Oddblock Comedy Festival 2017
Pat Thornton, Chantel Marostica, Garrett Jamieson, Gavin Matts, Paul Rabliauskas, John B Duff, Oddblock
722 Osborne St.
Winnipeg, MB, R3L 2C2
Doors 10:00 PM / Show 10:30 PM (event ends at 11:30 PM)
This event is all ages
Nick Thune, comedian / actor, hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where he spent his early years growing up. Nick’s absurdist view and deadpan wit have distinguished his unique style of storytelling mixed with one-liners.
Nick has appeared on The Tonight Show 10 times, Conan 2 times, and Late Night 1 time. On each occasion, he won. He performs comedy to sold out crowds across the country and around the world, and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, South By Southwest, Bonnaroo, The Moontower Comedy Festival, The Dublin Comedy Festival, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and many more.
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
Chantel Marostica, known for her unique brand of high energy, physical comedy, brings her jokes to life through a combination of storytelling, impressions, and spot on timing. Making Chantel a captivating performer, with a skewed perspective on observational comedy.
Chantel has had the privilege of performing in some of Canada's most prestigious festivals. Just For Laughs Festival 2006,Thunder Bay Comedy Festival 2007 and The Winnipeg Comedy Festival 2009-14
Having Emcee'd the Pride Main stage 2014, Chantel is also a regular host at Rumors Comedy Club, and holds the title for Rumors "funniest person with a day job", and recently placed top 3 in Sirius XM's "Next Top Comic" Winnipeg auditions.
She performed in the Park Theatre "Winnipeg Comedy Showcase #1" and headlined the Drunk Show #1 and 2 also at the Park Theatre.
Gavin Matts has only been doing stand up for 4 years and he’s already made a name for himself in Vancouver. He’s a regular at Vancouver’s top club The Comedy Mix, his show he produces in Vancouver with Sophie Buddle, Barely Legal, was a featured show at Just For Laughs Northwest, and he’s currently a semi finalist in the SiriusXm Top Comic Competition.
Gavin just loves doing stand up and hopes you get to see him. Wow, what a sweet boy.
His debut album, Premature, is coming out on 604 Records this fall so listen out for that!
Paul Rabliauskas is “Manitoba’s fastest rising comic”, a member of the Poplar River First Nation Paul has been able to share his experiences from living in rough Neighborhood’s to overeating to his advantage. Paul’s high energy and his endearing spirit will ensure that Paul become your next favorite comedian.
John B Duff
John B Duff is a Winnipeg stand-up comic and the 2005 winner of Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job competition. He placed in the top 10 of CTV’s Nationwide Corner Gas Comic Genius competition and was a local finalist in the Just for Laughs National Homegrown Comic Competition 2007. When not crowing about competing in competitions, John enjoys giving the slip to Cancer and performing at festivals and clubs around North America.