Comedy

The Nanaimo Bar, at 2-75 Front St., will host stand-up comedians Andrew Packer, Jacob Balshin and Sean McDonnell for the JNT Comedy Tour on May 18. (News Bulletin file photo)

Up-and-coming comedic talents to stop in Nanaimo during cross-Canada tour

Andrew Packer, Jacob Balshin and Sean McDonnell to perform at the Nanaimo Bar on May 18

 

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

 

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)
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)
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)
Comedian Jon Dore will be performing at the Queen’s on April 20.

Comedian Jon Dore will bring his jokes to the Queen’s

Kate Fothergill and Peter Hudson also part of April 20 comedy night

Comedian Jon Dore will be performing at the Queen’s on April 20.
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)
Paul Myrehaug is one of four comics performing at the Port Theatre as part of the Snowed-In Comedy Tour. (Photo courtesy Colin Smith)

Snowed-In Comedy Tour returns to Nanaimo after COVID hiatus

Quartet of comedians to perform at the Port Theatre

Paul Myrehaug is one of four comics performing at the Port Theatre as part of the Snowed-In Comedy Tour. (Photo courtesy Colin Smith)
Vancouver comedian Ed Hill performs at the Nanaimo Bar on Dec. 10. (Photo courtesy Brandon Hart Photography)

Comedian reflects on the women in his life in Nanaimo performance

Vancouver comic Ed Hill comes to the Nanaimo Bar on Dec. 10

Vancouver comedian Ed Hill performs at the Nanaimo Bar on Dec. 10. (Photo courtesy Brandon Hart Photography)
Canadian comedian Ron James performs at the Port Theatre on Nov. 25. (Photo courtesy Ron James)

Canadian comedian Ron James performing at the Port Theatre

Nanaimo show part of ‘Back Where I Belong’ tour

Canadian comedian Ron James performs at the Port Theatre on Nov. 25. (Photo courtesy Ron James)
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)
Nanaimo comedian Peter Hudson’s debut single is Plexiglass, a parody of SexyBack by Justin Timberlake. (Photo courtesy Sam Balsangkar and Bryce Hills)

Nanaimo 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)
Nanaimo comedian Peter Hudson presents ‘Covid Safe Comedy’ at the Queen’s. (Photo courtesy Jerry Hong)
Nanaimo comedian Peter Hudson presents ‘Covid Safe Comedy’ at the Queen’s. (Photo courtesy Jerry Hong)
Port Alberni comic Paul Alexander hosts 15 Minutes of Infamy on Feb. 19. (Photo courtesy Lisa Northrop Duncan)

Nanaimo’s 15 Minutes of Infamy spoken word showcase returns for 2020 season

Port Alberni comic Paul Alexander to host upcoming season opener

Port Alberni comic Paul Alexander hosts 15 Minutes of Infamy on Feb. 19. (Photo courtesy Lisa Northrop Duncan)