Knowing that laughter is the best medicine isn’t new, but what is new is the lineup at the Burlington Comedy Festival this year. It’s true: there’s nothing like a good guffaw and the roster of comics appearing on stage this year will do their best to get you giggling.
This year’s funny festival features over 12 comedians, including Scott Thompson of Kids in the Hall fame, comedian/actor Kevin Pollack and Canadian writer/actor Jon Dore. It will be held at two venues: The Burlington Performing Arts Centre and the Water Street Cooker. The three-day festival begins on Family Day, February 19, starting with a Family Variety Show. The show features award winning, international circus artists including a Portuguese clown, a magician who has performed in Las Vegas and a Juggling and Acrobatic Duo from China. Seating is general admission. Tickets are $15.
The Festival concludes with two performances at The Water Street Cooker on February 20 and February 21. The best deal is Emma’s VIP Food & Funny Deal, which includes admission to the reserved seating area and a $25 dinner at Emma’s Back Porch. Total ticket price is $54. Although material will undoubtedly be funny, it won’t be censored and is intended for mature audiences only. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society, Halton Unit. Tickets are now on sale!
by Becky Dumais
Burlington Comedy Festival