Performers

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Ryan, Belleville vote button graphic Ryan Belleville

Now Magazine describes him as “silly and surreal” and “One of Canada’s top comedic talents.” Ryan has won the Canadian Comedy Award and the Phil Hartman Award. A crowd favourite, Ryan has appeared five times at the Just for Laughs Festival

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Ryan Belleville.

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Jonny, Harris vote button graphic Jonny Harris

A regular at The Halifax Comedy Festival, The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and on CBC Radio’s The Debaters and  Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, Jonny has been a staff writer for the award-winning This Hour has 22 Minutes

He…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Jonny Harris.

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Jessica, Holmes vote button graphic Jessica Holmes

Jessica Holmes has starred in five TV series including Royal Canadian Air Farce and The Holmes Show. Her first book I Love Your Laugh was published in 2010 and she's currently working on a follow up. ‎ As a Life Coach and Comedian, she…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Jessica Holmes.

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Jeremy, Hotz vote button graphic Jeremy Hotz

One of the most unique stand-up comics working today, Canadian born Jeremy Hotz has quickly become a proven international success. With stellar performances at Just For Laughs and his sold out Canadian theater tour "What A Miserable Tour…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Jeremy Hotz.

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Shaun, Majumder vote button graphic Shaun Majumder

A Gemini award-winning actor/comedian, Shaun most recently played Andrew Palmer on the NBC/Global Television series The Firm, starring Josh Lucas and Juliette Lewis, and in 2010 starred as Det. Vik Mahajan in the critically acclaimed…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Shaun Majumder.

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Aisha, Alfa vote button graphic Aisha Alfa

Born in Nigeria, raised in Winterpeg, now making her home in Toronto, Aisha Alfa is making a name for herself as a triple threat for comedy, hosting and acting. She is the previous winner of Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job, and…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Aisha Alfa.

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Chad, Anderson vote button graphic 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…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Chad Anderson.

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Danish, Anwar vote button graphic 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,…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Danish Anwar.

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Ryan, Ash vote button graphic Ryan Ash

Ryan Ash is as entertaining as 90% of all fist fights. After beginning his career in Edmonton, Ryan has since moved on to the sunny shores of Winnipeg, where he has appeared three times in the Winnipeg Comedy Festival including a Best of…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Ryan Ash.

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Tyra, Boinks vote button graphic Tyra Boinks

Tyra has been delighting fans for over 10 years, with her unique style, crowd pleasing humour, and overall glam. This “Hostess with the Mostess” began her illustrious career at Club Happenings, bringing LIFE and LOVE as the resident host. It…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Tyra Boinks.

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Wes, Borg vote button graphic Wes Borg

Wes Borg is a Canadian comedian, playwright and musician from Edmonton, best known (in all three capacities) as a member of the comedy troupe Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie. Borg now resides in Victoria, British Columbia.

Borg has written or…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Wes Borg.

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, Bucko vote button graphic Bucko

Formed in the summer of 2009, Bucko is a comedic duo featuring real life couple Aaron Merke and Lauren Cochrane. This acting/writing/improvising team are known for their eclectic characters, bizarre relationships and unique settings.…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Bucko.

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vote button graphic Graham Chittenden

One of Canada's most sought after comedians and comic writers, Graham has appeared in numerous comedy specials, including his own Comedy Now!, which aired on The Comedy Network, and was nominated for a 2012 Canadian Comedy Award. In 2013,…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Graham Chittenden.

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Bruce, Clark vote button graphic Bruce Clark

Bruce Clark is a Winnipeg writer and comic who is one of the few Canadians to have performed on the Tonight Show. He has appeared at Just For Laughs and the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and is a regular performer in Las Vegas. He has sold…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Bruce Clark.

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Lauren, Cochrane vote button graphic Lauren Cochrane

Lauren Cochrane is an improviser/writer who hails from Calgary, AB originally and is a graduate of the Comedy: Writing and Performance Program at Humber College in Toronto. There, she became a founding member of the all-girl improv…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Lauren Cochrane.

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Tricia, Cooper vote button graphic Tricia Cooper

A Theatre graduate from the University of Winnipeg, Trish has worked as an actor and a writer in Winnipeg and Toronto.  She began writing sketch comedy with the Royal Liechtenstein Theatre Company (RLTC) and wrote and performed…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Tricia Cooper.

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Caitlin, Curtis vote button graphic 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. 

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Caitlin Curtis.

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Melanie, Dahling vote button graphic Melanie Dahling

Melanie Dahling is a comedian, actor, writer and aspiring director currently living in Winnipeg Manitoba. In the six years since she joined the local comedy scene, Melanie is happy to have performed in the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Park…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Melanie Dahling.

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Amber, Daniels vote button graphic Amber Daniels

A comic, writer, director and television producer originally from Winnipeg, Amber spent the last decade in Vancouver splitting her time between producing local lifestyle television and doing video sketch and stand up comedy. She is the…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Amber Daniels.

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Tanyalee, Davis vote button graphic Tanyalee Davis

At 3'6", Tanyalee is the Ferrari of comedy - low to the ground and kind of racy. Canadian born, Tanyalee currently makes the stage her home while touring all over the world bringing the funny!
In August of 2013, Tanyalee performed her…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Tanyalee Davis.

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Ivan, Decker vote button graphic Ivan Decker

Recently named “Funniest comedian in Canada under 30” Ivan Decker is quickly becoming one of the hottest names in the newest generation of stand up comedy. Dissecting and revealing the humour hiding in the everyday trials of today’s young…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Ivan Decker.

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D.J., Demers vote button graphic D.J. Demers

A stand-up comedian and the host and creator of The D.J. Demers Show on AMI-tv, D.J. has performed stand-up on Conan and was the winner of the 2014 Homegrown Comics Competition at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. After…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is D.J. Demers.

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Charlie, Demers vote button graphic Charlie Demers

A Vancouver comedian, author and playwright, Charlie was heralded by CBC Radio as "truly one of the smartest comics out there." In addition to having performed in clubs and at festivals across the country, and as a regular guest on CBC’s…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Charlie Demers.

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, DJ Hunnicutt vote button graphic DJ Hunnicutt

DJ Hunnicutt has been DJing since 1991, both in the clubs and as a member of the Winnipeg instrumental outfit, the Hummers. As a member of Farm Fresh, Hunnicutt was also a co-founder of the acclaimed Canadian hip hop label Peanuts & Corn…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is DJ Hunnicutt.

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, DJ Tugby vote button graphic DJ Tugby

She is the third generation to hold the handle of DJ Tugby; with the name comes an inherited sense of how to put the crowd in the right mood through a large musical selection. Avec plusieurs années comme LA DJ de la LIM, elle sait aussi…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is DJ Tugby.

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John B., Duff vote button graphic John B. Duff

John B Duff is a Winnipeg stand-up comic and the 2005 winner of Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job competition. He placed in the top 10 of CTV’s Nationwide Corner Gas Comic Genius competition and was a local finalist in the Just for…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is John B. Duff.

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Steve, Dylan vote button graphic Steve Dylan

It's not just his golden locks that catch the tint of the spotlight like sunshine off a calm lake at high noon that should make you stop and take notice of Steve Dylan. Delivering smart, insightful potshots at society in his signature…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Steve Dylan.

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Derek, Edwards vote button graphic Derek Edwards

Derek Edwards’ award-winning rural humour has made him the hottest property in Canada. Identifying himself with the ordinary working guy, his comedic gift is making the ordinary extraordinary. 

Based on his Timmins, Ontario rural roots, his…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Derek Edwards.

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Sean, Emeny vote button graphic Sean Emeny

Sean Emeny has been performing in Vancouver since 2009, honing his abstract, short-joke style and is now touring nationally.

He has opened for Gilbert Gottfried, Michael Winslow and Marc Maron. 

Also, he has never smoked a cigarette in…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Sean Emeny.

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Matt, Falk vote button graphic Matt Falk

Matt Falk was called “effortlessly funny” by the CBC. His album Apple Pie & Scars reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts, is currently being played on Sirius XM in Canada and the USA and was named one of the Top Ten Comedy Albums the year…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Matt Falk.

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Mark, Forward vote button graphic Mark Forward

Mark Forward is due to appear in the movie No Stranger Than Love with Alison Brie, Justin Chatwin and Colin Hanks. He's also been featured on John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show (Comedy Central), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Mark Forward.

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Chloé, Freynet-Gagné vote button graphic Chloé Freynet-Gagné

Identifiable by her francophone ascent when she speaks the henglish, Chloé Freynet-Gagné grew up in a world where her imagination was thee best tool in thee shed! Survivant of the Ligue d'improvisation du Manitoba, she eats laughter to…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Chloé Freynet-Gagné.

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Lori, Gibbs vote button graphic 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…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Lori Gibbs.

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Dan, Glasswick vote button graphic Dan Glasswick

Originally from Calgary, Dan now calls Winnipeg his home. He can be described as sarcastic and exploratory; off beat and on point. He has appeared in the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and Just for Laughs Winnipeg Showcase. He is a winner of…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Dan Glasswick.

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Tim, Gray vote button graphic Tim Gray

A seasoned veteran of the Winnipeg comedy scene, Tim has been dwelling in mediocrity at open mics since 2008. He writes and performs improv, sketch and stand-up comedy regularly. He performed in the Winnipeg Comedy Festival in…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Tim Gray.

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Mike , Green vote button graphic Mike Green

Mike Green has been quietly building a reputation for the past 5 years by working with some of the top comedic acts in North America as well as freelance work with the CBC. He's always eager to get onstage at any type of show, from the…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Mike Green.

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George, Grenier vote button graphic George Grenier

As a Veteran of the Ligue d’Improviastion du Manitoba George Grenier has spent many years honing his improv skills and winning a record 5 "coupe canots" along the way. He has a knack for bringing characters to life through quick wit and…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is George Grenier.

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Shannon, Guile vote button graphic Shannon Guile

Shannon Guile is a HILARIOUS comedian, writer and actor. She is best known for her work with three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominated sketch troupe Hot Thespian Action but has also hit the stage in such theatrical delights as Death of a…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Shannon Guile.

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, Hot Thespian Action vote button graphic Hot Thespian Action

Winnipeg-bred sketch comedy troupe Hot Thespian Action has been captivating audiences with their razor sharp witty writing and physically dynamic performances since 2006 and has been picking up steam ever since. With accomplishments ranging…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Hot Thespian Action.

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Dean, Jenkinson vote button graphic Dean Jenkinson

Dean Jenkinson is a comedian and comedy writer who’s appeared on CTV’s Comedy Now, CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and The Royal Canadian Air FarceHe’s currently in his eighth season writing for CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Dean…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Dean Jenkinson.

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Pete, Johansson vote button graphic 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…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Pete Johansson.

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, Keener vote button graphic Keener

Like Madonna and Bono, Keener needs only one name.

Keener’s standup looks at the world with an indomitable sense of optimism that many have lost as they grew up and became cynical adults. Keener takes you back to that happy place with…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Keener.

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Julie, Kim vote button graphic Julie Kim

Julie Kim is a Canadian Comedy Award nominee. She was a gala performer at the 2012 Halifax Comedy Festival. In 2013, Julie performed with some of North America's best comics at the Hubcap Comedy Festival and the Edmonton Comedy Festival. She…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Julie Kim.

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Rebecca, Kohler vote button graphic Rebecca Kohler

With the face of an angel and a tongue as sharp as a Mach-17 razor, Rebecca Kohler is full of surprises. Life is hard, sometimes tragic, and Rebecca is no stranger to these realities; in fact she uses life's hardships and truths to create…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Rebecca Kohler.

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Elvira, Kurt vote button graphic 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…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Elvira Kurt.

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Caitlin, Langelier vote button graphic Caitlin Langelier

The winner of three Nobel Peace Prizes in the category of Best Dressed, Caitlin Langelier has been “tearing it up” (quote, Caitlin Langelier) since moving to Toronto at 18. Two years later, she has appeared on The Cottage Country…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Caitlin Langelier.

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Shannon, Laverty vote button graphic Shannon Laverty

Since entering the Yuk Yuks Search for Canada's Funniest New Comic 24 years ago, Laverty has traveled from Vancouver to St. John's. In 2001, she toured Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, South Africa. She is a favorite with clubs,…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Shannon Laverty.

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Derick, Lengwenus vote button graphic Derick Lengwenus

Derick emerged onto the Montreal comedy scene in 1999 and immediately attracted attention. In 2001 he earned his first spot in the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival. In 2005, the Mirror Magazine declared him Montreal’s reigning king of…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Derick Lengwenus.

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Andrew, Lizotte vote button graphic Andrew Lizotte

Andrew began doing stand-up comedy ten years ago. In that time, he has performed across Canada and internationally, taken part in rural tours for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, as well as performed in the Comedy Festival's local and improv…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Andrew Lizotte.

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Jon, Ljungberg vote button graphic Jon Ljungberg

Jon Ljungberg is a Winnipeg television personality and comedian, most known as the host of Breakfast Television/The Big Breakfast, on CityTV Winnipeg.

Ljungberg has also done work on Fruit Pebbles advertisements, illustrated children's…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Jon Ljungberg.

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Jacqueline, Loewen vote button graphic Jacqueline Loewen

Jacqueline has been working in the theatrical world for the last decade, both in the “funnies” with Hot Thespian Action and as a writer of sketch at CBC’s Content Factory.  But she’s also worked in the “dramas” as a fight director in all…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Jacqueline Loewen.

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Cara, Lytwyn vote button graphic Cara Lytwyn

Originally from Flin Flon, Manitoba, Cara is the 2008 winner of Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job, an annual contest held at Rumor’s Comedy Club and is the current title holder of Winnipeg’s Funniest Comic competition sponsored by…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Cara Lytwyn.

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Mike, MacDonald vote button graphic Mike MacDonald

MacDonald has had many successful and well received live performances all over North America. In addition, he has appeared on numerous TV shows including Late Night with David Letterman, The Arsenio Hall Show, Just For Laughs, Showtime's…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Mike MacDonald.

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Chantel, Marostica vote button graphic Chantel Marostica

Originally from Winnipeg, Chantel is known for her unique brand of high energy, physical comedy. She brings her jokes to life through a combination of storytelling, impressions, and spot on timing. Chantel was The 2014 Manitoba Finalist of…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Chantel Marostica.

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Kevin, McDonald vote button graphic 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…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Kevin McDonald.

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Ryan, McMahon vote button graphic Ryan McMahon

Ryan mixes a traditional stand-up comedy sensibility with a loose improvised slacker style and he blends it all together with characters, multimedia, music and hilarity. Based out of Winnipeg, McMahon is a comedian / actor / writer that is…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Ryan McMahon.

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Aaron, Merke vote button graphic Aaron Merke

An actor and comedian originally from Winnipeg, Aaron started his career training with the late Del Close at Improv Olympic while in Chicago.  Upon his return to Canada, Aaron became part of the Second City Touring Company. Aaron is the…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Aaron Merke.

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Garth, Merkeley vote button graphic Garth Merkeley

With a baby face like that, it may be hard to believe that Garth has been acting for over 20 years, but it’s true. Apart from his involvement with three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominated Hot Thespian Action, Garth’s work has included…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Garth Merkeley.

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Darcy, Michael vote button graphic Darcy Michael

One of Canada’s brightest comedic performers has had an interesting and eventful rise to the comedy stage. Recently undergoing a complete transformation, Darcy Michael has lost over 100 pounds….hopefully not the funny ones.

In…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Darcy Michael.

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Ryan James, Miller vote button graphic Ryan James Miller

It is clear Ryan has the ability to make people laugh, having appeared in comedies Beethoven Saves Christmas (Universal) and My Awkward Sexual Adventure, alongside his work with Hot Thespian Action. But Ryan’s solo stage career has taken…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Ryan James Miller.

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Shazia, Mirza vote button graphic Shazia Mirza

Shazia Mirza’s comedy is a unique blend. Her Pakistani parentage and Birmingham upbringing have resulted in a comedy rich in its diversity.  Although her family are Muslim this is not a central to Shazia’s comedy preferring a more general…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Shazia Mirza.

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Ashley, Moffatt vote button graphic Ashley Moffatt

Noted lesbian Ashley Moffatt is a comedian, writer, and father figure to two small dogs. Winner of the Mark Breslin Award for Stand-up Comedy Excellence, two time Fresh Meat Nominee (sketch & stand-up), and, if you mispell her name…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Ashley Moffatt.

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Tyler, Morrison vote button graphic Tyler Morrison

Tyler Morrison is a 31 year-old stand-up comedian quickly emerging as one of the most talked about headliners in Canada with his fearless brand of working class comedy. He has been featured at The Boston Comedy Festival, NXNE Festival,…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Tyler Morrison.

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Chris, Mulawyshyn vote button graphic Chris Mulawyshyn

Chris Mulawyshyn first revealed his comedy to audiences Friday, May 13th, and in proper fashion found himself taking the title of 2011 Thunder Bay Comic Idol.  After opening for Dan Licoppe, Darryl Lennox and the ever repressive Rocky…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Chris Mulawyshyn.

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Efthimios, Nasiopoulos vote button graphic Efthimios Nasiopoulos

Growing up in Toronto, Efthimios came from a blue collar family, where hard work was always done with your hands. Efthimios has always had a passion to make people laugh while shining the light on life's absurdities. Never one to shy away…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Efthimios Nasiopoulos.

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Matt, Nightingale vote button graphic Matt Nightingale

Matt Nightingale is a stand-up comic from Winnipeg whose act has been described as "inappropriate for a funeral setting". A regular guest at Rumor's Comedy Club, Matt has appeared in the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the Winnipeg Improv…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Matt Nightingale.

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Andy, Noble vote button graphic Andy Noble

For the last two years, Andy has been making a name for himself in the Winnipeg comedy scene with his not too dirty, not too clean, but always honest, style of comedy. On any given night Andy can be seen performing all over Winnipeg, and…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Andy Noble.

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Tim, Nutt vote button graphic Tim Nutt

Tim Nutt is a comic who can’t be judged by his cover. Long-haired, bearded and “rough around the edges” audiences expect Nutt’s material to match. But he surprises with razored-down punch lines and well conjured-up premises that place him…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Tim Nutt.

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Darryl, Orr vote button graphic Darryl Orr

Darryl Orr is a 34 year old stand up comedian, musician, and coward. Darryl has been performing stand up in Toronto for six years and has quickly gained a reputation as someone who has been performing stand up in Toronto for six years. In…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Darryl Orr.

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Dom, Paré vote button graphic Dom Paré

Described as "one of the best new stand-ups around" by NOW Magazine, Dom Paré blends magnetic onstage charisma, hilarious observation, and clever writing to deliver slide splitting comedy.

Dom’s memorable approach has landed him in the…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Dom Paré.

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Steve, Patterson vote button graphic Steve Patterson

Familiar to over 700,000 weekly listeners as the host of CBC Radio One’s hit show The Debaters and to thousands more as a headliner stand-up comedian, Steve Patterson is a household name in Canadian comedy.


He has taped nationally…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Steve Patterson.

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Tyler, Penner vote button graphic 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…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Tyler Penner.

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Eric, Plamondon vote button graphic Eric Plamondon

Incapable of accents, Eric Plamondon transitions from french to english stage performances flawlessly. He has honed his craft as a member of la Ligue d’improvisation du Manitoba and as a stage actor, but also, by rebelliously spending time…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Eric Plamondon.

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David, Pryde vote button graphic David Pryde

David Pryde is a Montreal comic whose humor is often called “cerebral”, a word which he hasn’t looked up but assumes means “hilarious”. He has performed comedy in the USA, the U.K. and Australia, as well as in festivals across Canada…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is David Pryde.

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Paul, Rabliauskas vote button graphic Paul Rabliauskas

Paul Rabliauskas is “Manitoba’s fastest rising comic”, a member of the Poplar River First Nation Paul has been able to share his experiences from living in rough Neighborhood’s to overeating to his advantage. Paul’s high energy and his…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Paul Rabliauskas.

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Tim, Rabnett vote button graphic Tim Rabnett

How likeable is Tim Rabnett? Well for starters he’s overcome the stigma of being an Ontario-born Anglophone to become one of Montreal’s most beloved comedians.

It helps that he’s extremely funny, using a deliberate, often academic…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Tim Rabnett.

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Al, Rae vote button graphic Al Rae

Al Rae was co-creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie (CBC), for which he received a Gemini Award and the Prix RomaScreenwriting Prize (Italy). He is also the creator and writer of the CBC Radio hit Monsoon House with Russell Peters, and…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Al Rae.

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Simon, Rakoff vote button graphic Simon Rakoff

Considered one of the quickest minds on the scene, Simon has been performing standup since 1978. He is widely regarded as one of Canada’s top MCs and has appeared at clubs, pubs, campuses and corporate events across Canada and in the…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Simon Rakoff.

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J.D., Renaud vote button graphic J.D. Renaud

One of the most prolific and cheerfully twisted voices in the Winnipeg comedy scene, J.D. Renaud was voted Winnipeg’s Favorite Comedian for 2013 by the readers of the Uniter, and is a regular contributor to CBC Radio’s DNTO and The…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is J.D. Renaud.

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Dan, Robertson vote button graphic 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…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Dan Robertson.

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Adam, Schwartz vote button graphic Adam Schwartz

Adam Schwartz is a true Autist, a one of a kind talent. When he is not performing comedy or writing and starring in hit Winnipeg Fringe Festival shows like Aspergers; A Tale of a Social Misfit, he is helping other Autists on the Autism…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Adam Schwartz.

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Often described as a high-energy performer and a crowd favorite, Sterling Scott has become one of comedy’s rising stars. 

Sterling’s material stems from his experiences with relationships, family, current events, his outlook on life and…

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is Sterling Scott.

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Montreal-based Derek Seguin is one of the most sought after stand up comedians on the international circuit. He has performed at the prestigious invitation-only Just For Laughs festival an impressive six times. In 2013 he filmed a gala set…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Derek Seguin.

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In the past few years, this young comedian has really begun making an impact on the Canadian Comedy scene. Rising through the ranks of the comedy clubs, Michelle has gone on to become a comic in demand. She’s landed television appearances on…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Michelle Shaughnessy.

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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 For Laughs, Erica Sigurdson has a resume that is as impressive…

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is Erica Sigurdson.

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Stephen Sim is one half of the internationally renowned improv comedy duo CRUMBS, the Artistic Director of the Winnipeg IF… Improv Festival, and has been performing and leading master classes in improvisation all over the world for well…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Stephen Sim.

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Dana Smith has been writing and performing comedy since 2012. Her style blends both music and comedy, often collaborating with local beat-boxer Kane Greene. She's been featured on showcase shows at The Park Theatre, Gas Station Arts…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Dana Smith.

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Dr Rachel Sommer is the world’s funniest optometrist. It’s even written on her business cards. Comic by night, mild mannered optometrist by day, Winnipeg’s Dr. Rachel Sommer has been trying to spread both laughter and moderately improved…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Rachel Sommer.

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Jared Story is the host and producer of the Winnipeg Comedy Showcase at the Park Theatre, a quarterly series that features the best stand-up comedians in the city performing their A material. In the last year, Jared has opened for the…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Jared Story.

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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…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Dan Taylor.

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For more than a decade and a half, Tazz has been delighting crowds at fundraisers, corporate events, festivals and television. He recorded his own Comedy Now! special in 2008 and has appeared in many national festivals including Just for…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Big Daddy Tazz.

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Jane is a multidisciplinary comedian, regularly performing both improv (with Outside Joke) and sketch comedy with Hot Thespian Action. She has appeared
 in productions with Prairie Theatre Exchange (Little Munsch on the Prairie) and…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Jane Testar.

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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. He’s been featured on CBC Radio’s Laugh Out…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Dan Verville.

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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…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Ben Walker.

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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…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Jordan Welwood.

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George is hoping to give his new musical comedy an air of legitimacy by mounting it on a theatre stage. Will that happen? Or is it all a sad charade? George also hopes you pronounced that “Sha-rod”. Come and celebrate one man’s enduring…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is George Westerholm.

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Over the past five years you may have seen him perform in Winnipeg on stage, on Shaw Cable TV as the co-host of the Week Thus Far, or heard his sultry voice on university radio. Jon frequently pulls out the guitar to play his original…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is Jon Wilson.

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A standup comedian for over three decades, John Wing sails into 2014 with The Great Plains Comedy Festival, The Hubcap Comedy Festival, and his 13th consecutive Winnipeg Comedy Festival on the schedule. He is a regular performer on CBC…

My Patron's Pick (sponsored by CBC Manitoba)
is John Wing.

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