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Burlington Comedy Festival
Posted: Feb 10, 2019



February 24th – February 27th


Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual Burlington Comedy Festival, presented by the Burlington Downtown Business Association.  The Festival is in partnership with the Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival and Port Credit Comedy Festival.

The four-day event kicks off on Sunday February 24, 2019 with a Family Variety Show at the Art Gallery of Burlington.  The variety show features international acts from Hilby “Skinny German Juggle Boy” to Ireland’s Jack Wise and the American comedic contortionist and daredevil Alakazam.  Tickets are $12.50 (or Family Pack of four: $40.00), doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the all-ages show begins at 2:00 p.m.

The Festival features over twelve comedians and variety acts performing five shows at two amazing venues tailor made for live stand-up: The Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) and the iconic Water Street Cooker (2084 Old Lakeshore Road)

This year’s events are in partnership with The Gift of Giving Back, Canada’s largest community food drive which helps a dozen agencies serve their needy clients across the GTA.  Donations of non-perishable goods and cash will be accepted at all shows.

Evening performances begin on Monday February 25 at both The Water Street Cooker and AGB with an 8:00 show time at both venues.  Headliners include Montreal-based Derek Seguin a Just for Laughs alumnus and Mark Forward, a series regular on Crave TV’s Letterkenny.  The following evening our headliners switch venues with all tickets valued at $29.00.

Burlington Comedy Festival ends with a bang on Wednesday February 27th as we   feature the “Best of the Fest” (tickets are $59.00) at the Art Gallery of Burlington, 8 p.m. start time.  The seven comic line-up features gust host Gemini Award-winning actor/comedian Shaun Majumder and host of the hit show The Debaters on CBC Radio One –Steve Patterson.

Patrons are also encouraged to enjoy dinner and a show through a special deal at two of Downtown’s best eateries!

The best deals in town are the VIP Food & Funny Deals at Emma’s Back Porch and Pepperwood Bistro.  They include admission to the reserved seating area and a $25 voucher for dinner at the participating restaurant.  This package is $49.00 ($69.00 for the “Best of the Fest”).

Please note that the material is not censored and intended for a mature audience. Seating is general admission, no recordings are permitted.

You can buy tickets in person in January at Emma’s Back Porch and Pepperwood Bistro.  Also check us out at the 5th Annual Burlington Winter Beer Festival, January 25-26.

For a full list of complete acts and to buy tickets online please log onto www.burlingtoncomedy.com


“After five years we are more convinced than ever that there is a strong appetite for professional comedy in Burlington.  The Festival helps us to showcase our thriving small business community by bringing crowds to the downtown core for laughs and great hospitality.  We want to make the experience of live comedy against the backdrop of Lake Ontario an annual tradition”.

-Brian Dean, Executive Director, Burlington Downtown Business Association  


Please contact:
Brian Dean, Executive Director
brian@burlingtondowntown.ca or 905-333-9868 x 1


Phil LeConte
Executive Producer
Burlington Comedy Festival
info@burlingtoncomedy.com or 1-519-897-4997



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