About the end of February, I saw in our local newspaper that Brent Butt of Corner Gas fame, was coming to Sidney. I thought how cool that would be to see him. I mentioned it to hubby, so we made our plans to see him.
About a week or so later, there in the center section of our small local paper was a contest to win one of two sets of tickets for two, to see him. It was 7 o’clock in the morning, I told hubby I was going to try for one of those sets. Ran for the computer, sent an email to answer the question and later that morning, I got the confirmation that I had won the first set of tickets…so of course I had to do the happy dance all over the house. The show sold out, of course it did.
The show was last night. It started with a rising star in comedy by the name of Ivan Decker.
So fun, a great warm up act and left us wanting more. A couple of links to Ivan Decker….
Ivan then introduced Brent Butt and off we went for over an hour of non stop laughing. I laughed so hard and for so long, I couldn’t wipe the tears running down my face fast enough to keep up.. Brent’s style of humour is just so quirky and refreshing. Family friendly and very relaxed.
Taken from the Mary Winspear Center website (in case it’s gone as soon as I post this)
“Brent Butt, the creator and star of the wildly popular television sit com CORNER GAS is coming to the Charlie White Theatre in Sidney on March 25th.
Butt became known in Canada for his clean and relaxed comedic style, and after several tv specials, he created CORNER GAS in 2004, and starred in the role of Brent Leroy. The series was an instant hit for CTV, becoming the top sitcom on Canadian television and eventually aired in 26 countries. The final season for the show was 2009, but the show continues to maintain its popularity today, with constant reruns on the Comedy Network and CTV. CORNER GAS received Gemini awards, Canadian Comedy Awards, Director`s Guild awards, Leo awards and was voted the “Funniest show on TV” by TV Guide readers. And just this past Christmas season, CORNER GAS THE MOVIE hit the big screen. It was originally given a limited run in select cities, but became so popular with fans that it was given a longer run with additional cities added to its distribution.
Tickets for a memorable night of comedy with Brent Butt Live and special guest Ivan Decker are on sale now at the Mary Winspear Centre Box Office” .
And here is a video with Brent and his wife Nancy (better known as Wanda from Corner Gas.
and Brent’s website
Brent, an awesome night of entertainment. Here’s hoping you make a return visit to our small town, and bring Nancy with you. ;o)