Jonny Harris brings TV show to Lake Cowichan

Cowichan Lake area residents are eagerly waiting for Saturday night.

Cowichan Lake area residents are eagerly waiting for Saturday night.

The big day is finally arriving.

Jonny Harris, comedian and a star of CBC’s popular Murdoch Mysteries is bringing his own CBC TV show, Still Standing, to Lake Cowichan to film a segment on April 23 at Centennial Hall.

The show follows comedian Jonny Harris on a hilarious, heart-warming journey across Canada as he ventures to small towns on the ropes and immerses himself in the lives of the locals.

And he achieves it while mining enough material to put on an original stand-up comedy routine for the residents about their community.

CBC calls the series “a quirky and affectionate adventure into small-town Canada, and a celebration of the people who proudly choose to call those towns home and learns what makes these places special.”

The program’s producer Mike Schultz announced the actual time of the event only last week and now organizers are counting on everyone having their calendars marked and making their way to the hall for what is sure to be a big event. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is free but there will be limited seating and it’s going on a first-come, first-served basis, so residents are urged not to wait until the last minute to try to get in.