For 13 years the comedy festival, Alterna Savings Crackup (formerly Cracking-up the Capital) has served-up hilarious comedy events which have shone a light on the need for increased access to mental health services in Canada’s Capital Region in a fun and entertaining way. Over the years we have been honoured to partner with many mental health agencies in Ottawa.
Ottawa’s own International Man of Misery - Jeremy Hotz –will be taking questions and giving answers for one hour on Twitter Thursday, February 16th at 7pm as part of the Alterna Savings Crackup comedy festival. Join the conversation and #AskHotz anything while he’s backstage preparing for the festival show Crackup for Mental Health presented by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.
Called the ‘gold standard in Canadian stand-up comedy’ and star of 9 critically acclaimed one-hour CBC comedy specials, Ron James will be holding a Q&A for one hour, beginning at 7:00 P.M. (EST) on February 13. Ask him anything about his Alterna Savings Crackup comedy festival show on F
In celebration of Canada’s 150th, Crackup offers more shows and laughs and will attempt to build more snowmen than ever to raise MORE money for mental health organizations in Ottawa. Also, take advantage of Crackup’s new festival weekend package and get a COMPLEMENTARY show to an event hosted by Canadian icon, Mary Walsh!
On Tuesdays, beginning November 8th - 22nd, local comedians take the stage and compete for a cash prize and an appearance at the Alterna Savings Crackup comedy festival's finale - Comedy Night in Canada at TD Place.
Join us for our second annual Alterna Savings Crackup Suburban Comedy Competitions where we’ll be taking it to the edge of Ottawa.
New partnerships and funding crack-open opportunities for mental health in Ottawa
OTTAWA, ON – (December 3, 2015) – Cracking-Up the Capital Comedy Festival (CUTC), is excited to officially launch its 12th annual winter festival. Taking place January 31 to February 6, 2016.