The Ha!ifax ComedyFest – Celebrating Laughter since 1995!
Every April, Halifax erupts in laughter as comedians from all over North America hit the stage for the Ha!ifax ComedyFest. Held over 4 days, the festival showcases over 30 comedians on 14 stages across the city.
The Halifax ComedyFest is shot by Pilot Light Productions and aired on CBC TV each year in a six-part series. It is one of only three festivals in Canada broadcast nationally on TV
Don’t miss out on the laughter – get your tickets to the funniest party in town!
The Ha!ifax Comedy Festival began in 1995 as an Atlantic Canadian comedy festival, promoting and showcasing talent from the Atlantic Provinces in the clubs in downtown Halifax. Twenty years later, the festival boasts multiple shows in various venues across the city and international headlining artists.
As one of the most successful, longest-running comedy festivals in Canada, the Ha!ifax ComedyFest is a must-attend event each April in Halifax.
Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series
- Shaun Majumder 2001
- Bette MacDonald 2002 (winner)
- Nikki Payne 2002
- Irwin Barker 2005
- Derek Edwards 2005
- Elvira Kurt 2006
- Debra DiGiovanni 2008 (winner)
- Nikki Payne 2010
- Pete Zedlacher 2010
Best Comedy Program or Series
- Ha!ifax ComedyFest 2010
Ha!ifax ComedyFest presents Laugh@Lunch at the Halifax Central Library on Friday, April 28, 2017. This free event features three comedians from the festival line-up performing a lunch-hour show in the library’s Paul O’Regan Hall. Registration for free tickets to be available March 1, 2017. Stay tuned for more information.