Apr 28 - May 4, 2019

Call for Submissions

The 19th Annual Winnipeg Comedy Festival is April 25 – May 2, 2020.

The festival is accepting submissions until November 29, 2019.

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Below are six themes, FIVE OF WHICH will become our five TV galas. Feel free to submit to more than one gala.

A look at the highs and lows of hi-tech: how it’s changed our daily lives and our society … internet, fake news, shortened attention spans, texting, emojis, comment sections, catfishing, porn, Tinder, Amazon, photoshopping, social media, Instagram, Netflix vs TV, surveillance, tracking, privacy, trolls, facial recognition, etc.
Jokes about animals – pets, farms, zoos, wild animals – our relationship with them, what they say about us, and how their behaviour informs our own. 
Travel tales, vacations gone wrong, culture shock, etc. Tell us where you’ve been, how you got there, and what happened! It’s a look at the world through Canada’s eyes, and Canada through the world’s eyes.
My Generation
Boomers, Gen X-ers, and Millennials compare and contrast the virtues and vices of their respective generations – possible angles: pop culture, technology, parenting styles, dating practices, values, nostalgia, etc. 
Vices – Pick Your Poison
A funny look at all our coping mechanisms and ways we self-soothe or self-medicate – booze, marijuana, caffeine, social media, sex/porn, exercise, tattoos, food, video games, internet, routines/rituals, OCD, therapy, gossip, drama, shopping, etc.
Strange Days
A look at the alarming state of our world – global warming, fake news, anti-vaxxers, robots, fascism, the end of objective truth, apocalypse scenarios, zombies, cult of celebrity, bread and circuses, etc. 

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The Winnipeg Comedy Festival is The Gas Station Arts Centre’s flagship event and has come to include year-round outreach programs and shows, rural shows, workshops, and television broadcasts that attract over 2 million viewers annually on CBC. The Winnipeg Comedy Festival is proud to be the highest-rated comedy festival series on CBC Television.

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