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Windsor Comedy Festival

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

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

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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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Windsor Comedy Festival has it in the Bagg

Getting through the holidays can be stressful, but one local event is designed to put you in a good mood.

Windsor Comedy Festival returns Dec. 27 at the Chrysler Theatre with a new line-up. Ranked No. 1 by CBC News on things to do between Christmas and New Years, this year’s roster includes well-known Canadian star Ian Bagg, who’s worked with Judd Apatow and appeared on the Late Show with Conan O’Brien and Hockey Night in Canada.

Bagg, who dropped out of school after his first comedic performance, originally wanted to become an engineer, and joked about missing out on “blowing stuff up.”

Becoming a comedian was not his plan at all.

“I did stand up one night, and it was fun but also terrifying. I had a shot called a Fireball before going on stage” said Bagg, whose comedic style often relies on the audience.

“I plan for emergencies but I mostly feed off the audience.”

Growing up the small town of Terrace, BC, the best part of Bagg’s childhood was going to hockey games in tiny buses and keeping others entertained during the ride.
Among the many things he has done throughout his career Bagg said the most satisfying was working with Gabriel Iglesias, also known as Fluffy.
“I felt like I could connect with the audience more as opposed to just a monologue.”


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