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FESTIVAL
PROGRAM

July 6-10, 2022

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

10014 81 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W7

Located inside Trinity Lutheran Church

Offsite Venue:

Campus St-Jean 8406 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury, Edmonton, AB T6C 4G9

Auditorium (Room 1-08)

Workshop Studio:

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

(Downstairs below the Mill Creek Cafe)

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2022 LINE UP


WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2022

TIME: 7:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Ryan Belleville w/ Sunee Dhaliwal, Sterling Scott & Dana Smith


TIME: 9:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Stand-Up Stand-Off Competition Finals


TIME: 11:00PM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Open Mic



THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2022

TIME: 7:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Christina Walkinshaw w/ Sterling Scott, Sunee Dhaliwal & Andrew Crone


TIME: 7:00PM
VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS  STAGE
DESCRIPTION: Directors Cut ft. Aaron Reed, Amber Nash, Kirsten Rasmussen, Tim Gray, Leslie Johnson & Kevin Gillese


TIME: 7:00PM
VENUE: CAMPUS ST JEAN
DESCRIPTION: (Thunder)CATS


TIME: 9:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Quarter Slots 
(Amber Nash & Leslie Johnson) w/ Kirsten Rasmussen & Kevin Gillese


TIME: 9:00PM
VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS  STAGE
DESCRIPTION: Garrett Jamieson w/ Sophie Buddle, Sunee Dhaliwal & the Stand-Up Stand-Off winner


TIME: 9:00PM
VENUE: CAMPUS ST JEAN
DESCRIPTION: 11 O'Clock Number w/ Ryan Belleville


TIME: 10:30 PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE

DESCRIPTION: Opening Karaoke Party




FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2022

TIME: 7:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Kirsten Rasmussen w/ HUNKS


TIME: 7:00PM
VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS STAGE
DESCRIPTION: 
Sophie Buddle w/ Christina Walkinshaw, Erika Ehler & Brittany Lyseng


TIME: 7:00PM
VENUE: CAMPUS ST JEAN
DESCRIPTION: (Thunder)CATS


TIME: 9:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Aaron Read w/ Stand-Up Stand-Off Winners, Brittany Lyseng & Siobhan Theobald


TIME: 9:00PM
VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS STAGE
DESCRIPTION: Che Durena w/ Erika Ehler, Will Hannigan & Andrew Crone


TIME: 9:00PM
VENUE: CAMPUS ST JEAN
DESCRIPTION: God is a Scottish Drag Queen


TIME: 11:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: 
Quarter Slots (Amber Nash & Leslie Johnson) w/ Donovan Workun & Chris Borger


TIME: 12:00AM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Dance Party



SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2022


TIME: 7:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION:  HUNKS w/ The Debutantes


TIME: 7:00PM
VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS  STAGE
DESCRIPTION: Che Durena w/ Sophie Buddle, Andrew Crone & Siobhan Theobald


TIME: 7:00PM
VENUE: CAMPUS ST JEAN
DESCRIPTION: (Thunder)CATS


TIME: 9:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Kirsten Rasmussen w/ Donovan Workun & Kevin Gillese


TIME: 9:00PM
VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS  STAGE
DESCRIPTION: Garrett Jamieson w/ Aaron Read, Brittany Lyseng & Matt Nightingale


TIME: 9:00PM
VENUE: CAMPUS ST JEAN
DESCRIPTION: 11 O'Clock Number w/ Ryan Belleville


TIME: 11:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION: Grindstone Comedy Fest Showcase w/ Sean Lecomber, Sterling Scott, Will Hannigan, Siobhan Theobald, Andrew Crone, Brittany Lyseng, Matt Nightingale, Erika Ehler & Aaron Read


TIME: 12:00AM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE

DESCRIPTION: After Party


SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2022

TIME: 7:00PM
VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE
DESCRIPTION:  Live HUNKS Podcast Recording

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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 6th for this little miracle of an open mic!!

 

Wednesday, July 6th 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.

Featuring last year's winner, Simon Glassman!

 >> Tickets available here 

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PARTIES

HITTING THAT DANCEFLOOR

 OPENING KARAOKE PARTY 

Thursday, July 7th 10:30PM

 DANCE PARTY 

Friday, July 8th 11:59PM

 

 AFTER PARTY 

Saturday, July 9th 11:59PM

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WORKSHOPS

TIME TO IMPROVISE

SOLO SKETCH WORKSHOP

Instructor: Kirsten Rasmussen

Date: Saturday July 9 from 2-5PM

Where: Grindstone Theatre

THE ART OF STAND UP

Instructor: Ryan Belleville

Date: Saturday July 9 from 2-5PM

Where: Grindstone Studio

MUSICAL IMPROV

Instructors: Byron Martin & Simon Abbott

Date: Sunday July 10 from 1-4PM

Where: Grindstone Studio