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 with multiple shows across the city.
The Halifax ComedyFest is shot by Pilot Light Productions and aired on CBC TV each year in a six-part series. It is one of only three comedy festivals in Canada broadcast nationally on TV.
Don’t miss out on the laughter – get your tickets to the funniest party in town!
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. The festival boasts multiple shows in various venues across the city and international headlining artists.
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.
Can’t wait until Ha!ifax ComedyFest in April? Start the laughter early at The Best of The Fest, featuring Ha!ifax ComedyFest alum Orny Adams, on November 24, 2018. Click here for details.
Masterminded by the producers of Ha!ifax ComedyFest in partnership with Atlantica Hotel Halifax, Last Laugh Comedy Club features powerhouse talents you’ve seen on television and at major festivals, along with incredible comics from all over the freakin’ place. Click here for more information.
Ha!ifax ComedyFest presents Laugh@Lunch at the Halifax Central Library. This free event features three comedians from the festival line-up performing a lunch-hour show in the library’s Paul O’Regan Hall. Details for the 2019 event will be available in early March.
Watch videos of past episodes of Ha!ifax ComedyFest at CBC Television.
For Immediate Release - Thursday November 8, 2018
(Halifax, NS) – Back for its twenty-fourth year, the 2019 edition of Ha!ifax ComedyFest runs from April 24 until April 27, and features more than 30 comedians at venues throughout the city. Read More
Ha!ifax ComedyFest would like to thank our partners, sponsors and volunteers.
We’d like to thank the volunteer Board of Directors for their time and dedication to the festival.
Sr. Associate, Peak Experiences Consulting
Account Executive, Atlantic Business Magazine
QC, Stewart McKelvey
Associate, Stewart McKelvey
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Owner, Strathdee & Company
Halifax Comedy Festival Limited
Premiere Entertainment Group
1150 Belmont on the Arm
Halifax, NS B3H 1J3
The host hotel for Ha!ifax ComedyFest is Atlantica Hotel Halifax at 1980 Robie Street in Halifax’s West End. Stay tuned for a special festival rate.