Apr 28 - May 4, 2019

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Best Comedy Galas in Town!

The most highly anticipated shows each year are the Winnipeg Comedy Festival galas, held at the stunning 104-year-old Pantages Playhouse Theatre. Recorded live-to-tape for later broadcast on CBC, this year’s galas are:

Game On! / Thursday, April 12 @ 7:15pm

Everyone loves sports! Except people who hate them. Here’s a show for both groups. Come laugh at sports and how we can’t stand them. Or live without them. Host: Chris Jericho / Performers: Dave Hemstad, Erica Sigurdson, Simon Rakoff, Christina Walkinshaw, Rob Pue, Sterling Scott / Warm-up: Mikey Dubbs

Punching UP / Friday, April 13 @ 6:45pm

Gone are the days of looking down on the less fortunate. Look up… waaay up… It’s time to take shots at all the big shots. Even the little ones. Host: Paul Sun-Hyung Lee / Performers: Katie-Ellen Humphries, Hoodo Hersi, Christophe Davidson, Yumi Nagashima, Carol Zoccoli, Simon King

Just My Luck / Friday, April 13 @ 9:15pm

Let’s face it, life sucks. But laughing about it doesn’t. Hysterical stories about worst moments, terrible habits, and horrible circumstances. (Also, a timely theme for Friday the 13th?! Coincidence?? You decide.) Host: Emma Hunter / Performers: Ivan Decker, Sophie Buddle, Todd Graham, Jane Stanton, Courtney Gilmour, Dana Alexander

Everything’s Relative / Saturday, April 14 @ 6:45pm 

You can’t pick your family, but you can pick on them. Our tribute to your moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, brothers and sisters, kids, cousins, and all those other DNA-holes. Host: To be announced very soon! / Performers: Scott Faulconbridge, Shirley Whalen, Mayce Galoni, Joe Vu, Charles Haycock

Eh! Material / Saturday, April 14 @ 9:15pm 

A comedy show about the Great White North. Because there’s nothing Canadians find more Canadian than funny Canadians talking about what it means to be Canadian. Eh?? (Sorry!) Host: Jonathan Torrens / Performers: Jacob Samuel, Amanda Brooke Perrin, Leonard Chan, Jess Salomon, Big Daddy Tazz, Howie Miller

Limited tickets are still available for most Galas! Hurry and get yours before they are gone... :(