No joking around — this year’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival promises laughs with an RRC connection, courtesy of second-year Creative Communications student Jordan Welwood, who’s set to appear at a trio of shows.
Welwood will be the opening act at Rumor’s Comedy Club showcases by Derek Edwards (April 10) and Ron Sparks (April 12). He’ll also appear at the Festival’s wildly popular Winnipeg Show, alongside mainstays of the local scene (Ryan Ash, Ben Walker, Big Daddy Tazz), and visiting ex-pats like Bruce Clark and Tanyalee Davis.
A Winnipeg-born comedian and writer, Welwood has been a finalist in Winnipeg’s Funniest Person with a Day Job contest, and in SiriusXM’s Next Top Comic competition. (The latter showdown saw him opening for SNL alum Colin Quinn at Just for Laughs’ JFL42 Festival.)
He’s also a frequent guest host (and sometime headliner) at Rumor’s, a senior writer on local talk-show satire Week Thus Far, and a regular presence at such venues as The Rose n’ Bee Pub, The Cheer, and Jeffrey’s Restaurant and Lounge.