The Notorious Cho sets off an avalanche of laughter at the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival
Margaret Cho, comedian, actress and LGBT activist headlines the 23rd annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival
(Vancouver, BC) October 8, 2014 – Margaret Cho, comedian, actress, singer-songwriter, author and LGBT activist, will be headlining the Night of Comedy on January 28, 2015 during the week-long Whistler Pride and Ski Festival (formerly known as WinterPRIDE) in Whistler, BC, Canada.
“This is the first time Margaret Cho has appeared in Whistler and we are thrilled to welcome her,” says Dean Nelson, CEO, Executive Producer of Whistler Pride and Ski Festival. “This is also one of the single largest investments in talent in the festival’s history and we are grateful that the Festivals, Events and Animation (FE&A) program is also investing to enhance the festival experience.”
Roger McCarthy, council representative on the FE&A Oversight Committee was pleased that the Resort Municipality of Whistler is able to invest in the festival this coming year.
“We are delighted to hear that comedian Margaret Cho will be performing at the 2015 Whistler Pride and Ski Festival,” said McCarthy. “Whistler has proudly welcomed Whistler Pride and Ski Festival for over 20 years, and the Festival, Events and Animation program is pleased to invest in this festival.”
When asked about heading to the Great White North, Margaret said, “I’ve been wanting to return to Whistler after seeing it on the L word. it’s a lesbian landmark and I can’t wait to come back and perform at Pride.”
Margaret Cho is best known for her racy stand-up comedy. Her show has been described as a complicated and completely original take on sex, queer politics, drugs, guns, identity and madness, proving time and time again, boundaries uncrossed are meaningless. Margaret is also an accomplished television and film actress having received an Emmy nomination as guest comedy actress for her role as Kim Jong-Il on the hit TV series 30 Rock.
Opening for Margaret is Selene Luna. Selene is a trail-blazing little person with a big presence. At 3’10” she is an accomplished actress, writer, burlesque artist, stand up comic and darling of Hollywood’s underground scene. She is best known for her role in My Bloody Valentine 3D and as Margaret Cho’s assistant in Vh1′s The Cho Show.
Whistler Pride’s Night of Comedy starts at 8pm at the Whistler Conference Centre. Tickets on sale now starting from $50 CDN* available at whistlerpride.com or call 1.800.WHISTLER
The Whistler Ski and Pride Festival celebrates its 23rd annual Gay Lesbian Ski/Snowboard week in the award-winning, international mountain resort of Whistler, British Columbia, Canada from January 24-31, 2015. The Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is an eight-day winter celebration of diversity both on and off the slopes combining sports, culinary, wellness and spectacular social and cultural events. Book before November 15th and save up to 43%. 5 Night, 3 days Stay and ski packages start at just $117/person/night. For more information call 1.800.WHISTLER or visit whistlerpride.com
Whistler’s WinterPRIDE celebrates 23rd Annual Festival
Whistler Pride 2015 runs from January 24-31, 2015, and continues to revolutionize the traditional gay ski week format with its unique blend of four winter festival elements: Sports, Culinary, Health and Wellness, and Entertainment.
New for 2015:
Fresh new name – the festival has re-branded WinterPRIDE to the Whistler Pride and ski festival. New logo and fresh new events.
More cultural programming – kicking off Whistler Pride week is a special one night presentation of Les Ballet Trackodero de Monte Carlo in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Saturday, January 24th. Mini gay film festival presented by OUTtv and GayDirect on Monday, January 26th and Tuesday, January 27th; Night of Comedy with Margaret Cho and special guest Selene Luna on Wednesday, January 28th.
2015 Headline Artists include:
Headlining DJs for some of the many events includes internationally renown DJ ABEL (Miami) at GLITTER the official Vancouver Kick-off party on Saturday January 24th, MARGARET CHO and SELENE LUNA at Night of Comedy on Wednesday, January 28; DJ SETH COOPER (Chicago) at WHITE-OUT on Friday, January 30 and DJ WAYNE G playing FURROCIOUS, also on Friday night. The SNOWBALL closing party on Saturday, January 31st features international superstar THE FREEMASONS
About Alpenglow Productions/GayWhistler
GayWhistler (www.whistlerpride.com) is a year-round promoter of Whistler to the gay and lesbian community, and promotes and produces the annual Gay Ski Week. 5 Night Lodging and 4 Day Ski Packages start at just $117/person/night. Available until November 15th, 2014 for stays from January 24-February 1st, 2015. For Reservations call 1.866.787.1966 or visit online at whistlerpride.com
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Alpenglow Productions Corp