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Windsor Comedy Festival

"Where you will see the best on the road to greatness" - December 27 Annually

Five questions for Richie Redding

In recent years Richie Redding’s boy band looks and colorful word selection have gained him much attention. As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania it was unlikely that his comedy career start off in urban rooms and burlesque shows, but that’s how it happened. Redding left the corporate world determined to get paid to have fun which is obvious every time he takes the stage. His set is edgy, high energy and autobiographical, drawing on a lifetime of ridiculous true stories that can only happen to a recovering alcoholic Ivy Leaguer that lives in the ‘hood. Redding will perform locally at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. from Dec. 21 through 23 at FunnyBone Comedy Club in Crossgates Mall.

1 One of your career bullet points is opening for Katt Williams in arenas all over the country. What is the highlight of those experiences?

I’ve done over 150 shows with him and it’s always electric. His audience plays for keeps; you either kill it or bomb. I’ll never forget seeing some poor dude get booed off stage and then going out and getting myself a standing O. If it wasn’t for that guy eating it I probably wouldn’t have gone so hard, but the sound of 10,000 people booing really wakes you up.

2 What’s your craziest on tour experience?
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First ever WCF Charity Roast Dinner for the Welcome Center Shelter for Woman

***New addition to WCF 2015***
First ever WCF Charity Roast Dinner for the Welcome Center Shelter for Women

To be Roasted
Mike Kakuk: AM800 Morning show on air personality
Larry Horowitz: Local businessman and President of the Downtown Business Improvement Association. Hosted by: Remy Boulbol of the Welcome Center Shelter for Women

All proceeds go to the Welcome Center Shelter for Women
Dec 27 promises to be a superb night of entertainment,  filled with great food and a ton of laughs.

Windsor Comedy Festival is feverishly working with Remy Boulbol of the Welcome Center Shelter for Women, and both organizations are excited to announce the first ever WCF Charity Roast Dinner with proceeds going to the Welcome Center Shelter for Women!
Mike Kakuk,  AM800 Morning show on air personality, and Larry Horowitz, Local businessman and President of the Downtown Business Improvement Association, have graciously volunteered to be roasted!


Come out and support a superb organization or come out for more devilish intentions of watching Mike and Larry under fire…. either way promises to be a fantastic night of entertainment,  filled with great food and a ton of laughs.


Charity Roast Dinner
Date: Dec 27Time: 4pm
Location: St Clair Center of the Arts. Dieppe Room

Tickets(limited) start at: $80 to $100 (To both events).
Price dependant on seat selected for included ticket to the Comedy Festival at 7:30pm

Reserve your seats now contact:

Remy Boulbol
Director of Development
Welcome Center Shelter for Women


Windsor Comedy Festival returns for a third year on Dec. 27

WCFEST festival was rated #1 thing to do by CBC. 2014 WCFEST broke attendance records. This years festival is set to be the best with more top line acts.

The third annual Windsor Comedy Festival will take place from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Chrysler Theatre in Windsor on Dec. 27, and feature some of the very best up and coming comics from Canada and the United States.

Hosted by Arms Bumanlag of AM800 and CTV, the festival will feature the comedy stylings of headliner Ron Josol, along with Rebecca Kohler, Maija Digiogio and Troy Walker. As the only festival of its kind in the region, the show offers a chance to relax and enjoy the break before the start of the New Year.

Last year’s festival blew through the first year’s attendance records, thanks in part to being named the #1 thing to do in Windsor between Christmas and New Year’s by the CBC. Having Ian Bagg, who went on to be a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing helped that, as well.

Headliner Ron Josol, from Toronto, has performed around the world and is likely the most recognizable Asian comedian in Canada. He has been profiled on the Comedy Network, ABS–CBN in Asia, Showtime Dubai, CBC, Discovery Channel, Echo TV, OMNI 1&2, MTV Canada, and recently, the Biography Channel Canada. He has written and performed on the Much Music hit shows “Video on Trial” and “MuchMoreMusic.” In January 2009, he filmed his first U.S. national spot at the LOL Comedy Festival on Showtime USA.

Rebecca Kohler, from Ottawa, turns life’s difficulties into well-crafted stories and jokes that highlight the absurdities of existence. She’s appeared at numerous festivals, including Just For Laughs, the Newfoundland Screech Comedy Festival and CTV’s Comedy Now, and has been a writer for “The Ron James Show,” “Scaredy Squirrel” and “This Hour Has 22 Minutes.” 

Maija DiGiorgio, from New York City, is one of the two U.S. comedians scheduled to appear. She’s been called one of "the freshest, funniest, unique voices to grace the microphone" by Time Out New York. She has performed on the HBO Comedy Jam, NBC's "Comics Unleashed," "Comic View" and "The HOT 97 Morning Show with Ed & Maija” on the city’s No. 1 radio station.

Troy Walker, from Denver, has twice won the Comedy Works “New Faces” contest, and is a regular at that club. He has performed at festivals including the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, the Great American Comedy Festival, and The Telluride Comedy Festival and was recently one of Just for Laughs Montreal's New Faces of Comedy.

Tickets for the festival are available now starting at $30 at, and more information about the festival is available online at

About Windsor Comedy Festival

The Windsor Comedy Festival will take place from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Chrysler Theatre in Windsor on Dec. 27

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Company Name: Windsor Comedy Festival
Contact Person: Shawn Talbot, Marketing Director
Phone: +1 519-252-6579
City: Windsor
Country: Canada

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