Oddblock Comedy Festival 2017
Chris Fairbanks & Friends
Pat Thornton, Sara Hennessey, Rachelle Lauzon, Benji Rothman, Tyler Penner, Oddblock
698 Osborne Street
Winnipeg, MB, R3L 2B9
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:30 PM (event ends at 7:45 PM)
This event is all ages
Originally from Montana, Chris headlines comedy venues nationally. His fast paced, quirky and constantly improvised act has been showcased on Comedy Central, Conan, Last Comic Standing, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Vh1 and TruTV. Chris will also be seen the 2016 film “Still Punching the Clown’, recently appeared on @midnight w/ Chris Hardwick, and performing on Seeso (NBC’s new comedy streaming platform) and opening for Daniel Tosh.
Chris’ first comedy album, “Fairbanks!” was named one of Amazon and Amazon MP3’s Top Ten of
2010. He also hosts the popular podcast, “Do You Need a Ride”, with Karen Kilgariff on All Things Comedy. They shuttle their guests to or from the airport, somewhat dangerously, in a ’08 Honda Accord mobile sound studio.
Chris is also self-employed as a freelance artist, illustrating
for magazines, skateboards, and educational textbooks.
He enjoys skateboarding and golf, but requires a hip surgery. It’s the newest coolest thing, yeah, you probably haven’t heard of it.
Pat Thornton is a Canadian stand-up comic, television actor, sketch comedian. A founding member of the sketch comedy troupe The Sketchersons, he has also appeared in sketch comedy programs Hotbox and Sunnyside.
Pat’s acting roles have included a recurring role in the sitcom Satisfaction, the web series Space Janitors and Everyone’s Famous, and guest appearances in Warehouse 13, Working the Engels, Spun Out and Royal Canadian Air Farce. He garnered two Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards in 2014, in the categories of Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Satisfaction, and Performance in a Program or Series Produced for Digital Media for Everyone’s Famous
Sara Hennessey is a member of the acclaimed Toronto comedy collective Laugh Sabbath. She’s a Canadian Comedy Award winner for Best Female Stand Up, and her comedy album TROUBLE IN SARADISE reached number one on iTunes in a pure triumph of glory. Sara has shot three TV tapings at Just For Laughs in MTL, and she co-stars in the new CBC Comedy digital-series Terrific Women. Sara has also written for a few TV shows; The Stanley Dynamic (YTV), Sunnyside (City TV), & Spun Out (CTV).
Rachelle Lauzon is a Toronto based stand-up comedian. Since her comedy debut in 2015 Rachelle has taken the Toronto Comedy scene by storm performing on some of the best shows in the city and being nominated for “Rookie Comic of the year” at the I Heart Jokes Awards. She is a regular performer at the downtown Yuk Yuks, the Corner Comedy Club and has been featured on SiriusXM Canada Laughs. This September Rachelle will be headed to the Blue Whale Comedy Festival in Tulsa to make her first American festival appearance.
Winnipeg comedian currently holed up in the mountains writing his magnum opus, as well as his bio.
Tyler Penner has been writing and performing comedy in Winnipeg for just over six years. In that time, he’s gone from trying out material at local open mics to headlining sold-out comedy showcases at the Park Theatre. In 2014, Tyler won the title of Winnipeg’s Funniest Person With a Day Job at Rumor’s Comedy Club, where he now enjoys doing guest spots. In 2015, he was selected to perform in Rumors’ Just For Laughs’ Comic Showcase.