Vancouver ComedyFest 2012: Betty White, Carol Burnett, Margaret Cho

Comments 151 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver ComedyFest begins this week as some heavy-hitting comedy legends and newcomers grace stages from the Orpheum to the Rio.


The 10-day festival will feature the likes of Doug Benson, Jeremy Hotz, Charlie Demers, David Cross, Todd Glass, and many more. Tickets and downtown hotel packages are still available for many of the performances.

I have teamed up with Vancouver ComedyFest to offer up 3 amazing prize packages to see influential female comics Carol Burnett, Betty White, and Margaret Cho. There are many ways to enter to win these exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.


Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett
When: Friday, February 17, 2012 at 8:30pm
Location: Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe
Our Prize: 2 tickets to the show and a meet n’ greet with Carol

A Conversation with Betty White
When: Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 9:30pm
Location: The Centre, 777 Homer
Our Prize: 2 tickets and you get to personally ask Betty your question during the show

Cho Dependant Tour: Margaret Cho
When: Sunday, February 19, 2012 at 8:00pm
Location: The Centre, 777 Homer
Our Prize: 2 tickets to the show and a 1-night stay in a Downtown Vancouver hotel

Here’s how you can enter to win one of these awesome prize packages:

  • Leave a comment naming who you would like to see: Betty, Carol, or Margaret (1 entry)
  • Post one the following on Twitter (1 entry)
I entered to win @VancouverComedy tickets from @Miss604 & I want to #MeetCarol!
I entered to win @VancouverComedy tickets from @Miss604 & I want to #AskBetty!
I entered to win @VancouverComedy tickets from @Miss604 & I want to #SeeMargaret!

You must be 19 years of age or older to enter and win. The downtown hotel stay is only valid on the night of the Margaret Cho show, February 19, 2012. I will draw 3 separate winners from all comedian-specific entries received. For example, all comments stating Carol Burnett and all #MeetCarol tweets will have 1 winner. Contest closes at 12:00pm, Thursday, February 16, 2012.

Update The winners are: Laurel (Meet Carol), Rob (See Margaret), & @kelsvest (Ask Betty)

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  1. Gina gMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 2:44pm PST

    BETTY 🙂

  2. Cathy BrowneMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 2:45pm PST

    Carol Burnett is my hero. Dave and I never missed her show for all the years it was on:-) I would dearly love to see her in person.

  3. KellyMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 2:47pm PST

    I heart Betty White! It would be worth the trip from Whistler!

  4. JennMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 2:47pm PST


  5. HenryMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 2:48pm PST

    Margaret Cho is funny!

  6. Michael KwanMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 2:49pm PST

    Betty White!

  7. Cheryl CheeksMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 2:51pm PST

    I adore Betty White and would love to meet her.

  8. Lelainia N. LloydMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 2:52pm PST

    CAROL BURNETTE!!! Growing up, I watched her comedy show with Tim, Harvey & Vicki religiously. She was one of THE BEST things about my childhood and I adore her. Meeting her is on my crazy life to-do list and how I would *LOVE* to cross that one off! My friends tease me about that list all the time, but hey-dream big, live big! Here’s hoping! *fingers crossed*

  9. ShawnMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 2:53pm PST

    how do I choose…..ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    ok I am going with Margaret

  10. AliceMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 2:55pm PST

    Yes! ComedyFest sounds like fun and I’d like to see Margaret Cho! She was hilarious on tv.

  11. VivMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:08pm PST


  12. ChristineMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:14pm PST

    Betty White 🙂

  13. Hilary QMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:17pm PST

    That is a really tough choice. I think Carol Burnett, she is amazing!

  14. MichaelMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:17pm PST


  15. Andrea FirmaniMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:17pm PST

    Ack! How do you choose?? I’ll pick the lovely Carol!

  16. MattyMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:19pm PST

    Margaret Cho Yo!

  17. BelindaMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:19pm PST

    Carol Burnett! Love love LOVED her variety show back in the day!

  18. JessMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:19pm PST

    Carol Burnett! Just the thought of going to this show, &/or meeting her, leaves me speechless 🙂

  19. Aaron B.Monday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:21pm PST

    Betty FTW.

  20. StephanieMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:22pm PST

    i love Betty White!!!

  21. MargaMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:22pm PST

    Margaret Cho!

  22. ColinMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:27pm PST

    I would LOVE to meet Carol Burnett!!!

  23. Jeff MacLeodMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:27pm PST

    i’d like to see Betty White

  24. JasonMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:32pm PST

    Twitter won’t let me tweet. I can’t post that I would love to see either of these icons. Any suggestions?

  25. SitaMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:35pm PST

    Carol Burnett, Reminds me of my childhood, even though my parents didn’t understand English much they always enjoyed this show!

  26. DanielMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:37pm PST

    Love all, but have to go with Betty

  27. SanazMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:39pm PST

    Betty White

  28. Tim morganMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:42pm PST

    You can’t go wrong to see eather love to see both

  29. MeghanMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:42pm PST


  30. PaulaMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:42pm PST

    Margaret Cho!!!

  31. Shelley EcksteinMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:52pm PST

    I would love to see Carol…..some days I wake up with the theme song in my head for no reason!

  32. Stephanie SMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:53pm PST

    Betty White of course!

  33. JMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:57pm PST

    Definitely Betty White!

  34. Melaney G LyallMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 3:59pm PST

    Oh my Word!! CAROL!!
    My whole family watched CB’s show when I was growing up!! Carol is SOOOOO FUNNY!

  35. BradleyMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 4:02pm PST

    Carol Burnett! She was a big part of my youth. I watched her show every day with my dad.

  36. DeniseMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 4:03pm PST

    Carol Burnett for sure!!

  37. Michelle W.Monday, February 13th, 2012 — 4:06pm PST

    I’d like to see any of them, but Betty would be the best!

  38. TonyMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 4:09pm PST

    I would love to meet Carol. Her show was a classic and I it was always fun to see the actors trying to suppress a laugh during the skits.

  39. CarrieMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 4:09pm PST

    I would absolutely love the opportunity to meet Margaret Cho.

  40. ValerieMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 4:13pm PST

    Love Betty!

  41. LaurelMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 4:18pm PST

    Carol for sure! When I was a kid I broke my arm but my Mom waited to see the end of the Carol Burnett Show before taking me to the hospial for a cast.I’ve forgiven her & would love to take her to the show!!LOL!

  42. Albert GiesbrechtMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 4:19pm PST

    I would like to see Carol Burnett. Her show was one of the few that I was allowed to stay up late for, as a child.

  43. ElenaMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 4:32pm PST

    Betty!! She is a Legend!

  44. OnkarMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 4:32pm PST

    Gotta say that Betty is da bomb!! My vote is for her.

  45. Onkar BainsMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 4:35pm PST

    Gotta say that Betty is the best. My vote is for her.

  46. MichelleMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 4:42pm PST

    Definitely want to see Margaret!

  47. MelindaMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 4:47pm PST

    Margaret pls!

  48. PHOENIXMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 4:48pm PST

    Carol Burnett!!!(Sorry Betty)
    Carol’s humour has always be a huge part of my life.For example,in 1991 it was my last day at work at this “oh-so-posh” ladies wear store at West Edmonton Mall and I wanted to leave a lasting impression with the owner of the store.So I dressed as a spazzy/mop woman wearing rubber boots,pink fuzzy earmuffs,fanny pouch,long coat and began to dry mop the carpet area of the store.Yes,I do have a picture or two of my sexy self that day.When he first walked into the store I made sure to keep my back to him and kept mopping into him.Carol,you create comedy everywhere!! THANK YOU!

  49. Laura EMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 4:51pm PST

    Betty or Carol would be a dream come true!!

  50. ChelleMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 4:55pm PST

    I’d love to see Carol Burnett!

  51. LeahMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 5:18pm PST

    I would love to see Betty White.

  52. HarjitMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 5:39pm PST

    Margaret Cho- her dry sense of humor in “Drop Dead Diva” is great

  53. JewelsMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 5:39pm PST

    I’d like to see the beautiful Margaret Cho please! She’s an inspiration 🙂

  54. BonnieMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 5:57pm PST

    Would love to see the hilarious Betty White.

  55. Harold VictorMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 6:25pm PST

    Margaret Cho would be awesome to go to see.

  56. NoelleMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 6:35pm PST

    Margaret Cho is one of the funniest women on earth!
    Would love to see her!

  57. AndrewMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 7:02pm PST


  58. ChristyMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 7:27pm PST

    I would love to see Carol!

  59. JasMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 7:29pm PST

    Betty White!

  60. Linda CMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 7:45pm PST

    Margaret Cho!

  61. IrisMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 7:46pm PST

    I would love to meet Carol Burnett. I loved her show when I was growing up and my favorite skit was the one where she was Scarlet Ohara from Gone with the wind and she used the drapes to fashion the most hilarious dress!! What a great Sunday night family show it was.

  62. laurelMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 8:33pm PST

    I grew up with Carol Burnett and I would love to meet her, thanks for the chance have tweeted also!/tomgirlbc/status/169277743089987584

  63. SharylinMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 8:37pm PST

    I would love to meet the iconic Carol Burnett!

  64. LoraineMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 8:41pm PST

    I would love to meet Betty. My grandma is 9000 miles away. I need a granma fix

  65. Gail GromaskiMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 9:00pm PST

    I would love see Margaret Cho.

  66. Michael FlorizoneMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 9:11pm PST

    Id love to see Betty White, I used to watch The Golden Girls every day when I was a kid!! Carol Burnett is amazing too, takes me right back to my childhood in the 70’s!

  67. gail whitworthMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 9:31pm PST

    I’d lve to see betty white

  68. BethMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 9:33pm PST

    Carol Burnett!

  69. Darcy-Vancouver BC SuperhostMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 10:07pm PST


  70. Lori-Airbnb SuperhostMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 10:10pm PST

    Carol…of course!

  71. Mike GismondiMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 10:24pm PST


  72. Angela GriffinMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 10:24pm PST


  73. SaraMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 10:31pm PST

    Carol Burnett? Umm, yes please!!!

  74. ElaineMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 10:43pm PST

    Carol Burnett…grew up watching her weekly variety show, would love to meet her!

  75. DavinaMonday, February 13th, 2012 — 11:11pm PST

    I would love to see/meet Margaret and Betty, but I’ve already seen Margaret twice, so I’ll say Betty.

  76. RachelWTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 7:27am PST

    Betty White! Betty makes me laugh so hard I snort and cry!

  77. Harjeet SandhuTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 7:43am PST


  78. JaniceTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 8:08am PST

    For the many laughs , thank you Carol Burnett

  79. KristiTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 8:43am PST

    Oh my goodness, I would love to ask Betty White a question! She is one of the only comedians who makes me really and truly laugh out loud. Great contest 🙂

  80. KarenTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 9:17am PST

    (tugging ear)

  81. ShelleyTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 9:22am PST

    I’m so glad we had this time together…..Carol Burnett!

  82. Trevor LTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 9:32am PST

    I would love to see Betty White!

  83. DavidTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 9:41am PST

    Betty of course

  84. Amn JohalTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 10:28am PST


  85. MimiTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 10:32am PST

    I love all of them, but meeting Carol would be amazing!

  86. AnneTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 10:41am PST

    If I am lucky enought to be picked, my choice would be Carol Burnett

  87. chrissyTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 10:45am PST

    I would LOVE to meet Carol Burnett – it would be a dream meeting for my sister and I.

  88. RobTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 11:18am PST

    id REALLY like to see margaret Cho!

  89. DilaraTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 11:32am PST

    Betty White!

  90. Dennis L.Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 12:07pm PST

    Margaret Cho

  91. tessaTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 12:11pm PST

    betty white!!

  92. BernadetteTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 12:29pm PST

    Would love to see Margaret Cho! Pick me, pick me!

  93. ParkerTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 12:49pm PST

    Margaret! She is so hilarious!!

  94. BrandonTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 12:58pm PST


  95. VinceTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 12:59pm PST

    I can’t pick – all three women are amazing and so very funny!

  96. francisTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 1:05pm PST

    Carol! 🙂

  97. Julia E.Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 1:34pm PST

    Betty White all the way!!!

  98. KandesTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 1:35pm PST

    Margaret please!!!

  99. valerieTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 4:31pm PST

    I would LOVE to meet Carol Burnett. She is divine and one of my all-time comedy idols!

  100. taniaTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 6:21pm PST

    Carol would be awesome to meet!

  101. LindaTuesday, February 14th, 2012 — 7:15pm PST

    Margaret, please!

  102. NorineWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 12:40am PST


  103. Jenn SWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 2:46am PST

    Its a hard choice. I think Betty White would be my first choice.

  104. maryanneWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 7:27am PST

    CHO! CHO! CHO!
    (fan to the very end)

  105. Ka W. ChingWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 7:31am PST

    Margaret Cho FTW!

  106. EileenWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 7:33am PST

    Add me to the Margaret Cho club.

  107. AleciaWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 10:05am PST

    Betty White…I LOVE HER!!! <3

  108. richard wWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 10:07am PST


  109. BecsWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 10:08am PST

    Um. How to choose?! Margaret Cho, I think!!

  110. StotesWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 10:28am PST

    A really tough choice! Betty White for the win!

  111. AnastasiaWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 10:33am PST

    I’d love to see them all. Carol Brunette…I watched her almost everyday after school. But I’d go see Margaret Cho. I like her stand up, how it’s got a political, and social edge. Plus I’d like to see how her stuff has changed over the years. Tough choice overall…2 legends and one great young one!

  112. ShawnWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 10:34am PST

    Betty White of course.

  113. SheriWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 10:38am PST

    Cho fo sho!

  114. GeraldWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 11:06am PST

    I would love to see Margaret!

  115. LeahWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 11:08am PST

    I adore Margaret Cho and would love to see her.

  116. LiamWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 11:09am PST

    CHO! Her tats are hot, and she had Tarantino on her show YEEARRSSS ago!!!!

  117. Heather SharpeWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 11:29am PST

    I would love to have “some time together” with Carol Burnett!

  118. CarmenWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 11:59am PST

    They are all so fabulous but I guess Betty White would be my fav!

  119. BrendaWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 12:13pm PST

    All are too awesome! I’m going to go with Margaret.

  120. Katie PWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 1:12pm PST


  121. SamanthaWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 1:54pm PST

    I have so much to ask Betty White – what an inspirational woman ! I’ve been a fan since the day I was born!

  122. Elizabeth BWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 3:50pm PST

    tough choice…but I’ll go for Carol Burnett…love her! Tweeted too!

  123. MichaelWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 4:00pm PST

    I would love to take my wife to see Carol Burnett!

  124. JenniferWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 4:12pm PST

    Difficult decision–but I’ll go with Carol.

  125. mandy sandhuWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 5:50pm PST

    carol burnett is a comic legend and I would like to send my parents to see would make memories to last a lifetime 🙂

  126. PuckWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 5:55pm PST

    Betty White! Absolutely!

  127. MaryWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 7:47pm PST

    Would LOVE to see BETTY WHITE! I grew up watching her 🙂

  128. KristenWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 8:00pm PST

    Betty Betty Betty!

  129. Ka W ChingWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 8:27pm PST

    Margaret Cho!!!

  130. MaryanneWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 9:17pm PST

    Carol for sure!

  131. JenWednesday, February 15th, 2012 — 9:42pm PST

    I would love to see Carol!!!

  132. KarlaThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 9:05am PST

    Maragret Cho is awesome! I used to watch her sitcom way back in the day…and I love her on Drop Dead Diva!

  133. rinoThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 10:14am PST

    Betty White would be amazing to see in person!

  134. Andrew LacelleThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 10:28am PST

    I would very much love to meet Carol. Been a huge fan of her for as long as I can remember.

  135. Rick RakeThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 10:30am PST

    I like the entire trio … but wiggly-eared Carol is my favourite. She is an icon of comedy. To be in the same space as this person who is considered the royalty of entertainment would be an honour.

  136. JaimeThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 10:30am PST


  137. ElspethThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 10:47am PST


  138. Rob ZylstraThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 11:04am PST

    Although I loved the Carol Burnett show more than the Golden Girls, I think Betty has made herself more relevant today. Betty all the way!

  139. RaiaThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 11:11am PST

    Betty White, hands down.

  140. NicoleThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 11:13am PST

    Carol for sure!

  141. MargueriteThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 11:14am PST

    I would love to see Carol Burnett, her show was a staple each week in our home when I was growing up.

  142. SamiraThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 11:21am PST

    I would love to see Betty White

  143. CurtisThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 11:34am PST

    Love them both and would love the chance to talk and meet the both of them

  144. fionaThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 11:44am PST


  145. Sunshine GThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 11:59am PST

    Would love to meet Carol Burnett, and I’d love to be able to take my Mom!

  146. ElizaThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 12:20pm PST

    Carol Burnette!

  147. Kevin SpenstThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 1:12pm PST

    I’d love to see Betty White!

  148. TaigiThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 1:51pm PST

    First choice has got to be Betty.

  149. E. TangThursday, February 16th, 2012 — 6:32pm PST

    Betty White is a sweetheart! Would love to meet her.

  150. Lumen PhotoFriday, February 17th, 2012 — 9:08am PST

    this could be amazing even though i missed the cutoff for the entry!

  151. lucy kabatoffWednesday, February 22nd, 2012 — 6:20am PST

    Betty White

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