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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

#NIAGARAPERFORMS | Virtual Performance Series | Garden City Comedy Festival


Comedy Performance Storytelling
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St. Catharines, ON



Offered in English.



Recorded from the Original Live-stream Performance

Presented by the FistOntario Performing Arts Centre

The Garden City Comedy Festival is an annual multi-day, multi-venue event celebrating all things comedy in St. Catharines. Join us for some laughs as Festival Director David Green performs a live stand-up comedy performance with special guests Thomas Calnan and Fiona O'Brien.

David Green is an award-winning comedian, television host and the Festival Director of the Garden City Comedy Festival. Headlining at comedy clubs across Ontario, his comedy has been featured on Funny 820, College Humor, Rogers TV, YOUR TV and Newstalk 610 CKTB.

A multi-talented performer, David is the host of the award winning talk show Live on Queen with David Green as well as the "Hilarity in the Horsehoe" TV Show which airs on Cogeco YourTV Niagara. As a writer he is the recipient of the Culture Capital of Canada Literary Arts Award. He was also the recipient of the Emerging Artist Award at the 2017 St. Catharines Arts Awards.

Winner of the 2016 Windsor Comedy Fest, and featured on CBC radio's Laugh Out Loud, Thomas Calnan has been performing stand-up for the past six years and has entertained literally dozens of people across Ontario. Through his steady work ethic, great writing, and a seemingly unending supply of compromising photographs of every comedy producer in Canada, Thomas is definitely someone you can expect to hear more about in the future.

After Emigrating from Ireland to Canada in 2012 Fiona O'Brien began on a quest to stamp out the racism that the Irish face….One Lucky Charm at a time. A graduate of the Second City Stand up Course, Fiona quickly established herself by winning over audiences. She has been featured on CBC's LOL, Sirius XM and will appear at the 2020 Halifax Comedy Festival.





FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre


Opening its doors in fall 2015, the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is a 95,000 square foot academic and cultural complex comprised of four state-of-the-art performance venues. The Centre has been a vital component in the renaissance of St. Catharines, serving as the catalyst in thoroughly modernizing the area and reinforcing the brilliance of Niagara Region’s diverse cultural cluster.

Each year the Centre presents Culture Days activities for the Community in partnership with the City of St. Catharines Cultural Services Office, local organizations and artists.

In 2020, Due to COVID, the PAC has initiated a series of digital performances the #NIAGARAPERFORMS series and is pleased to offer feature digital performative experiences during Culture Days.


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