Ha!ifax Comedy Fest 2017!

Ha!ifax Comedy Fest 2017!

Apr 12, 2017

 

Ha!ifax Comedy Festival is April 26-29!!!

 

There are shows and CBC TV tapings at various venues across the city,
including Yuk Yuk’s Halifax! See the full schedule.

04-27 Halifax Comedy Fest

 

 

The shows at Yuk Yuk’s run Thursday, April 27th to Saturday, April 29th, with 2 shows a night. See our club dates.

A very talented bunch of our comedians were chosen to perform at the festival again this year! Check them out; their shows are listed below.

 

 

Matt_Wright_WebMar2015MATT WRIGHT @mattwrightjokes
Wed Apr 26: Opening Gala
Thu Apr 27: Yuk Yuk’s “Not Made for TV” Early Show
Fri Apr 28: Gala of Laughs

Matt Wright is an award winning stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and director. He was named as a national finalist at the Just For Laughs Homegrown Competition, a national semi-finalist in the Sirius XM Canada’s Top Comic competition, and was named “Best Comedian” by Overcast Magazine 2014 & 2015. He is currently a writer on This Hour Has 22 Minutes and has appeared on The Debaters. FULL BIO

 

Nigel_Grinstead_WebMar2015NIGEL GRINSTEAD@NigelGrinstead
Wed Apr 26: Opening Gala
Nigel Grinstead’s laid back charm and absurd takes on life have earned him the reputation of being one of the goofiest and most imaginative upcoming comics in the Canadian scene. His work ethic and jovial nature has landed him opportunities within festivals such as NXNE, Cottage Country Comedy Festival, and No Kidding on iChannel. Nigel received the Tim Sim’s Encouragement Fund for winning Cream of Comedy 2013, and also won the 2014 Toronto Comedy Brawl. He recently made his debut at Just For Laughs and won the Homegrown contest. FULL BIO

 

Rob_Bebenek_WebMar2015ROB BEBENEK@rob_bebenek
Thu Apr 27: All Star Show
Sat Apr 29: Gala of Laughs Finale
Sat Apr 29: Yuk Yuk’s “Not Made for TV” Late Show
One of the fastest rising comics in the country, Bebenek has smashed audiences from coast to coast. His sharp wit and observational rants have left audiences in stitches. Rob has received major praises from peers, critics and most of all the crowds, for the way he rips apart day to day life and calls out idiocy in the world as he’s sees it. As a result he is quickly becoming a club favourite. FULL BIO

 

Eman_El-Husseini_WebMar2015EMAN EL-HUSSEINI@emanifique
Thu Apr 27: All Star Show
Fri Apr 28: Laugh@Lunch
Sat Apr 29: Pub Comedy @ 3 pm
Eman El-Husseini has racked up an impressive list of credits. Travelling across Canada, the U.S and the Middle East she covers a wide range of topics, from how lesbians are the new gentlemen to her parents’ wedding anniversary landing on, you guessed it, September 11th. The Montreal Gazette describes her as “Fearless and ferociously funny” and named her “The Queen of Montreal comedy”. FULL BIO

 

John_Beuhler_WebMar2015JOHN BEUHLER@johnbeuhler
Thu Apr 27: All Star Show
Sat Apr 29: Pub Comedy @ 1 pm
Sat Apr 29: Yuk Yuk’s “Not Made for TV” Early Show

John has performed in the Just for Laughs Festival Gala where he won over the crowd and was touted as saving the show. The Montreal Gazette said of Beuhler, “When it seemed that nothing could go right (at the Just for Laughs Gala) John Beuhler, a young, unheralded, Canuck comic took the stage. He slayed, and save the night.” FULL BIO

 

Ted_Morris_WebMar2015TED MORRIS @dogtorted
Thu Apr 27: All Star Show
Sat Apr 29: Gala of Laughs Finale

Ted Morris always looks like he’s having the most fun in the room when he’s on stage. His intelligent, off-beat humour and wickedly charming smile lets us all know that our slightly warped thoughts are just fine. He’s equal parts boy-next-door and boy-your-mother-warned-you-about with just enough boy-you-want-to-hang-out-with-at-the-party-to-laugh-at-everyone-else-with (and know you’re safe!) to keep things interesting. FULL BIO

 

MattOBrien_WebJul2015MATT O’BRIEN  – @matt_obrien
Fri Apr 28: Gala of Laughs
Sat Apr 29: Pub Comedy @ 1 pm
Sat Apr 29: Yuk Yuk’s “Not Made for TV” Early Show
Matt O’Brien has been featured on MTV, CTV, Fuse TV, MuchMusic and The Comedy Network. He has performed at Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and JFL42 in Toronto. Matt won the Best Standup award at the LA Comedy Festival and was named Sirius XM Radio’s Top Comic. In 2014 he was nominated for Best Break Out Artist at the Canadian Comedy Awards. FULL BIO

 

Chantel_Marostica_WebOct2015CHANTEL MAROSTICA @ChantyMarostica
Fri Apr 28: Yuk Yuk’s “Not Made for TV” Late Show
Sat Apr 29: Pub Comedy @ 1 pm

Chantel Marostica, known for her unique brand of high-energy, physical comedy, brings jokes to life with a combination of storytelling, impressions, and spot-on timing. Chantel is an award-winning comedian who has opened for the likes of Tom Green, Rob Lynch, and Russell Peters and has been featured on The Debaters, at festivals like Just For Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and JFL42.
FULL BIO

 

Darryl_Orr_WebMar2015DARRYL ORR@fishinadarryl
Fri Apr 28: Yuk Yuk’s “Not Made for TV” Late Show
Sat Apr 29: Pub Comedy @ 3 pm
Sat Apr 29: Gala of Laughs Finale

Darryl Orr is a 35 year old stand up comedian, musician, and coward. In 2010 Darryl was honoured to be one of the finalists for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund award for outstanding new comic. He lost, but quickly bounced back to lose the Bite TV’s Standup and Bite Me competition in 2011. In 2013 Darryl was featured on iChannel’s stand-up comedy show ‘No Kidding”. FULL BIO

 

Keith_Pedro_WebMar2015KEITH PEDRO@keithpedro
Sat Apr 29: Pub Comedy @ 1 pm
Sat Apr 29: Yuk Yuk’s “Not Made for TV” Late Show
You might have seen this High Energy comic on MuchMusic’s Video on Trial or MTV, or heard his slick talking punchlines on CBC and SiriusXM Satellite radio. Keith Pedro has been touring all across North America and has performed at Just for Laughs Montreal and the CBC Halifax Comedy Festival. He was featured on ETALK and his new comedy album Grindecology was the first Canadian comedy album to top iTunes and Google Play in its opening week. FULL BIO

 

Derek_Seguin_WebMar2015DEREK SEGUIN@TheDerekSeguin
Sat Apr 29: Pub Comedy @ 3 pm
Sat Apr 29: Gala of Laughs Finale
Derek Seguin has performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival an impressive seven times. At JFL 2014 his gala set filmed for HBO received a standing-ovation at Montreal’s 3,500 seat Place des Arts. At JFL 2016, Derek had 5 sold out solo shows plus another hugely successful tv taping. Whether he’s ragging on politics or describing life with his children, he brings us into his perspective without preaching any selfish point of view. FULL BIO

 

Charles_Haycock_WebAug2016CHARLES HAYCOCK@thehaycock
Sat Apr 29: Pub Comedy @ 1 pm
Within his first year of starting comedy a few years ago, Charles had already won the title of Edmonton’s Funniest Person. Since then he’s been traveling the country sharing his clever observational- style humour with audiences who just can’t seem to get enough of him. This fast-rising up and comer has already been featured in the 2016 Kamloops Komedy Festival, Nextfest 2015 and the 2015 Global Visions Film Festival. He’s also opened for international touring stars like Alonzo Bodden and Bryan Callen. FULL BIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

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