If you’re sad that Montreal’s Just for Laughs is over and you want another Canadian comedy festival to get excited about, look no further. Vancouver’s ComedyFest just announced several more acts for their September festival of all things comedy.
Among the additions is Kyle Kinane (new video interview here), who was recently named in Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch and regularly opens for Patton Oswalt. Iliza Shlesinger, the winner of Last Comic Standing season 6, will also appear. Chris Porter, a finalist on Last Comic Standing season 4 and Comedy Central Presents comedian, will do several shows.
In addition, Joe Wong will appear in “The Asian Connection.” Wong recently headlined the Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner, where he roasted Obama and Biden. We figure he is well qualified for the festival.
Lastly, Tammy Pescatelli, the winner of Comedy Central’s 2010 Stand Up Showdown, will be featured in “ComedyFest Encore Italia.”
The newly added comics join previously announced acts like Tom Green, Charlie Murphy and Gerry Dee.
For more information on ComedyFest, check out their website. Tickets go on sale on Ticketmaster tomorrow, so if you want to see these great comedians and Canada, make sure to grab a ticket.