Comedy Country series back for 8th summer

Comedy Country is returning this summer. (Desirée Decoste/Gazette Staff)

 

DESIRÉE DECOSTE

STAFF WRITER

The County’s award-winning summer comedy series returns with their 8th summer full of comedy shows marrying top-flight Canadian comedy talent with spectacular natural beauty at sites throughout the Bay of Quinte region.

Comedy Country kicks off Thursday, June 2nd at The Regent Theatre with LAUGH LOCAL COMEDY KICK-OFF, a celebration of local comedy talent to launch 99.3 County FM’s annual Radiothon fundraiser. 

Events as part of the series include:

  • Thursday, June 2nd – LAUGH LOCAL COMEDY KICK-OFF The Regent Theatre – 8:00pm – Pick-Your-Price $10 / $25 / $35 (+HST and fees) Assigned seating. Proceeds benefit 99.3 County FM – The County’s volunteer-powered community radio station 
  • Saturday, July 16th – COMEDY AT THE CIDER HOUSE County Cider Company – 5:00pm – $20 (+HST and fees) General Admission: Bring camp chairs or picnic blankets 
  • Friday, August 19th – COMEDY ON THE MOIRA The Local Social House – 7:00pm – $20 (+HST and fees) General Admission 
  • Saturday, August 20th – COMEDY ON THE RIVER Cabin Fever Kayak – 5:00pm – $30-$95 (+HST and fees) Boat + Ticket Packages / BYOBoat Options 
  • Saturday, September 10th – COMEDY ON THE RIVER Cabin Fever Kayak – 4:00pm – $30-$95 (+HST and fees) Boat + Ticket Packages / BYOBoat Options 
  • Saturday, September 24th – COMEDY PICNIC AT JACKSON’S FALLS Jackson’s Falls Country Inn – 4:00pm – $20 (+HST and fees) General Admission: Bring camp chairs or picnic blankets 
  • Friday, October 14th – THE COMEDY COUNTRY SERIES FINALE – GIRLS NITE OUT Stirling Festival Theatre – 8:00pm – $39 (+HST and fees) Assigned Seating 
  • Saturday, October 15th – THE COMEDY COUNTRY SERIES FINALE – GIRLS NITE OUT The Regent Theatre – 7:00pm – $39 (+HST and fees) Assigned Seating 

“These past two pandemic seasons have taught us the importance of being nimble and able to roll with the punches,” says Comedy Country producer Paul Snepsts. “When all your plans go out the window, there’s only one thing left to do… improvise!” 

That approach has proven successful as Comedy Country was the winner of three Ontario Tourism Resiliency Awards in 2021. 

COMEDY COUNTRY is a special project of The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to promoting and supporting Canadian comedic talent. Paul and Julianne Snepsts founded The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival in 2005, and in 2015 launched Comedy Country in Prince Edward County where they live with their two boys. 

Series funders and partners include: The Government of Canada, The County Cider Company, The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, Bay of Quinte Marketing Board, The Vic Drive-in, Rosehall Run Winery, ERBN Green Cannabis Co., The Ye11ow Studio, 555 Brewing Company, Cabin Fever Kayak, Black River Cottages, 99.3 County FM, Books & Company, The Acoustic Grill, Carson’s Garden + Market, Beacon Bike + Brew, Lemonade Dave, Vicki’s Veggies, The Regent Theatre, Stirling Festival Theatre

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit https://comedycountry.ca