Thursday, March 16, 2023
A recent newspaper article about our 2023 festival featured the unfortunate headline, “Festival of Trigger Warnings” and the subheading, "’For those who have sensitivities, they’ll all be stomped on,’ Dean Jenkinson says of upcoming comedy festival.”
Out of context, it would seem the festival has decided to take a hard, calculated turn to the alt-right. That we’re fed up with trying to navigate everyone’s precious feelings and we’re now presenting a week’s worth of programming taking gleeful...Read Full Article
Monday, November 14, 2022
Our first show for 2023 festival
The Winnipeg Comedy Festival may be a way off - returning for its 22nd year in May 2-7, 2023 - but the exciting programming has already begun. MIDDLE RAGED, which has toured nationally to great acclaim, is a hilarious live sketch show starring Geri Hall and Gary Pearson that explores the time of life when you're running out of time. The sketch show will be presented as our Red Carpet Comedy programming for 2023, on May 2nd at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm for an exclusive red carpet guest...Read Full Article
Monday, October 3, 2022
October 1 - 31, 2022
2023 Submissions Now Open
Hey Comedians, it’s that time of year!
For the whole month of October, Winnipeg Comedy Festival is accepting submissions for our 2023 television tapings. So get that tripod out, record your best 8-10min set at your local comedy room, and tell us which theme it fits. Good luck! All the details are in THIS LINK!Read Full Article
Friday, April 22, 2022
Even more comedy!
Tim Gray and Frehnns
Tuesday, May 3, 8:00pm
Tickets: $5 at the door
Tim Gray and Frehnns is a comedy showcase featuring some of the best local and out-of-town comedians hosted by Tim Gray.
Performers: Dana Smith, Matt Nightingale, Danielle Kayahara
Open Mic Comedy
Wednesday, May 4, 9:00pm
8:00pm doors open
An open mic comedy show featuring some of the best local and out of town comedian. Hosted by Spencer Adamus.
Thursday, May 5, 9:00pm
8:00pm doors open
Tickets: $10 at the...
Thursday, April 7, 2022
On May 7, Come ‘N Get Your Auntie lands on the Gas Station Arts Centre stage as the hilarious cast of female and Two-Spirited Indigenous comedians premiere their Winnipeg performance. Presented by the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and IndigE-girl Comedy, the stand-up comedy lineup lets you in on the joy, laughter and humour that has always been a part of the Indigenous way of life.
“So often, Indigenous identity reaches audiences through the lens of residential schools and colonialism. In this...Read Full Article
Thursday, March 10, 2022
2022 Festival Line-Up
Winnipeg Comedy Festival returns this May!
Fan favourites, fresh faces local stars and much needed laughter set to fill Winnipeg venues this spring!
Winnipeg Comedy Festival, (WCF) presented by Liquor Marts is back, May 2 - 9 with a full line-up of shows at venues including historic Burton Cummings Theatre, Gas Station Arts Centre, Jubilee Place, and Rumors Comedy Club. With five new gala themes, fresh hosts and a hilarious line-up of performers WCF is set to bring Burton Cummings...Read Full Article
Friday, October 1, 2021
Local Artists at this Year's Festival
Local comedians share the stage with national icons at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival Winnipeg Comedy Festival 20th Anniversary lands October 5-10
When the Winnipeg Comedy Festival (WCF) began in 2002, only a small handful of local comedians populated Winnipeg’s standup stages, but as the festival celebrates its 20th year, the city is positively bursting with homegrown talent.
“Winnipeg’s comedy scene is as big and as funny as I’ve ever seen it,” says Artistic Director, Dean Jenkinson. “The...Read Full Article
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Saturday Late Night Gala Host
MULTI-AWARD WINNING INDIGENOUS ACTOR, MICHAEL GREYEYES, JOINS WINNIPEG COMEDY FESTIVAL LINEUP
Announced today, multi-award winning Indigenous actor, dancer, choreographer and educator, Michael Greyeyes is on his way to Winnipeg to take part in the 20th Anniversary of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival.
On Friday, October 8, Greyeyes hosts the Winnipeg Comedy Festival TRUTH TO POWER Gala at the Burton Cummings Theatre.
Born in Muskeg Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan, Greyeyes has...Read Full Article
Friday, September 17, 2021
Oct. 5-10 Line-Up Released
Celebrates 20 Years of Laughter
Award-winning TV stars, homegrown talent and the return of The Debaters anchor a hilarious lineup Oct. 5-10, 2021
For two decades Winnipeg comedy fans have gathered every spring to laugh along with the country’s top talent. But throughout the early half of the year, Winnipeg Comedy Festival organizers wondered if their 20th year would even happen at all.
“We were unable to hold our regular spring festival this year,” says Executive Director, Nick Kowalchuk. “The...Read Full Article
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
The Business of Comedy
Join Keith Tomasek on our 2nd collaborative workshop with Creative Manitoba - Growing Your Digital Audience And Selling To Them.
Sign up here https://t.co/pr12VBIih9?amp=1