Halifax Comedy Festival

About the Show

The 2015 HA!IFAX COMEDY FESTIVAL cracks like a whip and moves like a bullet. Hosted by the ever-funny Mark Critch (This Hour has 22 Minutes) and featuring more than 60 stand-up performances the series was shot in various locations around Halifax and crisply edited into six half-hour episodes.

2015 marks the festival's 20th anniversary and features 30 Canadian and international comedians, including festival favourites Lachlan Patterson (Last Comic Standing), Gemini Award-winner Nikki Payne, Graham Chittenden, Tim Nutt, Erica Sigurdson, newcomers Matt Wright, Sean Emeny and Daniel Tirado, and comedy legends Harland Williams and Caroline Rhea. Over the years the Ha!ifax Comedy Fest has garnered multiple Canadian Comedy Awards and Gemini nominations, including Best Comedy Program in 2011.

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Program Name

Halifax Comedy Festival

Program Type

Television Show




Summer 2016


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