Current Conditions

Mainly Clear

Comedy festival coming to Kamloops

Leland Klassen
Image Credit: Leland Klassen via Facebook
May 27, 2016 - 10:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - A three day comedy festival is coming to Kamloops, and plans are to make it a yearly event.

The Kamloops Komedy Festival, with headliner Mike MacDonald, will be running from July 14 to July 16 at the Sagebrush Theatre. Organizer and comedian Leland Klassen says the festival is something Kamloops deserves.

“I really like Kamloops, I've always enjoyed doing shows there,” he says. “I think it is something the community would really enjoy.”

In particular he’s excited for MacDonald’s participation, calling him a legend who’s “paved the way for every Canadian comic.”

Other performers announced so far include Bone Hampton, who’s appeared on My Name is Earl and The View, Vancouver-based comedian Ivan Decker and Dan Taylor, a comic and pastor from Edmonton.

Klassen says he has 10 to 12 comedians lined up in total. He’s happy with the mix but has one regret.

“I didn’t get a female comic,” he says. “That’s a reason to do it another year. There are a lot of good female comics out there.”

It’s intended to be an annual event, Klassen says.

Tickets start at around $30 each night.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Brendan Kergin or call 250-819-6089 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © InfoTel News Ltd, 2016
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular penticton News
  • Comments
  • Body of missing Cache Creek fire chief found
    CACHE CREEK - The body of Clayton Cassidy has been found. Around 10:30 p.m. yesterday, May 27, members of the Ashcroft fire department found his body during a patrol of Cache Creek, accordin
  • TRENDING NOW: Instant karma for angry dog walker
    When crossing a street we all pay attention to a car pulling up to an intersection, but this man seems to get really riled up for some reason. Of course, his threatening behaviour is under c
  • Firefighters rescue unexpected visitors during blaze battle in Calgary
    Calgary firefighters made an unexpected rescue when they were battling a house fire in the city's southwest. On Friday afternoon, a passerby called 911 to report smoking coming from a ho
  • Fire on Front Street
    PENTICTON - Penticton firefighters spent a hot afternoon battling a fire on Front Street today. Penticton Deputy Fire Chief Chris Forester said in a release Sunday evening, May 28, firefight
  • No, Okanagan Lake will not peak this weekend
    If you’re confused about projections for what Okanagan Lake is going to do over the next few weeks, you’re not alone. The City of Penticton issued a media release yesterday, May
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile