Knowing that laughter is the best medicine isn’t new, but what is new is the lineup at the Burlington Comedy Festival this year. The festival features over 12 comedians and variety acts this year performing 5 shows at 2 amazing venues tailor made for live stand-up: The Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) and the iconic Water Street Cooker (2084 Old Lakeshore Road).
The 4-day event kicks off on Sunday February 24, 2019 at 2 p.m. with a Family Variety Show at the AGB, featuring international acts from Hilby “Skinny German Juggle Boy” to Ireland’s Jack Wise and the American comedic contortionist and daredevil Alakazam. Tickets are $12.50 (or $40 for a Family Pack of four).
Evening performances begin on Monday February 25 at both The Water Street Cooker and the AGB with an 8 p.m. show time at both venues. Headliners include Montreal-based Derek Seguin, a Just for Laughs alumnus, and Mark Forward, a series regular on Crave TV’s Letterkenny.
The festival ends with a bang on Wednesday February 27 as we feature the “Best of the Fest” (tickets are $59.00) at the AGB, 8 p.m. start time. The seven comic line-up features guest host Gemini Award-winning actor/comedian Shaun Majumder and host of the hit show The Debaters on CBC Radio One –Steve Patterson.
Patrons are also encouraged to enjoy dinner and a show through a special deal at two of Downtown’s best eateries! The best deals in town are the VIP Food & Funny Deals at Emma’s Back Porch and Pepperwood Bistro. They include admission to the reserved seating area and a $25 voucher for dinner at the participating restaurant. This package is $49.00 ($69.00 for the “Best of the Fest”).
Please note that the material is not censored and intended for a mature audience. Seating is general admission.
This year’s events are in partnership with The Gift of Giving Back, Canada’s largest community food drive which helps a dozen agencies serve their needy clients across the GTA. Donations of non-perishable goods and cash will be accepted at all shows.
For a full list of complete acts and to buy tickets online please log onto www.burlingtoncomedy.com