With the holidays over and piles of wet, dirty snow dominating the cityscape, it’s the time of year when everyone could use a laugh.

These comedy events are sure to brighten even the greyest of winter days.

A Tale of Two Cities: Kelowna/Victoria Comedy Showcase

Six comedians from Kelowna and six from Victoria take the stage in this hilarious meeting of the minds. Turn your dreary week around and laugh along with a dozen of your new favourites from across the province.

  • When: January 25th, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
  • Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door

The Bad Mama Jama Show

If you can’t choose between comedy and music, then this show is your perfect Saturday night out. This weekend, Campfire Empire’s twice-monthly show will feature a variety of local comedic talent as well as performances by hip hop artists Thunderfeet and Skeetz.

  • When: January 25th, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Where: Vinyl Envy, 1717 Quadra Street
  • Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

Happy Angry Boy

Want to provide input on a stand-up set without being the annoying heckler that ruins the show for everyone?

Check out Happy Angry Boy, a preview show for Ellyot Ryan’s comedy album followed by an audience Q&A. In addition to the main set, the event will showcase four other local comedians.

  • When: January 30th, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
  • Tickets: $7 in advance

Comedy Smash the Carlton

This event is back for the third time, and there are lots more laughs to be had courtesy of a variety of comedic guests. Enjoy the $4 highballs knowing there are designated driver options available.

  • When: February 6th 8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Where: Carlton Club Cabaret, 900 Carlton Terrace
  • Tickets: $10 in advance and at the door

Tinder Tales

Need a date idea for Valentine’s Day? This “romantic” show features people sharing their very real, very funny online dating stories. Grab your ticket soon – Tinder Tales has sold out over 150 shows all across Canada!

  • When: February 14th, doors 7 p.m, show 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street
  • Tickets: $16 in advance, $20 at the door

FunnyFest Comedy Workshop

Watching comedy is fun and all, but do you ever envision yourself on the stage? Check out this weekend-long workshop run by veteran stand-up Stu Hughes.

The event closes with a free-to-attend “Graduation Showcase” on Sunday evening where students will get to perform their material alongside professional comics.

  • When: February 29th & March 1st
  • Where: Travelodge, 123 Gorge Road East
  • Tickets: Ranged (early bird ends February 18th)

Looking for local weekly events? Check out these venues for recurring stand-up comedy and open mic nights!