Founder and festival Executive Producer Maggie Cassella will present the opening “Super Gala!” fundraiser, Wednesday May 24th at 7:30pm. A variety show chock full of talent, the Super Gala’s very special guest is none other than Canada’s own Margot Kidder.
Another huge festival coup this year is the appearance of Kate Clinton in one show only, celebrating her 25th anniversary in comedy on Thursday, May 25th at 7:30pm.
Rounding out the gala will be Colin Mocherie and Deb McGrath as their “Getting Along Famously” characters, Kip Delaney and Ruby Kendall. Also on the gala bill are Seattle sensation Dina Martina, New York and LA’s famously funny sketch troupe, The Nellie Olesons, rising star and gay farm boy Trevor Boris, the brilliant improv duo of Ed Sahely and Jonathan Wilson, sexy musical show stoppers The Wet Spots, funny man, Ian Sirota, and many more super boys and girls to come.
The rest of the fest includes shows by festival first timers, UK favourite Zoe Lewis, star of the hit movie Girls will be Girls, Varla Jean Merman, rising farm boy funny man, Trevor Boris, and the weird and insanely funny Dina Martina. Returning for the tenth anniversary of the fest are, the beyond politically incorrect sketch group The Nellie Oleson’s and festival favourite Karen Williams.