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Big show. Big venue.

We're raising the funny and the funds for this year's festival with a swanky evening celebrating comedy and community. Get a taste of what’s to come at the 2018 Guelph Comedy Festival (Oct 17-20) and celebrate with an evening featuring some of Canada's top comedic talent. This extra-special gala show features:

The Lusty Mannequins: With over 60 years combined comedy experience: Alastair Forbes, Ashley Comeau, Karen Parker and Connor Thompson have banded together to create the Lusty Mannequins. Each member is an alumni of the Second City Mainstage and individually they boast a collection of Canadian Comedy, Canadian Screen and Dora Awards. This year The Lusty Mannequins were named 2018 Best of The Fest at The Toronto Sketch Festival and have performed alongside John Cleese and Kids In The Hall to name a few. What's their style? Think Robertson Davies throwing a cocktail party and Helena Bonham Carter, Kristen Wiig and Mr. Bean showing up.

Carol Zoccoli: Carol has performed at the Halifax Comedy Festival, JFL42, Winnipeg Comedy Festival and performs with Second City’s Education Company. Carol performs in English and Portuguese and her TV credits include “Saturday Night Live Brazil” and “Comedy Central Brazil”.

And your host, Laura Bailey!

Where: 10 Carden (42 Carden St. Guelph, ON) 
When: Saturday, September 22 (Doors: 7:30 PM, Showtime: 8:00PM)
Sponsored by our friends: Royal City Brewing Co. and The Making-Box