Erica Sigurdson

Friday, February 12th @ 8pm My Jokes Are Up Here.

With over thirty appearances on CBC Radio’s smash-hit The Debaters, her own half hour comedy special on The Comedy Network and an internationally televised performance for Just…

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Mary, Walsh

Mary Walsh

No stranger to television audiences, Mary Walsh may be best known for her work on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC's wildly popular take on current affairs. The series, which she also created, earned her many of her numerous Gemini awards and…

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John, Wing

John Wing

A standup comedian for over three decades, John Wing sails into 2016 with the 15th consecutive Winnipeg Comedy Festival on the schedule. He is a regular performer on CBC radio’s ‘The Debaters’ and ‘Definitely Not The Opera’. John performs…

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Chad, Anderson

Chad Anderson

Chad Anderson is a stand-up comedian based out of Winnipeg who started performing stand-up comedy in 2008 and hasn’t looked back since. He has toured across Canada except for the maritime provinces (What’s up with that Halifax?!) and twice…

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Danish, Anwar

Danish Anwar

Drawing from his extensive global travels & an unhealthy obsession with politics, Danish Anwar’s material is often described as “smart”, “political” & “really, really funny”, sometimes without air quotes.

A comedian with impressive range,…

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Martha, Chaves

Martha Chaves

Martha Chaves' stage persona is mischievous and subversive, yet vulnerable and insightful. Her numerous TV credits include her own national comedy specials on the CBC (COMICS!) and on The Comedy Network (SOMETHING ABOUT MARTHA). She's a…

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Graham, Clark

Graham Clark

Graham Clark resides in Vancouver, BC. He has appeared regularly on CBC’s The Debaters and for the past year was a co-host and writer of City TV’s The CityNews List. He has twice been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award, (Best newcomer…

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, CRUMBS

CRUMBS

CRUMBS are an internationally renowned improv duo. They have toured all across Canada and all across Europe and all across the world. They first formed in 1997, though Stephen Sim and Lee White have been performing together since 1992.…

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Caitlin, Curtis

Caitlin Curtis

Caitlin Curtis is Manitoba's very own improv gem!  She is the Artistic Director of the Canadian Theatre of Improvisation and is heavily involved in the training of high school improv armies.

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Mayce, Galoni

Mayce Galoni

Mayce Galoni started performing stand up comedy when he was 15 years old at dive bars in Hamilton, Ontario. Now only 21 years old, he has gone on to perform around the country with Yuk Yuks, and was the winner of several comedy competitions…

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Lori, Gibbs

Lori Gibbs

"Have fun" was the best comedy advice Lori ever received, so naturally she had it tattooed on her arm. That spirit of fun shines through in her performances, and she is often called a "human antidepressant." In addition to her ability to…

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Tim, Gray

Tim Gray

Tim Gray is a hardly sought after Winnipeg comedian and member of sketch super group H.U.N.K.S. He's a pompous, smug sonuvabitch on stage with a high-energy that often devolves into complete nonsense. He wrote and produced nearly 100…

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Phil, Hanley

Phil Hanley

Phil Hanley started stand-up comedy in Vancouver. After touring Canada coast-to-coast many times, including Just For Laughs in Montreal and recording his own national televised comedy special, Phil decided to relocate to New York City. Since…

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Cheryl, Hann

Cheryl Hann

A current resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia and former member of award-winning sketch troupe Picnicface, Cheryl Hann’s unique brand of comedy occupies a weird, grey abyss. Located somewhere between stand-up and performance art, Hann's…

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Dean, Jenkinson

Dean Jenkinson

Dean Jenkinson writes jokes for 22 Minutes and other shows from Winnipeg. Super-famous celebrities who have delivered jokes he’s written include Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman, Patrick Stewart, and The Muppets. The least famous person who's…

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Pete, Johansson

Pete Johansson

You can’t guess where he is going, but you die with laughter when he gets there. Pete’s comedy is personal and authentic but it’s tones are universal, making him a global draw in the Comedy world with fans on every continent, and a tour…

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Simon, King

Simon King

Simon King utterly changes a room when he hits the stage. His high energy, dynamic, intelligent and edgy comedy style makes him nothing short of a force of nature. Simon is well known for explosive performances offering sharp socially…

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Elvira, Kurt

Elvira Kurt

Everyone in Canada knows Elvira Kurt as the host of The Comedy Network’s Popcultured!, but there’s so much more to her…

She was most recently the host of Mark Burnett’s (Survivor, The Voice, Shark Tank, The Apprentice) new game show Spin…

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Darryl, Lenox

Darryl Lenox

Darryl is judge, jury, and executioner when he takes the stage, and he presides over the courtroom of comedy with authority.  The result: insightful, incisive, and always authentic comic justice that punishes the absurdity of the everyday…

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Norm, Macdonald

Norm Macdonald

Norm Macdonald is best known for his four-year stint on Saturday Night Live where Chevy Chase noted he was the best anchor to ever grace the chair. He is a favourite guest on Late Night shows, having performed the final stand-up set ever on…

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Kevin, McDonald

Kevin McDonald

Comedian, actor, writer and director Kevin McDonald founded "The Kids in the Hall" with friend Dave Foley, after they met in Toronto at Second City, and the television series ran from 1988-1995. In the troupe's television series and stage…

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Dave, Merheje

Dave Merheje

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Dave Merheje found a love for comedy at a young age and started performing in Detroit. Now living in Toronto, Dave’s comedy style has been described as aggressive in-your-face funny. Dave has gained a following with…

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Greg, Morton

Greg Morton

After working as an animator on the Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show, and providing voice-overs for Saturday morning cartoons, Morton focused his talents on stand-up comedy. He quickly became a club favourite in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and…

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Doug, Mutai

Doug Mutai

When Doug Mutai moved to Canada a few years ago to pursue post-secondary education, stand-up comedy was not in the list of the extra curriculum activities he would be choosing from it. The Kenyan native enrolled in cross-country running just…

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Kevin, Nealon

Kevin Nealon

Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humour, dry wit and likeable demeanour. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He received…

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Nikki, Payne

Nikki Payne

Nikki has traveled the world with her unique sense of humour, performing at major comedy festivals such as The Las Vegas Comedy Festival and Montreal’s Just For Laughs. You may have seen Nikki on your television in programs such as CTV’s…

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Tyler, Penner

Tyler Penner

Tyler Penner has been writing and performing comedy in Winnipeg for just over six years. In that time, he's gone from trying out material at local open mics to headlining sold-out comedy showcases at the Park Theatre. In 2014, Tyler won the…

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Lara, Rae

Lara Rae

Lara Rae is a stand-up comedian, television and radio comedy writer. She is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

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Vishal, Ramesh

Vishal Ramesh

Vishal Ramesh was born in Bangalore, India. Having working in the IT industry for a few years, he decided to start performing stand-up comedy so his Facebook friends would think he was cool. But when that failed, he moved to Canada, where he…

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Nicholas, Reynoldson

Nicholas Reynoldson

Hailing from Scarborough, Ontario, Nick Reynoldson has a unique view of the world. Sharp, smart and energetic, this young comic is quickly on the rise. A regular performer at colleges and universities across North America, he earned a COCA…

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Dan, Robertson

Dan Robertson

Dan grew up in Winnipeg. An animation filmmaker and avid astronomer, Dan has sprung his geeky sci-fi jokes on stages from Toronto to Los Angeles. Dan often refers to himself as bi-sci-fi owing to the fact he adores Star Wars and Star Trek…

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Stephen, Sim

Stephen Sim

Stephen Sim is one half of the internationally renowned improv comedy duo CRUMBS, the Associate Artistic Director of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Artistic Director of the Winnipeg IF… Improv Festival. Stephen has toured all over the…

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DeAnne, Smith

DeAnne Smith

DeAnne Smith, a three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee (2011, 2012, 2013) has performed all over the world, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Iceland Comedy Festival and Just for…

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Dana, Smith

Dana Smith

Dana runs the successful monthly Women's Open Mic and is a member of the sketch group H.U.N.K.S. (5 STARS - Wpg Free Press). She's been featured in the Winnipeg Comedy Showcase, 2015 Oddblock Comedy Fest, 2015 Winnipeg Comedy Festival and…

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Dan, Taylor

Dan Taylor

Dan Taylor is a comic based in Edmonton, AB. After over a decade of public speaking experience throughout Canada, Dan began to make an impact on the comedy scene as well. He was named SiriusXM Alberta's top comic, has opened for Russell…

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Dan, Verville

Dan Verville

Based in Winnipeg, Dan Verville is a comedian, writer and occasional media personality. Born in 1986 and entertaining his family since 1992, he now realizes he is slowly turning into his father. 

Dan is a regular host at Rumor's Comedy…

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Ben, Walker

Ben Walker

Originally from Regina, Ben is a rising comedian whose quick off-the-cuff style engages himself to the audience. Ben has been featured on CBC's Laugh out Loud, Winnipeg's Just for Laughs Showcase and is a regular host at Rumor's Comedy…

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Jordan, Welwood

Jordan Welwood

In 2013, Jordan represented Winnipeg in the finals of Sirius XM's "Canada's Next Top Comic" at JFL42, and was recently featured on CBC's "Laugh Out Loud." He is one of the youngest comedians on the scene and a regular host and headliner at…

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Peter, White

Peter White

Peter White started performing in comedy at a small upstairs bar in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2005, and has been moving upward ever since. After performing for less than a year, he was named one of the top five "up and coming" comics in…

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K. Trevor, Wilson

K. Trevor Wilson

K. Trevor Wilson, the Man Mountain of Comedy, has spent over 20 years in entertainment. A graduate of the Etobicoke School of the Arts, he started his career at the age of 14 on the TV show Goosebumps and from there has appeared on shows…

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Jeremy, Woodcock

Jeremy Woodcock

A staff writer for CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Jeremy Woodcock's stand-up comedy has been featured at the 2015 Just For Laughs Festival and Second City’s Cream of Comedy. He is a founding member of the 2015 Canadian Comedy Award–winner…

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