For the past 17 years the Community Foundation has been very fortunate to host world class comedians in Penticton for a night full of great food, an amazing live and silent auction, and loads of laughs!

Thanks to support from Investors Group and our Friends of the Foundation, all proceeds from this incredible event go to operating the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan | Similkameen.


This Show Sells Out Each Year!

October 14th, 2017
Barking Parrot Bar
Doors open at 5:30pm- Dinner at 6pm
Tickets- $65 and can be purchased at the front desk of the Penticton lakeside Resort or at the Community Foundation office (390 Main St., 2nd floor).

Check out the three great comedians who will be performing!

Herb Dixon was born in Vancouver, British Columbia but grew up in the heart of the west, that original cow-town, Calgary, Alberta. As a teenager, Herb Dixon discovered he could make people laugh – really laugh! With his rubber face , his ability to recreate sounds, and his talent to tell an engaging story, it seemed he was destined for a career in comedy. So, in 1979 he began making club audiences laugh as an amateur comic in Vancouver’s comedy Clubs.

Twenty Years have passed from the time Herb decided to become an entertainer. All the while, Herb has built and honed his material on his way up the ladder of comedy.
Today, Herb Dixon is one of North America’s most sought-after comedy’s acts!

Check out this funny video of Herb Dixon




John began performing stand up comedy at the tender age of nineteen and in his first few years starred in a television mockmentary, won the Just for Laughs Home Grown Comedy Competition, finished in the finals of the Seattle International Comedy Competition and shot two Canadian stand-up specials for Canadian national television – all before the age of 25.

John has performed in the Just for Laughs Festival Gala where he won over the crowd and was touted as saving the show.

John then went on to win the Corner Gas Comedy contest. Giving him $10 000 and an appearance on Corner Gas with his mentor Brent Butt.

John has opened for the likes of Dennis Miller, Brent Butt, Joan Rivers, Martin Short, Zach Galifianakis and Craig Ferguson to name a few.  John’s style has been described as, wickedly funny, fearless and poignant.
 Check out this funny video of John Buehler.




Julie Kim is a two-time Canadian Comedy Award nominated stand-up comedian. She has performed in several major comedy festivals and has made three national television appearances. She has also been featured multiple times on national radio.

Julie has performed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal, Victoria, Winnipeg, Halifax, Moncton, Calgary, and Edmonton. She continues to travel far and wide in order to fulfill her mission to make every person on the planet laugh at least one time.

Check out this funny video of Julie Kim.