Comedy

  • Oddblock Comedy Festival

    Aug. 24 to 27 // Not your average block party

  • Arts Briefs

    God is a Scottish Drag Queen IV // Prairie Fire’s Indigenous issue // World premier of dance // Reading Week plans // MAC’s strategic plan

  • Whose House? Tim and Dana’s house.

    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.

  • Favourite Local Comedian

    1. Jane Testar
    2. Tie: Mike Green / Benji Rothman

  • Arts Briefs

    Encouraging women in film // The Bickersons // Tim Gray // Eyes of My Community // heaven between // I’m With the Band

  • Changing society with humour

    Sarasvàti changes up its annual comedy fundraiser

  • Once more, with feeling

    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.

  • Arts and culture briefs

    Awarding Manitoba musicians // The Manitoba Showcase // Hilarity for Charity // Songwriting competition // Olympics of Opera

  • Oddblock Comedy Festival

    August 25 to 28: South Osborne gets silly

  • Acting under the influence

    Smashterpiece Theatre a beast of its own

  • Turning the page on Aspergers

    Comedian Adam Schwartz writes his first book

  • Cat video reviews

    The best and the worst of YouTube’s cat videos

  • (Her)larious

    All women comedy night empowers comics

  • Funny men

    A lack of witty diversity

  • The 7th Annual Summer Festival Guide

    36 Manitoba fests and the advice you need to make it through.

  • Building a laugh-filled scene

    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.

  • Breaching racist terrain with comedy

    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.

  • 15 years of laughs

    In making fun of Usher videos and joking about being a single, awkward female, Debra DiGiovanni became one of Canada’s most recognizable comedians.

  • Good and evil

    J. Williamez might be familiar to Uniter readers for a number of reasons. For years the musician/comedian penned his Good and Evil column for our back page, and just last week the latest record from his band The Civil Disobedients, Another Dead Medium, was voted the favourite local release of 2014 by our readers.

  • Ha ha ha > Ho ho ho

    Did you know that December, one of the coldest months of 2014, is also the funniest? The Winnipeg comedy scene is consistently among the finest in the country, but as we near 2015, more and more fantastic local shows are popping up. Comedian and writer Jared Story insists the recent change in climate is good for local comedy.

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