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Winnipeg comedy fans will be spoiled rotten this summer as some of North America’s best comedians arrive for the city’s newest comedy event.
Oddblock, a four-day block party style comedy festival, will run Aug. 27 to 30.
The festival will take place in multiple venues within a two-block radius in South Osborne.
Venues include The Park Theatre, Luxalune Gastropub, Deseo Bistro, Monticchio, and Vera Pizzeria. Each venue will host multiple comedy shows, featuring international touring comedians, national headliners and local comedians.
The first announcement of featured performers includes:
• Eddie Pepitone, nicknamed "The Bitter Buddha," is a force of nature onstage, switching between social rage and self-doubt.
• James Adomian is a comedian, actor and writer widely known for his many characters and impressions.
Other comedians include: alt comedy legend Ron Lynch (Bob’s Burgers, Adventure Time), Karen Kilgariff (HBO’s Mr. Show), Drennon Davis (Conan, Last Comic Standing) Pat Thornton (Sunnyside, Just For Laughs: All Access, Just for Laughs Festival), and Sara Hennessey (Just For Laughs: All Access, CBC’s Fool Canada). A number of other comedians from Winnipeg and abroad have also signed on to appear at the festival.
Similar to other Winnipeg summer fests, Oddblock is a localized, high-density event with numerous shows in a number of locations within one neighbourhood.
Patrons are encouraged to bike, bus, or drive to the area and spend the whole day in one location, attending multiple events.
Festival passes begin at $70 and are available through www.oddblock.ca and at The Park Theatre (698 Osborne St.) and Music Trader (97 Osborne St.).