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Lots of long weekend laughter this week

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There is a whole lot of laughter going on in Lethbridge this week. The yuks begin with the return of So You Think you Can Comic at the Owl acoustic lounge featuring Calgary based comedian Austin Lonneberg, Wednesday, May 18. This Game show style  comedy battle features local comics competing against each other in a battle of wits and humour.  The laughs begin at 9 p.m.  Admission is $10.


The Bridgette Yarwood band hosts Honkers Pub’s open mic on Friday. Photo by Richard Amery

There are a lot of laughs on Thursday. The Canadian Brewhouse has a comedy night every Thursday.


 Good Times features pro-amateur night on Thursday, May 19. Professionals will be practicing new jokes and newcomers will test their stage legs as well. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.m with the laughs starting at 7 p.m. Admission is five dollars through showpass.

 This week’s hosts are Megan Windle and Nicolas Maximiliano plus  Michael Moses, who performed at Good Times on May 14 plus Brian Dawydiuk  performing feature spots.


Even the Slice is dabbling in comedy as they host the Southern Alberta Pagan Association (SAPA)  fundraiser, May 19. The fun event features local comedians Randy Webb, Lakshjit Singh Gill, Angus Fraser and Eden Rodriguez performing plus many more. Tickets are $25 in Advance, from Purple Hippo, $30 at the door.


Winnipeg based comedian  Scott Porteous returns to Good Times on Saturday, May 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16.67.


 As usual there are open mics almost every night of the week. The Owl Acoustic Lounge’s open mic is tonight, May 17.

 The Slice’s weekly open mic is Wednesday.


 The Bridgette Yarwood band hosts Honkers Pub’s Friday night open mic. While local country band the Midnight Sons hosts Honkers’ Saturday afternoon open mic.


Because it’s a long weekend, Luke James Bruce is taking this Monday off from hosting Mojo’s Monday night open mic.


There’s more than open mics and comedy for the long weekend.


 Tyson Ray Borsboom plays  the new  Thursday night supper series at Two Guys and A Pizza Place.


 Chris Drew’s band The Wicked Grins were supposed to play Slicefest on Sunday, May 15 but had to cancel due to illness. They are scheduled to play the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Friday, May 20. Things get funky at the Owl Acoustic Lounge with local funk/R and B/ soul band the Good Love Band, Saturday, May 21.


Winnipeg roots duo The Prairie Joggers plus Mayerthorpe country singer and former West of the Forth member Connor Adamsand local roots  band The Dark Wrangler play the Slice, Friday, May 20. Admission os $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

 Things get loud at the Slice, Saturday, May 21 with  Gabe Olson opening for local rock band the Dead Army.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 May 2022 11:50 )  
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