Comedy, it’s a funny thing… We like funny and we like having it at The Carleton, so we’re happy to announce that comedians Gavin Stephens and Stephen Kinch will be bringing their Re-Up Comedy Tour to our place on Sunday, October 25th. Show time is 8 PM and admission is $10 at the door.
Gavin Stephens is a Toronto-based Comedian and Writer, who has been described as “Stan Lee meets Bill Hicks” by The Grid Magazine, Gavin’s use of references and irreverent Tarantino-like ability to deconstruct pop-culture is a breath of fresh. Yet his crowd work, and improv are so inventively personal, you can’t help but connect mixing dark,
silly and subversive material with edgy crowd work and stream of consciousness improv.
Gavin has filmed multiple one-man specials for CTV and the Comedy Network and recently preformed with Reggie Watts at #JFL42. Not content with just being the star of Canada’s biggest nerd-friendly comedy night “NERDGASM,” Gavin was also named Best Stand-Up Comedian in NOW Magazine’s Readers Choice Poll, 2010. For five seasons was a lead actor and writer on the Gemini-nominated sketch show Comedy Inc. on CTV. A multi-media sensation, Gavin has appeared at international festivals like Montreal’s Just For Laughs and Austin’s SXSW alongside indie comedy legends Margaret Cho, Janeane Garofalo and Marc Maron.
Gavin has toured throughout Canada, England, the U.S. and South Africa as a highly sought headliner with his one-man multimedia show “Spectacular! Spectacular!” has opened for international comedy superstar Russell Peters, and has made frequent appearances at conventions, awards shows and fundraisers to offer up his unique and ironic brand of comedy to geeks of every flavour.
“If you believe that comedy is tragedy plus time-travel, Gavin is your man. Big brain. Big nerd. Big laughs.”
Mark Askwith Producer, Special Projects at CTV’s SPACE Network
PEI native and current Halifax resident Stephen Kinch is a veteran of this city’s comedy fraternity. This is his first major touring experience so you should come out to support one of our own. He’s funny and that’s what comedy is about, right?