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The Grindstone Comedy Festival is back!!!




The Grindstone Comedy Festival is an annual independent stand-up, improv and sketch comedy festival hosted at Edmonton’s Grindstone Theatre which brings both national performers and rising local talent together under the Edmonton spotlight.


Main Venue:

The Grindstone Comedy Theatre & Bistro

10019 81 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W7

Secondary Venue:

The Howl & Roar Records Outdoor Stage

10019 81 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W7

Parking lot beside Grindstone Theatre

Offsite Venue:

Campus St-Jean 8406 Rue Marie-Anne Gaboury, Edmonton, AB T6C 4G9

Auditorium (Room 1-08)

Workshop Studio:

Mill Creek Studio 9562 82 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T6C 0Z8

(Downstairs below the Mill Creek Cafe)




Here is the full schedule for the week:


WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2022





TIME: 7:00PM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE

DESCRIPTION: Ryan Belleville w/ Sunee Dhaliwal, Sterling Scott & Dana Smith


TIME: 9:00PM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE

DESCRIPTION: Stand-Up Stand-Off Competition Finals


TIME: 11:00PM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE

DESCRIPTION: Open Mic



THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2022



TIME: 7:00PM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE

DESCRIPTION: Christina Walkinshaw w/ Sterling Scott, Sunee Dhaliwal & Andrew Crone


TIME: 7:00PM

VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS OUTDOOR STAGE

DESCRIPTION: Directors Cut ft. Aaron Reed, Amber Nash, Kirsten Rasmussen, Tim Gray, Leslie Johnson & Kevin Gillese


TIME: 7:00PM

VENUE: CAMPUS ST JEAN

DESCRIPTION: (Thunder)CATS


TIME: 9:00PM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE

DESCRIPTION: Quarter Slots (Amber Nash & Leslie Johnson) w/ Kirsten Rasmussen & Kevin Gillese



TIME: 9:00PM

VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS OUTDOOR STAGE

DESCRIPTION: Garrett Jamieson w/ Sophie Buddle, Sunee Dhaliwal & the Stand-Up Stand-Off winner


TIME: 9:00PM

VENUE: CAMPUS ST JEAN

DESCRIPTION: 11 O'Clock Number w/ Ryan Belleville


TIME: 10:30 PM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE

DESCRIPTION: Opening Karaoke Party



FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2022



TIME: 7:00PM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE

DESCRIPTION: Kirsten Rasmussen w/ HUNKS


TIME: 7:00PM

VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS OUTDOOR STAGE

DESCRIPTION: Sophie Buddle w/ Christina Walkinshaw, Erika Ehler & Brittany Lyseng


TIME: 7:00PM

VENUE: CAMPUS ST JEAN

DESCRIPTION: (Thunder)CATS


TIME: 9:00PM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE

DESCRIPTION: Aaron Read w/ Stand-Up Stand-Off Winners, Brittany Lyseng & Siobhan Theobald


TIME: 9:00PM

VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS OUTDOOR STAGE

DESCRIPTION: Che Durena w/ Erika Ehler, Will Hannigan & Andrew Crone



TIME: 9:00PM

VENUE: CAMPUS ST JEAN

DESCRIPTION: God is a Scottish Drag Queen


TIME: 11:00PM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE

DESCRIPTION: Quarter Slots (Amber Nash & Leslie Johnson) w/ Donovan Workun & Chris Borger


TIME: 12:00AM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE

DESCRIPTION: Dance Party



SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2022




TIME: 7:00PM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE

DESCRIPTION: HUNKS w/ The Debutantes


TIME: 7:00PM

VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS OUTDOOR STAGE

DESCRIPTION: Che Durena w/ Sophie Buddle, Andrew Crone & Siobhan Theobald






TIME: 7:00PM

VENUE: CAMPUS ST JEAN

DESCRIPTION: (Thunder)CATS


TIME: 9:00PM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE

DESCRIPTION: Kirsten Rasmussen w/ Donovan Workun & Kevin Gillese


TIME: 9:00PM

VENUE: HOWL & ROAR RECORDS OUTDOOR STAGE

DESCRIPTION: Garrett Jamieson w/


Aaron Read, Brittany Lyseng & Matt Nightingale


TIME: 9:00PM

VENUE: CAMPUS ST JEAN

DESCRIPTION: 11 O'Clock Number w/ Ryan Belleville


TIME: 11:00PM

VENUE: GRINDSTONE THEATRE

DESCRIPTION: Grindstone Comedy Fest Showcase w/ Sean Lecomber, Sterling Scott, Will Hannigan, Siobhan Theobald, Andrew Crone, Brittany Lyseng, Matt Nightingale, Erika Ehler & Aaron Read