Entertainment

Best of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival: Naughty or Nice

December 15, 2017
Event Detail - Band

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

Ticket Prices
Main Floor: $35 plus 5% tax
Balcony: $35 plus 5% tax

Limited Tickets

Graham Chittenden

Graham is a familiar face at the Just for Laughs festival, as well as on Just for Laughs tours, coast to coast in Canada and as far away as Bermuda. He has also shared the stage on the theatre tours of Howie Mandel, John Pinette, Brent Butt, Bob Saget and more.

Graham has his own award-nominated special on The Comedy Network has hosted talk shows on MTV, and The Comedy Network, and written for shows such as CBC’s Mr. D and Still Standing. You may also recognize his voice from CBC Radio’s acclaimed comedy show, The Debaters.

Fresh and clean...but still relentlessly funny, Graham Chittenden is one of Canada’s most exciting comedic performers. 

An animal lover, Graham donates his time to the SPCA, and can’t bring any more dogs home because he’s reached the city maximum.

Ted Morris

Ted Morris always looks like he's having the most fun in the room when he's on stage. His intelligent, off-beat humour and wickedly charming smile lets us all know that our slightly warped thoughts are just fine.

He’s equal parts boy-next-door and boy-your-mother-warned-you-about with just enough boy-you-want-to-hang-out-with-at-the-party-to-laugh-at-everyone-else-with (and know you’re safe!) to keep things interesting.

Born in Ottawa and now making his home in Toronto, Ted discovered his love of stand-up while getting his degree in veterinary medicine. While he still spends some time working as small animal vet, his comedy career is taking off and he has found that it's much more gratifying to "kill" on stage. He's been called "fresh faced and hilarious" and "a real gem" by Now Magazine, and slightly ruder things by strangers in the street.

Ted currently tours Canada working for Yuk Yuk’s, the largest chain of comedy clubs in the country. A favourite of the festival circuit, he has performed at the "We're Funny That Way" (Toronto), London, Halifax,  Winnipeg, Glasgow, Sudbury, Out of Bounds (Austin, Texas), Laughing Devil (Atlanta, Georgia), North Carolina Comedy Arts, NXNE (Toronto) and JFL42 (Toronto) Comedy Festivals, and can be heard around the world on SiriusXM and CBC Radio’s The Debaters and LOL.

His TV appearances include two stand-up specials for Pridevision TV (as both a performer and producer), The Toronto Show, The Comedy Network's Canadian Comedy Shorts, MuchMoreMusic's Heat Meter, The Smart Woman's Survival Guide and The Halifax Comedy Festival on CBC. Ted's hour-long Comedy Now! stand-up special on The Comedy Network (Canada) debuted in 2012.  His web series The Giant Comes Out is currently being developed into a TV series. He is also a nationally syndicated radio columnist sharing his vet wisdom across Canada on CBC Radio, is the featured vet on the international magazine show Steven and Chris airing on CBC and runs a monthly phone-in veterinary advice show on Zoomer Radio

Mike MacDonald

Comedian Mike MacDonald, considered one of the top funny men in all of Canada, understands the power of laughter.

In addition to his successful and well-received live performances all over North America, Mike has appeared on numerous TV shows on HBO, Showtime, The Comedy Network, and CBC’s Just For Laughs.

He has also starred in three well received and critically acclaimed specials for the CBC in Canada and for Showtime in the US which include, On TargetMy House My Rules! and Happy As I Can Be.

Mike has always lived his life as an open book never shying away from his own personal battles. He has been and continues to be a strong advocate in the fight against the stigma of mental health issues and drug addiction.

In 2011, MacDonald was diagnosed with Hepatitis C which progressed to the point where his liver and his kidneys shut down.  He was put on the waiting list for a liver transplant and on March 17, 2013 he underwent a successful seven-hour liver transplant operation.

Since 2014, Mike has returned full-time to performing and has wowed audiences with his ‘Recovery Story’ which is not only brutally honest but gut-wrenchingly funny and insightful.  His journey resonates with a wide audience; particularly 12-Step Recovery Groups, Treatment Centers, Hospitals and Mental Health organizations.

Rob Bebenek

One of the fastest rising comics in the country, Bebenek has smashed audiences from coast to coast. His sharp wit and observational rants have left audiences in stitches. Rob has received major praises from peers, critics and most of all the crowds, for the way he rips apart day to day life and calls out idiocy in the world as he's sees it. As a result he is quickly becoming a club favourite.

Originally from Kitchener, Ontario he now makes his home in Toronto as he hones his skills as a comedian, writer and actor. He was a finalist in SiriusXM Canada's Next Top Comic competition in 2013. He's appeared on MTV, SiriusXM radio and CBC's Laugh Out Loud. He's performed at the Halifax Comedy Festival, Hubcap Comedy Festival, Cottage Country Comedy Festival, the NXNE Festival and the Waterloo Comedy Festival, as well as opening for Charlie Murphy, Steve-O, Gerry Dee, Tim Meadows and more!

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