Fans of comic Derek Edwards will be happy to know they can see the popular performer this fall in Red Deer. His show is set for Nov. 21st at the Red Deer Memorial Centre.
Showtime is 7:30pm.
‘Derek Edwards – Baloney and Wine’ is described as an uproarious romp through the increasingly strange quirks of our daily routines.
“It’s relentless and brazen, a tightly woven running commentary about human nature – the thinking man’s coffee break.”
In an ever more chaotic world, Edwards remains an inimitable constant, the hilarious voice of reason. As he says, “28 years in, it’s all starting to click!”
From Vegas 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.
Originally from Timmins, Ontario, Edwards now resides in Toronto.
He has credited his folks with part of why he took to humour from a young age, and not surprisingly has been carving out his own critically-acclaimed niche on the national scene for quite some time now.
Armed with a dry expression, he has that rare ability to inject humour into everyday kind of topics. And adding to his appeal is that he stays decidedly down to earth.
Looking back at his formation for a career in comedy, one of the key moments came in high school when he was asked to read announcements because the valedictorian couldn’t show up. Just reading the material didn’t seem like much fun, he recalled.
Edwards opted to throw a funny spin on things and the audiences quickly appreciated his approach.
His humour, which delves into the oddities of everyday situations, has also been showcased on A&E’s Comedy Hits the Road, CTV’s Comedy Now, CBC’s Comics, The Multi-Cultural Show, The Prime Minister’s Show, Sleeping With The Elephant and The Halifax Comedy Festival (resulting in another Gemini nomination).
As to radio, Edwards has been featured on CBC Radio’s Madly off in all Directions, Brave New Waves and Eh? Canada.
For tickets, call 403-755-6626 or visit www.bkticketcentre.ca.