Brent Butt hits city stage

Canadian comic Brent Butt is bringing his latest comedy tour to Red Deer Feb. 26.

Famous for his successful run with the TV series Corner Gas, Butt will be performing at the Memorial Centre.

“It is extremely rare for me to do a long, extended tour like this, and I am super pumped to hit the road,” says Butt. “A different town and a different stage every night. This is what being a stand-up is all about. This, and poor late-night snacking choices.”

Born in Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Butt discovered at a young age that being funny was a good way to get attention.

He pursued a career in stand-up in his 20s and within months, was headlining the top clubs in Toronto. Within a couple years he was touring internationally and appearing at major festivals.

His television specials quickly secured his reputation as one of the funniest people in the country, but he was also busy creating his own TV series – a sitcom called Corner Gas. It became an instant hit with unprecedented ratings and numerous accolades including an International Emmy Award nomination, and was named ‘Funniest Show on TV’ by TV Guide readers.

Corner Gas went on to become Canada’s number one comedy, broadcast in over 26 countries including the U.S. and airing for six seasons. Butt then created another sitcom for CTV called Hiccups which starred himself and Nancy Robertson.

They made 26 episodes of Hiccups over two seasons, winning multiple LEO awards along the way.

Butt is currently developing a new show for television, but he also recently made the transition to movies, having completed shooting on his new feature film which he wrote and stars in.

His film NO CLUE is scheduled for release on March 7.

Written by and starring Butt, NO CLUE is a comedic yet dark thriller that combines the best elements of traditional murder mysteries with a gritty, contemporary feel, as it follows an unwitting hero, who’s in way over his head.

Aside from TV and film production, he continues to tour the country performing standup as often as he can.

Tickets for the Red Deer show are available online at www.bkticketcentre.ca, by phone at 403-755-6626 or 1-800-661-8793, or in person at Black Knight Ticket Centre (at the Black Knight Inn, located at 2929 50th Ave).

-Weber

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