A Lawyer Walks Up To The Bar – CLEA Fundraiser
Venue: Gas Station Arts Centre
8 April, 2013 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $50.00 (includes $35.00 tax receipt)
A hilarious night of All-Star Comedy in support of Community Legal Education Association.
Al Rae is a Winnipeg stand-up comic and comedy writer. He is the winner of the Just for Laughs National Homegrown Comic Competition 2000. Prior to Little Mosque on the Prairie, Al was a writer on the sitcoms Blackfly and Big Sound (GLOBAL). He has hosted two comedy information shows for CBC Radio, That’s Capital about finance and Spin Off, a highly popular election satire show. His twenty part comedy drama series Monsoon House with Russell Peters aired on CBC Radio in the fall of 2006. He is the winner of an Italian Prix Roma Screenwriting Prize and a Gemini Award and nomination for Little Mosque on the Prairie.
The most recent winner of Rumors Comedy Club Funniest Person with a Day Job, Ben is a rising comedian, whose quick off-the-cuff style engages himself to the audience. In 2011, Ben was heard as a semi-finalist in Sirius XM’s Canada’s Next Top Comic. Ben is a regular host and performer at numerous comedy shows in Winnipeg and has performed all over Canada. Ben is originally from Regina.
George is hoping to give his new musical comedy an air of legitimacy by mounting it on a theatre stage. Will that happen? Or is it all a sad charade? George also hopes you pronounced that “Sha-rod”. Come and celebrate one man’s enduring triumph of shallowness and vanity through music! Spoiler alert: George is an adult who should know better.
George is a Gemini and Comedy Award winning comedian who is currently working as a writer on The Rick Mercer Report.
As a writer he has written for such performers as Howie Mandel, Andrea Martin, Weird Al Yankovic, Mark McKinney, Sean Cullen and many others.
This Spring he will be taking his 2013 musical Fringe Show “It’s My Show” to theWinnipeg Comedy Festival.
A frequent participant on CBC’s The Debaters, he also is a regular contributer to the radio program The Irrelevant Show.
He co-created and co-wrote the once popular but now competly forgotten about “Man, Woman and Child” series for CBC radio– a show he composed the music for, and appeared in as ‘Luke’ the next door neighbour.
As a musician, George has made appearances at the Toronto Jazz Festival, has sung theme music for television, and written original music for numerous TV and Radio productions.
K. Trevor Wilson has spent over half his life in entertainment, a graduate of the Etobicoke School of the Arts, he started his career as a child actor before making the move to stand up comedy in the year 2000. As an actor, with TV credits ranging from Goosebumps to Breakout Kings and film roles in movies like Score: A Hockey Musical, and the 2013 release The Fix, he has worked with the likes of Nelly Furtado, Matt Dillon, & Jay Baruchel.
As a touring comic he has headlined shows all over Canada, is the only two time winner of the Toronto Comedy Brawl, performed on a CBC gala at the 2011 Winnipeg Comedy Festival hosted by Brent Butt, won the Irwin Barker Award at the2012 Homegrown Competition at Just For Laughs, and was handpicked to open for both Patton Oswalt and Louis CK at the first JFL 42. Big things continue to happen for this big man, the self-proclaimed Man Mountain of Comedy.
Carmen is thrilled to move back to Canada after a long stint living in Los Angeles, where she studied the pros and cons of plastic surgery. She has performed at the Just For Laughs Festival, twice on Madly Off In All Directions and made her American television debut last year on Premium Blend for Comedy Central.
John Wing is a standup comedian.
- has performed all over Canada and the United States
- has over 200 television appearances
- 6 Tonight Shows, 9 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival galas
- 2 hour-long Comedy Now specials
- Comedy Festivals in Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Halifax, Vancouver,Moncton, St. John’s, and Milwaukee
- 2 national Just For Laughs Comedy tours
- opened for the Smothers Brothers, The Mills Brothers, The LennonSisters, Tony Martin, John Raitt, Debby Boone, Jan & Dean, and TheGrateful Dead.