YYComedy Festival brings stand-up all-stars to Calgary this week

Sep 26 2016, 8:09 pm

The YYComedy Festival is back for another year this Thursday, bringing a huge host of standup stars to venues across Calgary.

This year’s event, which runs through Saturday, October 1, promises to be the biggest and best YYComedy Festival yet.

Aiming to present the highest quality shows possible at affordable prices, you’ll be able to pick from shows by 50 different standup comedians.

Headliners this year include icon Janeane Garofalo, who has featured in The Ben Stiller Show, Saturday Night Live, The West Wing and several critically acclaimed movies.

Also on deck is Dave Foley, best known as one of the members of the iconic sketch troupe The Kids in the Hall and for his role as Dave Nelson on the NBC series Newsradio.

Foley’s fellow Kids In The Hall, Kevin McDonald and Scott Thompson will also be appearing.

Other great standups to check out include Ophira Eisenberg, comedian, writer, and host of NPR’s hit trivia show, Ask Me Another.

The YYComedy Festival will also feature comedians from Calgary or elsewhere in Alberta, such as Noor Kidwai, Brittany Lyseng, Kevin Stobo and Amy Edgar.

YYComedy Festival

Where: Multiple comedy venues around Calgary

When: Thursday, September 29 through Saturday, October 1, times vary

Tickets: Available online, prices vary from show to show