The festival will be running from Feb. 5-8, and will be featuring well-known comedians such as Larry the Cable Guy, Rob Schneider, Chris Kattan and Tim Meadows.
“We figured in the dead of winter people really need a good laugh,” said LOL festival director Tammy Frick.
She said the process of acquiring these performers was a long one, but wasn’t too challenging.
“We’re going into our eighth year so we’ve developed some great relationships along the way. We started with a list early in the year and just worked that list.”
She said both Larry the Cable guy and the Veterans of SNL (Rob Schneider, Chris Kattan and Tim Meadows) will provide that wide appeal to audiences this year, just as Cheech and Chong and Rick Mercer did last year.
Frick said the main challenge for getting them was trying to work with their busy schedules. “When you’re going after the bigger names their tour schedules are jam packed. They know the audiences are great and the festival is growing.”
Frick said there's more announcements to come. “We do have some interesting new surprises that are coming along.”
Tickets can be purchased now at The Sudbury Arena.
LOL Sudbury HeadlinersLarry the Cable Guy
Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:00 p.m. at The Sudbury Arena.
Veterans of SNL
Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7:00 p.m. at The Sudbury Arena