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Next Calgary Show: 

to be determined

Next Edmonton Show:

to be determined


Past Shows



about the show

1.      what is the tiny comedy show?

·         The tiny comedy show is a monthly comedy show held at a great restaurant.  "Great food, great comedy!"

·         Comics performing in the show are a mix of professional and talented amateur comedians.

2.      where is the show held?

·     The show is held monthly in Calgary at Scarpetta Italian Eatery, located 1003 9 Ave SE, in Inglewood.   

Periodically, the show is hosted in Edmonton at The Glass Monkey, located 5842 111 St NW, in Lendrum (near Southgate).   

3.      when is the show?

·         In Calgary, scheduled for the third Thursday of the month.  In Edmonton, about every two months or so. 

·         Details posted on social media and and advance tickets on

·         Posters prominently posted at Scarpetta Italian Eatery in Calgary and at The Glass Monkey in Edmonton.

4.      what is the show format?

·         The current format of the show is a Headliner, MC, Feature act, and a number of booked guest performers.

5.      how long is the show?

·         The show starts at 8pm and runs about 90 minutes.




ok, I want to see the show! 


1.      do I need a ticket?

·         Yes, advance tickets are generally available on Eventbrite and are a bit cheaper than buying at the door.

·         Some tickets are available at the door.

2.      i have my tickets.  do I need to make a seating reservation?

·         Yes, it is strongly recommended you phone ahead to Scarpetta Italian Eatery or The Glass Monkey to reserve your seating.

·         Otherwise you will get whatever seting is available at your time of arrival.

3.      what time should I arrive?

·         Seating for the show is generally open from 630pm.   Showtime is generally 8pm.

·         If you’re planning to eat (recommended) please come well before 8pm so you can get your great food before the show starts.

4.      can I pay for my show tickets on my restaurant bill?

·         No.   The show is separate from the restaurant.

5.      i’m planning to buy my tickets at the door.  how may I pay?

·         Ticket are cash or e-transfer at the door.  No credit or debit cards accepted. 

·         Please note door tickets are subject to availability, the show sometimes sells out.





i’m a comic !     tell me more

1.      is the tiny comedy show an open mic ?

·         No, the Show is a booked show.  All the performers are set in advance.

2.      what is the difference between an open mic and a booked show?

  • In an open mic, performers show up and the performing line-up is generally selected from the comedians present.   
  • In some cases, open mic are a "show up and go up" situation.
  • In other cases, open mic are partly booked in advance and partly drop-in.
  • On a booked show, the performers know in advance that they will be on the show.
  • The tiny comedy show is a booked show.


3.      are there drop-in spots at the tiny comedy show?

·         No.   In the extremely rare case when a performer cancels at the last minute, the spot may be filled by a comic who happens to be present at the show.

4.      do comics need to buy a ticket to check out the show?

·         No. Comics always get in free.   However, when you arrive, please introduce yourself to the producer.

5.      i’m a comic performing in the show. When do I need to show up?

·         The show is at 8pm so call time is generally 730 – 740.  However, you will be contacted directly by the producer via FB group.

6.      i’m a comic performing in the show.   may my friends get in free?

·         No.     However, the show will sometimes provide a performer-specific discount code for advance ticket purchase, so that your friends can get a couple bucks off tickets.   If you get a code, you should share this only with your friends and not post publicly.

7.      i have performed on the show before.   how do I get another spot?

  •  If you’ve been on the show before, there is no need to check in. 
  • The show will be in touch, if and when a spot is available for you again.
  • In particular, show day is very busy so please do not check in right before show time asking for a spot. Thanks!

8.      i’m a new comic.  how can I get a spot on the show?

  • There is often one “newcomer” spot on the show. 
  • The best way to be offered a spot on the show, is for the producer to see you perform at one of the comedy stages in or around Calgary.  Be sure to introduce yourself!
  • You may message FB tinycomedyshow

9.      i’m an out-of-town comic.   may I have a spot?

  • If the producer has seen you perform before, you'll be offered a spot when one is available for you. No need to check  in. 
  • If you are touring and planning a visit many months in the future and the producer has seen you before, you may check in to see what's available.  The show is booked well in advance so a lot of lead time is needed. 

10.  i’m visting Calgary on a show date.  may I book a HL or MC or Feature spot?

  • The main spots ( HL, MC, Feature ) are pre-booked months in advance. 
  • If you are planning a visit to the Calgary or Edmonton area well in advance, check in to see if anything is available!




 updated: Mar 15, 2020