Gold Winner Yuk Yuk’s
Silver Winner Geeks vs Nerds, The Bus Stop Theatre
Bronze Winner LaughterBurner, Bearly’s House of Blues & Ribs
Stand-up comedy is having a bit of a renaissance these days. Gone are smoky clubs with old touring veterans playing to middle-aged crowds. Comedy today has gotten more accessible and more energetic. Third-place LaughterBurner keeps things pumping at Bearly’s blues hall, while second-place Geeks vs Nerds builds humour from pop culture at The Bus Stop Theatre. Still, it’s the Westin-located Yuk Yuk’s that takes the comedy cake. The Halifax franchise features big names and amateur jokesters to offer the city’s most consistent laughs.