Standup comedians typically draw from real life, such as bad relationships or how the zoo is crazy. Life's a riot with this GrouponLive deal to the Blue Bridge Comedy Festival, taking place Thursday, August 16, to Sunday, August 19. Choose between the following options:
- $42 for a VIP pass, valid for all shows on every day of the festival (up to an $88.50 value, including all fees). Pass holders may make seating reservations for one show each evening. Shows attended without a reservation are seated on a first-come, first-served basis. The pass also grants priority seating to the gala show. See the schedule for a full list of performers, showtimes, and venues.
- $30 for one ticket to the gala show with Brent Butt at Esquimalt Sports Centre on Friday, August 17, at 8 p.m. (a $60.50 value, including all fees).
For four straight evenings, the Blue Bridge Comedy Festival collects a cavalcade of Canadian comedians across the stages of Victoria and Esquimalt. Brent Butt headlines the festival’s centerpiece performance. As the creator and star of the hit TV show Corner Gas, Butt is best known for his role as comic-book-loving gas-station proprietor Brent Leroy. Marc Maron takes the Upstairs stage on Saturday, August 18, at 8 p.m., displaying the raw honesty and confrontational demeanour he brings twice a week to his rabidly followed podcast. Simultaneously, three-time Canadian Comedy Award winner Nikki Payne energetically performs an off-color set about infomercials and the ravages of aging at Hecklers.