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Comedy Night in Canada Festival Finale

  • Algonquin Commons Theatre 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Nepean, ON K2G 1V8 Ottawa, ON, K1S Canada (map)

Many of you are aware we lost a great comic and supporter of our festival last week. Ottawa's own Mike MacDonald sadly passed due to heart complications and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. In Mike's honor we will be using $5 from each ticket sold at the Festival Finale' to establish a Comedy Development Fund for local comics to grow their art and craft. More details to come in the next few months

STRAIGHT FROM THE HAL!FAX COMEDY FESTIVAL AND CANADA'S MOST REPECTED STAND-UP DEREK EDWARDS

     DEREK EDWARDS

    DEREK EDWARDS

 

 

Derek Edwards with his award-winning rural humor has made him the hottest comedy commodity in Canada.

Identifying himself with the ordinary working guy, his comedic gift is making the ordinary extraordinary. Selling out concert halls across Canada, Derek Edwards can also be found many evenings entertaining at corporate events from conventions to conferences or banquets.


A regular at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he was recently hailed as a “virtuoso at the peak of his performance,” Derek’s delivers his comedy with polished style and impeccable timing. Derek Edwards is the only Canadian winner of the prestigious Vail International Comedy Competition, is a two time Gemini nominee and has been nominated numerous times as Best Standup Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards. Derek’s numerous TV credits include The New Red Green Show, A & E’s Comedy on the Road, Just For Laughs, and CBC’s Comics.

 Rachelle Elie

Rachelle Elie

This year Rachelle did a sell out run in Edinburgh Fringe Festival of her one woman show S#!t I'm In Love with You Again and was part of the off Broadway Encore Series. She also participated in the Women In Comedy Festival in Boston. She is known for her boundless energy, fearlessness & dynamic stage presence.  A graduate of Bishop’s University and Vancouver's Studio 58, Rachelle has been studying and performing comedy for over twenty years. She has written and performed five one woman shows and was recently she was nominated for a JFL Comedy FRANKIE Award at The Montreal St Amboise Fringe Festival Elie recently moved to Ottawa after living in Toronto for twenty years and is comedienne in residence for the Alterna Savings CrackUp Comedy Festival.

 LEONARD CHAN

LEONARD CHAN

Born and raised in Toronto, Leonard performs stand-up, improv, and sketch all across Canada. He has been heard on Sirius/XM and CBC radio, published on CBC Comedy, and seen on stage at various comedy festivals including JFL42. In his spare time, he disappoints his parents by not being a doctor.

 

HALIFAX NATIVE TONY QUINN

 TONY QUINN

TONY QUINN

For  13 years Tony  played a weekly musical comedy matinee to a packed to capacity crowd in Nova Scotia Canada.  He was an MC and feature comedian at the Halifax Comedy Festival two years in a row. 

 


 

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Adrienne Fish

With a huge afro, and a love of pulled pork sandwiches, Adrienne Fish has been making her mark on Canada’s comedy scene. Based out of Toronto, Adrienne recently recorded her second nationally aired TV taping, has appeared on CBC’s The Debaters, and was nominated by NOW Magazine as Toronto’s Best Female Stand-up.

 and a Special Guest Comic from Nunavut..the winner of our FirstAir Iqaluit Comedy Competition in Iqaluit of Sunday March 11th....Peter Autut!!! Come meet this great new comic from Canada's Arctic

and a Special Guest Comic from Nunavut..the winner of our FirstAir Iqaluit Comedy Competition in Iqaluit of Sunday March 11th....Peter Autut!!! Come meet this great new comic from Canada's Arctic

 Plus, Our the winner of our Absolute Comedy Competition on March 19th - KAMAR BABAR  

Plus, Our the winner of our Absolute Comedy Competition on March 19th - KAMAR BABAR  

 Plus, Our the winner of our Yuk Yuk's Comedy Competition on March 18th - JEN HAYWARD 

Plus, Our the winner of our Yuk Yuk's Comedy Competition on March 18th - JEN HAYWARD 

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TO HELP ROCK THE HOUSE -DJ Killajewel

Well known as the Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival’s Ethnic Show DJ, and the Comedy Network’All Access Live on-screen DJ, Killa-Jewel has solidified her place amongst the best in the industry, and has propelled herself to the top of her class.

Earlier Event: March 23
Charity Movie Night: Uncle Buck
Later Event: March 22
Jay and Dan Live Podcast Recording