‘Just for Laughs’ heading to Red Deer

‘Last Comic Standing’ winner John Heffron leads line-up

The Capital One Just For Laughs Comedy Tour is back – and this year’s Relationship Edition has issues.

The performance runs in Red Deer on Nov. 18 at the Memorial Centre.

Host and former ‘Last Comic Standing’ winner John Heffron leads a star-studded line-up that includes Debra DiGiovanni, returning tour favourite Godfrey and a pair of very special guests in SNL alum Jim Breuer and The Marriage Ref’s Tom Papa.

Breuer will headline the tour through Western and Central Canada, with Papa assuming the duties for the Maritime shows.

The 12th edition of the cross-country tour is a celebration and exploration of the ties that bind, the bonds that break and the ones that strangle us into submission.

“Relationships are universal, whether they’re with a partner, a family member or even a customer. This is a topic that touches everyone, which is why we think it makes for a great subject on this year’s tour,” said Clinton Braganza, vice-president, brand marketing for Capital One Canada.

“We value our relationship with Just for Laughs and the smiles they help us bring to Canadians right across the country.”

Saturday Night Live alumnus Breuer, perhaps best known for his memorable characters such as ‘Goat Boy,’ his co-starring role opposite Dave Chappelle in the cult classic film Half Baked, and his place among ‘Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time’, headlines this year’s tour through central and western Canada.

Breuer, who can currently be heard on his Sirius/XM Radio show Fridays With Breuer and his hit podcast Podcast Masters, will join the tour in Kitchener, Ontario, on Nov. 6th and remain with it through its conclusion in Vancouver.

Former Last Comic Standing winner Heffron will preside as host of all the shows on this year’s tour.

A regular on numerous VH1 satire series, including I Love The 80s, I Love The 70s, and My Coolest Years, Heffron has multiple Comedy Central specials to his name, has been featured on Chelsea Lately and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and is regular performer at both the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Audiences across Canada will also be treated to performances by three-time Canadian Comedy Award winner for Best Female Comic, DiGiovanni.

Hailed as the ‘Best Comedian to see after a Messy Break-Up,’ the Gemini-winning DiGiovanni is a former Last Comic Standing finalist, and staple of Canadian television thanks to her multiple comedy specials and appearances on Much Music’s Video On Trial series.

And fresh off his high-energy, lauded performances at this summer’s Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Godfrey rounds out this year’s stellar lineup with his triumphant return to the annual event.

A veteran of all three North American editions of the Just For Laughs Festival (Montreal, Toronto and Chicago), Godfrey has established himself as one of America’s hottest comics, with multiple television specials, a recurring role on FX’s Louie with Louis CK, and a guest spot on 30 Rock.

He has appeared in the films Johnson Family Vacation, The Cook Out, Phat Girlz, Soul Plane and Zoolander.

For ticket information, visit www.blackknightinn.ca or call 403-755-6626.

-Weber

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