Comedy is taking centre stage at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre this season.
A three-night comedy series sure to get you howling with laughter includes “parodies, improv and goofy, spoofy fun,” according to the venue’s Shelley Johnstone.
It all kicks off with the Comic Strippers who return with their “sexylarious” brand of improv on Friday, Nov. 6.
The members of this fictitious male stripper troupe include some of Canada’s best improvisational comedians.
“They received such rave reviews from last season’s performance; we had to bring them back,” Johnstone said. “Semi-undressed and completely unscripted, the Comic Strippers take off their shirts and take on your suggestions creating a whole new genre of comedy. This show is for adults only and is suitable for all genders.”
Next up, on Sunday, Nov. 15 is a performance of One-Man Star Wars TM.
Written and performed by Charlie Ross, this is sure to please anyone whose funny bone is located in a galaxy far, far away.
“Spin Magazine described this performance as ‘funnier than you could possibly imagine.’ Reviews don’t get much better than that,” Johnstone said.
A self-confessed Star Wars junkie, Ross single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into just 60 minutes.
Wrapping up the comedy menu is Peter n’ Chris’s Mystery of the Hungry Heart Motel.
You’ll have to wait until Friday, March 11 for this one, but mark your calendar or consider a Christmas gift for the comedy lover on your list. In it, three-time Canadian Comedy Award winners Peter Carlone and Chris Wilson offer an hour of goofy fun featuring manic performances and clever characterizations.
All three shows start at 7:30 p.m.
Adult tickets are $34 for the Comic Strippers and $28 for the other two shows but if you buy the series of three at the special rate of $72, you’re saving $18. Check cowichanpac.ca or the Cowichan Ticket Centre at 250-748-7529 today and get ready to laugh away those winter blues.