A Winter Component to the ComediHa Winter Fest!
QUÉBEC CITY, Jan. 19, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – The ComediHa! Winter Fest will be featuring a winter component to the population and visitors coming through the capital from next January 26 to February 19, in the charming setting of the Petit-Champlain District and at Place Royale. Festival goers will be able to celebrate winter over four weeks of activities in a humorous, festive and warm atmosphere.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ComediHa! Festival, François Macerola considers that « the decision made by Comediha! to organize a winter Festival is part of a regional consensus to make Quebec City a true winter and nordicity capital, but also a lively cultural capital all year long. »
According to the founding president of the ComediHa! Festival, Sylvain-Parent-Bédard, « to underline the beginning of the ComediHa! Winter Fest, we are most enthusiastic in featuring a fun indoor and outdoor program for the whole family in the day and for adults in the evening. We are proposing to festival goers four weeks of rip roaring laughter where humour will be the number one priority.
Programming: More Than 150 Shows Given in 7 Uncommon Places
Festival goers may attend more than 150 comedy shows lasting from 15 to 45 minutes. They may also take part in numerous humorous experiences, which will all be given in 7 uncommon sites in this historic sector. Several open-air humoristic activities will be held in the ComediHa! Villages installed at Place Royale and at the Parc de la Cetière.
Programming of the ComédiHa! 2017 Winter Fest
Winter Village at Place Royale
Free for everyone
At the heart of the ComediHa! Winter Fest program, the Place Royale village is the perfect place to take a break between two comedy shows. Come and See la vie en drôle with a giant fireplace, warm beverages, treats and an uncommon setting. (Ticket office on the spot)
Show times: Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m.
Winter Village at the Parc de la Cetière
Free for everyone
The Parc de la Cetière is brought to life by ComediHa! with a unique and comical winter experience. Larger-than-life setting, uncommon activities, a landscaped terrace, an outside bar and treats are waiting for you.
Open hours: Thursdays and Fridays from 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m.
ComediHa! Bistro – Information Center
Free for everyone
ComediHa! welcomes you at its pop up bar in the vault of the Louis-Fornel House. Come in to warm up to the sound of live traditional music and celebrate winter with a drink or warm beverage! You have questions for us? Come see us at the information center located on the ground floor.
Open hours: Thursdays to Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. – Traditional music from 7:00 p.m.
Les p’tites vites
Location: Vault – Musée de la Place Royale
It’s cold outside? Les p’tites vites will help you warm up and discover talented comedians. Fifteen minutes of a crazy stand up comedy show in a historic vault is just enough to thaw your toes and have a good laugh before having another glass.
Open hours: 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m. (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays)
Location: Salle du Roy – Musée de la Place Royale
Attending a Les Denis Drolet show is like finding a twenty-dollar bill in your coat pocket at the beginning of winter, except that the bill is in fact an odd duo of dudes with long hair. It’s surprising, unique, and it helps you deal with the cold weather!
Show times: 7:00 p.m., 8:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m. (Thursdays and Fridays) – 3:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:15 p.m. (Saturdays)
La grosse ½ heure
Location: La Firme
La Grosse ½ heure is a 30 minute stand up comedy show that is so hilarious you’re going to end up with Channing Tatum’s abs. You’ll be so close to the comedian you may even receive the comedian’s spittle after each punch line. Coming out of a show all wet with abs is way better than a hot yoga class!
Show times: 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays)
The Big 45
Location: Vault – Maison Historique Chevalier
English-speaking people of the Capital, gather for 45 minutes and have a laugh with some of the best Canadian comedians of the moment. Get there early to enjoy some traditional folk music before the opening act!
The Big 45: 6:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m. (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays)
Traditional music: 6:30 p.m, 7:30 p.m., 9:00 p.m. (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays)
Dive into the completely wacky world of ComediHa! tall tales and let your imagination soar. Every Saturday, our storytellers will be waiting for you in a magic and warm atmosphere where youngsters and parents can have a great time!
Show time: 2:00 p.m. (Saturdays, Sundays)
FREE ACCESS TO OUTDOOR SITES AND AN AFFORDABLE PASS FOR INDOOR PROGRAMMING
Access to the winter villages at Place Royale and Parc de la Cetière will be free of charge for all. The Gobelet ComediHa! passes will be available on-line at festivalcomediha.com or at one of the three official ticket offices at the sites.
The Gobelets ComediHa! passes allow access to all of the shows for the duration of the event: Advanced sales reserved for ComediHa! members from Wednesday, January 18 to Friday, January 20, at noon at a preferential rate of $25.
Sales to the general public will be on from Friday noon, January 20 at a rate of $35.
ComediHa! members, persons having the Quebec Carnaval Effigy, as well as persons having tickets, accreditations and passes for the Quebec International Pee Wee Hockey Tournament may purchase the Gobelet ComediHa! Pass at a preferential rate of $25.
Collaboration with many major partners
Partnering with the Petit Champlain District, the Quebec Carnaval and the Quebec International Pee Wee Hockey Tournament, ComediHa! combines winter humour at this Festival which will make citizens and tourists see the funny side of life.
The staging of this event is the result of close cooperation by the ComediHa! Winter Fest, the Petit Champlain District Cooperative, the Musée de la Civilisation, the SODEC, the storekeepers at Place Royale and also as a result of the usual support by the government of Québec, Québec City and the Office du Tourisme de Québec.
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