The Capital One™ Just For Laughs Comedy Tour is back – and this year’s Relationship Edition has issues. Host and former Last Comic Standing winner John Heffron leads a star-studded line-up that includes Canada’s sweetheart, 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, which begins on October 30th in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and wraps up on November 25th in Kelowna, British Columbia, is a celebration and exploration of the ties that bind, the bonds that break, and the ones that strangle us into submission. Tickets for the tour go on sale September 10th.
“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 Jim 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. Jim, who can currently be heard on his weekly Sirius/XM Radio show, Fridays With Breuer, and his hit podcast, Podcast Masters, will join the tour in Kitchener, Ontario, on November 6th and remain with it through its conclusion in Vancouver.
Tom Papa, meanwhile, will headline the tour from its opening night in St. John’s, Newfoundland, right through to its November 4th show in Halifax. The host of NBC’s The Marriage Ref, and longtime Just For Laughs favourite, has starred in several high-profile film and television roles, including Steven Soderbergh’s The Informant, CBS’ The New Adventures of Old Christine, Analyze That alongside Robert DeNiro, and the Jerry Seinfeld animated vehicle Bee Movie, for which Papa is also credited as a co-writer.
Former Last Comic Standing winner John 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, Debra 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 hugely popular Video On Trial series. Debra is also a regular performer on CBC’s wildly-popular The Debaters radio series, and has been twice named Toronto’s favourite comedian.
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 Capital One™ Just For Laughs Comedy Tour 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, where his role has achieved cult status. Godfrey also has an animated series in development with FOX.
The 2012 Capital One™ Just For Laughs Comedy Tour will be stopping at the following locations:
Oct 30 ? St. John’s, NL ? Arts and Culture Centre ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 1 ? Saint John, NB ? Imperial Theatre ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 2 ? Moncton, NB ? Capitol Theatre ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 3 ? Charlottetown, PEI ? Confederation Centre of the Arts ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 4 ? Halifax, NS ? Rebecca Cohn Auditorium ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 6 ? Kitchener, ON ? Centre In The Square ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 7 ? London, ON ? Centennial Hall ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 8 ? Hamilton, ON ? Hamilton Place ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 9 ? Toronto, ON ? Massey Hall ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 10 ? Ottawa, ON ? National Arts Centre ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 13 ? Winnipeg, MB ? The Pantages Playhouse Theatre ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 14 ? Regina, SK ? Conexus Arts Centre ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 15 ? Saskatoon, SK ? TCU Place ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 16 ? Edmonton, AB ? Northern Jubilee Auditorium ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 17 ? Calgary, AB ? EPCOR Centre’s Jack Singer Concert Hall ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 18 ? Red Deer, AB ? Red Deer Memorial Centre ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 20 ? Victoria, BC ? Royal Theatre ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 23 ? Surrey, BC ? Bell Performing Arts Centre ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 24 ? Vancouver, BC ? Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts ? more Info | BUY NOW
Nov 25 ? Kelowna, BC ? Kelowna Community Theatre ? more Info | BUY NOW