ABOUT FunnyFest Comedy


23rd Annual FUNNYFEST Calgary Comedy Festival Society, June 1 to 11, 2023, (and YEAR – ROUND events ACROSS Canada) is a not-for-profit organization that does ALL THINGS FUNNY! FUNNYFEST extends our joy of Laughter to ALL people in the WORLD who love to laugh! The FUNNYFEST Calgary Comedy Festival (which has always been produced at the beginning of Spring and the festival season) and ALL workshops & seminars were created by headline stand up comedian: Stu Hughes. FUNNYFEST was the first comedy festival of its kind in Western Canada and FUNNYFEST focuses on creating as much laughter at possible for the best value. FUNNYFEST is a unique combination of entertainment, learning, socializing and FUN. FUNNYFEST promotes mental and physical health through the GIFT OF LAUGHTER!

With over 11000 punchlines, 11 days nights of LAUGHTER, average of 6 comedy performers per show, and no sacred cows, FUNNYFEST is a distinctive Western comedy festival.  Although, FUNNYFEST showcases a wide range of stand up comedians from around the world, we place the most importance on promoting the outstanding comedic talents of Canadians. View the SCHEDULE

Concurrently, FUNNYFEST provides awesome opportunities for volunteers in a festival setting. Apply to Volunteer

FUNNYFEST is a true comedy event — From high – brow to low – brow and everything in-between – FUNNYFEST offers a diverse range of belly laughs.

FUNNYFEST runs year-round and produces approximately 150 comedy & teaching events per annum.

FUNNYFEST donates over 200 k worth of value to charities, non-profit organizations and financially challenged persons — FUNNYFEST always gives back to the community to help build a caring, vibrant and diverse society.

Ticket prices range from $20 to $99. Get Tickets

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A big thank you to all of you who support FUNNYFEST!

More information:  info (AT) FunnyFest.com


  • 23rd Annual CALGARY COMEDY FESTIVAL, JUNE 1 to 11, 2023 – 11 nights of comedy at many venues with 20 shows!
  • Comedy performers for HIRE (stand up / variety)
  • Public, Private & Corporate Comedy Shows and Parties
  • FUNNYFEST COMEDY ON TOUR – Book our guaranteed Funny show for your VENUE or PARTY
  • Monthly Comedy Series – Select venues across Calgary / YYC
  • Laughter in the Workplace Seminars – To improve organization effectiveness by including laughter AND showing the positive effects of laughter
  • Stand-up Comedy Seminars and WORKSHOPS – Laugh and Learn how to become a stand up comic OR include comedy in your presentations and speeches. Includes: Over 200 performance techniques and 30 comedy writing techniques WORKSHOP & Seminar SCHEDULE
  • SECRETS of Stand-up Comedy Seminars  20 years of applied experience to deliver the secrets professional stand up comics use to engage audiences! 45 minute to 90 minute interactive seminar
  • GIFT CERTIFICATES – Share the Gift of Laughter
  • Comedy Writing
  • New Year’s Eve Comedy Extravaganza 
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Children’s Comedy Corner
  • Comedy for a Cause fundraising
  • Festival and Special Event development
  • Plus so much more!
  • Are you a Headline Level Comedy Performer OR a seasoned professional stand up comedian? Then apply here for the FUNNYFEST Comedy Festival – Held in JUNE. Apply to Perform in the main festival
  • FUNNYFEST Comedy Competition – Held in April. YOU GOT THE FUNNY BONE? Anyone ever say “Hey, you should do stand-up”? – Here’s your opportunity! Apply to Perform in the comedy competition

Phone : 403-228-7888 Email : tickets@funnyfest.com