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Edmonton’s Comedy Festival: Four Days of Funny, October 16 to 19, 2013

Edmonton's Comedy FestivalSaturday Night Live star Tim Meadows headlines the 3rd annual Edmonton Comedy Festival from October 16 to 19. According to Andrew Grose, the festival producer (who also co-host of the new Tencer and Grose show from 9 to noon on 630 CHED), this year’s lineup closely resembles the lineup of the festival’s inaugural year.

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Edmonton Comic Expo Flys High at Northlands on September 28 to 29

Edmonton Comic ExpoAfter a highly successful inaugural year with over 14,000 attendees, The Edmonton Comic Exposis about to launch another out of this world experience. Featuring vendors, exhibitors, artists, writers, creators, and celebrities from every corner of the pop culture community including comic books, sci-fi, horror, anime, cartoons, toys & collectibles.

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CIFF’s Eclectic Line Up Focused on Sex & More, September 19 to 29, 2013

Calgary Film Festival 2013According to Eric Volmers, arts reporter for the Calgary Herald even a cursory glance at the lineup for the 14th annual Calgary International Film Festival set to run from September 19 to 29 in downtown Calgary, suggests that “filmmakers the world over continue to be obsessed with a familiar topic: Sex … and lots of it.”

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CBC’s Comedy Show Irrelevant Begins Live Taping Around Edmonton on September 20

Irrelevant Show CBCThe Irrelevant Show is back for its fourth season on CBC Radio One with live tapings in the Edmonton area. Every week, the cast of The Irrelevant Show brings you a buffet of award-winning comedy sketches and songs, recorded before a live audience in and around Edmonton.The show ranges all over the comedy map, from the everyday to the surreal.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)