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12 Feb

Betty White and more: Vancouver ComedyFest, Feb. 16 – 26

Milton Berle said: “Laughter is an instant vacation.” Escape from wintery February with Vancouver ComedyFest, which returns February 16 – 26. VancouverComedy Fest showcases big names from the international comedy circuit (Betty White, Margaret Cho, Carol Burnett, Jeremy Hotz, David Cross and Doug Benson, to name a few) while still offering a well-curated program of up-and-coming Canadian talent.

Festivities kick off with the official Opening Night Gala, 7:00pm February 16 – a great opportunity to catch 12 comedians in one show.  Find out more about Vancouver ComedyFest performers, tickets and deals after the jump.

Among the most-anticipated ComedyFest performers is Betty White, whose post-85 career has been busier than ever.  White’s transitioned from roles like Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the daffy Rose Nylund in The Golden Girls to an inexhaustible comedienne appearing in TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland and the NBC series Community.

White’s noteworthy achievements include being the oldest guest to host Saturday Night Live in 2010; her bawdy muffin double entendres are not easily forgotten. White’s most recent endeavor is Off Their Rockers wherein senior citizens roam the streets pulling shockingly hilarious pranks on youngsters. White performs February 18 at The Centre.

Another grand dame of comedy, Carol Burnett, is coming to Vancouver to perform February 17 at Orpheum Theatre. Burnett is best known for The Carol Burnett Show, which ran for 11 years (1967-1978), averaged 30 million viewers per week, and received 25 Emmy Awards, making it one of the most honored shows in television history.

Doug Benson of documentary Super High Me, fame appears February 16 – 18 at various venues. Benson is a regular on VH-1’s Best Week Ever and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Tickets are on sale now for the 2012 Vancouver ComedyFest. In addition to purchasing tickets for individual shows, viewers have the option of booking a package deal (1-night stay at a downtown hotel and 2 tickets to a headline show).

Find the 2012 Vancouver ComedyFest schedule, ticket info and package details here.

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