Oddblock Closing Gala

Oddblock Comedy Festival 2017

Oddblock Closing Gala

Oddblock

Sun · August 27, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 11:00 pm)

$15.00

This event is all ages

Oddblock Closing Gala
This is the final show of the festival and who knows what surprises are in store!

Come and join us for one final blowout performance with festival stand-out and special drop ins. After a whole weekend of carefully crafted sets, this is when people like to get weird. Buckle up, this one usually gets wild!
Chris Locke
Chris Locke
Chris Locke performs stand up all over Canada and the U.S. in comedy clubs, festivals, and independent venues.

His stand up album garnered praise from critics and fans alike, as well as being the #1 comedy album on itunes Canada during it’s first two weeks of release.

Chris has performed at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, as a headliner at the JFL42 Festival (Just For Laughs Toronto), SF Sketchfest in San Francisco, Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, North West Comedy Festival in Vancouver, BC., and the NXNE Festival in Toronto.

“One of Canada’s most staggeringly original comedians.” – VICE.com
Chantel Marostica
Chantel Marostica
Chantel Marostica, known for her unique brand of high energy, physical comedy, brings her jokes to life through a combination of storytelling, impressions, and spot on timing. Making Chantel a captivating performer, with a skewed perspective on observational comedy.

Chantel has had the privilege of performing in some of Canada's most prestigious festivals. Just For Laughs Festival 2006,Thunder Bay Comedy Festival 2007 and The Winnipeg Comedy Festival 2009-14

Having Emcee'd the Pride Main stage 2014, Chantel is also a regular host at Rumors Comedy Club, and holds the title for Rumors "funniest person with a day job", and recently placed top 3 in Sirius XM's "Next Top Comic" Winnipeg auditions.

She performed in the Park Theatre "Winnipeg Comedy Showcase #1" and headlined the Drunk Show #1 and 2 also at the Park Theatre.

Follow @ChantyMarostica
Chris Fairbanks
Chris Fairbanks
Originally from Montana, Chris headlines comedy venues nationally. His fast paced, quirky and constantly improvised act has been showcased on Comedy Central, Conan, Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Vh1 and TruTV. Chris will also be seen the 2016 film “Still Punching the Clown’, recently appeared on @midnight w/ Chris Hardwick, and performing on Seeso (NBC’s new comedy streaming platform) and opening for Daniel Tosh.
Chris’ first comedy album, “Fairbanks!” was named one of Amazon and Amazon MP3’s Top Ten of
2010. He also hosts the popular podcast, “Do You Need a Ride”, with Karen Kilgariff on All Things Comedy. They shuttle their guests to or from the airport, somewhat dangerously, in a ’08 Honda Accord mobile sound studio.

Chris is also self-employed as a freelance artist, illustrating
for magazines, skateboards, and educational textbooks.

He enjoys skateboarding and golf, but requires a hip surgery. It’s the newest coolest thing, yeah, you probably haven’t heard of it.
Ron Lynch
Ron Lynch
RON LYNCH is considered one of the forefathers of alternative comedy. Ron was part of the Boston comedy scene that spawned such comics as Steven Wright, Paula Poundstone, Bobcat Goldthwait, Marc Maron, and others featured with him in the documentary, "When Comedy Was King." Ron studied theater in New York and improvisation at Second City Chicago. Presently, he is the host/producer of the popular "Tomorrow!" variety show, now in its tenth year, which occurs every Saturday at midnight in Los Angeles. His act is a blend of characters, improvisation, sounds, and other stuff. His credits include The Sarah Silverman Program (he played all the doctors), Conan, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, and several sitcoms. His voice can be heard on Bob's Burgers, Adventure Time, Dr. Katz, Tim and Eric, and the cult favorite, Home Movies, where he was Mr. Lynch. Movie credits include "Smashed," "Murder in the First," several independents, and many short movies, including a few produced with Louie CK. He plays drums in two bands, both mostly comics, still hasn't done his taxes, and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland this last August!
Barbara Gray
Barbara Gray
Big hair. Big heart. Big mouth. Barbara’s ebullient stage presence combined with vulnerable material and goofy style have made her a quickly rising star in the Los Angeles alternative comedy scene. In 2016 she filmed sets for Viceland’s “Flophouse” and Hulu’s “Coming to the Stage” and she has written for the past three seasons of the hit show “Billy on the Street”. She recently co-starred in Comedy Central’s digital series “Deadliest Chef”, and she can be seen in the upcoming Nick Swardson series “Typical Rick” and MTV’s “Acting Out”.

Along with touring all over the country, Babs has made multiple visits to SF Sketchfest and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, where her performance was deemed ‘funny as get-out’ by the Portland Mercury. Her comedy has been featured on Huffington Post and Ellen, and her underground comedy show One-Two Punch, run out of her own living room in Silverlake, had a spread in the LA Times. She is also a regular at the top shows and venues in Los Angeles, including the Improv, Comedy Store, Meltdown, Good Heroin, and literally any place somebody will put a microphone and give her some attention.

Barbara is also a co-host of the hit podcast “Lady to Lady”, which recently surpassed 2 million downloads from listeners all over the world. The live talk show can be seen at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater and the Hollywood Improv. The show combines the roundtable discussions of The View with the antics and characters of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse. Described as “The funniest podcast ever” by BUST magazine, the ladies don’t slow down to discuss whether or not women are funny…they just prove it. “Lady to Lady” recently wrote an original animated pilot and are currently in meetings to get that baby on TV.
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Venue Information:
The Park Theatre
698 Osborne Street
Winnipeg, MB, R3L 2B9
http://myparktheatre.com/