Laugh Out LIVE

Laugh Out LIVE! Update

After a sensational sold-out season, Laugh Out Live is flying the nest and going solo. From a pipe dream to a runaway success, we are so proud of what the Laugh out Live troupe and the Arts Whistler team achieved together.

Providing local creatives with a platform where they can develop and hone their craft, and then watching them flourish is the best part of this job. We cannot wait to see what the Laugh out Live team do next. Having already sold out at Cornucopia, we can only say it will be BIG! 

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Laugh out LIVE

“This is THE show you need to see this season in Whistler. Great cast, hilarious content, and a Whistler flair you can’t get anywhere else.” – Feedback from audience member


Not your average night out at the theatre. This cast of Whistler degenerates are here to bring you hilarious, loose and lewd comedy. Featuring a mashup of improv, sketch and stand-up comedy for a night of unadulterated fun.


Dick in a box? Yup, that’s a game.

Whistler Facebook parody? You bet they go there.

A sporadic musical number? Why not!

Featuring Ira Pettle, Rebecca Mason and Dave Francis PLUS weekly special guests



Ira Pettle, B.A., M.Ed

Ira has been performing, teaching, directing, and producing theatre for over 25 years. He is truly a theatre geek, improv-acting junkie, and lover of midday naps. A graduate of the acclaimed Second City Conservatory Program in Toronto, Ira was named 2019 Champion of Arts and Culture at the Whistler Excellence Awards and is thrilled to be returning to the Maury Young Arts Centre stage as co-producer, director, and core cast member of Laugh Out LIVE! Ira is also in studio, recording his debut album slated for release in 2022 and while animals often stop to listen to the sound of his heartbeat, and babies almost never cry in his presence, he is still very skeptical of the colour and spelling of fuchsia. 



Rebecca Mason, B.A., FYI

Rebecca dropped a Division 1 hockey career to pursue her acting talent in New York, Russia, and Los Angeles. Once all her visas expired (and no one wanted to marry her), she moved back to Vancouver and pursued film production, working on projects such as ABC’s The Good Doctor, Disney’s The Descendents, and CW’s Frequency. Now in Whistler, Rebecca is excited for her local theatre debut at the Maury Young Arts Centre stage as co-producer and leading lady of Laugh Out LIVE! When Rebecca is not performing, she’s busy building her online empire, skiing Khyber’s Pass, and brewing beer in her bedroom. 



Dave Francis

Born and raised in the snowless, flat lands of West Yorkshire, England. Dave grew up skiing on plastic bristles for kicks, so it wasn’t long before he turned his attention to the west. It’s that classic Whistler story, came for the winter, stayed for the improv scene….am I right?! Most of his early improv experience came at the hands of four-year old skiers demanding non-stop entertainment, and it was under this intense pressure and scrutiny that he developed his craft. The stage wasn’t an obvious path for Dave, but after spending 40 days and 40 nights on a windswept mountain top meditating on the true nature of comedy, some now say he can hear a whoopie cushion on the breeze itself…he’s now ready to make his debut with Laugh Out LIVE!