I think it’s fair to say that after the last year and a half, we could all use a big ol’ laugh. Lucky for us, Edmonton is about to get the largest comedy festival in western Canada. Yes, you read that right folks! Edmonton will be the home of the first-ever Great Outdoors Comedy Festival, debuting in August for 2 full nights of star-studded comedy.

On August 13th & 15th, Edmontonians can catch some of comedy’s biggest stars at the Edmonton Exhibition Lands Racetrack Infield (bet you can’t say that 5 times fast). The Infield happens to be the first dedicated socially distanced venue of its kind, giving guests a truly unforgettable (and distanced) experience.


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The first night, August 13th, will be hosted by Sean Lecomber. You’ll be laughing the night away as David Spade, Nikki Glaser and Donnell Rawlings take the stage for what will be a raucous first night of the Festival.

The second night of the Festival, August 15th, will be headlined by the one and only Chelsea Handler. You’ll also enjoy some knee slappers as Shaun Majumder and Cindy Rivers take the stage that evening.


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Not to mention, both nights will feature performances by Atomic Improv and music by Harman B.

At the Festival, guests will enjoy seat-side VIP food & beverage service at a reserved table for up to 6. So if you’re looking for a unique night out with friends, family, or…literally whoever- The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival might be just the thing.

Produced by Trixstar, the Festival is just one part of their summer outdoor event series, Together Again. Focused on getting the entertainment industry back up and running safely while supporting dozens of businesses, Trixstar wants to welcome Edmontonians back into the event space, in a safe and comfortable manner.

We also want to mention that $2 from every Festival ticket sold will be donated to Boyle Street and Hope Mission, which supports people of all ages experiencing poverty and homelessness in Edmonton.

Along with this, a portion of festival proceeds will go to the Centre for Arts and Music, to help add a new improv program to the existing music programs they have for vulnerable youth.

Well folks, there you have it! Tickets went on sale today, so you better scoop yours up while you still can. We’ll see ya there!

Great Outdoors Comedy Festival

When: Friday, August 13th and Sunday, August 15th
Where: Racetrack Infield on the Edmonton Exhibition Lands
Tickets: Buy them online here