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Profile Last Updated: April 02, 2009
When Steve Martin remarked that comedy wasn't pretty, he was probably referring to the cutthroat standup circuit. It's in these comedic confines where a potential cut-up could have them rolling in the aisles or else wind up opening a vegetable stand onstage.
For years, Yuk-Yuk's has been a pivotal career maker or breaker for jocular yarn-spinners to hone their trade. The Edmonton location has showcased some of the biggest names in the business. Tommy Chong, Harland Williams (the psychotic exercise guru wannabe in There's Something About Mary) and talk show host Mike Bullard rank among the luminaries sharing space with the footlights at the E-town spot. And for locals wanting their five minutes of fame, Tuesday nights are dedicated to aspiring amateurs.
Location: 13103 Fort Road NW, Edmonton, AB