Comics & Kids, presented by IG Wealth Management, is a unique, FUNdraising gala featuring multi-award winning Canadian comedians Levi MacDougall (Conan) and Nikki Payne (Just For Laughs). This evening of fun will also feature the improv stylings of Rapid Fire Theatre, with special appearances by talented wish kids, and will be hosted by Edmonton's own, John Ullyatt. The evening includes a silent auction, 50/50 draw, and a raffle. This is a show you do not want to miss!
Guaranteed to bring smiles to your faces, attending Comics & Kids helps support Make-A-Wish® Canada’s mission of granting life-changing wishes to wish children. With a child being diagnosed with a critical illness every 20 minutes, our need for donations is continuous. You can bring hope to children facing critical illnesses by joining us at our special evening of comedy.
Levi MacDougall is a writer and comedian from Calgary. He wrote and appeared in Comedy Central’s “Important Things with Demetri Martin” and his hour-long stand-up special won two Canadian Comedy Awards. He recently wrapped up a 6-year-stint writing for “CONAN” and recently won a 2022 Writers Guild Award for the show’s final season.
Nova Scotia native Nikki Payne was awarded three Canadian Comedy Awards and nominated twice for a Gemini Award. She was a semi-finalist on the American TV show “The Last Comic Standing” and has performed at major comedy festivals around the world including “Just for Laughs” in Montreal.
International award-winning Rapid-Fire Theatre is Edmonton’s longest running comedy company. For the past four decades the company has taken part in high-energy improvisation, collaborations, theatre for young audiences, and comedy workshops.
It is with great pleasure that we introduce you to wish kid, Giselle! The 10-year-old will grace the stage with her two younger sisters.... In 2018, a few months after life-saving brain surgery, Giselle’s wish to dance for her idol came true. Giselle and her family flew to Vancouver and met the singer backstage before her show. Fearlessly, she performed a solo choreographed routine. The experience was magical, and her mother Jane said, “If she was able to do that, we know that Giselle will be able to do anything she sets her mind to accomplishing.”Read more
Let’s roll out the red carpet for wish kid, Tru! The 14-year-old will be singing “2002” by Anne-Marie, and this isn’t her first time on a stage.... Tru’s wish took place three years ago when she met her idol, a Canadian YouTube sensation and talk show host. Tru, who was only 11-years-old, confidently performed a song for a live taping and in front of a studio audience while her idol danced alongside her. "The wish experience gave us a chance to turn to something that is so different from the typically challenging management of medical issues," Tru's parents said.Read more
Join us in welcoming wish kid, Clare! The musically gifted 14-year-old will be taking to the stage to perform a melodic piece on her violin... Clare’s memorable wish took place in 2018, when she had the opportunity to meet her idols - a group of internationally renowned pianists - in person in Orlando, Florida. Her idols answered her questions, invited her to a jam session, and even dedicated a song to her at their concert. Her parents remarked that the experience brought the family closer together and helped Clare feel more confident.Read more
Date & Time
Friday, May 6 2022
10330 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, T6E 2G9
This event could not happen without the generosity and dedication of our corporate partners and sponsors. Thank you for committing to the mission of granting transformative wishes through this special evening of laughter.
Bid on awesome prizes such as a night with singer-songwriter James Taylor, a virtual meet & greet with Star Trek’s Bruce Horak, and a Kamloops getaway!
Win big in our 50/50 draw and know that 50% goes to support children facing critical illnesses.
Feeling lucky? Be in for a chance to win! Raffle proceeds go towards our mission of granting transformative wishes.
Make-A-Wish® Canada creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We strive to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Wishes have physical and emotional benefits that can give these children a higher chance of survival.
Through all the uncertainty of the past two years, one thing has remained constant: every child’s wish begins with hope. When they have something to look forward to, everything begins to change. Your generous support can bring hope to these children.
Join us at Comics & Kids on May 6th and help us grant transformative wishes.
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