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Celebrate Canadian Comedians with Yuk Yuks' Mike MacDonald Comedy Competition

Celebrate Canadian Comedians with Yuk Yuks' Mike MacDonald Comedy Competition

Yuk Yuk’s, a comedy club located in Ottawa, is hosting their annual Mike MacDonald Comedy Competition from July 2 - August 28 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

The winner will be crowned as ‘Technically Funny’ and will win the grand prize of $1000 dollars! The competition is open to both professional and amateur comedians. The Mike MacDonald Comedy Competition unites comedians from around the world in tribute to the Canadian actor and comedian, Michael Allan MacDonald, a legendary fixture in Canadian comedy best known for his performances on stage as well as for appearing in Three Fugitives, Just For Laughs, Mr. Nice Guy and more!

Mike MacDonald passed away due to health complications at the age of 58. Five years prior to his death, MacDonald was a recipient of a liver transplant which gave him more time to live. He was a passionate advocate for Be A Donor. Therefore, to honor Mike MacDonald, those affected by Be A Donor and The Gift of Life, both organ and tissue donor companies, are scheduled as judges for the comedy competition.

Sponsored by Crack Up and Ottawa Life Magazine, the annual Mike MacDonald Comedy Competition unites professional and amateur comedians, from all over, under one roof.

This year’s lineup includes:

July 2

  • Gerry Hodges
  • Michaela Chung
  • Jake Brown
  • Rachel Todd
  • Michael Friedman
  • Mark Sluban
  • Clint Gibbons
  • Oliver George  

July 3

  • Greg Stringer
  • Rory Gardiner
  • Abdul
  • Lorenzo Patino
  • Christie Witt
  • Tom Hills
  • Mike Baird
  • David Hadda

July 9

  • Cam Pilla
  • Cesar Mahhoul
  • Dawn Xanklin
  • Mike Bombay
  • Kyle Mesdag
  • Shane Lloyd
  • Spencer Charles
  • Conrad Grimmer

July 10

  • Christina Muehlberger
  • Jeff Davis
  • Kia Mazhar
  • Dianne Skoll
  • Satish Verman
  • Gabriel Kurasik
  • Tommy Fitz
  • Dylan Parker

July 16

  • Kamar Babar
  • Adam Adjokatcher
  • Paddy Mack
  • Felice Miranda
  • JF Couvrette
  • Matt Floyd
  • Aaron Hill
  • Joe Scipioni

July 17

  • Sherry Thurig
  • Chelsea Fahey
  • David Thompson
  • Ryan Mullin
  • James Laurin
  • Dan Allaire
  • Abdullah Usman
  • Mark Hatfield

July 23

  • Jennifer Ferrante
  • Andrew Wambolt
  • Sophie Hayes
  • Soufiane Boumouche
  • Hamilton Burger
  • Kris Kingsbury
  • Fabio Ricci
  • Tim Riel

July 24

  • Paul Basi
  • Kemal Didic
  • Daniel Araya
  • Michael Lifshitz
  • Jesse Reynolds
  • Daniel Sylvester
  • Trevor Brown
  • Jamie Carr
  • Ev O'Driscoll

July 30

  • Paddy Mack
  • Anne Marie Cooke
  • Evan Litwin
  • Peter Saran
  • Mike Tymofie
  • Duncan McQuarrie
  • Danny Molson
  • Dreanna Molson

July 31

  • Mitch and Mike
  • Ryan Kavanaugh
  • Lewis Hill
  • Liz Carr
  • Wardie Leppan
  • KB Harwood
  • Warren Hass
  • Aden

August 6

  • Chris Lapointe
  • Julie Dugas
  • Matt Santos
  • Kelly Zeminickis
  • Greg McComb
  • Ken Strangway
  • Kathleen Morin
  • Kevin Dulhanty

August 7

  • Caroline O'Brien
  • Matt Champ
  • Kareem Hassenian
  • Mike Leblanc
  • Jeremy Keast
  • Jeri Rodrigs
  • Jason Nesralla
  • Jennifer Whiteford
  • Edith Mate

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