Comic Brent Butt, best known for his Corner Gas role, returns to town with his live comedy act April 7 at the Mary Winspear Centre’s Charlie White Theatre in Sidney. brentbutt.com

Down on the Corner with Brent Butt

Lead actor in the popular Corner Gas sitcom brings his live show to Sidney April 7

Corner Gas has got a lot of mileage for creator Brent Butt as a comedy franchise, from the TV series to the feature film to the new animated series.

But this B.C.-based comic’s live shows continue to prove popular with Victoria audiences. The man whose character Brent Leroy has anchored Corner Gas since 2004 returns for one night, April 7 at the Charlie White Theatre at Sidney’s Mary Winspear Centre.

Butt’s clean and relaxed comedic style has made him a favourite with audiences of all ages. While the TV series enjoyed its final season in 2009 after becoming Canada’s top sitcom on CTV and being syndicated internationally, Corner Gas has maintained its popularity in the years since. Reruns of Butt’s award-winning series, voted “Funniest Show on TV” by TV Guide readers, air on the Comedy Network and CTV.

After a successful film debut in 2016 with Corner Gas: The Movie, Butt reimagined the cast and series for Corner Gas: Animated, which has aired its initial 13-episode season this past fall and winter.

Making his home in Vancouver for more than a decade, Butt still tours the country, performing in clubs and theatres, and is an in-demand corporate entertainer.

“I love what I do.” he says. “I look at it as just having coffee. Only now it’s with hundreds of people at a time.”

Tickets for the Sidney show are $50.40, available at the Winspear centre box office in Sidney or online at tickets.marywinspear.ca.

editor@mondaymag.com

Just Posted

Summer at the Gardens: Alan Doyle show highlights busy schedule

Musical offerings range from classical and jazz to bluegrass and vintage rock

ROCK THE SHORES 2018: A variety of musical flavours throughout weekend in Colwood

Headliners Brian Wilson, Sheepdogs and X Ambassadors part of diverse lineup festival

Fiddle tunes complete farm bistro experience

Year-end recital at the Roost features Nellie Quinn’s fiddle students

Rebirth of downtown cultural festival coming to Victoria in July

Folktoria aims to pick up where Folkfest left off

Pass a pint: Great Canadian Beer Festival tickets on sale now

Over 200 brews and ciders will be featured at this year’s craft celebration

B.C. tourism grant helps Sooke Fine Arts Show

Grant will attract audiences from across B.C. and Washington

Sooke Arts Council hosts open house

Event takes place July 3 at 7 p.m.

Disney production filming at Victoria’s Government House today

Made-for-TV movie will feature the inside of the Rockland Avenue mansion

Duncan Has Talent performers prepping for summer show

Signups on now for crowd-pleasing series staged at Charles Hoey Park as part of The 39 Days of July.

PRIDE WEEK: Popularity has surged for Memorial Drag Ball game in the past 20 years

The venue has changed, but the theme of not taking one’s self too seriously remains

5 fun things to do this weekend in Greater Victoria

Car Free YYJ, family fishing, Sooke bluegrass, walk for cancer and a mascot’s birthday

Most Read