Over the past few years, Ottawa has seen a surge in female comedians in a previously male dominated scene, producing winners of both the local comedy club competitions and the Ottawa Comedy Awards. There’s an ever growing list of all genders hitting the stage. We caught up with Kennedy Ryan to discuss comedy, community and whether or not it is true that women who are funny cannot open coconuts on their own.
Nestled between the sights and sounds of Downtown Rideau, you’ll find The Improv Embassy. From March 1–3, they’ll be presenting the Ottawa Improv Festival at the neighbouring Arts Court Theatre.
It’s the final weekend of Winterlude, but maybe you’ve already seen the sculptures, skated the canal, and eaten all of the fried dough. Well, not to worry. There’s still plenty to do in Ottawa this weekend.
You can catch Karen competing at Absolute Comedy on Monday February 12.
Jessica Holmes is an Ottawa native, comic, and actress. She garnered nationwide fame through her work with the Royal Canadian Air Farce.
Beneath all the snow and government buildings, Canada’s capital has been slowly nurturing a vibrant comedy community where amateur comedians have many opportunities to try their hand at the craft.
Jared Davidson: “Tess Degenstein does an excellent job… She keeps things moving and she keeps it funny.”
Ottawa Fringe hit show Lauren & Amanda Do It return to the stage as part of the Fringe Encores.
Comedian T.J. Miller will visit Ottawa for the first time to perform Friday November 3 at the National Arts Centre as part of the Just For Laughs Alternative Comedy Tour.
Gina Brillon will perform at the Just For Laughs Canadian Comedy Tour 2017 at the Centrepointe Theatre October 24 and 25.
Sugar Sammy is set to host the Just For Laughs Canadian Comedy Tour 2017 at the Centrepointe Theatre October 24 and 25.
Alonzo Bodden is performing in the Just For Laughs Canadian Comedy Tour hosted by Sammy Sugar at Centrepointe Theatre (101 Centrepointe Drive) from October 24–25 at 7:30pm.
Patterson’s aptly-titled “the 20th anniversorry tour” arrives in Ottawa this week.
David Currie: “Painfully funny… 70 minutes of uncomfortable delight.”
Greg Houston is an Ottawa based comic who has performed at just about every festival the city has to offer. This summer, he is the MC at Yuk Yuks Summer Comedy Competition.