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OPENING NIGHT

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We're Back Thursday January 25! Opening Night kicks off the 10th annual Icebreakers Comedy Festival at the rustic Oast House Brewers. Hometown hero Joe Pillitteri MCs with the hilarious Tamara Shevon and  one of the country's best, TV & film star, headliner Darrin Rose!

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*Unfortunately, this venue is not fully accessible*

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Joe Pilletteri

Funnyman Joe Pillitteri was born and raised in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. He is an emcee, stand-up comedian, inspirational speaker and motivational leader. Having raised more than $500,000 through sold out comedy fundraisers, Joe has received numerous awards including Citizen of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the community.

Joe Pillitteri delivers side splitting comedy geared to any audience and in the next breath motivates and inspires through his MC and keynote material that keeps the crowds on the edge of their seats. He is genuine and experienced and with a patient and lovely wife and four kids, the material is endless.

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Joe Pillitteri

Funnyman Joe Pillitteri was born and raised in beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. He is an emcee, stand-up comedian, inspirational speaker and motivational leader. Having raised more than $500,000 through sold out comedy fundraisers, Joe has received numerous awards including Citizen of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the community.

Joe Pillitteri delivers side splitting comedy geared to any audience and in the next breath motivates and inspires through his MC and keynote material that keeps the crowds on the edge of their seats. He is genuine and experienced and with a patient and lovely wife and four kids, the material is endless.

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Featuring

Tamara shevon

Tamara Shevon is a Toronto-based comic who started her comedic story-telling through wine-coloured glasses in Beijing, China. Since then, she has been blazing through the Toronto scene with her characteristic wit and her lovable ability to flirt with the boundaries of socially acceptable. Tamara has performed stand-up all over China, Canada, and the United States and was second runner-up in the Beijing Comedy Festival. Tamara has performed at Just For Laughs, Just for Laughs Toronto, CBC’s Accent on Toronto, the Comedy is Art Festival, and was recently featured on Out for Laughs on OutTV. Tamara is the creator and co-host of the Sunday Best Comedy Podcast and the creator and host of ‘Chaotic Good’ a monthly pro comedy show at Comedy Bar. Tamara currently has her debut album 'Purse Wine' and sophomore album ‘Table Wine’ available  on bandcamp.com and all other streaming platforms.

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Headliner

DARRIN ROSE

Darrin Rose is one of Canada’s most popular comedians, and an award-winning writer and actor. He played Bill on the hit CBC sitcom Mr. D for eight seasons, was the host of Match Game on the Comedy Network, and plays Doc on the hit show Letterkenny. He stars in the new HBOmax show Home Sweet Rome, debuting worldwide in 2024.

 

Darrin has appeared twice on The Late Late Show on CBS, and is an eight-time performer at the Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. He wrote on the CBS sitcom Happy Together starring Damon Wayans Jr. He was called “Hilarious!” by TV Guide, “impeccable” by the Globe & Mail, and GQ magazine called him “one of the hottest comics in Canada.” 

 

He is a Canadian Comedy Award winner, a two-time Canadian Screenwriting Award winner, and was twice nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. He has performed at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the Borgata in Atlantic City; and in Hong Kong, Singapore, Ireland, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. He tours across the United States and Canada.

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