Derek Edwards: In Praise of the Ostrich

Derek Edwards: In Praise of the Ostrich

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  • Sat. Sep 17, 2022


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  • All Ages $55

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Presented By: Shantero Productions

PLEASE NOTE: Due to performer illness, this event has been RESCHEDULED to Sat September 17. Existing ticketholders may keep their tickets and they will be honoured for the new date. Please contact the box office if you are unable to attend the new date.

With In Praise of the Ostrich Derek Edwards moseys back into town on horse-drawn comedy wagon; a searing meander down life's twisting trails, steered effortfully by this 30-year veteran. He returns with a payload of blissfully funny personal stories – a cacophony of shenanigans – set to tickle the ribs and warm the heart.

With an easy conversational style, Derek reluctantly pulls his head out of the sand and launches into commentary on the influx of pot stores, self-driving cars, gambling tips, the challenge of staying dressing warm.

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. As Rick Mercer says, “Everyone knows Derek is the funniest man in Canada.”

Clearly the critics agree:

“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

In Praise of the Ostrich - Derek Edwards' new 90-minute stand-up comedy show...a richly textured and enthralling "cut above", delivered with pace and authority by the consummate Canadian comedian. Down to earth, lots of laughs, wagons ho.

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