Haymaker Comedy Festival: Elvira Kurt
Haymaker Comedy Festival | County Stage Presents:
Elvira Kurt, comedy legend, gay icon and trail-blazing national treasure has won all the accolades – locally, as a Toronto Fringe Festival Patron’s Pick & NOW Magazine Top 5, nationally, winning both a Canadian Screen Award & Canadian Comedy Award and, internationally, with a Cannes Film Festival Award for ‘Women Seen’ and the Gold Prize at the World Film Fest for ‘Big Girl Now’ – to name a few. With special guests Lexa Graham, Chris Lapointe, Cameron Phoenix & Anjelica Scannura.
While this show is open to all ages, audience discretion for language and subject matter is advised.
Lexa Graham is a Toronto comedian and writer with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. She has written for Reductress, CBC Comedy, and is the creator of the science comedy website DNAtured Journal. Lexa has also had her research published in The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering and she is a sought after speaker for science-based events.
Cameron Phoenix is a staple of Toronto’s comedy scene. He arrived in Toronto after spending time honing his craft in both Montreal and London, England. Cameron has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and throughout North America. He has endured many varied forms of embarrassment which he will recount for your comedic pleasure.
Anjelica is a comedian, actress and producer. She did her first stand-up TV taping at the 2022 Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and has been featured on CBC’s Laugh Out Loud twice. She’s also performed in the Boston, Palm Springs and Burbank Comedy Festivals, won Best Overall Comedian at the Cleveland Comedy Festival and 6th place in the Seattle Int’l Comedy Competition 2022. She’s opened for Colin Mochrie, Elvira Kurt, Gavin Crawford, Stavros Halkias, Ian Fidance, Shane Gillis and Joe List.
ABOUT THE VENUE
Sergeants Mess Hall
The 180-seat Sergeants Mess Hall at Base31 is the newest performance venue to open in Prince Edward County. This architectural gem has been renovated and repurposed as a unique and intimate concert venue, featuring state-of-the art sound and lighting, with its original historic charm and character retained. Now with an alluring, cabaret lounge feel and elevated bar service, this gem of a venue ensures a sophisticated, enjoyable and warm concert experience. The space features both reserved seating at cabaret tables and general admission seating ticket options. Enjoy some of the most legendary and impressive names in music, sharing the music you already love, along with your favourite tunes revisited by new artists we know you’ll become instant fans of. The Sergeants Mess Hall is an up-close and personal experience with the best of the stage in a beautifully reimagined setting. An unforgettable entertainment experience; it doesn’t get any better than this.
The Sergeants Mess Hall has a rich history dating back to its construction in 1939. The building was originally built as a mess hall for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) No. 31 Bombing and Gunnery School during World War II. During the war, the building served as a gathering place for the sergeants who were stationed at the base. It was a place where they could relax, eat meals, and socialize with their fellow soldiers. After the war, the base was decommissioned and the building served a variety of purposes over the years, including as a community center, a school, and a storage facility.
General Admission Seating
Seating is first come, first served in this section. Please do not save seats for individuals who have not yet arrived. Our goal is to create an enjoyable and comfortable experience for all attendees. Thank you for your cooperation and we look forward to seeing you at the event!
We are excited to offer reserved seating for our upcoming event. Please note: our tables at the Sergeants Mess Hall are arranged as tables of four. If you purchase less than four tickets, you will be seated with other attendees at a small table cabaret style. We hope this seating arrangement will provide a fun and sociable experience for everyone. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to hosting you at the event.
Shows are all ages as long as any minor is accompanied by an adult. Please refer to our safety policy if you have any questions.