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Over 25 comedians will perform at a host of Calgary venues from May 20 to 25 as part of YYComedy Festival. Whether you want to see a live podcast taping (Firecracker Department, pictured) with Jann Arden at the Grand or catch secret guests at Broken City's 14-year-old Monday Night Comedy show, the festival's programming has something from across the spectrum to enjoy. The full lineup is available at yycomedy.caFind out more »
This high-octane blend of comedy, cabaret, vaudeville, burlesque, magic and more parodies a certain fantasy franchise with its tagline "May the Farce be With You." Five hilarious performers will take their raunchy acts to the stage over the course of two hours, with a 15-minute intervention scheduled in the middle. This event is open to attendees aged 18 or older.Find out more »
The 19th annual FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival features 70 comedians spread across 11 hilarious days. Tickets are $20 per show and each show has a minimum of six comedians on the bill. Venues include the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre, Delta Hotel South, Engineered Air Theatre (Arts Commons), Richmond's Pub, Dog N' Duck and more.Find out more »
Who better to perform at this fundraiser for the Fresh Start Recovery Centre than comedian Russell Brand? The actor, stand-up comedian, author and activist has lived with addiction and his work has long dealt with the subject. An early show will begin at 6 p.m. with a late show to follow at 9 p.m. Photograph courtesy of Matt Crockett Photography Sponsored by AvenueFind out more »
Calgary-based comedian Victoria Banner (pictured) will be teaching a workshop on comedic storytelling at Loft 112. Attendees are encouraged to bring a story they are working on to the event, as Banner will speaking as well as providing direct feedback to registrants. As a bonus, you'll get a free pass to a Calgary comedy included in your registration fee.Find out more »
Calgary Story Slam has been fostering a community of live storytellers since 2012. Usually an open mic event, this Grand Slam edition will crown a "Master Storyteller" based on the entertaining yarns competitors have been spinning throughout the performance season. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $5 cash upon entry.Find out more »
RuPaul's Drag Race favourite Katya Zamolodchikova is appearing at Calgary's Jack Singer Concert Hall for one night only. This isn't your average runway drag show — Katya uses a blend of comedy, storytelling, dance, video and, of course, fabulous outfits to take audiences inside her unusual mind. This event is open to attendees of all ages but parental discretion is advised.Find out more »
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