Award-winning comedian Ron James brings his high octane, side-splitting Full Throttle tour to the Royal Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 28.
The incomparable, five-foot-four force of nature is known for his satirical, yet poetic take on the world. With a razor-sharp wit and uncompromising, kinetically charged stage presence, James has been known to leave the audience rolling in the aisles. Once emblazoned with the title ‘funniest man in Canada,’ he has shouldered that mantle with his own indomitable, Newfie flair.
Now more than 30 years into the comedy business, James has racked up a few accolades and some serious experience along the way. From his days with Toronto’s Second City comedy troupe in the 1980s, through some lean, rejection-heavy years in L.A., to a relatively late start in stand-up at age 37, James has perhaps taken the less direct route, but it means he’s done it all.
He’s delighted the crowds at every major televised comedy festival, won a Gemini Award for his writing on This Hour has 22 Minutes, and written and starred in two of his own television series, Blackfly (Global TV) and The Ron James Show (CBC). Now something of a national treasure, he still tours incessantly; honing his act and his skill and balancing between the political and the genuinely heartwarming.
With his first book All Over The Map due for release in the fall and a full B.C. tour ahead of him, James certainly lives as he performs; at full throttle.
– Rae Porter