Improv is a life skill, according to Riva Billows, executive director of Common Crow Improv Co.
Women and non-binary folks are often underrepresented in many domains, including comedy.
Ashley Burdett spends her days as a hairstylist and her nights as a stand-up comedian.
Aug. 24 to 27 // Not your average block party
God is a Scottish Drag Queen IV // Prairie Fire’s Indigenous issue // World premier of dance // Reading Week plans // MAC’s strategic plan
Dana Smith and Tim Gray are as busy in the Winnipeg comedy scene as one can be. In addition to their own individual standup careers, Gray and Smith make up two-fifths of local sketch troupe H.U.N.K.S., performing live and recording a weekly podcast.
1. Jane Testar
2. Tie: Mike Green / Benji Rothman
Encouraging women in film // The Bickersons // Tim Gray // Eyes of My Community // heaven between // I’m With the Band
Sarasvàti changes up its annual comedy fundraiser
The Girls! Girls! Girls! 12th annual fundraiser gala in support of the Gas Station Arts Centre will, as always, showcase female-identifying artists from many disciplines in varying stages of their creative development.
Awarding Manitoba musicians // The Manitoba Showcase // Hilarity for Charity // Songwriting competition // Olympics of Opera
August 25 to 28: South Osborne gets silly
Smashterpiece Theatre a beast of its own
Comedian Adam Schwartz writes his first book
The best and the worst of YouTube’s cat videos
All women comedy night empowers comics
A lack of witty diversity
36 Manitoba fests and the advice you need to make it through.
The Winnipeg Comedy Festival (WCF) is on the horizon again, featuring a boisterous array of comedians to keep your laughter flowing. The festival brings 80-90 comedians from all walks of life to various venues throughout the city.
Hari Kondabolu has often been witness to and on the receiving end of racist tendencies. Kondabolu, 32, uses his experience to bring new stature to the genre of observational comedy. With a stand-up show at The Park Theatre set for Feb. 19, Kondabolu is sure to leave the audience in a whirl of laughter and inquisitive thought.