The CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival was the brainchild of Al Rae and CBC Radio’s Tom Anniko, who worked in partnership with Osborne Village Cultural Centre to bring the first comedy festival to life. Eight years later, the festival remains the OVCC’s flagship event and has come to include year-round outreach programs, rural tours, workshops and television broadcasts that attract over 2 million viewers annually thanks to the hard work of the CBC team. The Winnipeg Comedy Festival is proud to be the highest rated comedy festival series on CBC Television.
Leif has been photographing the Festival since 2004, and has been head of Photography since 2006.
“Kelly Hughes Live!” featured the fierce ramblings of Kelly himself, Musical guest Justin Lacroix and Winnipeg Comics Dan Licoppe and Bruce Clark who grew up in Elmwood but now lives in California. Who could blame him?