Edmonton's Great Outdoors Comedy Festival Will Bring the Laughs with David Spade and Chelsea Handler This Summer
The lineup also includes Nikki Glaser, Donnell Rawlings, Shaun Majumder, Cindy Rivers and more
Published Jul 13, 2021As part of Trixstar's Together Again Concert Series, the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival aims to be Western Canada's largest comedy festival — procuring the LOLs this August with two nights of comedy performances.
David Spade, Nikki Glaser and Donnell Rawlings will take the stage on August 13 (hosted by Sean Lecomber), and Chelsea Handler, Shaun Majumder and Cindy Rivers perform on August 15 . Both shows will also have performances by Donovan Workun's Atomic Improv and music by Harman B.
The events will take place at Edmonton Exhibition Lands Racetrack Infield — the city's socially distanced outdoor concert venue. Tables can be reserved for up to six people, with VIP food and beverage delivery service available via mobile ordering.
Trixstar president Mike Anderson said in a statement: "Putting together an annual comedy festival has always been a major goal of Trixstar. We felt there's no better time than this summer, when people need the laughs more than anything as we start to turn the corner on the struggles the last 16 months have created in so many ways."
The Together Again summer event series was created to revitalize Edmonton's entertainment industry, seeking to safely get it back up and running as we near the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. It will support dozens of local artists, businesses and charities: $2 from every ticket purchased will be donated to Boyle Street and Hope Mission to support those experiencing poverty and homelessness in Edmonton.
In addition to providing employment opportunities on festival grounds, a portion of festival proceeds will also go towards the Rock and Roll Society of Edmonton's Centre for Arts and Music to add a new improv program to their existing music programming for vulnerable youth in the community.
Pre-sale tickets for the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival will be available Thursday (July 15) from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. MT with the code EXCLAIM. Tickets officially go on sale Friday (July 16) at 10 a.m. MT.
Click here for more information about the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival, as well as the other events in the Together Again Concert Series — including the 10th anniversary edition of Rockfest.