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It’s Comedy Fest time in Winnipeg and once again the Free Press News Café is offering you a chance to get up and personal with some of Canada’s finest funny people. Free Press entertainment writer Brad Oswald will host these entertaining and interactive interviews.

Tuesday, April 8, noon — Kevin McDonald

Best known as a founding member of the legendary sketch troupe The Kids in the Hall, extreme movie buff McDonald is also a fixture at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival as host of Kevin Film Fest, a week-long collection of classic-movie screenings and discussions.

Wednesday, April 9, noon — Dave Hemstad

A three-time Canadian Comedy Award nominee, Hemstad has performed in every province and territory and is a regular guest on CBC Radio’s The Debaters. He’s one of the funniest comics in Canada and could also beat you very badly at golf.

Thursday, April 10, noon — Derek Edwards

Long considered one of Canada’s top standup comedians, the second-most-famous entertainer from Timmins, Ont. (hello, Shania!) is a favourite of Winnipeg comedy fans. Ask any Canuck standup to name the best in this country’s comedy biz, and Edwards’s name is always at the top of the list.

Friday, April 11, 10 a.m. — Tom Cavanagh

Ottawa-born actor Cavanagh can do serious (as in the shot-in-Winnipeg mini-series The Capture of the Green River Killer) and he can do funny (he starred for four seasons in the popular NBC series Ed). At this year’s comedy festival, it’s all about the laughs when he hosts the Friday Late Gala, The Future.

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Updated on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 11:35 AM CDT: Corrects typo

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