Laughter Yoga Workshop

7pm on Tuesday June 5 at Sault College

HA HA HA – Laughter is the best medicine!

As a universal language not requiring special tools or equipment, laughter is an easy way to promote positive well being. This session will teach you how to release stress, liberate the spirit and laugh unconditionally. Participants will explore the benefits of laughter and the workshop will cumulate in a Laughter YogaTM session where yogic breathing, clapping and playful exercises combine in a dynamic group setting. No previous yoga experience is required but an open mind and willingness to step out of your comfort zone is welcomed. If you can breathe, you can laugh.

Instructions to Participants 
Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement and do not eat a large meal immediately prior to attending the session.

This workshop will cumulate with a laughter session. Laughter YogaTM is an aerobic exercise and is thus normally appropriate for someone whose physician allows them to engage in exercise. However, it may be contraindicated for people suffering from uncontrolled high blood pressure &/or heart disease, chest pain with exercise, exercise induced asthma, epilepsy, bleeding hemorrhoids, recent major surgery, hernias, severe backache, major psychiatric disorders and pregnancy. It is also recommended that you abstain if you currently have a cold or flu or another contagious illness. Participants know their body best and always have the control to minimize or cease their laughter activity as they deem necessary.

TICKET PRICE $10 PER PERSON
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Susan McLachlan

Susan McLachlan: As a bright side looker and self-proclaimed optimist, Susan has been described as being intoxicated at living life to its fullest. She is a Certified Laughter Leader and has facilitated workshops at special events and conferences for numerous organizations and corporations across the province. Although she recognizes that some days are better than others, she truly believes in the positive impact smiles and laughter can possess and is passionate about sharing that knowledge and outlook with others.

Jokers’ Poker Celebrity Tournament

6pm on Thursday, June 7 at Gateway Casino Sault Ste. Marie

You’ll raise. You’ll fold. You’ll laugh. Want a chance to go all in against some of Canada’s best comedians? The WTF Comedy Festival will kick off with a celebrity no-limit Hold’em Poker Tournament.

Space is limited to three tables of 10, and seats are expected to sell quickly. Registration opens on May 24 at 9am. Spots can be reserved in person at Gateway Casino Sault Ste. Marie or by calling 705-541-5863. The entry fee is $125 plus a $25 administration charge.

A celebrity will sit and actively play at each table. Participants will have the chance to win additional prizes by knocking out one of three icons of Canadian stand-up, John Catucci (You Gotta Eat Here!), Jessica Holmes (Royal Canadian Air Farce) and David Merry (comic magician).

Immediately following the poker tournament, the comedians will take to the stage for a complimentary stand up show for casino patrons.

For details on rules, payout structure and other information please read the Complete Rules and Regulations

Weekend Packages now available at Sault Tourism

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WTF Feature Variety Show

8pm on Saturday June 9 at the Canadian Heritage Bushplane Centre

The WTF variety show is being hosted by The Doo Wops. This hilarious Italian-Canadian comedy duo features John Catucci and David Mesiano. They blend song and satire while maintaining their unique cultural flavour. The following entertainers will also perform at the evening show:

K. Trevor Wilson, the Man Mountain of Comedy: As a standup comedian, he has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Roast Battles and multiple times at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival. K. Trevor is also known for his role as Squirrely Dan on Crave TV’s hit show Letterkenny. www.KTrevorWilson.com

Women Fully Clothed featuring Robin Duke, Jayne Eastwood, Kathryn Greenwood and Theresa Pavlinek:  Individually, each member of this troupe is astoundingly accomplished. Collectively, they are a comedic tour de force. Their combined insight transforms the banalities of everyday life into sharply observed social satire. www.womenfullyclothed.com

David Merry: One of Canada’s premier comic magicians with a 30+ year history of amazing audiences across the globe. He has a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Comedy Magic Seminar, is a past recipient of Canada’s Club Comic of the Year award, and has been nominated at the Canadian Comedy Awards for Best One Man Show and Best Variety Act. www.davidmerry.com

Jessica Holmes: A favourite on Royal Canadian Air Farce, she has brought the house down opening for giants such as Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Seinfeld and Oprah Winfrey. Her sidesplitting take on life’s challenges, as well as her unique knack for roasting celebrities, always have audiences in stitches. www.jessicaholmes.com

Gina Lola-International-Bridgida: Originally brought to life by actor/comedian Timothy Murphy for what was supposed to be a one-time appearance, the character of Gina Lola-International-Bridgida discovered there was an audience for her comedic take on her family life as an Italian immigrant in Sault Ste. Marie.

TICKET PRICE $25 PER PERSON
Please call 705-541-7076, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, to book your tickets if you are experiencing any difficulties. 
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Comedy Legend Russell Peters

8pm on Friday, June 8 at the Essar Centre

Named one of the best 50 comics of all time, the WTF Festival is thrilled to have legendary comedy superstar Russell Peters on stage at the Essar Centre as the headline show. Russell has sold out the major venues across the nation and around the globe. He was the first comedian to sell out the Air Canada Centre, not once, but four times.

Hailing from Brampton, Ontario, Russell is a three time Gemini Award nominee, has appeared on hit TV shows including the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Jimmy Fallon Show.  Most recently, Peters stars in the new hit TV series the Indian Detective. Starting in 2017, Russell will be back on the road for his Deported World Tour where he will be showcasing his new material to audiences around the world.

TICKETS RANGE FROM $45 TO $75 PER PERSON
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Murder on the Agawa Express

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, THE MURDER ON THE AGAWA EXPRESS TOUR TRAIN CURRENTLY HAS LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE. 

We are working on adding additional inventory for this exciting event for the inaugural WTF Festival.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list please Click Here. Seats will be assigned on a first come basis, in order of application should there be cancellations or additional inventory added. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at tickets@wtffestival.ca or by calling 1-800-461-6020. Our office is open Monday-Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm.

8am on Saturday June 9 – A comedy murder mystery aboard the fabled Agawa Canyon Train Tour.

All Aboard!  Ride at your own risk as the train winds its way through the rugged Northern Ontario landscapes as one unlucky passenger (a prominent celebrity) is staged to be “murdered” during this interactive theatre production. The all-star Canadian comedy cast will provide an incredibly intimate and unique experience for all passengers during this one of a kind production. As riders journey into the Canadian wilderness, the trains own chief of security will endeavor to solve the crime and when the train returns back to the station all will be revealed and the culprit will be captured.
TICKETS PRICE $100 PER PERSON, LUNCH INCLUDED

About the Tour Train

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Broadfoot Awards Luncheon

12:30pm on Friday June 8 at the Machine Shop

In 2006, the Canadian Comedy Awards introduced a new honour  to celebrate Canadian Comedy Genius named after legendary performer the late Dave Broadfoot. The “father” of stand-up comedy in Canada, Broadfoot entertained audiences live and on TV as an integral part of the Royal Canadian Air Farce.

The Dave Broadfoot Awards luncheon will officially kick off the WTF Festival while the 2018 award winner is presented with this prestigious honour surrounded by celebrities invited to pay tribute to the winner and celebrate Dave’s honour.  Former Dave Broadfoot Award winners include Ron James, Russell Peters, Robin Duke, Mary Walsh, Mike MacDonald, Colin Mochrie, Jeremy Hotz, Irwin Barker and Jayne Eastwood.
TICKET PRICE $60 PER PERSON
Please call 705-541-7076, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, to book your tickets if you are experiencing any difficulties. 
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Your 2018 WINNERS

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Luba Goy – Dave Broadfoot Award Winner

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K. Trevor Wilson – Roger Abbott Award Winner

Late Night Show – 19+ XXX

Kenny Robinson – 11pm on Friday June 8 at Soo Blaster

The WTF Festival will be hosting 2 late night shows that won’t hold back featuring the best late night standup comedians letting loose with no restrictions. Headlining the shows (with supporting acts still to be announced) will be Darren Frost and Kenny Robinson — two of Canada’s most controversial comedians, both of whom have been nominated for Best Male standup for Canadian Comedy Awards.

Kenny Robinson has shared the stage with the biggest names in comedy, including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jim Carrey and Tommy Chong. He is one of the few comics in Canada to win the prestigious Phil Hartman Comedy Award and to have multiple top ten appearances on Now Magazine Top Ten comedy moments of the year. www.kennyrobinson.com

Darren Frost is famous for his completely and totally unfiltered, profane and opinionated brand of “in your face” social commentary. He has appeared at the Just for Laughs Nasty Show, Winnipeg Comedy Festival and is considered among the most daring comedians in Canada by the Toronto Star. www.darrenfrost.com

TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE OR $15 AT THE DOOR
Please call 705-541-7076, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, to book your tickets if you are experiencing any difficulties. 
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Late Night Show – 19+ XXX

Darren Frost – 11pm on Saturday June 9 at the Canadian Night Club

The WTF Festival will be hosting 2 late night shows that won’t hold back featuring the best late night standup comedians letting loose with no restrictions. Headlining the shows (with supporting acts still to be announced) will be Darren Frost and Kenny Robinson — two of Canada’s most controversial comedians, both of whom have been nominated for Best Male standup for Canadian Comedy Awards.

Darren Frost is famous for his completely and totally unfiltered, profane and opinionated brand of “in your face” social commentary. He has appeared at the Just for Laughs Nasty Show, Winnipeg Comedy Festival and is considered among the most daring comedians in Canada by the Toronto Star. www.darrenfrost.com

Kenny Robinson has shared the stage with the biggest names in comedy, including Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Jim Carrey and Tommy Chong. He is one of the few comics in Canada to win the prestigious Phil Hartman Comedy Award and to have multiple top ten appearances on Now Magazine Top Ten comedy moments of the year. www.kennyrobinson.com

TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE OR $15 AT THE DOOR
Please call 705-541-7076, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm, to book your tickets if you are experiencing any difficulties. 
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