The Ha!ifax ComedyFest – Celebrating Laughter since 1995!
Every April, Halifax erupts in laughter as comedians from all over North America hit the stage for the Ha!ifax ComedyFest. Held over 4 days, the festival showcases over 30 comedians on 14 stages across the city. Don’t miss out on the laughter!
The Ha!ifax Comedy Festival began in 1995 as an Atlantic Canadian comedy festival, promoting and showcasing talent from the Atlantic Provinces in the clubs in downtown Halifax. Nearly 20 years later, the festival boasts multiple shows in various venues across the city and international headlining artists.
The Ha!ifax ComedyFest is one of only three major comedy festivals broadcast nationally during prime time hours on CBC Television.
As one of the most successful, longest-running comedy festivals in Canada, the Ha!ifax ComedyFest is a must-attend event each April in Halifax.
Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series
- Shaun Majumder 2001
- Bette MacDonald 2002 (winner)
- Nikki Payne 2002
- Irwin Barker 2005
- Derek Edwards 2005
- Elvira Kurt 2006
- Debra DiGiovanni 2008 (winner)
- Nikki Payne 2010
- Pete Zedlacher 2010
Best Comedy Program or Series
- Ha!ifax ComedyFest 2010