Sled Island 2017 Comedy Lineup Announced

Get your reading glasses, grab a drink and settle in for four or five paragraphs of excitement and hilarity—it's time again for one of our favourite announcements of the year! You may think we’re kidding, but trust us, the really great jokes start this June. Until then, read these and just imagine!

Sled Island 2017 comedy headliners include the Tig Notaro-approved Aparna Nancherla (pictured), absurdist substitute teacher Brent Weinbach, and the Johnny Appleseed of Calgarians who grew up to write for Conan O’Brien, Levi MacDougall.

Don’t stop reading, though—we’ve got so much more comedy to very quickly describe for you! Our lineup is so jam-packed, you’d think it was sponsored by Smuckers. (Don’t you dare tell us they make jelly.) Also on this year’s lineup is the pathetic Marty Topps, the raunchy, pop culture-obsessed and fashion-hungry Tranna Wintour, as well as host of the Unofficial Oprah Winfrey Comedy Show Nour Hadidi. All this, plus we shine a spotlight on local vaudevillian Bobby Warrener and one more special Albertan yet to be announced!

These acts will be featured over two nights at Sled Island 2017:
Friday, June 23 at the Studio Bell Performance Hall (National Music Centre, 850 4th St. SE)
$25 advance/$30 at the door, Sled Island passes grant access (subject to capacity)
Aparna Nancherla, Brent Weinbach, plus Marty Topps, Tranna Wintour, Nour Hadidi and more

Saturday, June 24 at Nite Owl (213 10th Ave. SW)
$10 advance/$15 at the door, Sled Island passes grant access (subject to capacity)
Levi MacDougall plus Marty Topps, Tranna Wintour, Nour Hadidi and more

Sled Island passes grant access to these and all other Sled Island shows (subject to capacity), and are currently available at, Sloth Records (736B 17th Ave. SW) and Lukes Drug Mart (112 4th St. NE).

Single tickets go on sale this Friday, March 31 at 11am MDT at these same outlets.

This year's comedy lineup promises to thrill and amaze, but don't take our word for it! Tune in to the latest Sled Island podcast as host Myke Atkinson gets the skinny straight from the source: Sled Island comedy co-curator Evan Wilson. Plus, we've got bits from this year's headliners and a band leak you won't find anywhere else! Listen now and subscribe so you don't miss a thing.