Now more than ever, people need to laugh, people need an escape, people need to be together again. With over 7,000 attendees and a lineup that included Chelsea Handler, David Spade, Nikki Glaser, Donnell Rawlings and Trent McLellan along with some of the best local comedy artists, the two-day inaugural festival in Edmonton in 2021 was a resounding success for all involved.
Now heading into its second year, The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival is returning to Edmonton as well as expanding its festival footprint to Calgary. The vision of the festival is and will always be to create a diverse, inclusive and safe festival experience that celebrates and features all forms of performance comedy, from locals to superstars. The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival aims to be an important piece of the comedy landscape for many years to come as it continues to expand to multiple markets.