Event logo reads: Grindstone Comedy Festival July 21-25 on light blue background
July 21, 2021 - July 25, 2021

The Grindstone Comedy Theatre & Bistro presents the second annual Grindstone Comedy Festival from Wednesday, July 21 – Sunday, July 25. This year, the festival is at two venues; The Grindstone Comedy Theatre and The Howl & Roar Outdoor Stage.

You can see performances from major Canadian comedy headliners such as Jon Dore, Chris Locke, Adrienne Fish, Andrea Jin and Ryan Williams. Local favorites include Edmonton Fringe legends Mark Meer and Ron Pederson, Charles Haycock, Marv n’ Berry, Girl Brain, and Grindstone’s improvised musical, The Eleven O’Clock Number.

Leading up to the festival, Grindstone will complete the Stand-up Stand-off Competition that was paused due to Covid-19. The competition picks up on July 7 and runs until a winner is crowned on July 21. The winner of the competition will get a spot in the festival, opening up for major headliners.

More information and tickets are available online at the Grindstone Comedy Festival website, and tickets can also be purchased at The Grindstone’s box office (Wed–Fri, 5pm-11pm, Saturdays 2pm-11pm).

The Old Strathcona Business Association is proud to be a sponsor of the Grindstone Comedy Festival.