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Crackup and GCWCC present Comedy for a Cause

  • Ottawa Marriott Hotel 100 Kent Street Ottawa, ON, K1P 5N9 Canada (map)

Don't miss an evening of laughter and fun with this year's 2017 Alterna Savings Crackup comedy event in support of the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC).

Come one, come all; tickets are available to everyone! 


Rachelle Elie

Rachelle Elie is known for her boundless energy, fearlessness & dynamic stage presence. Drawing from her experiences growing up in Ottawa with an American mom and a Haitien father, her material is also inspired by her thirteen-year marriage to an Obstetrician Gynecologist and life with two teenage sons. She is a regular comedian and host at Ottawa Yuk Yuk’s and performed recently in The She Dot Festival and The Cracking-Up The Capital Festival. She has opened for Ron James, Angelo Tsarouchas and Mike MacDonald.


Don Kelly

Ottawa comic Don Kelly has starred in numerous national comedy specials including CTV’s Comedy Now! and CBC’s Comics! along with numerous appearances on The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, The Debaters and Madly Off in All Directions. Don is also the host and star of the Gemini-nominated series Fish Out of Water on APTN. Don’s comedy ranges from sharp observations on everyday life to bizarre flights of fancy. He’s a comic for any audience and all occasions!


These are the winners and audience favorites from the Alterna Savings Crackup Comedy Festival. Come and enjoy some of our favorite performers help raise funds for the GCWCC in our community. 

Kyle Brownrigg

Kyle Brownrigg is new to the comedy industry but is quickly becoming one of Canada's finest acts. In his short career he has shared the stage with comedy greats such as Mike MacDonald, Shaun Majumder and Gilbert Gottfried/ Jon Dore With his quick wit, polished approach, and flamboyant misdemeanor, there can only be one word to describe Kyle: memorable.

Tim Riel

Tim Riel’s work as Host and MC of both the Ottawa and Montreal Comiccons has made him a popular face in the Canadian pop-culture community.

Lauded for his "Boyish-Energy", "Infectious Charisma" and his obvious love for the "pop-culture convention" community, his energy has made him a much-loved, highly sought-after MC and Host. His care and respect for the Guests as well as the unbridled enthusiasm for the content has helped him ensure that every event is a memorable and entertaining one.

Tim is also an accomplished stand-up comedian, having won the Ottawa Comedy Award for "Best Feature Act of the Year" in 2015, touring throughout North America and performing on the Main Stage of the Crackup Comedy Festival.

Jen Labelle

Born and raised in Ottawa, Jenn was always the clown amongst her friends and family until they finally encouraged her to take her antics to the stage. Inspired by some of her favourite comedians like Gerry Dee, Ellen Degeneres, Sebastian Maniscalco, and Amy Schumer, Jenn likes to poke fun at the joys (but more often the challenges) of teaching, everyday life, and the trials and mishaps of the dating world.

Chris Borris

Chris Borris is a father, husband and a productive, respectable member of society by day, bartender by night.  Chris also occasionally makes people laugh as well. 


Two years after starting standup comedy, Chris was the winner at the first ever Alterna Crackup Comedy Competition and has since worked with many of the best comics in the country. 


Melanie from Facebook described Chris thusly - "The MC is sorta the best lol."

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Toronto stand up comic who has performed at Just For Laughs in Montreal, JFL42 in Toronto, been featured on CBC and SiriusXM radio, and was the winner of the 2016 Toronto Comedy Brawl