Apr 28 - May 4, 2019

Friday, March 16, 2018

'Kid in the Hall' to make WCF debut!

It’s time to get word out about some exciting additions to this year's stellar programming. Kids In the Hall legend Dave Foley will make his very first Winnipeg Comedy Festival appearance on Saturday, April 14, hosting the Everything's Relative gala at Pantages Playhouse Theatre. 

Dave joins already announced gala hosts and recent Canadian Screen Award winners Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Best Lead Actor, Comedy, for Kim’s Convenience) and Emma Hunter (Best Actress for Web Program or Series for Save Me) along with showbiz superstar Jonathan Torrens and wrestling royalty Chris Jericho for what is shaping up to be one of our best festival lineups ever.

“We could not be more thrilled by having Dave Foley on the bill,” says Winnipeg Comedy Festival’s Artistic Director Lara Rae. “We’ve tried to bring him to the Winnipeg Comedy Festival before, but schedules have not synced up. Now that the stars are finally aligning, we’re happy to add him to our star-studded list of gala hosts.” 

Other big names coming to the fest include Boardwalk Empire star and inspirational stand-up Nic Novicki, joining the Dis’Ability show on Tuesday, April 10, and long-time fest favorite Darryl Lenox appearing at Nubian Disciples of Comedy on Wednesday, April 11. Both shows take place at Club Regent Event Centre.