“Canada’s funniest man” in Oliver

Derek Edwards is “the funniest man in Canada” according to Rick Mercer. Anyone who has heard Edward’s baritone voice, contrasting with his slightly hapless hiccupy delivery, will agree. Derek casts himself as an Everyman facing crises at every turn, whether it’s taking his dog for shots at the vet or trying to find milk and bread at an enormous grocery store.

On Sunday June 2, prepare for side splitting laughter when Derek Edwards takes over the stage at the Venables Theatre. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to see this icon of Canadian comedy: $47.50 There is no better way to start your work week with a smile!

From Victoria 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. Derek’s numerous TV credits include The New Red Green Show, A & E’s Comedy on the Road, Just For Laughs, and CBC’s Comics.

Alls I’m Saying is Derek Edward’s latest 90-minute stand-up show. Identifying himself with the ordinary working guy, his comedic gift is making the ordinary extraordinary.  Derek is also known for keeping it clean. As one fan testifies: “It was so refreshing to see a terrific comedian that does not need to constantly swear to be funny.“ 

Derek’s credentials are huge: “5 STARS – the funniest man on earth” – Winnipeg Free Press; “4 STARS – the crowd howled” – Victoria Times Colonist; “still the funniest man in Canada” – Toronto Sun; “Edwards reigns as the King of Canadian comedy” – Charlottetown Guardian; “Derek Edwards is hysterical” – Calgary Sun; “Edwards takes stand-up to next stage” – Georgia Straight; “the epitome of timing & storytelling” – Halifax Chronicle Herald; “the comedian’s comedian” – London Free Press.

Nashville comes to Oliver

Andi Zack-Johnson and Ken Johnson return from Nashville! These singer-songwriters are booked for Friday May 31 at Medici’s Gelateria & Coffee House. Get your tickets soon because they are as HOT as southern fried chicken. Only $25! 522 Fairview Road, Oliver 250-498-2228

Andi and Ken have penned hits for many country pop artists including Harry Connick Jr., Brothers Osborne, Vince Gill with Jenny Gill, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Craig Morgan, Chris Janson, Mike Plume Band and Uncle Kracker.

The couple has collaborated with many artists including members of Cheap Trick, Matchbox 20, Lynyrd Skynyrd, NRBQ and Aerosmith and more.

They’ve also starred on the hit CMT show I Love Kellie Pickler, produced by Ryan Seacrest, for three years, and have appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Harry (Connick Jr.) Show, Fox and Friends and Good Morning America.

Whew! Whatcha waitin’ for?