Few things in life are more satisfying than a having a good laugh — even better if it’s accompanied by tears. Feeling overdue for a night of belly aching laughter, giggles and snickers? Then you don’t want to miss The Burlington Comedy Festival featuring seven shows over the course of three nights, from April 25 to 27. 

Six celebrated comics take the stage in venues throughout downtown Burlington, starting with the Opening Gala Night at the beautiful Pearle Hotel and Spa on Thursday, April 25. This is the only festival event where the full lineup of six comics will perform, guaranteeing an outstanding display of comedy talent. Headlining the evening’s performance will be Pete Zedlacher and Jen Grant. 

Zedlacher is a veteran of the Canadian comedy scene whose credits include a Canadian Comedy Award, six Canadian Comedy Award nominations and two Gemini Award nominations. He was also crowned Sirius XM’s Top Comic. 

Grant has performed and appeared on TV at every major comedy festival in the country, and can be heard on CBC‘s “The Debaters”. She has her own TV special on The Comedy Network and was listed as one of the top five funniest people in Toronto by Toronto Life Magazine. 

Also performing at the Pearle are the wildly talented Patrick Haye, Tamara Shevon, Dena Jackson, Steve Goodtime and Magic Brian. 

If you can’t make the Gala, there are six more shows from April 26 to 27 at local restaurant venues where you can experience an intimate live comedy event like no other. Each show features three comics. Simply choose the date and time. For both Friday and Saturday night, you can catch a 7:30 p.m. comedy show at The Block Co., an 8:30 p.m. performance at 400 Brant Kitchen & Bar, and show time at Paradiso Restaurant begins at 9:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes before all shows start.  

Visit Burlingtoncomedy.com to view the lineup for each event and get your tickets – these intimate venues have limited seating. 

The Burlington Downtown Business Association is a proud sponsor of the Burlington Comedy Festival. The association represents over 400 small businesses in the downtown including 50-plus quality eateries, making it a snap to create your own dinner and show any time of year. 

Be sure to grab some friends and plan your memorable night of laugh-out-loud (mature) content, fantastic company and outstanding nosh in downtown Burlington. 

For a full list of comedy shows and to buy tickets online,
visit www.burlingtoncomedy.com 

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