Comedy

  • Uniter 30 Outtakes

    Give people a place to write – any place, be it the margins of a notebook page, the wall of a bathroom stall, an internet form entry – and people will write the most inane, puerile thing that pops into their head.

  • Favourite Winnipegger abroad

    1. Tim Gray

    2. Ryan Steel

    3. Neil Young

  • Favourite local social media presence

    1. @winnipegwildin (Instagram)

    2. @faceplam (Twitter)

    3. @mbpolidragrace (Instagram)

  • Favourite local comedian

    1. Carson Košik
    2. Benji Rothman
    3. Paul Rabliauskas

  • Favourite local achiever over 60

    1. Fred Penner
    2. Scott Oake
    3. Al Simmons

  • Arts briefs

    Chuckling for a good cause// MTC presents The Three Musketeers// Jaimie Isaac exhibition at 1C03// Cinematoba kickstarts community film// Empowering incarcerated women through beadwork// A final evening with Duncan Mercredi and friends

  • Arts briefs

    Winging it// Hone your craft// David Myles Trio @ The Park// Top-notch laughs// Célébrer le cinéma français// Local writers shortlisted for prestigious award

  • Critipeg: Official Competition

    Although the Argentinian film Official Competition is billed as a comedy, there are some dramatic twists, and the story has a different ending than one usually associated with the comedic genre. 

  • Queer and trans playwriting unit first of its kind

    A consortium of theatre companies across Canada are collaborating to create the National Queer and Trans Playwriting Unit (NQTPU). A first of its kind in Canada, the initiative encourages 2SLGBTQ+ theatre artists in their early to mid-career stages to submit their work for consideration before July 5. Five Canadian artists will be chosen to participate in the program that begins in September. 

  • Arts briefs

    APTN: DJ Burnt Bannock// Astral Zeneca at Park Alleys// The art of walking// Folk Fest to announce 2022 lineup// Neuro-Hilarity// Manitoba Remembers: A COVID Elegy

  • Favourite local social media presence

    1. wpg_affirmations
    2. Winnipeg Wildin
    3. Faceplam / mbpolidragrace (tie)

  • Favourite local comedian

    1. Paul Rabliauskas
    2. Angie St. Mars
    3. Abbie Falvo / Spencer Adamus (tie)

  • Arts Briefs

    imagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival// Friday night at the Good Will Social Club// Winnipeg Crankie Festival// Winnipeg comedy showcase at the Park Theatre// Cinémental launches 30th edition// Heartbeat of a Nation

  • Laughing into the 20s

    Comedians from across the country will arrive in Winnipeg for the 20th anniversary of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, taking place from Oct. 5 to 10.

    A lineup filled with talent and charisma is set to charm audiences after the uncertainty of whether a celebration would be possible due to COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Winnipeg Twitter hates itself

    What are the rules of creating humour from Winnipeg? A tweet from the account @MasonDRM sums it up nicely: “You are only allowed to make fun of Winnipeg if you are from Winnipeg, anybody else & we’ll fight you & steal your bike.”

  • Live from your couch, it’s Canadian comedy albums!

    Sketch comedy may seem more familiar in a visual format like Saturday Night Live, in which outrageous props and costumes are part of the jokes. But Mouth Beef, the debut album by local sketch troupe HUNKS, makes the listener the set designer.

  • Celebrate local

    Sara Riel Inc. fundraiser brings folks together with music, comedy and food

  • 6’2” if that matters

    Comedian tackles local dating-app tropes in Twitter series

  • Punching up

    Winnipeg comedians and colleagues speak on performing in a medium that has historically been dominated by white, male, straight and cis voices. 

  • ‘Clever, accessible and empathetic’

    Origin Stories: Abby Falvo

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