Winnipeg Comedy Festival - 2020

Winnipeg Comedy Festival - 2020

The Winnipeg Comedy Festival has rescheduled and is now coming up August 23 to August 29, and this year's theme is inspired by the new decade, and new vision that will lead the festival into its soon-to-be-20s!

2020 Gala Themes & Hosts

WCF welcomes fans to Club Regent Event Centre August 23 - 25 for five galas, recorded live-to-tape for television broadcast. Presented by Liquor Mart. Free parking for all! (Not free liquor though!)

My Generation @ Monday August 24 - 7:15pm / Boomers, Gen-Xers, and Millennials jockey for the title of funniest generation. Sunday Roast meets Avocado Toast! Host: Caroline Rhea / Performers:  Cassie Cao, Noor Kidwai, Deborah Kimmett, Derek Seguin, Bobby Warrener, Mike Wilmot

The Tech Show @ Tuesday August 25 - 6:45pm / The highs and lows of hi-tech. Cutting-edge comedy! Host:  Ivan Decker / Performers:  Craig Fay, Andrea Jin, Erica Sigurdson, Dan Taylor, Joe Vu, Matt Wright

ANIMALS! @ Tuesday August 25 - 9:00pm / A funny look at our furry and feathered friends. Unmuzzled and off the leash! Host: Ryan Belleville / Performers: Rhiannon Archer, Leonard Chan, Charlie Demers, Matt Falk, Larke Miller, Ted Morris

The Travel Show @ Wednesday August 26 - 6:45pm / Your passport to laughter as comics riff on planes, trains, automobiles and the places they take us to. First-class funny! Host:  Andrew Phung / Performers: Martha Chaves, Ryan Dillon, Gino Durante, Jess Salomon, Pete Zedlacher

Strange Days @ Wednesday August 26 - 9:00pm / A funny look at the alarming state of our world. Strange days indeed! Host: Mary Walsh / Performers:  Nick Beaton, Salma Hindy, Rob Pue, Lara Rae, Damonde Tschritter, Peter White

About the Winnipeg Comedy Festival

The 19th Winnipeg Comedy Festival is August 23 to August 29, 2020. The festival was the brainchild of Lara Rae and CBC Radio's Tom Anniko, who worked in partnership with the Gas Station Arts Centre to bring the first comedy festival to life in 2002. The festival continues to be produced by GSAC, an innovative home for multidisciplinary artistic development that puts special focus on being an artist’s “first stage.” GSAC supports and facilitates innovation and creativity in the arts, guided by the vision of artists from all mediums, at all stages of their career. GSAC continues to raise the profile of Winnipeg by being a hub of urban arts activity in Osborne Village, the city’s most densely populated neighbourhood. 


Date(s)Aug 23, 2020 to Aug 29, 2020


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We are proud in acknowledging that we are in Treaty 1 territory and that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the M├ętis Nation. We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.