Comic Debra DiGiovanni is performing in the Snowed In Comedy Tour, which comes to the Royal Theatre on Jan. 12. (Photo courtesy Kim Newmoney)

Comic Debra DiGiovanni says Snowed In tour feels like ‘comedy camp’

Four Canadian comics set to warm up audiences at Victoria’s Royal Theatre Jan. 12

Debra DiGiovanni says there are times in her act when she thinks she might be sharing just a little too much about herself.

“I do have moments when I’m like, ‘I shouldn’t be telling these people this, but it just kind of happens,” said the comic.

DiGiovanni, who spent most of her life in Toronto but for the last five years has lived in Los Angeles, said her material comes from a personal place, and “whatever’s happening in my life is going to be happening on stage.”

“I know that a lot of comics, they kind of keep it about their life, about their families and whatever and I do the same thing except I don’t have a family so it’s all really selfish, to be honest,” she said. “It’s all about me.”

DiGiovanni is joining fellow Canadian comics Paul Myrehaug, Dan Quinn and Pete Zedlacher on their nationwide Snowed In Comedy Tour, which touches down at Victoria’s Royal Theatre on Jan. 12. It’s DiGiovanni’s second time on the tour, after she was asked on short notice to fill in for a comic who had to drop out last year.

“They called me on a Wednesday and I joined them on a Friday,” she said. “They were just like, ‘Can you drop everything and come do the tour for a month?’ So last year it was a fluke but then we had so much fun that they are kind enough to bring me back this year.”

She said the four of them fit together well: Quinn discusses life as a newlywed, Myrehaug talks about living as a Canadian ex-pat in Europe and storyteller Zedlacher closes the show.

DiGiovanni’s act draws on the feeling of being the odd one out, watching her contemporaries become domesticated while she’s “struggling along in a world where people are at this point mature and settled and I’m not.”

“At this age most of my friends are married with children and I still live a very kind of college lifestyle, if you will. Like I never really know where I’m going to be and I work at night, so I’m just not on the same page.”

WHAT’S ON … Tickets for the Snowed In Comedy Tour, on Jan. 12 at 8 p.m., start at $45 and are available online at rmts.bc.ca or in person at the Royal or McPherson box offices.

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