Posts with the tag Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: British comic and writer Shazia Mirza on why she got into comedy and growing her craft

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 9, 2015 @ 12:31pm

Shazia Mirza doesn't tend to stay in one place for very long. The award-winning stand-up comic, originally from Birmingham, England, has toured throughout Britain, the United States, Canada, Pakistan, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, Germany, the United Arab Emerits, and India.

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Winnipeg Comedy Festival 2015 Coverage

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  April 8, 2015 @ 7:40pm

The Winnipeg Comedy Festival is in full swing, and we've got you covered!

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The Supporting Act Podcast Ep. #065 - Winnipeg Comedy Festival: Live!

Posted by: Matt Moskal  //  April 6, 2015 @ 6:03pm

Live from The Purple Room, it's Ep. #065 of The Supporting Act Podcast! At the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, which runs from April 6-12, over 90 comics will perform at venues from Pantages to the Park Theatre.

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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Veteran comedian Simon Rakoff talks of his growth as a comic and the struggle to fully succeed in Canada

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 4, 2015 @ 7:43am

Simon Rakoff loves his job. Now to be fair, most stand-up comics who are able to make it their career don't take for granted how great a gig it is. But very few veteran comics approach stand-up comedy with the excitement and joy of someone new to the business.

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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Comedian Steve Patterson on CBC's The Debaters, the festival, and more

Posted by: Tony Hinds  //  April 1, 2015 @ 4:28pm

Winnipeg comedy fans should be familiar with Steve Patterson (@patterballs on Twitter), the longstanding host of CBC's The Debaters (@cbcdebaters).

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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: Comedian and TV personality Daryn Jones

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 10, 2014 @ 9:43pm

I was first introduced to the comedic mind of Daryn Jones on his early 2000s Comedy Network show Buzz, which featured he and Mista Mo in various sketches and random bits and interviews on the streets of Toronto.

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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interview: New York-based stand-up comic Phil Hanley

Posted by: Paul Little  //  April 9, 2014 @ 3:25pm

Stand-up comic Phil Hanley has had a great last couple years since moving from Vancouver to New York to take his comedy career to the next level. He's appeared multiple times on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, as well as shown up on John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central.

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Winnipeg Comedy Festival 2014 Coverage

Posted by: Showbiz Monkeys  //  April 8, 2014 @ 2:16pm

Every year, a host of comedians from across Canada (with a smattering of Brits and Americans) descend into the spring melt of Winnipeg for a week of TV galas, theatre shows, club dates, and live radio recordings.

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Amplified Idiots: The Inexplicable Rise of the Winnipeg Comedy Scene

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  June 24, 2013 @ 10:53pm

Winnipeg has one of the most diverse and pound-for-pound funniest comedy scenes in Canada. The problem is, it's in Winnipeg.

Over the past decade, and even more-so in the past five years, the comics in my desolate stomping ground have been growing into impressive and formidable comedy beasts. Winnipeg is no stranger to fostering rich and healthy arts communities.

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Winnipeg Comedy Fest Interviews: The "Rank & Vile" Darren Frost and Kenny Robinson

Posted by: J.D. Renaud  //  April 10, 2013 @ 6:52pm

Get ready to show your psychiatrists on the dolly where the bad men touched you, because Darren Frost and Kenny Robinson are bringing their X-Rated Rank & Vile show to the 2013 Winnipeg Comedy Festival.

Few comics are willing to see how far "too far" can go more than Darren Frost.

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