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.
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