The Comedy Country returns to Prince Edward County in 2017 with a hilarious summer comedy series featuring some of Canada’s funniest stand-up, improv and sketch comedians – all hosted by The County’s Artisanal Comedy Troupe: TASTE THAT! The series includes performances each month from May – August at the Athol Rec Centre in Cherry Valley, and culminates with The Comedy Country Series Finale at The Regent Theatre in September.
All of this, plus comedy classes so you can put your funny bone to work!
It’s gonna be a laugh-out-loud summer with The County’s summer comedy series, Comedy Country – Big Laughs in Rural Places.
– Saturday, May 20th – featuring FLO & JOAN
– Saturday, June 10th – featuring THE TEMPLETON PHILHARMONIC
– Saturday, July 22nd – featuring SONGBUSTER: AN IMPROVISED MUSICAL.
– Saturday, August 19th – featuring SOUL DECISION
8:00pm – Athol Rec Centre (1685 County Rd 10, Cherry Valley)
with The County’s Artisanal Comedy Troupe: TASTE THAT!
Tickets: $10 in advance / $15 at the door (includes HST)
SONGBUSTER will delight audiences as an award-winning cast of improvisers creates a brand new musical on the spot. Every night is opening night as audience suggestions are transformed into a fast-paced, ridiculous and always entertaining musical complete with brand new songs, stories and characters
On Saturday, August 19th, Comedy Country presents high-energy sketch comedy duo SOUL DECISION. Their comedy seamlessly weaves together a world of characters and relationships full of hilarity and heart. Their signature style and undeniable charm has earned them big laughs across Canada and won them “Best of the Fest” honours at the 2017 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival.
Their credits include CBC’s Workin’ Moms, The Second City, Sunnyside on City, and CBC’s Kim’s Convenience amongst a sea of individual and shared accolades.
8:00pm – The Regent Theatre (224 Main Street, Picton)
The Comedy Country Series Finale Shindig
STEVE PATTERSON, beloved host of CBC’s The Debaters will headline the series finale at THE REGENT THEATRE in Picton, on Saturday September 23rd.
As host of CBC Radio One’s wildly successful “The Debaters” since 2007, STEVE PATTERSON has become a household name, with more than 700,000 weekly listeners. In 2010, steady accolades for his work on that show earned him a third invitation to perform on one of Just For Laughs’ prestigious televised galas, hosted by Steve Martin. Considered to be the highlight of the show by the audience and critics alike, Patterson’s performance prompted the legendary Martin himself to quip, “If I’d known he was going to be THAT good, I would have cancelled him.”
YOU can get involved in the funny too! Comedy Country offers companion workshops by some of Canada’s top comedy instructors so you can give your own funnybone a workout.