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Best of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival

March 31, 2017
Event Detail - Band

Date: March 31, 2017 8pm
Venue: Casino Regina Show Lounge
Doors Open: 7:15pm

Ticket Prices
Main Floor: $25 plus 5% tax
Balcony: $20 plus 5% tax

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Dean Jenkinson HOST – Dean Jenkinson is an award-winning comedian and comedy writer in Winnipeg, Canada. He’s currently a writer for CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Dean wrote the 22 Minutes sketch “Sponsor An Executive” which despite being geo-fenced in Canada has been viewed over 1.3 million times on YouTube. He’s written for several Just For Laughs specials, creating material for such acts as The Muppets, Joan Rivers, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Silverman, and cast members from The Big Bang Theory. When he's not writing comedy or performing in a comedy club, Dean entertains at corporate and community events across Canada.

Dave Hemstad – Dave Hemstad is a three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee who began performing on national television in 2002. In addition to his own half hour Comedy Now Special on CTV and his Gala performance at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal he has taped appearances for both the Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy Festivals for CBC. Dave has many acting credits to his name including having starred in the Showcase comedy series Almost Heroes. Dave is currently a regular on CBC's smash hit The Debaters for both television and radio.

Rebecca Koeller -With the face of an angel and a tongue as sharp as a Mach-17 razor, Rebecca Kohler is full of surprises. Life is hard, sometimes tragic, and Rebecca is no stranger to these realities; in fact she uses life's hardships and truths to create well-crafted joke-story-type-things. Rebecca brings an edgy insight to the stage and asks you to remember that she is not offensive, but that life itself is offensive.

Chad Anderson – Chad Anderson first took to the stage in 2008 and immediately fell into the clutches of this strange addiction we call stand-up comedy. He has performed and toured across Canada, been a finalist in several comedy competitions, performed at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and is a veteran of the Winnipeg Comedy Scene. At the age of 28, Chad has been sober five years now and likes to use his experiences to entertain crowds. Whether he's telling you about his struggle to find love as a sober man or making fun of his dealings with racism as an Aboriginal man, one thing is for sure, you're guaranteed to fall in love with Chad's brand of comedy.

Ashley Burdett - Ashley Burdett was born and raised in Winnipeg and she loves this wintery city. She has been performing improv for over 10 years, most recently with Blind Date and Bravo Rocket. She spent five glorious seasons with Soap Scum, Winnipeg’s longest running improvised soap opera. Ashley is new to the stand-up scene and she is loving every minute of it. Her style has been described as “thoughtful, honest, and wickedly silly.”

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