April 30 - May 5, 2024


Friday, May 12, 2023

Visit for all the details on submissions for our 2024 Winnipeg Comedy Festival. 

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Monday, May 8, 2023

What a fest! 2023 is now in the books, and we'd like to thank everyone who helped bring the laughter to Winnipeg. Join us again next year: April 30 - May 5, 2024!

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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...

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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...

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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!

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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
Tickets: Free
An open mic comedy show featuring some of the best local and out of town comedian. Hosted by Spencer Adamus.

Pretty Good
Thursday, May 5, 9:00pm
8:00pm doors open
Tickets: $10 at the...

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Thursday, April 7, 2022

IndigE-girl Presents:

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...

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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...

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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...

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Saturday Late Night Gala Host


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...

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