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about the show

1.      what is the tiny comedy show?

·         The tiny comedy show is a monthly comedy show held at a great Italian restaurant called Scarpetta Italian Eatery in the fashionable Calgary neighbourhood of Inglewood.

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

2.      where is the show held?

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

3.      when is the show?

·         Usually scheduled for the third Thursday of the month.

·         Details generally posted on social media and

·         Posters prominently posted at Scarpetta Italian Eatery.

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 Scarpetta Italian Eatery to reserve 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.

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, you will need to 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.

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?

·         You may message FB tinycomedyshow  to see what’s available.

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

·         You may message FB tinycomedyshow  to see what’s available.


 updated: Oct 5, 2019