Thursday, December 18, 2014

Live Entertainment

Butt's Back

Canada's favourite comic at the Chilliwack Cultch March 15

Released by Rockitboy.com  

 

rom small town Saskatchewan to the big screen, Brent Butt is one of Canada’s funniest and most successful comedians. Comedic storyteller, gifted writer, producer and actor, Brent created the hilarious “Corner Gas”.

 

It was an instant hit with unprecedented ratings, an International Emmy Award nomination (2004) and earning the moniker Funniest Show on TV from TV Guide readers.

 

The Hollywood Reporter declared, “For the first time in a generation, the highest-rated sitcom on primetime schedules here is a Canadian show, not American” (March 2005). To follow up Canada’s #1 comedy, Brent created “Hiccups”, a sitcom starring himself and Nancy Robertson winning multiple LEO Awards. Brent made the transition to the big screen as writer and star of the feature film “No Clue”.

 

Fans anxiously awaited the much-anticipated return to Dog River with “Corner Gas: The Movie”, which hit theatres December 3, 2014. Brent is a regular at Just For Laughs as well as appearing on numerous national and international television programs. His meteoric career was the subject of an episode of the cultural affairs program Adrienne Clarkson Presents.

Along the way, Brent won four Canadian Comedy Awards for Best Male Stand-up (2001), Best Male TV Performance (Corner Gas, 2004, 2005) and Best Writing - TV Series (Corner Gas, 2004). His one-hour TV special “COMEDY NOW - FUNNYPANTS” earned him a Gemini Nomination in the category Best Comedy Performance.

 

Butt was also honoured with the Comedy Network Sir Peter Ustinov Award at the World Television Festival (2008). Past recipients include John Cleese, Bob Newhart, John Candy and Eugene Levy. Perhaps the most notable nod came with the honour of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to community and country (2013).

"I love what I do", Brent Butt says. "I still look at it as just having coffee. Only now it's with a thousand or so people at a time."

For more information about Brent Butt visit www.brentbutt.com

 

Rock.It Boy Entertainment presents Brent Butt, Sunday, March 15 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, 9201 Corbould Street in Chilliwack. Tickets are available for $39.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges). Charge by phone at 604-391-7469 online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca. Doors 7:00PM. Show 7:30PM.


 

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