ODDBLOCK

PRESS

HERE ARE SOME RECENT ARTICLES ABOUT OUR FAIR FESTIVAL

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2016
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WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Rolling in the aisles (and the alleys)

“The weather was perfect. The sidewalks were alive with activity. The venues were full. The laughs were loud and plentiful.”

Full article here: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/arts/rolling-in-the-aisles-and-the-alleys-391696011.html

 

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

The odd kids on the block (and the alleys)

“The driving principle of Oddblock is to create a buzz — a very funny buzz”

Full article here: https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/arts/the-odd-kids-on-the-block-390727501.html

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2015

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WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

Oddblock Comedy Festival earns praise, strong attendance

“By pretty much any measure you might care to apply, the inaugural Oddblock Comedy Festival would have to be considered a success'”

Full article here: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/arts/Oddblock-Comedy-Festival-earns-praise-strong-attendance-323410821.html

 

Here’s a look at some highlights from Winnipeg’s art scene in 2015

“The festival’s inaugural lineup boasted some of North America’s top alt-comedy names and the tightly packed schedule attracted full-house audiences to shows throughout Oddblock’s extended-weekend run”

Full article here:  http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/arts/Heres-a-look-at-Winnipegs-top–363494321.html

 

‘It’s a bouncing baby comedy fest!’

“Organizers hope Osborne Street event a success like it’s U.S. ‘dad'” (Interview with Andy Wood)

Full article here: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/arts/its-a-bouncing-baby-comedy-fest-323304801.html

 

Odd man out

“I really love the way this new (Oddblock) festival is organized. I’m excited to be getting on the ground floor of something like this.” (Pat Thornton Interview)

Full article here: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/arts/odd-man-out-323052051.html

 

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CANSTAR

Block party comedy fest coming to South Osborne

“Winnipeg comedy fans will be spoiled rotten this summer as some of North America’s best comedians arrive for the city’s newest comedy event”

Full article here: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/metro/Block-party-comedy-fest-coming-to-South-Osborne-310675391.html

 

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CBC

Winnipeg to welcome new Oddblock comedy festival this summer

Full article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-to-welcome-new-oddblock-comedy-festival-this-summer-1.3123982

 

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WINNIPEG SUN

Oddblock comedy party kills with local crowds

“Even before it was over, the Oddblock Comedy Block Party was a blockbuster of sorts.”

Full article here: http://www.winnipegsun.com/2015/08/29/oddblock-comedy-party-kills-with-local-crowds

 

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PODCASTS RECORDED AT THE FESTIVAL

PEP-TALKS WITH THE BITTER BUDDAH EDDIE PEPITONE

Guest: Brendon Walsh

Listen to the episode: http://allthingscomedy.com/contents/8834/34-%2358-brendon-walsh-podcast

 

THE BONE ZONE

Guests: James Adomian and Ben Kronberg

Listen to the episode: http://bonezonepodcast.com/189-james-adomian-ben-kronberg-oddblock-fest-episode-34-of-2015-season-3-ep-51/