Category Archives: Funniness

Bhoy Ahoy

| Homburg Theatre

Just For Laughs is thrilled to announce that, fresh from his sold out tour in Australia and
New Zealand, Scottish comic superstar Danny Bhoy is bringing his new show ‘Age of
Fools’ to Canada! Don’t miss your chance to see this critically-acclaimed comic, with his
unique brand of observational storytelling, as he explores life in a new era.

 

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In a relatively short period of time, Danny has established himself as one of the biggest-selling comedians in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, as well as his home country of Scotland. In November 2014, he did his first tour of the U.S. for his critically acclaimed show ‘Dear Epson’, and in 2016, continued building on his success with his tour ‘Please Untick This Box’ with sold out shows in Australia and New Zealand and his sold out Canadian tour ‘Commonwealth Comedian’.

The Gemini-nominated performer has made annual appearances at all the major festivals around the world including regular appearances at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. In early 2012, he recorded his first worldwide DVD in his home town of Edinburgh, ‘Live At The Festival Theatr’e. He has also been featured on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ and has recorded a one-hour Comedy Central special entitled Subject To Change.

He creates a remarkable intimacy with his audience. A must-see.” – The Age, Australia

Brilliantly original and intoxicating comedy.” – The Guardian, UK

This is a show you could see time and time again. Exceptional.” – The Sunday Mail, Australia

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Gliding Over Troubled Waters

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| Homburg Theatre

Derek Edwards – “ So Here’s The Thing…” – A breath of fresh air, finely honed and relentlessly funny! Take a break from the world and settle in for a seamless glide over life’s troubled waters. Like the canoeist seated deftly atop his life jacket, with whiskey and pot cookies sealed in airtight containers, Derek Edwards has left little to chance in this polished comedic adventure.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Raise the Roof with Side Hustle

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October 25, 2019 at 7:30pm at The Guild

Side Hustle, PEI’s all-women improv comedy company in returning to The Guild this fall and in support of various shelter-based Island charities. Coming together to laugh and share their off-the-cuff skills while having a fantastic time making each other giggle, these veterans of Island improv scene include Kirstin Lund, Patti Larsen, Caron Prins, Nancy McLure, Monica Rafuse, Sarah Brown, and Doris Jenkins.

Your $20 ticket gets you an evening of hilarious entertainment, with a portion of the proceeds going to [Blooming House / Habitat for Humanity / Anderson House]. All are welcome, though content may be mature in nature.

 

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

So Here’s the Thing

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 7:30 PM at the Harbourfront Theatre
All Seats: $50.50 (tax & fees included)

Derek-Edwards

DEREK EDWARDS – “So Here’s The Thing…”

“So Here’s the Thing …”  – A  breath of fresh air, finely honed and relentlessly funny! Take a break from the world and settle in for a seamless glide over life’s troubled waters. Like the canoeist seated deftly atop his life jacket, with whiskey and pot cookies sealed in airtight containers, Derek Edwards has left little to chance in this polished comedic adventure.

They say, “Brevity is the soul of wit.” And like in a Hollywood movie when the fleeing hero has to jump off a cliff into a waterfall, and the bad guys say, “Nobody could have survived THAT,” then they cut back to a single hand reaching out of the rushing water, finding purchase on a floating log. Derek is like that sodden log: an island of stability amidst the frenzy. An oft saturated and not entirely stable respite from life’s turmoil.

From Vegas to St. John’s, this Just For Laughs veteran is universally considered to be among the comic elite. Certainly his peers think so, as evidenced by the fact that he’s a four-time nominee, and winner of Best Standup Comic – Canadian Comedy Awards, as well as a multiple Gemini nominee for Best Performance in a Comedy. As Rick Mercer says, “Everyone knows Derek is the funniest man in Canada.”

Clearly the critics agree: “5 STARS – the funniest man on earth” – Winnipeg Free Press; “4 STARS – the crowd howled” – Victoria Times Colonist; “still the funniest man in Canada” – Toronto Sun; “Edwards reigns as the King of Canadian comedy” – Charlottetown Guardian; “Derek Edwards is hysterical” – Calgary Sun; “Edwards takes stand-up to next stage” – Georgia Straight; “the epitome of timing & storytelling” – Halifax Chronicle Herald; “the comedian’s comedian” – London Free Press.

“So Here’s the Thing …” – Derek Edwards’ new 90-minute stand-up comedy show, …a richly textured and enthralling ‘cut above,’ delivered with pace and authority by the consummate Canadian Comedian.

NOTE: May contain adult language & subject matter.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Chris Gibbs Drops the Accent

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Playhouse favourite Chris Gibbs is back!

 
With his hilarious show A Legal Alien– a ridiculously funny performance involving everything from stand-up to acrobatics to balloon animals!
From England, the Land of William Shakespeare, to Canada, the Land of William Shatner. Chris Gibbs first came to Canada in 1995. Since then he’s moved to Canada permanently, married a Canadian, and made a young Canadian. He’s met a Canadian who apologized for saving his life, been given more advice on bear avoidance than anyone could possibly need, and has spent more time than strictly neccessary wondering what it really means to ‘drop your accent’.
Chris Gibbs is at the Victoria Playhouse September 5 – 8.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Four Shows Only – September 5 – 8!

Hee Hee Hee Tonight

Presented by Evenko

Celebrating 20 years of stand-up, Gerry Dee performs five shows in Atlantic Canada in April 2019.

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Comedian and TV personality Gerry Dee has been making audiences laugh for two decades and to mark the occasion he will embark on a new tour, 20 Years of Stand Up presented by Shopbrain. Dee will take his trademark humour about marriage, fatherhood, and his years as a teacher to 14 cities across Canada beginning at Casino Rama on March 1 and concluding on May 24 at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.

“Stand up is where it all started for me 20 years ago,” said Dee. “I’m very grateful to the fans who have supported me along the way and I look forward to celebrating this milestone with them on the tour.”

 

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Never Snowed In On Saturday Nights

Snowed in Comedy Tour

| Homburg Theatre

The Snowed In Comedy Tour has turned in to a Canadian success story, celebrating its
eleventh year. In a market still dominated by American acts with American TV credits a
small Canadian comedy tour has managed to succeed.

 

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Like the Tragically Hip they have done it by touring and making more and more people laugh year after year.  The tour has now performed in Australia, The US, France, and Switzerland. The 2018 tour received numerous Standing Ovations and was the most successful to date. It has now grown to become the biggest comedy tour in Canada. Playing in 65 cities this year coast to coast.

Four international comedians come together to create one amazing show with each bringing a unique and hilarious take providing something for everyone. Just for Laughs winner Dan Quinn returns as well as the Great Canadian Laugh Off winner, Paul Myrehaug. 5 time Canadian Comedian of the year nominee Pete Zedlacher is back.

We are proud to announce that Debra DiGiovanni, 3 time female comedian of the year and from Video on Trial, will be joining us. Don’t miss out on the comedy show called “Better than the Just for Laughs Tour” and “Delivers a Flurry of Laughs”.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse