After seven years it’s time for the YYComedy Festival to close and for the team to seek new adventures and opportunities.

We are very proud to know the diverse and remarkably talented comedians that we’ve invited and welcomed and hosted in our city and Festival venues since 2012 so that they could share their best with you.  We produced shows featuring stand-up, sketch and improv as well as live podcasts, a comedy film contest, live game shows, recordings of radio shows for CBC and for SiriusXM, a TV pilot screening and satellite shows in surrounding communities. We introduced industry workshops presented by our comedy colleagues on topics as varied and compelling as comedy writing for TV and the business of comedy. We connected with and delighted in highlighting the comedy shows and clubs that work throughout the year to bring comedy to Calgary.

We’ve cherished our audiences, Board and Festival volunteers, community champions, sponsors and funders from our very first steps, and know fully that their collective support has strengthened and sustained our Festival. We wholeheartedly thank you all.

We are grateful for the relationships we have built. And know that we’ve met our mission to bring more laughs to more people in our community and our vision to connect Calgary to the world through comedy.

All our best,

Cory Mack, Anna Gustafson, Jim Sutherland YYComedy Festival