There’s nothing better than laughing until your belly aches – and the comics at the Burlington Comedy Festival will make you do just that. A hilarious celebrity line-up of seven comedians will hit five stages over four days, promising a unique experience with every show.
Opening night kicks off on Thursday, April 20th, with three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee Dave Hemstad at the Pearle Hotel. In addition to his CTV “Comedy Now” special and performances at the Just for Laughs Festival Gala in Montreal, Dave has many acting credits to his name. He starred in the Showcase comedy series “Almost Heroes” and is a regular on CBC’s smash hit The Debaters (and a contributing writer on the CBC series “Still Standing”).
On Friday, April 21st, guests can enjoy dinner and a show at one of two intimate pop-up events featuring Sandra Battaglini, Rob Bebenek, Arthur Simeon, and Zabrina Douglas. Doors open at 7 pm at The Block & Co., followed by an 8:30 pm show at Paradiso. Enjoy your favourite dish and drinks while special guest and celebrity magician Billy Kidd wows. Tickets are limited!
The “big” show hits the stage Saturday and Sunday when Canadian actor, writer, and comedian Jon Dore headlines at The Art Gallery of Burlington. Jon’s television credits include a memorable guest star role on the CBS Emmy Award-winning series, How I Met Your Mother, and a lead role on ABC’s How to Live with Your Parents. Jon has appeared on Conan, Inside Amy Schumer, Hart of Dixie, and his own special on Comedy Central.
Need help deciding which show to attend? Visit Burlingtoncomedy.com/shows to find a clip of each comic. Doors open for all shows at 7 p.m. (except Paradiso, which opens at 8:30), leaving plenty of time to explore Burlington’s beautiful downtown.
The Burlington Comedy Festival has your back for laugh-out-loud, mature content (perfect for a night out with friends or a date night).
For a full list of complete acts and to buy tickets online, please visit: www.burlingtoncomedy.com
By Anneliese Lawton