It’s that time again to see what the Winnipeg Comedy Festival is cooking up! This year’s Comedy Festival is filled to the brim with talent, some that are flown in for the festival, and others from our local comedy scene. Basically, that means a lot of opportunities to enjoy comedians that you’ve seen before and also a chance to discover new gems.
Winnipeg Public Library is right in the middle of the action again this year with three great FREE lunch time shows which are leaving audiences laughing hysterically and hungry for more. Monday’s show with former Winnipegger Aisha Alfa and Tuesday’s follow-up with K. Trevor Wilson have both been big hits, drawing quite a crowd. If you missed those two, don’t worry, we’ve got Charlie Demers still to come on April 10. Show starts at noon, get there early of you want a good seat!
The best part is that you can check out these comedians again at other shows during the festival as each of them are part of several line-ups during the festival!
In order to get into the mood for the festival, check out our great selection of books by funny people like Sarah Silverman (The Bedwetter: a story of Courage, Redemption and Pee) and Tina Fey (Bossypants). If you’re more into the serious history of all things funny, the library has several books on the rich history of stand-up comedy. Try Seriously funny: Rebel Comedians from the 50’s and 60’s by Gerald Nachman or I’m dying up here: Heartbreak and high Times in Stand-up Comedy’s Golden Era by William Knoedelseder. And if the Comedy Festival has motivated you to try stand-up yourself, we can help there as well! as we have many different books that walk you through the process, including classics like Richard Belzer’s How to Be a Stand-Up Comic.
And of course, if reading is not your cup of tea, we also have fantastic performances on CD and DVD. So get to the library, and get laughing!