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ATB presents the Edmonton Comedy Festival, October 17-21

ATB presents the Edmonton Comedy Festival, October 17-21

Posted on: September 07, 2012
Author: Jennifer Sharpe


The Young Guns Competition
September 19 – October 19

If you can't wait until mid-October to get your laugh on, check out the Young Guns Competition at River Cree Casino. Starting Wednesday, September 19—and on the following two Wednesdays—27 local amateur comics will take to the River Cree Casino stage for a rowdy round-robin comedy showdown.

All three shows, plus the semi-finals on October 10 and the finals on October 17, are free, so mark those dates on your calendar and show your support for Edmonton's most talented funnymen and funnywomen.

Last year, Alberta's capital came alive as hundreds of Edmontonians sought out the Edmonton Comedy Festival to experience the hilarity and diversity it had to offer. This year's laugh-fuelled event will run from October 17-21, and feature performers from all over North America.

View showtimes and get tickets

With over 20 wickedly-funny shows at various venues across the city, it is guaranteed to bring lively festival fun to Edmonton. Don't miss celebrity comics like Derek Edwards, Simon King, and Louis Ramey as they share in our love of laughter.

ATB Financial is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the second straight year.

"ATB is a big supporter of local festivals throughout Alberta, and we're excited to help bring the Edmonton Comedy Festival back to the capital region this fall," says Dave Mowat, CEO of ATB Financial. "This festival proves that with lots of persistence—and a few great punch lines—you can attract t​he biggest names in comedy while showcasing Alberta's home-grown talent as well."

ATB Comedy on Tour in Calgary

For the folks in Calgary, you'll get a bit of a sneak peek as the comics work their way north to the big show. Check out a handful of the headliners at The Laugh Shop in the Blackfoot Inn October 12-13. Get tickets to the Calgary shows

Edmonton Comedy Festival performances include:

Wednesday, October 17

  • Jim Cuddy's Comedy Rodeo

Thursday, October 18

  • Laughing for Lupus
  • Dynamite Dames

Friday, October 19

  • Comedy Unleashed
  • Big Top Comedy Cabaret Series
  • Leading Edge Physio Comedy Show
  • Coast to Coast
  • Best of the Fest I
  • Corus Comedy Cabaret Series
  • Young Guns Final

Saturday, October 20

  • Rapid Fire Theatre Kids Show
  • Date Night Debate
  • Coventry Comedy Cabaret Series
  • Unicon Comedy Cabaret Series
  • The Venue
  • Best of the Fest II

Sunday, October 21

  • Wrap-up show

The Comedy Festival is sure to bring hilarious performances and lively festival fun to Edmonton. To learn more about the line-up and to get tickets, visit