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FESTIVAL
PROGRAM

July 21-25, 2021

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 Outdoor Stage

10019 81 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W7

Parking lot beside Grindstone Theatre)

2021 LINE UP


WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 2021

TIME: 7:00PM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Charles Haycock w/ Brent Ayton & Brad Semotiuk

TIME: 9:00PM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Stand-Up Stand-Off Competition Finals



THURSDAY, JULY 22, 2021

TIME: 7:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Marv n’ Berry & Bull Skit Comedy

TIME: 7:00PM

VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS OUTDOOR STAGE
DESCRIPTION: Chris Locke w/ Andrea Jin & Celeste Lampa


TIME: 9:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Sorry, Not Sorry & Mom’s Got a Job


TIME: 9:00PM

VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS OUTDOOR STAGE
DESCRIPTION: Jon Dore w/ Charles Haycock & Brad Semotiuk


FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2021

TIME: 7:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Girl Brain & Jon Blair

TIME: 7:00PM

VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS OUTDOOR STAGE
DESCRIPTION: Jon Dore w/ Adrienne Fish & Brent Ayton

TIME: 9:00PM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Chris Locke w/ Ryan Williams & Kathleen McGee

TIME: 9:00PM
VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS OUTDOOR STAGE
DESCRIPTION: Ron Pederson & Mark Meer Present: Gordon’s Big Bald Head


TIME: 11:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: The 11 O'clock Number



SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2021

TIME: 7:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION:  Ron Pederson & Mark Meer Present: Gordon’s Big Bald Head

TIME: 7:00PM

VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS OUTDOOR STAGE
DESCRIPTION: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS PRESENT: Adrienne Fish w/ Andrea Jin & Celeste Lampa

TIME: 9:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Jon Blair & Blackout

TIME: 9:00PM

VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS OUTDOOR STAGE
DESCRIPTION: Jon Dore w/ Chris Locke & Ryan Williams

Grindstone Comedy Festival 2021
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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 for the miracle of joke birth Sunday, July 25th  with the Edmonton Comedy Scenes chief midwives delivering this little miracle of an open mic!!

 

Hosted by Will Hannigan

 

Sunday, July 25th at 7:00PM

 

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 Will Hannigan!

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.

Featuring the Winner of Stand-Up Stand-Off 2019 Winner, Mark McCue!

Line Up Coming soon!

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PARTIES

HITTING THAT DANCEFLOOR

 OPENING NIGHT PARTY 

Wednesday, July 21st 11:00PM

 KARAOKE PARTY 

Thursday, July 22nd 11:00PM

 

 DANCE PARTY 

Friday, July 23rd 11:59PM

 DANCE PARTY 

Saturday, July 24th 11:00PM

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WORKSHOPS

TIME TO IMPROVISE

Variety & Surprise with Ron Pederson

 

A performance workshop for improvisers: Variety and Surprise is designed to guide serious improvisers through various exercises that will expand the scope of their performance techniques. With training from an industry giant, your stage work is sure to be more artful and ridiculous in equal measure. Work with Ron Pederson and learn how to take your improv to the next level!

 

Dates: July 23rd 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Difficulty: Intermediate - Advanced

Cost: $50

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