Coming Out Swinging
Gay and Lesbian comics share coming out stories and stand up in a show for the curious the questioning and the comedy connoisseur.
Venue: Gas Station Arts Centre
Price: $15.00 ($10.00 Student)
11 April, 2013 at 9:30pm
Gas Station Arts Center
445 River Ave.
One of Canada’s brightest comedic performers has had an interesting and eventful rise to the comedy stage. Recently undergoing a complete transformation, Darcy Michael has lost over 100 pounds….hopefully not the funny ones.
In January 2013 Darcy filmed a new sitcom pilot for CTV called “Spun Out” alongside Dave Foley. Darcy has appeared in many television series and movies including “Gay Dude”, “Lloyd the Conqueror”, “End Game”, “Dairy of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules”, “Life Unexpected”, “The Assistants”, “Reaper” and “Numb”.
The comedian currently resides in Ladner, BC, with Jeremy, his husband of 8 years, their teenage daughter, and two “adorably fat kitties.” If Darcy isn’t on stage or filming, he can probably be found tending to his garden….where he grows “vegetables.”
Martha Chaves’ stage persona is mischievous and subversive, yet vulnerable and insightful. Her numerous TV credits include her own national comedy specials on the CBC (COMICS!) and on The Comedy Network (SOMETHING ABOUT MARTHA). She’s a multiple Canadian Comedy Awards’ nominee in the category of Best female Stand-up. She performs all over the world and has entertained many audiences, including the UN Canadian Peace Keeping Troops in the Middle East. Martha is a veteran of the Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, the Halifax Comedy Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and more.
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.
Elvira is a Second City Alumnus who has had many years of comedic success in Canada and the U.S. She has starred in The Comedy Network’s series’ Popcultured with Elvira Kurt and Elvira Kurt: Adventures in Comedy and has had her comedy specials air on Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, CTV, CBC and The Comedy Network. Kurt was voted Funniest Female Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards and received a Gemini nomination for her one-hour comedy special Elvira Kurt: I’m A Big Girl Now. No slouch in the writing department, Kurt contributed to the CBS pilot and HBO special for Ellen DeGeneres.