Comedy

Longtime friends and stand-up comics John Beuhler, left, and Duane Goad will take to the Terminal Bar stage in Nanaimo on Oct. 21 as part of their five-day comedy tour through the West Coast. (Submitted photos)

Two stand-up comics making multiple Island stops as part of West Coast tour

Duane Goad and John Beuhler play Qualicum Beach, Port Alberni, Nanaimo, Lake Cowichan and Parksville

 

Derek Edwards is excited to be coming back to B.C. (Submitted photo)

Award winning Canadian comedian coming back to Cowichan

Derek Edwards will perform his new 90-minute show ‘In Praise of the Ostrich’

  • Sep 12, 2022

 

Derek Edwards. Submitted photo

Comedian Derek Edwards ready to bury his head in Vancouver Island sand

Award-winning Canadian comic will perform ‘In Praise of the Ostrich’

  • Sep 8, 2022

 

The Inner Sunset community of San Fransisco captured the attention of many with its ingenious Fix-It-Fair idea. It was so popular they’re doing it again. (Photo by Niana Liu)

Sarah Simpson Column: If it’s broken, why not fix it?

So many people are addicted to cheap stuff online and throw them away after a short period of time

The Inner Sunset community of San Fransisco captured the attention of many with its ingenious Fix-It-Fair idea. It was so popular they’re doing it again. (Photo by Niana Liu)
Comic Bert Kreischer is coming to Victoria on Sept. 8 for a performance at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy Bert Kreischer/Twitter)

Bert Kreischer bringing comedy show to Victoria this fall

Tickets on sale now for Sept. 8 show at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

Comic Bert Kreischer is coming to Victoria on Sept. 8 for a performance at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre. (Courtesy Bert Kreischer/Twitter)
Comedian Johnny Harris checks out The Evelyn May while touring through Ucluelet as part of his CBC Television program Still Standing. (Photo courtesy of the CBC)

Ucluelet to be featured on CBC series Still Standing

Comedian Jonny Harris toured through Ucluelet last month

Comedian Johnny Harris checks out The Evelyn May while touring through Ucluelet as part of his CBC Television program Still Standing. (Photo courtesy of the CBC)
FILE - Dave Chappelle, presenter for JAY-Z, speaks during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Cleveland. Chappelle was tackled during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Security guards chased and overpowered the attacker, and Chappelle was able to continue his performance while the man was taken away in an ambulance. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Dave Chappelle tackled during Hollywood Bowl comedy show

Reports say attacker was carrying a fake gun with a real knife blade inside it

FILE - Dave Chappelle, presenter for JAY-Z, speaks during the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Cleveland. Chappelle was tackled during a performance at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Security guards chased and overpowered the attacker, and Chappelle was able to continue his performance while the man was taken away in an ambulance. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
Comedian Ron James. (Submitted Photo)

PODCAST: Ron James travels coast to coast to deliver laughs

Today in B.C.: ‘All over the map’ the latest book from Canadian comedian

Comedian Ron James. (Submitted Photo)
Australian comic Jim Jefferies is coming to Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sept. 22. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post)

Jim Jefferies brings standup show to Vancouver Island in September

Moist Tour stops at Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sept. 22

Australian comic Jim Jefferies is coming to Victoria’s Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on Sept. 22. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post)
The cast of The 39 Steps. Back from left: Aidan deSalaiz and Alexandra Brynn. Front: Felix LeBlanc and Caitlin Driscoll. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Laughter generated from The 39 Steps the best medicine

Cast members prepared to deliver a much-needed respite for the audience

The cast of The 39 Steps. Back from left: Aidan deSalaiz and Alexandra Brynn. Front: Felix LeBlanc and Caitlin Driscoll. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Derek Edwards. Submitted photo

Stand-up comic’s B.C. tour postponed

Derek Edwards is recuperating from an illness; hopes to reschedule for fall

Derek Edwards. Submitted photo
Russell Peters was the first comic to sell out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre in 2007. (Russell Peters/Facebook)

Russell Peters begins first Canadian tour in four years in Victoria

Tickets for the June 22 Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre appearance go on sale March 11

Russell Peters was the first comic to sell out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre in 2007. (Russell Peters/Facebook)
Stand-up artist Ron James is touring again after an almost two year hiatus. (Contributed photo)
Stand-up artist Ron James is touring again after an almost two year hiatus. (Contributed photo)
Stand-up artist Ron James is touring again after an almost two year hiatus. Contributed photo

Ron James back where he belongs, on the road and ready to poke Vancouver Islanders

Canadian comedian adds 5 Island stops to his post-pandemic tour

Stand-up artist Ron James is touring again after an almost two year hiatus. Contributed photo
Canadian comic Norm Macdonald arrives at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel on April 2, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Chris Pizzello)

Norm Macdonald’s passing recalls memories of nightmare visit to B.C.

Macdonald joked about terrible bed-and-breakfast experience on Vancouver Island

Canadian comic Norm Macdonald arrives at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel on April 2, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Invision - Chris Pizzello)
The Hand of Man Museum never gets dull. There's always something to look at and always something new to learn. It even has a magic candy machine. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The Hand of Man Museum never gets dull. There's always something to look at and always something new to learn. It even has a magic candy machine. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Sending kids back to school is most certainly uncomfortable. (Citizen file)

Sarah Simpson Column: Momma’s got the back to school pandemic blues

I took my children back to school shopping with their Grammy

Sending kids back to school is most certainly uncomfortable. (Citizen file)
Nanaimo comedian Peter Hudson’s debut single is Plexiglass, a parody of SexyBack by Justin Timberlake. (Photo courtesy Sam Balsangkar and Bryce Hills)

B.C. comedian releases COVID-19-themed parody song ‘Plexiglass’

Peter Hudson lampoons Justin Timberlake hit on first single from upcoming debut music CD

Nanaimo comedian Peter Hudson’s debut single is Plexiglass, a parody of SexyBack by Justin Timberlake. (Photo courtesy Sam Balsangkar and Bryce Hills)
Brendan Washbern is promoting the Bay Pub’s next comedy night, this one on Feb. 9. He joins five others to bring the laughs in Cowichan Bay. (Submitted photo)
Brendan Washbern is promoting the Bay Pub’s next comedy night, this one on Feb. 9. He joins five others to bring the laughs in Cowichan Bay. (Submitted photo)