You know Matt Wright if you’re reading this — he had a column with us in the early days, and you’ve twice voted him “Best Local Comedian” in our Best of St. John’s Issues. Wright joined the writer’s room team of CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes in 2016, and this month, he’ll join 3 other writers from 22 Minutes for a stand-up comedy tour.
Have a look at one of his co-writes here:
The four funny folks kick of their tour here at home before heading west to New Brunswick. Audiences will have the chance to catch Matt Wright, Adam Christie, Heidi Brander, and Bob Kerr as these rising stars of stand-up comedy perform favourite jokes that are too hot for TV. Tickets are only $22 plus applicable fees.
Gander, August 24 @ Arts and Culture Center
Cornerbrook, August 28 @ Swirsky’s Theatre
Grand Falls, August 29 @ The Classic Theatre
Adam Christie has won a Canadian Comedy Award, and has been nominated for a Writers Guild Award, two Canadian Screen Awards, and The Tim Sims Encouragement Fund. He has toured nationally as a headliner with Yuk Yuk’s comedy clubs, and has performed at JFL 42, Halifax Pop Explosion, NXNE, and The Hubcap Comedy Festival. You might recognize him from CBC, MuchMusic, MTV, The Comedy Network, CMT, etc.
Heidi Brander is a stand-up comedian and “Prince Edward Island’s second-most beloved female writer.” She has written for CTV’s Spun Out and MTV Live, appeared Entertainment Tonight Canada and MTV Live, and has performed at festivals like Halifax Pop Explosion, and Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival, and she’s won a 2015 Canadian Comedy Award as part of the 22 Minutes team. Most importantly: she holds a 1994 win over Ryan Gosling in an elementary school lip-sync competition.
Bob Kerr has written and performed for hit television comedy shows such as This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Comedy Inc., The Nikki Payne Funtime Show, Hotbox, and Satisfaction to name a few. Recently, he co-created a web series entitled But I’m Chris Jericho for which he won a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Writing In A Web Series. Bob recently won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing in a Variety or Sketch Comedy Program or Series.
Now entering its 24th season, 22 Minutes remains one of Canada’s best-known and top-rated comedy shows. It has won numerous awards for its writing, including most recently the 2015 Canadian Comedy Award for Best Writing in a Comedy Series.