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COMEDY COUNTRY – the County’s summer comedy series

Fri July 26

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One event on July 26, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on August 17, 2019 at 12:00am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 12:00am

Comedy Country

Comedy Country returns to Prince Edward County with a summer-long comedy series featuring monthly shows by top-flight talent from across Canada and beyond alongside hilarious locals.

Comedy Country kicked off in April with Saturday Night Live star KEVIN NEALON, performing to a packed house at Picton’s Regent Theatre. The complete Comedy Country series lineup features a top-flight slate of comedy talent performing improv, stand-up and sketch comedy at a host of venues throughout Prince Edward County.

Saturday, June 15th – featuring TASTE THAT!
Athol Rec Centre, 1685 County Rd. 10, Cherry Valley – 8:00pm – $15 (+HST and fees)
A full-length show of locally-inspired improvised comedy. The County’s own comedy gang will reprise their hugely popular satirical news segment The County Roundup – big time laughs at small town news.

Friday, July 26th – STAND-UP COMEDY AT 555 featuring RYAN DILLON, NOUR HADIDI, HISHAM KELATI, and AMANDA McQUEEN
555 Brewing Company, 124 Picton Main Street, Picton – 8:00pm – $15 (+HST and fees)
Stand-up comedy takes over the patio at 555 Brewing Company with a stellar lineup of some of Canada’s hottest emerging comics. Toronto comics Ryan Dillon, Nour Hadidiand Hisham Kelati who ripped up the stage at The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival in March are joined by Montréal comic Amanda McQueen whose set at Comedy Country in 2018 had audiences wanting more.

Saturday, August 17th – featuring SEX T-REX in WATCH OUT WILDKAT
Athol Rec Centre, 1685 County Rd. 10, Cherry Valley – 8:00pm – $15 (+HST and fees)
On August 17th Cherry Valley gets a taste of the olde west as Toronto ensemble Sex T-Rex remount their 2014 smash-hit show Watch Out Wildkat. Freshly crowned Best of the Fest at the 2019 TOsketchfest Sex T-Rex will wow audiences with this loving send-up of the Western genre. Expect train explosions, bar brawls, bear fights, horse chases, and tumblin’ tumbleweeds all performed with simple props, puppetry and physical comedy.

Saturday, September 21st – THE COMEDY COUNTRY SERIES FINALE –
A SKETCH COMEDY EXTRAVAGANZA ELEGANZA
The Regent Theatre, 224 Picton Main Street, Picton – 8:00pm – $25 (+HST and fees)
The Series culminates September 21st at The Regent Theatre with The Comedy Country Series Finale, a one-night-only performance of the acclaimed queer-forward sketch comedy sensation A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza. An LGBTQ comedic tour de force, Eleganza was named one of Toronto’s Top Five Comedy Shows of 2018 by NOW Magazine after sold-out runs at Buddies in Bad Times, and Streetcar Crowsnest followed up by a month-long PRIDE Toronto engagement at the legendary Second City Toronto.

Comedy Country is a special project of The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to promoting and supporting Canadian comedic talent. Picton residents Paul and Julianne Snepsts founded The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival in 2005, and in 2015 launched Comedy Country in Prince Edward County.

facebook.com/comedycountryfestival • Twitter @comedy_country
Instagram @comedycountryfestival • #comedycountry

 

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