With his show In Praise of the Ostrich, “the funniest man on earth” Derek Edwards moseys back into town on his horse-drawn comedy wagon, with a searing meander down life’s twisting trails, steered effort-fully by this 30-year veteran.
He returns with shows in Duncan (Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, April 30) and Victoria (McPherson Playhouse, May 2) with a payload of blissfully funny personal stories—a cacophony of shenanigans—set to tickle the ribs and warm the heart.
In Praise of the Ostrich is Edwards’ new 90-minute stand-up comedy show, described as a “richly textured and enthralling ‘cut above,’ delivered with pace and authority.”
With an easy conversational style, Edwards launches into commentary on the influx of pot stores, self-driving cars, gambling tips, the challenge of staying youthful … plus dressing warm.
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: the Winnipeg Press Press gave his show five stars and called him “the funniest man on earth,” while the Georgia Straight said, “Edwards takes stand-up to next stage,” and the London Free Press called him “the comedian’s comedian.”
Reserved seating tickets for Derek Edwards’ In Praise of the Ostrich are $55, and are available from the Cowichan Ticket Centre and Royal & McPherson Box Offices.
Showtime is 7:30 pm. For more info and comedy clips, visit shantero.com