Comedy Festival To Take Over Windsor This Summer

Wednesday July 9th, 2014

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The first annual Border City Comedy Fest is taking place across the city this summer.

The event will host 54 of the greatest comedians across North America, in addition to 8 of Windsor-Essex’s finest. Previously narrowed down from over 500 applicants, these comedians will battle it out for a chance to win their share of the prize pool worth $5,000.

The event will take place over the course of eight weeks starting om July 11th, culminating in the grand finale on September 20th, 2014 at the Olde Walkerville Theatre on Wyandotte Street.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Fools for Health Clown-Doctor Program; an award winning, independent charitable organization dedicated to using the arts to promote health and well-being in hospitals, long term care facilities, and seniors’ residences.

The Clown Doctor program uses therapeutic methods such as music, humour, improvisational play, and reminiscence to increase the quality of life amongst patients.

“Everyone at Fools for Health is extremely excited with this partnership with the Border City Comedy Fest. [It’s] an amazing initiative to promote Windsor and the comedy community. We are honoured he has selected us to be the featured charity,” said Jason Tang, treasurer for Fools for Health.

More information can be found online here.

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