Stand-up comedy from Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club is coming to Creekside Theatre on Saturday, April 13.
Sean Lecombe, Damonde Tschritter, Sam Easton and Rob Balsdon are coming across country with their own unique brands of yuks.
Lecombe was the winner of the Just for Laughs Homegrown competition in 2007, awarded each year to Canada’s best new comedian. He recently filmed his first special for the Comedy Network.
Lecombe’s comedy was featured on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno’s “pass the mic” segment and he was a finalist in the 2007 Last Comic Standing Canadian auditions.
Look for his work soon on the Comedy Network as he is currently working on a short to be aired next year. You can also hear Lecombe’s work on CBC Radio’s The Best of So You Think You’re Funny?
In 2006 Tschritter became the first Canadian winner in the 27-year history of the Seattle International Comedy Competition. “Has the rare gift of commanding attention merely by talking,” said the Seattle Weekly.
He has been hailed by the Globe & Mail as comedy’s new superhero.
Tschritter’s credits include CTV’s Comedy Now, appearances on CBC’s Madly Off In All Directions, Just For Laughs, Chicago Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, HBO’s USA vs. Canada stand-up weekend, creator of the Vancouver Comedy Festivals Glossy Awards Show, writer/producer/star of the film Comedy Club which was nominated for best picture at the 2000 Reel Madness Comedy Film Festival.
Easton was born and raised in Vancouver. His career started with a bang by winning the Phil Hartman Award and being nominated for both Second City’s Tim Sims Award and a Canadian Comedy Award for best new comic, all before his 22nd birthday. He’s a regular on the Showtime series The L Word as well as the WB series The Mountain.
Easton’s acting skills have been showcased in many movies including Steven Spielberg’s Taken, The Butterfly Effect, Crossed, The Underclassman, Decoy’s Rebirth and most recently he starred as Frankie Cheeks in Final Destination 3. His one-hour comedy special airs on both CTV and the Comedy Network.
Balsdon is originally from Ontario where he attended an arts high school for acting but when his report cards all said the same thing, “behaviour sometimes distracts others,” he knew comedy was calling.
Now making his home in the Okanagan, Balsdon works as the Afternoon Drive Show host on SunFM Radio. His radio show, like his comedy act combines a brutal honesty with a likable innocence and quick wit and beware, his contagious smile.
From school to relationships and even part-time jobs Balsdon’s been there and done it wrong and he’s been sharing his story all over Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia for the past six years.