KINBURN – Do you have a friend that loves to repeat his or her jokes? They lay it out there, gauge the response, and then make sure absolutely everyone in the area who even had the slimmest chance of missing it the first time, gets to hear it, note-for-note. Well Comedy Night in Kinburn 2.0 is not that.
With the help of the Kinburn Community Association (KCA), the gang that brought the highly successful Comedy Night in Kinburn Jan. 25 will be back again March 21 with all new jokes and all new people telling them.
The comedy night is produced by Brewing Up Laughs and Kris Kingsbury took some time Feb. 27 to speak to West Carleton Online about the upcoming show.
He said the show is back, by popular demand.
“Absolutely,” Kingsbury said about the success of the first show. “The people on that show were all good friends of mine in comedy and the ones coming up are going to be just as awesome. Between them all, there is close to 40 years’ experience in comedy.”
Kingsbury says there will be a bit of a St. Patrick’s Day theme – a holiday he says is a busy time for comedians.
“This is an all-pro line-up,” Kingsbury said. “Lots of festival and stand-up experience. The show is not kid-friendly. It’s not crude, but there are adult themes.”
Comedy Night 2.0 will be hosted by Heather Hurst who has been plying her jokes for about five years.
“She’s popular at all the clubs in Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal,” Kingsbury said. “She’s a funny lady and a likeable lady.”
Headliner Ryan Dennee has performed at the Hubcap Comedy Festifal, the Ice Cold Comedy Festival, which he helps organize, and has toured with the Canadian Forces.
“He’s a really class act all the way,” Kingsbury said.
Comedian Colin O’Brien has 10 years’ experience touring Canada.
“He’s a Maritimer,” Kingsbury said. “Very cognitive.”
Comedian Abdulla Usman will also perform. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Kinburn Community Centre (3045 Kinburn Side Rd.) A portion of the proceeds will be going to the KCA.