The Okanagan Comedy Festival began in August of 2014 and was formally incorporated as a non-profit arts society in June of 2017. Each August the event welcomes Canada’s best comedic talent to the region, putting them to work giving locals and tourists a good laugh just before they return to school and work.
Cornerstones of the Okanagan Comedy Festival are strong Canadian content and diverse programming. Each year organizers feature over a dozen comedic performers in close to 20 ticketed shows at theatres, bars, wineries, as well as free humour workshops and stage time for developing performers from throughout the region. With a great mix of headliners and up-and-coming comedians their shows are guaranteed to tickle any funny-bone.
This year the festival has expanded its roster of talent to 23 comedians including Ali Hassan, host of CBC Radio’s hit stand-up comedy show Laugh Out Loud. Check out the full schedule.