This Guy Is A Walking Variety Show! Much like television for the new millennium, Victor J. is constantly changing to keep up with the audience. Whether he’s hosting an Awards Night, or headlining his comedy act on a cruise ship, Victor J. always offers clean comedy entertainment for most any occasion. During the course of a typical roller coaster evening of fast-paced entertainment, Victor does celebrity impressions (who else could do Jack Nicholson calling his cialisfrance24.com cat), and treats us to comedy routines by his alter-egos: flamenco guitarist, Jose PorFavor; Shamus, the Newfoundland fisherman; Garth Baldy (hero to all the follicle-ly challenged men without hair); and anyone and anything else that pops into his mind. But what sets Victor J. apart from other comedians, and what he is the absolute master of, is his quick-witted, thinking-on-the-spot comedy and improvisation. For example, he always picks an unsuspecting couple in the audience, asks them a few questions — such as their names, where they live, how they met, what they do for a living — and then instantaneously makes up a complete, absolutely zany routine about them, including stories and songs, based on the few details of their lives he’s just found out about . He has the audience members and the poor people he’s picked on howling with laughter. What’s best of all, is that it’s always good-natured, clean fun and humour and Victor J. seems to be having as much fun as the audiences he performs for. Everyone leaves at the end of the night having had many good belly laughs, .and feeling that they’ve had their money’s worth and more.
Hailed by critics from coast to coast, RON JAMES is Canada’s #1 selling comedian, whose laugh a second, physically driven performances, have consistently sold out theatres coast to coast. Keeping a comedian’s eye trained for satire and a poet’s ear tuned for language, James cuts a wide swath clear cross Canadian culture, making him a stand-out among stand-up performers. James has written and starred in FIVE critically acclaimed CBC television comedy specials. For two seasons he starred on GLOBAL television in a ‘period sitcom of his own creation’. He’s been recognized for his acting work with a nomination for a Genie Award Best Supporting Actor ; shared in a Gemini Award with the writing team on This Hour Has 22 Minutes and been voted Canadian Comedian of the Year. In 2009, he was given the coveted 8PM Friday night time slot on CBC with his own weekly comedy series. James starred in the television series Blackfly and Made in Canada, and won two Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Stand-up (2000) and Best One Person Show for his stand-up show The Road Between My Ears in 2004. He has also won a Gemini Award as part of the writing team for This Hour Has 22 Minutes and received a Genie Award nomination for best supporting actor in http://cialisfrance24.com the film Something About Love. He currently has his own CBC Television series, The Ron James Show.
One of this country’s most highly respected writer/actors, Rick Mercer returns to star in the third season of Salter Street Films’ Gemini Award winning comedy series Made in Canada, which he created with Gerald Lunz and Michael Donovan. His outstanding contribution to comedy with political punch has been recognized with 12 Gemini Awards for both writing and performing on the top-rated This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Also for his work on the series, Mercer was co-named Journalist of the Year at the Atlantic Journalism Awards. Other awards include the 1993 Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council Artist of the Year and in spring of 2000, he earned 3 Canadian Comedy Awards for his work on This Hour and Made in Canada. Hailing from St. John’s Newfoundland, Mercer premiered his one-man show at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre (NAC) in 1991. Show Me the Button, I’ll Push It became a national hit and was performed from St. John’s to Vancouver. His second one-man show, the critically acclaimed I’ve Killed Before; I’ll Kill Again opened at NAC in 1992. It played to sold-out houses across Canada. His latest single-hander, A Good Place to Hide, also premiered at the NAC in May 1995, and was met with critical praise and full houses. Time and Maclean’s have published his work. In June 1998, his first book, Streeters was published by Doubleday and quickly rose to #1 on the Globe and Mail’s National Best Seller List. He hosted the East Coast Music Awards in 1998/1999, the 2000 Gemini Awards where Made in Canada was honoured with the award for Best Comedy Series and the 2001 Juno Awards.
Michel is the master of innovation. His signature piece is climbing inside a giant balloon to the overture from Space Odyssey 2001. The rest of his material is just as bizarre including playing classical music on brandy snifters and cow bells. Very original and imaginative material. His inventions are marvels of simplicity……recycled everyday objects that transform form and function into an entertaining enterprise. Lauziere is a combination of inventor, acrobat, comedian and musician rolled into one charismatic “Master of the Unusual”. His innovative and unique performances have caught the attention of David Letterman. He is now a regular on Dave’s show where he comes up with a new and intriguing piece every 6 weeks. He has performed in more than 50 countries on 5 continents. He has done TV shows, festivals, corporate events, and commercials in over 400 cities around the world. He can perform in 5 languages. An artist of universal appeal, Lauzière is one of the few comedian-performers who can charm and entertain audiences of all social backgrounds, all ages, and all cultures.
Ventriloquist Mark Crocker and his entourage (Grumpy Old Man, Elmer, Johnny Cool, and the Chimp) create one of the most enjoyable and flexible comedy presentations available in Canada today. It only takes a few minutes for the audience to forget about Mark and start talking directly to the dummies. Mark adjusts to any crowd, from a Children’s Festival, to a raunchy Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club, to a conservative Corporate engagement. Mark Crocker recently captured the LEAD ROLE in a National Advertising campaign for Barq’s Root Beer (owned by Coke). Marks technical abilities won out over professional ventriloquists from across North America, being featured in all major Canadian markets, and scheduled for release in movie theaters. The ad, is now out on all Canadian stations, you will see one of his new characters “Johnny”, answering the door with a resounding, “WHATUP DAWG?!?!”, all dressed up in Hip Hop costume and full BLING BLING, (that’s jewelry for the NON hip hop crowd).
Where Rock & Roll collides with the pipes, you’ll find Johnny Johnston. More than just plaid, Johnny delivers his hilarious comedy performance with a Scottish twist that bowls audiences over. From appearances at Caesars Palace and the Freemont Street Experience in Las Vegas, to opening shows for Kansas, Steven Stills, and Rich Little, Johnny serves up good natured laughs for audiences from all walks of life. This standup comedian is also a world class piper who can play the traditional to the not so traditional, from Scotland the Brave to AC/DC, from Flower of Scotland to Van Halen! Each performance begins with original customized comedy routines, followed by uncanny renditions of familiar hit songs – unique versions of such classics as Glenn Millers’s “In the Mood”, The Tokens’ “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, and Led Zepplin’s “Stairway to Heaven” played on the bagpipes! With 15 years of experience performing at conventions and comedy clubs, Mr. Bagpipes is guaranteed to “blow the roof off”.