comedy

Nanaimo comedian Peter Hudson’s debut single is Plexiglass, a parody of SexyBack by Justin Timberlake. (Photo courtesy Sam Balsangkar and Bryce Hills)

Vancouver Island comedian releases COVID-19-themed parody song ‘Plexiglass’

Peter Hudson lampoons Justin Timberlake hit on first single from upcoming debut music CD

 

VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren makes SNL cameo after dropping out of Democratic race

VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren makes SNL cameo after dropping out of Democratic race

Warren made fun of how she was portrayed during campaign

 

Adam Trainsmith (Ciaran Volke), who discovers that although android Jacie Triplethree (Una Rekic) can use language she never learned to read, teaches her the Bible in a hotel room. Comic Potential, Alan Ayckbourn’s wickedly funny satire on the rise of artificial intelligence runs until Feb. 22 at the Phoenix Theatre. Photo by Dean Kalyan

REVIEW: UVic drama department shows a flair for comedy

Student actors have fun with artificial intelligence in Alan Ayckbourn’s Comic Potential

Adam Trainsmith (Ciaran Volke), who discovers that although android Jacie Triplethree (Una Rekic) can use language she never learned to read, teaches her the Bible in a hotel room. Comic Potential, Alan Ayckbourn’s wickedly funny satire on the rise of artificial intelligence runs until Feb. 22 at the Phoenix Theatre. Photo by Dean Kalyan
Comic Herb Dixon performs at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay on Feb. 20 and at Elements Casino on Feb. 21. (Submitted Photo)

Comedian Herb Dixon going Full Throttle in Greater Victoria

Comic gearing up for shows in Oak Bay and at Elements Casino next week

Comic Herb Dixon performs at the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre in Oak Bay on Feb. 20 and at Elements Casino on Feb. 21. (Submitted Photo)
File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                                Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died at 77.

‘Naughty boy’: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

LONDON — Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python…

File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                                Terry Jones, a member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, has died at 77.
Comedy provides a winter warm-up for Victoria

Comedy provides a winter warm-up for Victoria

Snowed in Comedy Tour rolls into town for a Jan. 18 show at the Royal Theatre

Comedy provides a winter warm-up for Victoria
Russell Brand is coming to Victoria on April 5, 2020 (File contributed/UVic)

Russell Brand is coming to Victoria this spring

Brand will bring forward his new discussion, Russell Brand: Recovery Live in April 2020

Russell Brand is coming to Victoria on April 5, 2020 (File contributed/UVic)
Internationally known comic Danny Bhoy brings his trademark Scottish storytelling and razor-sharp wit to the Royal Theatre for two shows, Dec. 4 and 5, as part of the Age of Fools tour. dannybhoy.com

Oh Danny Bhoy: His Scottish pipes come calling to Victoria

Internationally popular comic brings his Age of Fools tour to the city Dec. 5-6

  • Nov 20, 2019
Internationally known comic Danny Bhoy brings his trademark Scottish storytelling and razor-sharp wit to the Royal Theatre for two shows, Dec. 4 and 5, as part of the Age of Fools tour. dannybhoy.com
Stand-up and silly soapboxing on tap with The Debaters Live on Tour

Stand-up and silly soapboxing on tap with The Debaters Live on Tour

Royal Theatre hosts touring troupe for multifaceted comedy show Nov. 19

  • Oct 29, 2019
Stand-up and silly soapboxing on tap with The Debaters Live on Tour
Comic Jim Jeffries keeps it real with The Night Talker tour

Comic Jim Jeffries keeps it real with The Night Talker tour

Comedy Central star brings insightful – at times controversial – material to Victoria on Nov. 16

  • Oct 22, 2019
Comic Jim Jeffries keeps it real with The Night Talker tour
Ron James takes his comedy style full throttle

Ron James takes his comedy style full throttle

New show from veteran funnyman coming to Royal Theatre Sept. 28

  • Sep 6, 2019
Ron James takes his comedy style full throttle
Rick Mercer, shown here ranting in Graffiti Alley in Toronto, hosts two shows for the Just for Laughs Comedy Night in Canada tour Nov. 16 at the University of Victoria. (Rick Mercer Report)

Rick Mercer-led comedy team in for second Just for Laughs show at UVic

Comedy company will stage two shows Nov. 16 at Farquhar Auditorium

Rick Mercer, shown here ranting in Graffiti Alley in Toronto, hosts two shows for the Just for Laughs Comedy Night in Canada tour Nov. 16 at the University of Victoria. (Rick Mercer Report)
Animal-loving comic Carla Collins performing fundraiser show for SPCA

Animal-loving comic Carla Collins performing fundraiser show for SPCA

Sellout show June 20 could raise up to $35,000 for Victoria branch of organization

  • Jun 12, 2019
Animal-loving comic Carla Collins performing fundraiser show for SPCA
John Cleese’s Why There Is No Hope tour plays 13 Canadian dates over the next month, including Victoria on June 3. THE CANADIAN PRESS

John Cleese returns to Victoria for something completely different

If you weren’t able to find June tickets, dont fret, the Python alumnus is back in November

  • May 22, 2019
John Cleese’s Why There Is No Hope tour plays 13 Canadian dates over the next month, including Victoria on June 3. THE CANADIAN PRESS
There is hope: second John Cleese show added for fall

There is hope: second John Cleese show added for fall

June 3 performance of Why There is No Hope sold out quickly

There is hope: second John Cleese show added for fall
Making a career out of poking fun at life’s frustrating moments

Making a career out of poking fun at life’s frustrating moments

Respected comic Derek Edwards brings homegrown Canadian act to Sidney on May 30

  • Apr 19, 2019
Making a career out of poking fun at life’s frustrating moments
Gaffigan set to spend some Quality Time with Victoria audience

Gaffigan set to spend some Quality Time with Victoria audience

Popular comic brings his family friendly act to Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre on April 12

  • Mar 19, 2019
Gaffigan set to spend some Quality Time with Victoria audience
Rick Mercer brings his Canadian rant to Sidney in April

Rick Mercer brings his Canadian rant to Sidney in April

Beloved TV comic will touch on everything Canada: past, present and future in Winspear Centre talk

Rick Mercer brings his Canadian rant to Sidney in April
Canadian comic Gerry Dee brings his 20 Years of Standup tour to Victoria’s Royal Theatre on April 4. Courtesy Touchwood PR

Gerry Dee shifts focus from TV back to his live comedy show

CBC’s Mr. D celebrates 20 Years of Standup in Victoria on April 4 as part of cross-Canada tour

Canadian comic Gerry Dee brings his 20 Years of Standup tour to Victoria’s Royal Theatre on April 4. Courtesy Touchwood PR