Oddblock Comedy Festival 2017
Coast To Coast
Chris Fairbanks, Gabe Dinger, Sara Hennessey, Rachelle Lauzon, Chris Robinson, Ryan Ash, Oddblock
722 Osborne St.
Winnipeg, MB, R3L 2C2
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM (event ends at 9:30 PM)
This event is all ages
Coast To Coast
Which coast is better at bringing the hilarity? YOU DECIDE!! This show may get a little East Coast / West Coast. Hopefully our one prairie host can keep it together.
Enjoy the tension, or lack thereof, as comics from opposite sides of the continent vie for your coveted prairie laughter.
Offering a fresh and honest perspective that’s rare to find, Dulcé Sloan is one of TimeOut LA's Top Comics to Watch for 2017 and and the Winner of the 2016 Big Sky Comedy Festival . She was honored as the 2015 NBC Stand Up Showcase Winner and as a 2015 Montreal Just For Laughs New Face.She made her late-night debut last year on Late with Conan O'Brien and her day-time debut as a "Comedian You Should Know" on the Steve Harvey Show. She can be seen on Greatest Ever and Comedy Knock Out on truTV. Dulcé's signature sass and confidence drives her hilarious views on everything from her personal relationships to the absurdities of society.
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.
Gabe Dinger started doing stand up comedy in 2005. He won the Portland Amateur Comedy Contest in 2006 showcasing his razor-sharp wit and unmatched timing, and in 2007 won the CBS Radio Laff Off. Gabe’s material is fun and smart in a way that is accessible to a wide audience. Gabe can boast being the first comedian in Oregon State history to perform at Oregon State Maximum Security Prison in Salem Oregon. Gabe is a main-stage cast member and instructor at Curious Comedy Theater. Gabe’s experience includes improv and sketch comedy making his stage performances exciting, dynamic, unpredictable, and always funny.
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.
Chris Robinson is a young stand-up comic and actor who has been performing across North America over the last decade. Now Magazine has described him as having “charisma and raw talent to burn.” He was the winner of the 2016 Second City Emerging Voices Scholarship as well as Sirius XM’s Top Comic $25,000 grand prize. Chris was the runner-up at the prestigious Homegrown competition at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal last year where he also taped an appearance on Kevin Heart’s LOL Network, and will be returning this summer to shoot a TV set for The Comedy Network. Currently, Chris can be seen on the new sketch series Almost Genius on CMT.
Ryan Ash has been entertaining crowds in Winnipeg since moving from Edmonton 4 years ago. He's appeared at the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival 3 times and has opened for Tracey Morgan, Doug Stanhope and Patrice O'Neal. He's the head writer and a producer of The Week Thus Far on ShawTV. Ryan loves photoshop, mental math and Safeway sandwiches.