mon27may7:30 pmmon9:00 pmSpecial Presentation:Dave Merheje at Banff Park LodgeWith Tarah Buchanan and Scott Dumas as Host and MC7:30 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Banff Park Lodge, 222 Lynx Street, Banff Alberta

Event Details

Dave Merheje is considered to be one of the most original stand-up acts on the comedy scene today. His multiple award-winning act has gained a loyal following across in North America with his “no fear” approach on stage and a comedy style best described as aggressive in-your-face funny. Dave had his first comedy special air in Australia on ABC2, and has made appearances on Comedy Network’s Match Game, was a regular contributor on MTV Live, recurred on CBC’s Mr. D, and he co-stars in the comedy series Ramy on Hulu. He Co-starred alongside Daisy Ridley in the movie Sometimes I Think About Dying which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19th, 2023. Film is now available on digital and on-demand in the US and Canada.

As a stand-up, Dave won the Just For Laugh’s 2011 Homegrown Comic Competition and NOW Magazine’s 2011 Best of Toronto Award for Best Male Stand-up. In 2012 he was a part of the NBC Standup for Diversity tour, and a Canadian Comedy Award-nominee for Best Stand-up. In 2013 he was nominated for another Canadian Comedy Award, this time for best taped live performance, and was a finalist at the Seattle Comedy Competition. Dave has made multiple appearances at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, JFL42 in Toronto, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Halifax Comedy Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia, and tours clubs and theatres regularly. In 2018 Dave released his comedy special “Good Friend Bad Grammar” which is available on iTunes and Amazon Prime, and won the 2019 Juno Award for Comedy Album of the year. His Netflix Comedy Special “Beautifully Manic” is part of Comedians of the World. And more recently he filmed a special called “I Love You Habibi” that is streaming on Crave in Canada. 

Opening Act: Tarah Buchanan

Host of the Fish Bowl Comedy Show, Tarah Buchanan, started doing standup comedy in Toronto in 2014 and hasn’t looked back. She has performed on stages from NY to LA, hosted the SNL cast at the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival in June 2022 and will be celebrating her show’s 3 Year Anniversary in August 2024. This girl has an unbreakable spirit and is proof of what small incremental improvements everyday can add up to!

Host and MC: Scott Dumas

Winner of Alberta’s Search for Funniest New Comic in his first year of comedy, but was disqualified for going over his allotted time, by 26 seconds. “They wouldn’t stop laughing”, he says in defense.

Along with performing numerous corporate functions, fundraisers, Xmas parties and golf tournaments, he has headlined comedy clubs from coast-to-coast, except for his hometown of Ottawa. Something to do with a bad Tim bits joke.

You can hear him on Sirius XM radio, Canada Laughs station, talking about gourmet pizza, having a French last name and his Mom’s nipples.

He has worked with accomplished comedians such as as Harland Williams, Tommy Chong, Emo Phillips, Mike MacDonald, Judah Friedlander, Ari Shaffir, and Gilbert Godfried.

He has showcased for numerous prestigious festivals over his 20-year career, including the YYCOMEDY Festival in Calgary, as well as the 13th Anniversary show for the prestigious and long running, Comedy Monday Night.

You can catch him in numerous television commercials, FX network’s Fargo and Damnation on Netflix.

He is the creator of Friday Night Comedy at artsPlace in Canmore, a very successful monthly theatre show in the town he now considers home.

The Talent

  • Dave Merheje

    Dave Merheje

    Headline Act

    Headline Act

  • Scott Dumas

    Scott Dumas


    Cackling Crow Comedy


  • Tarah Buchanan

    Tarah Buchanan

    Opening Act

    Top Shelf Comedy

    Opening Act