4th Annual Port Credit Comedy Fest Premieres Tonight
Standup fans who don't want to travel too far to laugh at the sexual mishaps and home renovation nightmares of others need not venture very far to see a comedy festival this weekend, as the ever-growing Port Credit Comedy Festival is set to kick off tonight at Clarke Memorial Hall in Port Credit at 8:30 (doors open at 7:30).
For the past four years, the Port Credit Comedy Festival has successfully picked up momentum, adding new shows and comics every year. Since the festival has continued to make everyone's February a little brighter for several years now, it looks like Port Credit -- and Mississauga -- is into on-trend, polished strand-up.
"I think the fact that the festival is going into its fourth year speaks for itself," says Phil LeConte, the executive producer of the Port Credit and Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival.
This year, the festival boasts 11 comics and six shows, including the newly introduced Late Night Cabaret.
"That's brand new this year," says LaConte. "It's a mix of stand-up and variety [acts]. It's something I'm really excited about."
As far as comics go, attendees can check out Gemini and Canadian Comedy award-winner Sean Cullen, Last Comic Standing semi-finalist Emily Galati, Rob Williams and Casey Martin of America's Got Talent fame and more.
You can see a full list of comics here.
In terms of shows, you can catch performances tonight, Friday and Saturday at Clarke Memorial Hall and the Royal Canadian Legion. You can see a breakdown of times and performers here. You can purchase tickets online or pay $15 (family variety show), $30 (all other shows) or $45 (opening night show) at the door. Advance tickets are a bit cheaper, so you might want to consider those.
For comedy fans with kids, the festival is holding its usual Family Variety Show on Saturday at Clarke Memorial Hall at 2:00 pm (doors open at 1:30).
If you're interested in pairing laughter with some food, The Shore Grill and Grotto has a dinner and show promotion where you can purchase lunch or dinner at the resto and get free passes to a cabaret performance. You can find more info here.
Happy laughing, everyone!
For tickets, click here.
For all other festival info, visit the website.