Monday, December 10, 2007

December 10, 2007
Top Comic to Headline WinterPRIDE Comedy Night

Whistler, BC - Whistler's WinterPRIDE 2008 adds to its festival with some laughs with the WinterPRIDE Queerly Canadian Comedy Show.

Last Comic Standing top 10 finalist and Toronto native Debra DiGiovanni headlines WinterPRIDE's “Queerly Canadian” comedy show Wednesday, February 6, from 8PM-11PM at the TELUS Whistler Conference Centre.

DiGiovanni, recently voted as Canada’s Best Female Comedian at the 2007 Canadian Comedy Awards also appeared on the 5th season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” as a top 10 finalist competing with comics worldwide for the coveted title. The WinterPRIDE Queerly Canadian comedy show kicks off Debra’s 2008 Canadian Stand Up tour.

Opening the comedy show is Vancouver’s own Darcy Michael and together with Debra makes for an anticipated over the top Queerly Canadian night of comedy. Darcy’s edgy yet personal approach, combined with his unique delivery style will no doubt have the audience rolling in the aisles. Michael best known for recounting his “life as an undercover fag” riffing on his same sex marriage and telling tales about being an accidental “parent.” No one is better suited than Darcy Michael to open for “Canada’s Fruit Fly” Debra DiGiovanni. Together they have many entertaining stories all of which will keep the audience in stitches. Sean Kearns, President and CEO of GayWhistler said, “Comedy is a tough genre to reach a diverse audience, but we feel these two individuals will create a magic that will transcends generations, lifestyles and nationalities!” DiGiovanni adds “We are thrilled to be a part of the festival this year. Darcy and I are totally getting arrested. I’m just saying!”.

Tickets for the Queerly Canadian Comedy Show are priced at $35 and can be purchased online at For more information on the comics, visit:

Debra DiGiovanni:

Darcy Michael:

WinterPRIDE 2008 runs from February 3-10, 2008, and continues to revolutionize the traditional gay ski week format with its unique blend of four winter festival elements: Sports, Culinary, Health and Wellness, and Entertainment.

In addition to the world-class skiing and snowboarding being offered in Whistler, many of WinterPRIDE's 2007 highlights will return for 2008, such as an array of dance parties, culinary events, zip trekking and dog sledding. WinterPRIDE 2008 also offers an expanded program of on-and-off mountain events, including special events for lesbians and bears that are currently being developed with those communities.

- 30 -


GayWhistler ( is a year-round promoter of Whistler to the gay and lesbian community, and promotes and produces the annual Gay Ski Week. GayWhistler is a subsidiary of Alpenglow Production Corporation.

For more information:

Dean Nelson

Community & Media Relations Director

Alpenglow Productions Corporation

Tel: 604 288 7218


No comments: