BEST OF YUK YUK'S
The BEST OF YUK YUK'S - Friday January 24 - at the 7th annual Icebreakers Comedy Festival takes over the upstairs of Corks Winebar & Eatery with (as you read in the show title) the best of Yuk Yuk's! Tim Rabnett hosts a lineup of some of the funniest comics in Canada including Juliana Rodrigues, Kyle Brownrigg and Keith Pedro.
How likeable is Tim Rabnett? Well for starters he’s overcome the stigma of being an Ontario-born Anglophone to become one of Montreal’s most beloved comedians.
It helps that he’s extremely funny, using a deliberate, often academic approach to deliver intelligent, insightful and occasionally outrageous material. Tim is equally comfortable sharing his ideas in a clean corporate environment, as he is in colleges or clubs.
Tim has recently filmed television sets for Just For Laughs, The Halifax Comedy Festival and CBC radio’s LOL and The Debaters. Whether you are young or old, clean or crass, and even if you generally don’t like Ontario, everyone finds reasons to be delighted by the talent of Tim Rabnett.
Juliana Rodrigues began performing stand-up at the age of 15, now only 21 she's gone on to make quite the name for herself in Toronto. In May 2017 the Canadian Press did a segment about her journey titled, "Canada 150: On stage with a Teenage Stand-up Comedian" for The Toronto Star, and has been featured on The National for her work as well.
In 2016 she participated in the Cleveland Comedy Festival where she was contest finalist and "Best of Fest" and has since opened for Rich Vos, Ramon Rivas, and Gerry Dee. More recently, she will be making her CBC Radio debut at the 2019 Kitchener-Waterloo comedy festival.
Kyle Brownrigg is an undeniable presence in Canadian comedy. In June 2019 he was named 'Best Breakout Artist' at the Canadian Comedy Awards becoming the first gay male to have been awarded for a stand-up related category.
Originally from Ottawa, Kyle now makes his home in Toronto where he is a local and touring comic with Yuk Yuk’s. He was a finalist in SiriusXM's Top Comic competition - the search for Canada's next top comic, one of JFL42's New Faces, and was selected as one of Canada’s Homegrown Comics for Just For Laughs.
In his short career Kyle has done tapings for Comedy Network and CTV as part of Just For Laughs, CBC’s Halifax Comedy Festival, Laugh Out Loud, and The Debaters. He is certainly someone you don’t want to miss.
The comedian Keith Pedro has been one of North America's rising stars. Recently featured on Kevin Hart's new Laugh Out Loud network, Keith has been touring all across the globe spreading his hilarious wit to many different audiences. From Montreal's Just For Laughs comedy festival all the way to CBC's Halifax Comedy Festival. You've heard him on SiriusXM and his debut Comedy Album "Grindecology" was the first Canadian comedy album reach the top spots for Google Play and iTunes in it's opening week.
Keith is known for his off the top improvisational and crowd work skills and is currently a headliner with Yuk Yuk's and has been performing all across the world, from festivals to tours, displaying his in-your-face persona and his fast talking, smart-ass swagger.
Even aside from stand up comedy, Keith has done everything from being a part of the eTalk featured sketch crew "THE BOOM" all the way to acting on Degrassi The Next Generation. Catch Pedro at one of his shows and you'll definitely get a new ab workout.