When it comes to the varying degrees of 'funny', no one brings comedic moments together better than The Winnipeg Comedy Festival. This year is a bit of a proud moment for the festival because organizers are showcasing world-class comics who hail from right here in Manitoba. The best part about that? If you're from here, live here or have visited here, then at least one punch-line zinger will be relatable.

CBC Manitoba Pre-parties at Late Show Gala

Get your game face on, your party-game face, that is! This year, CBC Manitoba's trying something new. At the Late Show Gala on April 8 and one hour before the show starts at 9:15 p.m. there will be one hopping party going on so round up the friends, arrange a carpool (or cab), and get your butt to Pantages Theatre.

Ismaila Alfa from CBC Radio One's Up to Speed is challenging you to a party-game extravaganza! Group game stations will be set up in the lobby. Choose from: 

  • Hungry, Hungry Hippo 
  • Jenga
  • Connect-Four
  • Operation
  • Let's Go Fishin' 

Finally, for your hydration pleasure, enjoy the CBC Caesar Station.

Don't drink and drive. Please drink responsibly.

CBC Manitoba Patron's Pick Award

The funniest comic of the Winnipeg Comedy Festival goes to...[applause]! You tell us! Vote for your favourite comic at this year's festival and the winner will be announced at The Best of the Fest / Mic Awards on April 9 and presented by Janet Stewart, host of CBC Winnipeg News

To vote, watch for CBC Ambassadors handing out ballots in the lobbies at every Winnipeg Comedy Festival show.

2017 Choose Funny WCF CBC Manitoba

CBC Manitoba's Patron's Pick Award (CBC Manitoba)

CBC Radio One shows at The Winnipeg Comedy Festival

Now or Never Live at Winnipeg Comedy Festival 2017

CBC Radio One's Now or Never (CBC Now or Never)