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GRINDSTONE COMEDY FESTIVAL

July 3-7, 2024

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WE'RE BACK, BABY!

The 5th Annual Grindstone Comedy Festival is back and bigger than ever before July 3-7, 2024!

We are SO ready to bring back laughter to the Grindstone and are thrilled to host some of Canada’s top Comedians, Sketch groups & Improvisors.

2024 LINE UP

Extra Fun

Featuring

Bruce McCulloch
Debra DiGiovanni
Bonnie McFarlane
Dave Merheje

Abbas Wahab

Dan Hendricken
Courtney Gilmour
Sean Lecomber
Kathleen McGee
Sterling Scott
Cam Wyllie
Chris Wilson 
Clare McConnell 
The 11 O'Clock Number
Wayne Jones & Kris Siddiqi

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Debra DiGiovanni

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Bruce McCulloch

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Dave Merheje

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Bonnie McFarlane

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STERLING SCOTT

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KATHLEEN MCGEE

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ABBAS WAHAB

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Clare McConnell

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SEAN LECOMBER

Bita Joudaki
Brad Semotiuk
Bobby Warrener
Melanie Dahling
Eric Andrews
Nick McQuick
Noah Brodeur
Kamal Alaeddine
Jules Balluffi
Jim Kerr
Dan Brodribb
Girl Brain
Weird Al Karaoke

 Stand-Up Stand-Off         Competition, King of the Hill Improv Competition, Open Mic, Parties + More!

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Chris Wilson 

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COURTNEY GILMOUR

WHAT

A LOT OF LAUGHS

The Grindstone Comedy Festival is an annual independent stand-up, improv and sketch comedy festival hosted at Edmonton’s Grindstone Theatre which brings both national performers and rising local talent together under the Edmonton spotlight.

WHERE

THEATRE + BISTRO + PATIO

Main Venue:

The Grindstone Comedy Theatre & Bistro

10019 81 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W7

Secondary Venue:

The Howl & Roar Records Stage

10019 81 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W7

Located Outdoors- Across from Grindstone

 

Workshop Studio:

Mill Creek Studio 9562 82 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z8

(Downstairs below the Mill Creek Cafe)

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OPEN MIC

STEP RIGHT UP

Open Mics are where jokes are born! Where comics strain and grunt to push out mushy, slime covered balls of noise they will one day work into useful parts of their act!! It’s also a place for comics to grow, to poop their pants and cry and to try figure out what the hell they are doing on stage!?!! Featuring Edmonton’s Best Comedians, right alongside first timers, up-and-comers and just plain bad comics, all side by side fighting for your laughs! Join us Wednesday, July 5th for this little miracle of an open mic!!

 

Wednesday, July 3rd at 11:00PM

 

Free event!

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STAND-UP
STAND-OFF

LET THE BATTLE BEGIN

It’s the Stand-Up Stand-Off Comedy Competition Finale! Hosted by Adam Dyck! After four weeks of competition it all comes down to this; the final countdown, the minute of truth, the clash of the titanics! It’s the Stand-Up Stand-Off Finals where one comedian will be the winner and the others will be given a participation badge.

 

Disclaimer: no actual badge will be given, metaphorical badges only.

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PARTIES

HITTING THAT DANCEFLOOR

 OPENING KARAOKE PARTY 

Thursday, July 4th 10:30PM

 DANCE PARTY 

Friday, July 5th 11:59PM

 

 AFTER PARTY 

Saturday, July 6th 11:59PM

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WORKSHOPS

TIME TO IMPROVISE

JOIN THE PERFORMERS OF THE FESTIVAL IN SPECIAL WORKSHOPS! MORE INFO COMING SOON. 

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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

Blindman Brewing
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