Life is not all about fabulous food and bountiful beverages, is it? No, the belly also laughs.
If you are looking for some humorous entertainment to round out an evening, the 18th Annual Funny Fest has you covered. Running from May 31st to June 10th, this festival of standup and variety comics will give you the kind of stitches you like, not the ones you get from exercising too soon after you eat.
Conceived and organized by Calgary stalwart Stu Hughes, the festival has grown to include 11 nights of comedy in 7 different locations, including 4 pubs. There’s nothing quite as satisfying as having a good laugh over a good pint, and one of the venues is in that trendiest of trendy trends, a microbrewery. Now that’s a trend we approve of!
Tickets are $20 per head, but the event kicks off with a free noon show Thursday, May 31st at Calgary Downtown Funny on the Stephen Avenue Mall, 221 8 Ave SW . Most of the venues have free parking, and the Clarion Hotel offers a Laugh & Stay package.