May 24, 2019, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Friday
Program Fee: $20
There's laughter in the mountains! Join us every month as we present stand-up comedy acts in partnership with Yuk Yuk's and The Grizzly Paw Brewing Co. This month, we are celebrating our 30th comedy show at artsPlace, and we're partnering with the YYComedy Festival to bring you a hilarious line-up of fantastic comedians!
Kevin Stobo: Headliner
Kevin started his comedy career right out of high school in Banff, Alberta as he went on to win Edmonton’s Funniest New Comic weeks after graduation. Since then he has become a crowd-pleasing force to be reckoned with and has brought laughter across the country with his friendly, relatable style of comedy. Kevin has performed for a CBC TV gala at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal. Other credits include the Comedy Network’s “Best of Just For Laughs” and “The Comedy Stampede”, as well as CBC radio’s “Madly Off in All Directions”, the “Edmonton Comedy Festival” and opening for Bob Saget and acclaimed musician Jeff Beck.
You may also recognize Kevin from his hosting duties on Global TV’s “Inside Entertainment”, Sun Network’s “The DVD Show”, TV Tropolis’ “Where are They Now” and Shaw TV’s “Movie Reviews with Kevin Stobo”. He has had the pleasure to interview many movie stars, including Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Ben Affleck, Jake Gyllenhaal and more. This consistently impressive comedian can currently be seen on Shaw TV’s “Golf Tips” as well has headlining Yuk Yuk’s comedy clubs, fundraisers and major corporate functions across North America.
Amy Trofimuk: Opening Act
Amy Trofimuk might only stand at 4'6 height but she's a giant on stage! Born with a rare brittle bone disease, this little lady of comedy was proudly born and raised in the picturesque town of Canmore and will amaze you with her hilarious, true to life humorous and inspiring stories that will take you on a fun journey that might not look like one from the outside world... Originally from Canmore, Amy moved to Calgary in the spring of 1998. Her comedic, outgoing attitude led her to the stage in the spring of 2000 landing her many appearances on local networks, stages, film & comedy festivals all over Western Canada! Not only does this fragile funny lady perform stand-up comedy, she is an active volunteer, promoter, co-producer, talent coordinator, festival organizer (Rocky Mountain Comedy Festival .. Canmore AB) and inspirational motivational speaker for local organizations and high school programs! She slices, she dices .. she..ll amaze you with her many talents!
Allyson June Smith: MC
“Simply one of the funniest comedians I’ve ever worked with" - Jason Manford
After her initial forays into stand-up garnered her some success, Allyson hit the comedy club circuit, which in turn propelled her to headlining gigs at festivals. She shone in multiple high-profile slots at the Winnipeg, Halifax and Montreal’s Just For Laughs festivals. And that was just the start. In the years that followed she received multiple nominations for Best Female Stand-up at the Canadian Comedy Awards, taped her own Comedy Now special and did stints on MuchMusic’s Video on Trial and CBC’s The Debaters. A self-confessed “over-sharer”, any Allyson June Smith show inevitably serves up a potent observational cocktail of wit, bite and shame.