April 29 - May 4, 2025


Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Visit for all the details on how and when to submit for our 2025 Winnipeg Comedy Festival. 

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024


Prepare to strike gold when the Winnipeg Comedy Festival (WCF), presented by Manitoba Liquor Marts, returns April 30 – May 5, 2024. Laughter is the ultimate treasure at this year’s festival, which includes the return of our crown jewels: five recorded-for-television Mega Shows (formerly known as our Galas), and two live recordings of the hit radio series The Debaters, which premiered at the WCF in 2006. We’ve also...

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Monday, February 5, 2024

Thurs Feb 29 at 6pm CST / 7pm EST 

Mike will cover how to expand and grow your shows without breaking the bank. Tips on how to play larger venues, how to save money on the road, advertising in new markets, and developing a product that is appealing to roadhouse venues. Be sure to sign up for this frank conversation about money, mistakes, and the best ways to get out of your comfort zone and grow your comedy.

Register today, it's FREE!

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Monday, November 13, 2023

Business of Comedy

Thursday Dec 7, 6pm CT / 7pm ET Winnipeg Comedy Festival and Creative Manitoba present a FREE "Business of Comedy" zoom workshop on how to produce a Juno Award nomination-worthy comedy album, with Vong Show, the Juno Awards Chair for Comedy Album of the Year. Register today! Did we mention it's FREE!


Vong Show, the Juno Awards Chair for the category Comedy Album of the Year, walks you through how to produce a comedy album worthy of a Juno nomination.

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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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