Laugh and Support a Great Cause!

Last year's sold out show!

2013 sold out show!

Sometimes we all just need a good laugh! Our mandate at Sarasvàti is to tackle social change and this means our work is often dealing with important issues in our community. Although we try to do this in an entertaining and sometimes even humorous way, we know every once in a while it’s good to just enjoy each other’s company. So, we hope you will join us for our third annual Rumor’s Comedy Fundraiser on Friday, November 6th.

It’s exciting to watch talented female comics take the spotlight, from Tina Fey to Amy Poehler and of course Amy Schumer. The featured comedian for the Rumor’s fundraising night will be Rachel Feinstein who has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, was in Trainwreck this summer, has appeared on Comedy Central and co-hosted The View; as well as multiple other credits including a long resume of voice work.

Rachel FeinsteinRachel Feinstein grew up outside Washington, D.C., as the daughter of a civil rights lawyer and a blues musician, which gave her a keen eye for the absurd and unjust. She developed her hilarious, character-driven style by opening for her father’s blues band as a kid and doing impressions of various loud and jarring relatives.

Want more info? Read this interview from when she was coming to Winnipeg in 2012 for the Tarbut Festival or check out some of her stand-up.

It’s a good time, it’s a great cause and we’d love for you to join us for a laugh!

Don’t forget that in order for proceeds to support Sarasvàti Productions tickets must be purchased from our office by October 30th. Give us a call at 204-586-2236 or send us an e-mail at to arrange for tickets.

Laughter, food, drinks and supporting great theatre!

Sometimes we all need a break from dreary fall days, and what better way to stave off the onslaught of winter doldrums than through laughter? And not only that, but what if you can laugh, and support the transformative theatre work of Sarasvàti Productions at the same time for only $12? If this sounds like a pretty sweet deal to you, then buy a ticket (or 2) and join us at our Rumor’s Comedy Fundraiser on November 18th!

Last year was the first time we did a Comedy Fundraiser, and it was a blast! Our wonderful board members, staff and supporters packed the place. Most came early to get in a hearty dinner and drink before the comedians took to the stage. Ron Josol, the comedian of the night, didn’t disappoint as he kept everyone laughing.

Last year's sold out show!

Last year’s sold out show!

And the featured comedian this year is sure to give us just as good a time, if not better! Reese Waters has a ton of experience under his belt having performed on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and The Late Show with David Letterman. If you want to check out his performance on The Late Show watch this video!

Not only will you get to see Waters in action, but you will get a chance to see the brand new Rumor’s. They’ve been closed for renovations and are opening their doors again November 1st, which comes just in time for Rumor’s 30th Birthday making them the longest running comedy club in Canada.

If laughing and experiencing a newly renovated Winnipeg icon aren’t enough, your purchase of a ticket through us will help us continue to bring you transformative theatre. Theatre that includes: developing relevant school tours like Giving Voice, offering support and workshops to emerging artists, and producing the world premiere of Governor General Award winning playwright Catherine Banks’ new play Miss N Me!

If you want to come out on November 18th to support us phone our office at 204-586-2236 before November 10th to purchase tickets! If you can’t make it out on November 18th, but still want to support us and enter for a chance to win passes to some awesome local festivals, you can purchase raffle tickets for Winnipeg’s Great Festival Raffle from us! For more info on both of these opportunities, click here!

Come Laugh With Us!

Rumors Comedy Club logoThis November, we will be holding our first ever Comedy Fundraiser at Rumor’s Comedy Club! We invite you, your friends, and loved ones to come and join us for a fun filled night with good food, great drinks, and guaranteed laughs all night long! In order to support Sarasvàti Productions and join in on the fun, tickets must be purchased in advance from our office. Tickets sold at the door will not provide any proceeds to Sarasvàti Productions.

WHEN: Friday, November 8th

WHERE: Rumor’s Comedy Club (2025 Corydon Ave.)

TIME: Doors open at 6:00pm show beings at 7:45pm

TICKETS: Tickets are $15 dollars each and MUST be purchased in advance from Sarasvàti Productions by OCT. 24th, 2013! Tickets are available for purchase by either cash or cheque at our office. Please call (204) 586-2236 or e-mail to arrange pick-up!

Rumor’s is a fully licensed venue and offers a variety of food and drinks before the show! To view their full menu, click here.

ron-josol_1Meet Ron Josol! He will be the headliner for the evening. Ron Josol is a professional stand-up comedian who regularly performs across the globe. In 2000, Ron won the Craven A’s funniest home grown competition for the Just For Laughs comedy festival and has since appeared on “Comedy Now”, CTV/Comedy network, the “Winnipeg Comedy Festival, “The Orange County Comedy Festival”, and his own comedic specials. Indubitably, the most recognizable Asian comedian in Canada, Ron was profiled in CBC Bill Cameron’s short documentary “Different but the Same”. Currently, he writes and performs on the Much Music hit show “Video on Trial”.

Curious about Ron’s stand-up act? Get a sneek peak by checking out a YouTube video of one of his acts here.

We hope you’ll join us on November 8th for our first ever Comedy Fundraiser!