Gear up Calgary, something amazing is about to hit YYC on June 24-26. And you’ll have your mind blown away (metaphorically, of course). The said phenomenon happens to be Canada’s only comedy festival to bring together comedy legends and local artists on one stage. Enter: The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival.

If you’re wondering where you’ve heard this name, allow us to remind you. The festival premiered last year in Edmonton. And after what was easily a huge success, it’s back for its second year. Fortunately for us, it is finally coming to our beloved Calg.

The Great Outdoors Comedy Fest
via GOCF

The 3-day festival will go on from June 24 to June 26 at Prince’s Island Park, a befitting location for a fest this grand.

Now here’s the most exciting part− the folks at GOCF recently announced their star-studded lineup for the event. The opening night will see legends like David Spade, Whitney Cummings and Donnell Rawlings grab the mic. Plus a special performance by The Kinkonauts. And Sunday we will see the iconic stand-up comedian, Bill Burr take the stage for his ‘Slight Return’ tour.

Chelsey Handler
Photo via GOCF

While these starry acts sure are a highlight, the fest is all about bringing local talent forward. You can catch some of the best local comedians here.

Talking of local comedians, we do want to take a moment here to give a shout out to Trixstar, the event management firm behind this grand fest. Not only are they giving local artists a platform to perform, they will also be donating $2 from every ticket to The Kinkonauts Scholarship Program. Good times and good deeds, that’s the kind of fest we approve of!

The Great Outdoors Comedy Fest
Photo via GOCF

Anyway, the fest also has VIP tickets, as can be expected of a festival of this scale. Imagine sitting upfront with your gang laughing and having fun at your own damn table while enjoying food and drinks served at the table. That is the VIP experience for you. You can book tables for 4 and 6.

Here, check out The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival website. The tickets are currently on pre-sale AND you can use code CURIOCITY for early access! Our advice: snag them before they run out.

See you there peeps!