Garden City Comedy Festival – St. Catharines Tourism

Garden City Comedy Festival

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April 15, 2020 - April 18, 2020 | -
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The Garden City Comedy Festival celebrates its fourth year with “bloomin’ funny” shows at multiple venues in Downtown St. Catharines April 15-18.

The Garden City Comedy Festival brings together dozens of hilarious comics from the Niagara Region and beyond and is Niagara’s premier comedy extravaganza.

Kick Off Variety Show

Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m.
The Warehouse
Tickets: Available for $10

The Kick Off Variety Show features an eclectic mix of talented comedic performers showcasing their skills via the mediums of comedy, music, magic and more! Hosted by Alex Kazam and featuring Oren Williamson, Joel Van Vliet and headliner David Green.

Women’s Place Comedy Fundraiser

Thursday, April 16 at 8 p.m.
Oddfellows Temple (36 James St.)
Tickets: Available for $15

The laughs continue at the Women’s Place Comedy Fundraiser. The Women’s Place Comedy Fundraiser show features some of the funniest female comedians from across Ontario. The evening’s headliner is the uproariously funny Rebecca Reeds, with feature acts including Tamara Shevon, Melanie Dahling and Allie Pearse.

The evening is hosted by Niagara’s own Brie Watson and also features a silent auction with all proceeds from the evening being donated to Women’s Place South Niagara.

Improv Niagara Festival Special

Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m.
Mahtay Café and Lounge
Tickets: Available for $10

Comedy fans are in for a special treat with this one-of-a-kind show from Improv Niagara. Improv Niagara is an improvisational comedy ensemble based in the Niagara Region in Ontario, Canada. They provide workshops, jams and shows for all those interested in the “yes, and” in this incredible region of the country. Don’t miss this improvised love letter to the Garden City.

Showtime Special starring Pete Zedlacher

Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m.
Showtime Comedy and Entertainment
Tickets: Available for $15

Join us at Showtime Comedy and Entertainment for a special comedy event headlined by Canadian Comedy Award and Sirius XM winner Pete Zedlacher. Best known for his appearances at Just for Laughs in Montreal and performing galas alongside Jason Alexander, Whoopi Goldberg, Sir Patrick Stewart and the legendary Muppets. Zedlacher has also appeared at The Winnipeg Comedy Festival, JFL42 and toured with the Just For Laughs National Tour.

The evening will be hosted by Tom Holman and feature the hilariously talented Brenda Lennie and Mike Mosher.

Garden City Comedy Festival Gala Night

Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m.
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Tickets: Available for $30

Featuring headliner and internationally renowned comedian Pete Zedlacher. Zedlacher has a Canadian Comedy Award, four Canadian Comedy Award-nominations and two Gemini nominations to his credit. Most recently, Pete won the international comedy competition and was crowned Sirius XM’s Top Comic.

The gala night also features comedians Rebecca Reeds, Fiona O’Brien, Michael Moses, and a performance by the Niagara’s Top Comic 2020 winner. The evening is hosted by Niagara’s own Joe Pillitteri.

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