July 14, 2017, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Doors open at 7 pm
Program Fee: $16
Program Fee Member: $13.50
There’s laughter in the mountains! artsPlace has teamed up with Yuk Yuk’s, The YYC Comedy Festival, and host Scott Dumas to present regular evenings of hilarious stand-up featuring some of Alberta’s best professional comedians.
Headliner: Todd Ness
Growing up in a single parent home, poverty stricken, and living meal to meal is the exact opposite of Todd Ness’ upbringing. From the everyday struggles of living in suburbia, to the stress of constant support from family and friends, Todd has become an expert at inventing things to complain about. He has honed his comedic skills through years of being a class clown, disobeying teachers and training his upper body. This combination of sharp whit, athletic endurance, and ability to relate to other middle class white people has enabled Todd to excel in the world of stand up comedy; earning notable credits, such as winning the 2014 Yuk Yuks Chase Your Butterfly Contest. If laughing hysterically with/at Todd all night doesn’t make you feel good, knowing you’re supporting his dream of moving out of his parents’ house certainly will.
Opening Act: Dion Arnold
With the majority of his humour derived from his own failings, Dion has been widely accepted across a myriad of stages in this country and the next. His changing emotional pace and youthful energy make for a versatile performance, earning him opportunities and accolades such as “Best of the Fest” at the Brighton Fringe Festival, (England) “Best of the Fest” Galway Intl. Fringe Festival, (Ireland), an album taping with Comedy Records (Toronto), SiriusXM, NXNE (Toronto), NextFest (Edmonton), and the Edmonton Intl. Fringe Festival. “Even his laugh is funny.” - Mathew Sushi (Toronto, Canada)