Comedians

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The Event

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!

History

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.

Awards & Nominations

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

Media

Ha!Ha!Ha!idays

Tired of the same old staff Christmas party?  Need to spice it up a bit?  Join us for the best holiday party in town!   With four years of sold out shows, Ha!Ha!Ha!iday has become the must attend party for companies large and small alike.  Featuring award winning comedian Derek Edwards, the event features a sumptuous buffet dinner and dance to follow.  December 12 & 13 at the World Trade and Convention Centre.  Book your party now! Contact us at info@pegentertainment.ca or 902-429-7205 for more details.

Comedy Cares for HomeBridge

HomeBridge Youth Society and Halifax Comedy Fest proudly present Ha Ha’s for HomeBridge, a night of comedy featuring Angelo Tsarouchas, Ophira Eisenberg and Chuck Byrn.  This fundraising event, in support of therapeutic programming and educational experiences for the at-risk youth reside in the HomeBridge Community, takes place Wednesday, April 23th at the Mic Mac Amateur Aquatic Club in Dartmouth.  Doors open at 6:15 with show starts at 7:00 pm.    Tickets are on sale now for $30.  Please call 466-2666 for more information or to buy tickets.

For more information on HomeBridge Youth Society please visit www.homebridgeyouth.ca

 

Photo Archive

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Photography by Chr!s Sm!th

Videos

Watch videos of past episodes at CBC Television.

Partners

The Ha!ifax ComedyFest would like to thank the support of our partners, sponsors and volunteers.

Board of Directors

The Ha!ifax ComedyFest is produced by Premiere Entertainment Group in conjunction with the Halifax Comedy Festival Society. We’d like to thank the volunteer Board of Directors for their time and dedication to the festival.

  • Halifax Comedy Festival Society
  • Paul E. LeBlanc

    Chair
    Video Producer

  • Tony Mancini

    Vice Chair
    Senior Partner, Priority Atlantica

  • Keith Croucher

    Treasurer
    Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services

  • Sharon Resky

    Secretary
    Account Executive, Atlantic Business Magazine

  • Laurie Jones

    Associate, McInnes Cooper

  • Maurice Chiasson

    QC, Stewart McKelvey

  • Peter Spurway

    VP, Corporate Communications & Airport Experience, Halifax International Airport Authority

Contact Us

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Event Information

Project Manager

Performer Submissions

Christina Edwards
Please include your bio and a short video link.

Sponsorships

Kim Hendrickson

Social media partners and on-line promotions

Michelle McCann

Interview booking with performers

Wendy Phillips

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Halifax Comedy Festival Limited
Premiere Entertainment Group
1150 Belmont on the Arm
Halifax, NS B3H 1J3

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