13th Annual Comedy Festival
13th Annual Comedy Festival
For the past 12 years the Community Foundation has been very fortunate to host world class comedians in Penticton for a night full of great food, an amazing live and silent auction, and loads of laughs! (check out last year’s comedians here)
Thanks to significant support from Investors Group and our Friends of the Foundation, all proceeds from this incredible event go to operating the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan.
This Show Sells Out Each Year!
October 20, 2012
Barking Parrot Bar
Doors open at 6pm
Tickets are $60 and available at the Penticton Lakeside Resort.
Three Great Comedians
London born Matt Kirshen’s precision wit has earned him an impressive reputation on the international comedy circuit. Most recently he appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Paul Provenza’s Green Room, and as a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing have earned him a whole new host of fans in the United States and a surprising number of other countries worldwide. He has also recorded a half-hour special for the World Stands Up, Comedy Central, and has acclaimed festival appearances at Montreal, Edinburgh, Kilkenny, Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, Bermuda, and Amsterdam.
His debut CD, “I Guess We’ll Never Know” was named in Punchline Magazine’s top 10 albums of 2009 and his hit appearance at the 2008 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal resulted in no fewer than 4 of his gags appearing in the Montreal Gazette’s round up of their best jokes of the fest.
His youthful looks disguise a veteran comic with almost a decade of experience, and a wealth of smart, funny and relatable material, making him a firm favorite with college audiences. While it’s his prime-time NBC appearances that most American comedy fans will recognize him from, they are often surprised at the breadth and scope of his material, described by one reviewer as “intelligent, but with the emphasis firmly on the funny”.
Introduced to America on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Alonzo Bodden was runner up on Season 2 and came back to win it all on Last Comic Standing Season 3, “The Best of the Best.” Since then he’s been a regular on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and a favorite guest on Adam Corolla’s radio show and podcast.
David has won both the Seattle and San Francisco International Comedy Competitions. He recently had his own one hour comedy special on Showtime which he produced himself, just for fun. At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival he received three perfect Five Star reviews, described as a having an “absolutely captivating nerdy charisma” and “an ability to pirouette in and out of contentious issues with the surefooted assurance a of comedy Nureyev”. His mother was born in England and raised in Saskatoon. His father is retired RCAF from Fort Frasier, BC. David is the first American in the family and lives in Seattle, WA.