O Christmas Tea

Following the smashing success of their 2016 Canadian comedy tour, London’s 3-time IMPRESARIO award-winning comedians James & Jamesy return with their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy O Christmas Tea.

Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss… Grab your teacups!

Following the smashing success of their 2016 Canadian comedy tour, London’s 3-time IMPRESARIO award-winning comedians James & Jamesy return with their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy O Christmas Tea.

When catastrophe strikes at James and Jamesy’s Christmas tea party, flooding the world with tea, the friends leap into action, finding innovative and hilarious solutions to keep them afloat. Redefining immersive theatre, these masters of physical comedy—with over 20 comedy awards to their name—sweep the audience out to sea in a jolly aquatic escapade brimming with whimsy, action, and ingenuity in a celebration of friendship at Christmas.

“Complete and utter fun… for all ages.”
★★★★★ CBC

“Outrageously funny, magnificently written, beautifully choreographed.”
★★★★★ London Free Press

“An ode to the idea that anything is possible.”
★★★★★ Torontoist

“I cannot think of a show that will leave you more profoundly happy than this.”
★★★★★ Stage Door Toronto

Since 2013, more than 60,000 Canadians have relished James & Jamesy’s cheeky, laugh-inducing theatrics celebrated among children and adults alike.

Hailed as “a child’s imagination on steroids” by London Free Press and “a masterpiece of physical comedy” by Theatre In London, critics rave for the charismatic James & Jamesy. A must-see performance on the international comedy circuit, the unstoppable duo, regarded as “one of the most popular fringe duos ever” (CBC), has been named Best of Fest (Orlando, Toronto, Winnipeg, Ottawa), Most Outstanding Show (London), Best Comedy (Victoria), Patrons’ Pick (London), among many other accolades.

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Jim Jefferies Unusual Punishment Tour

Comedian Jim Jefferies has announced the Unusual Punishment Tour, his latest major multi-city standup comedy tour that will take him across the United States and Canada throughout the rest of the year.

Jim Jefferies - Unusual Punishment TourJim Jefferies
Date: December 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm
On-Sale: Friday, June 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria BC

“UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT” TOUR

Comedian Jim Jefferies has announced the Unusual Punishment Tour, his latest major multi-city standup comedy tour that will take him across the United States and Canada throughout the rest of the year.

Jefferies has firmly established himself as one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, with a controversial and belief-challenging standup style that continues to surprise and entertain audiences across the globe. The tour announcement comes hot of the hells of his fifth major standup comedy special “Freedumb” which premiered July 1st, 2016 on Netflix.

Jefferies burst on to the scene in the United States after his popular debut HBO special “I Swear to God.” His additional successful comedy specials include “Contraband,” “Alcoholocaust,” and “Fully Functional.”

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Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Former Moscow Circus star Gregory Popovich leaves his regular Las Vegas gig behind to tour his juggling, clown and pet tricks act.

Former Moscow Circus star Gregory Popovich leaves his regular Las Vegas gig behind to tour his juggling, clown and pet tricks act. The Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre features domestic animals, all of whom Gregory Popovich, a fourth-generation Russian circus performer, rescued from animal shelters. Popovich customized each of his pets\’ onstage tricks to match their natural skills and tendencies.

By most accounts, the show’s highlights aren’t the pets tricks — although dogs answer math questions, one rides a push scooter and a cat pushes a stroller — no, the eyepopppers are the show’s incredible circus feats. Gregory Popovich and his cast of house cats, pooches and birds have appeared on David Letterman’s late-night television show, but the pet tricks involved are anything but stupid.

Dogs dance, kitties risk whiskers jumping through hoops and the geese are worth a gander. The show also features (human) European-style clowns and balancing acts. This show is a charmer for all ages and great for families. Tickets available in person, over the phone (250-721-8480), or online: https://tickets.uvic.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent2595.html

General $38, Student (13 years and up) $28, Children (3-12 years) $18, Package pricing available in person or over the phone: Family Pacl (2 general and 2 students/children) $110, General 4 Pack $130

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Derek Edwards in concert

Alls I’m Saying is brazenly tentative! Like a sniper with the hiccups, Derek Edwards takes aim at life’s galling moments, exhales slowly and jerks back the trigger. A riotous evening of homegrown comedy — like taking a ride in an open golf cart with a good friend and a 6 pack.

Derek EdwardsDerek Edwards brings his new 90-minute stand-up comedy show, Alls I’m Saying, to the McPherson Playhouse on O​ctober 20 at 7​:30​ PM.

Alls I’m Saying is brazenly tentative! Like a sniper with the hiccups, Derek Edwards takes aim at life’s galling moments, exhales slowly and jerks back the trigger. A riotous evening of homegrown comedy — like taking a ride in an open golf cart with a good friend and a 6 pack.

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.”

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The Comic Strippers

Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits.

A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 19+ ONLY

The Comic Strippers - Victoria October 14, 2017

Your favourite comedy bodies are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits. The Comic Strippers perform at the McPherson Playhouse on O​ctober 14, 2017 at 8​:00​ PM.

A fictitious male stripper troupe (played by a cast of some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians) performs a sexylarious improv comedy show. These guys try to be sexy… it just comes out funny. Constantly grooving and gyrating in between scenes they banter with the crowd and perform their hilarious twist on improv sketches. They sing, they “dance”. These guys are oiled up and ready to make you laugh at them.

Semi undressed and completely unscripted, The Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions to create a whole new genre of comedy.

Winner of ‘BEST LIVE PRODUCTION’ at The Canadian Comedy Awards 2016

★★★★★ “Extremely Funny!”
UK Fringe Review

“The show is suitable for both men and women… entertaining ride where anything goes.”
Rip It Up Magazine

“One of the most hilarious shows I’ve ever seen.”
Vancouver Sun

THE COMIC STRIPPERS
McPherson Playhouse
O​ctober 14, 2017 | 8​:00​ PM
Tickets are $44.50*

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Just for Laughs present The Alternative Comedy Tour #yyjevents @justforlaughs

Just For Laughs presents The Alternative Comedy Tour – featuring some of comedy’s funniest and quirkiest stand-ups for an evening of off-beat hilarity. Headlining The Alternative Comedy Tour is the star of the Emmy Award Winning series Silicon Valley and box office hit Deadpool, TJ Miller, with special guest Rhys Darby from Flight of the Conchords and Wrecked, and hosted by Nick Vatterott, one of Vulture’s “50 Comedians You Should Know”.

Details:

McPherson Playhouse
November 18, 2017
7:30 PM

Tickets are $55.75 | On sale September 15 at 10am | Ticket limit of 6.

 

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Just For Laughs present: Demetri Martin – Let’s Get Awkward

Demetri Martin is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director. He began doing stand-up comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and was a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Just for Laughs presents  Demetri MartinJust For Laughs is delighted to announce that stand-up, writer and person – Demetri Martin – will bring his show Let’s Get Awkward to the McPherson Playhouse, S​eptember 8 at 7​:00​ & 9​:30​ PM.

TICKETS

Demetri Martin is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and director. He began doing stand-up comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer at Late Night with Conan O’Brien and was a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Demetri has released two stand-up comedy albums and three hour-long stand-up comedy specials, including his latest for Netflix, Demetri Martin Live (at the time).

Demetri created and starred in his own television series for Comedy Central called Important Things with Demetri Martin. Demetri’s first two books, This Is a Book and Point Your Face at This, were both New York Times Bestsellers.

Demetri recently wrote and directed his first feature film, Dean, which won the Founder’s Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival for best narrative American feature film. CBS Films will release the film this month. In the fall, Demetri’s third book, If It’s Not Funny It’s Art, will be published by Hachette. It will feature his original drawings from Dean.

Demetri has brown hair and he is allergic to peanuts.

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Tinder Tales Live at the Duke Saloon

Comedians and everyday people confess their hilarious, outrageous and just plain STRANGE online dating stories live at The Duke.

Comedians and everyday people confess their hilarious, outrageous and just plain STRANGE online dating stories live at The Duke.

Featuring local acts and touring pro comedians from across Canada.

★ Host: Kathleen McGee (Just for Laughs, JFL NorthWest, Russel Peters\’s opening act!)

Storytelling & Stand Up Comedy from: Suzy Rawsome – Alistair Ogden – Jordan Flanagan – Alannah Brittany – Arash Narchi – Joshua Elder – Shane Priestley & Becky Broome

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GERRY DEE LIVE

Though most familiar as the star, creator, and one of the principal writers for CBC’s hit sitcom Mr. D, it is in stand-up comedy where Gerry Dee first hit his mark.

Gerry Dee Live MCPHERSON PLAYHOUSE

Though most familiar as the star, creator, and one of the principal writers for CBC’s hit sitcom Mr. D, it is in stand-up comedy where Gerry Dee first hit his mark. Dee, who was a private school teacher for nine years before giving it up for comedy, became the first Canadian in 27 years to win the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, and was a finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, the highest finish by a Canadian in the history of the show.

Based on Gerry Dee’s real-life experiences as a high school teacher, CBC’s Mr. D follows the misadventures of schoolteacher Gerry Duncan, nicknamed Mr. D, as he struggles to keep one step ahead of his students at the prestigious private school, Xavier Academy. Debuting in January 2012 to 1.23 million viewers, the program was the highest rated scripted show premiere for the network in 7 years. Season 6 premiered on CBC in fall of 2016.

TUESDAY, MAY 16 7:30 PM FIND TICKETS

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