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Feb
10
Sun
Sin City Improv Serial “Castaways” @ Belfry Theatre Studio
Feb 10 – May 12 all day
Sin City Improv Serial "Castaways" @ Belfry Theatre Studio

When a tropical storm sinks a Cruise Ship excursion, the tourists wash up on a desert island in the South Pacific. With no rescue in sight, the quirky bunch must learn to survive. That’s where the story begins – and it is all anyone knows, because nothing is planned in this improvised, continuing tale. “Lost” meets “Survivor”. Ten brand new episodes 8pm Sundays Feb. 3 to March 3 and April 14 to May 12.

Apr
26
Fri
AspieComic, Micheal McCreary in “Does This Make my Asperger’s Look Big?” @ Stan Hagen Theatre - North Island College
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm
AspieComic, Micheal McCreary in “Does This Make my Asperger’s Look Big?” @ Stan Hagen Theatre - North Island College

Please join the Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) as we present AspieComic, Micheal McCreary for his presentation of “Does This Make my Asperger’s Look Big?”.

The presentation touches on many topics as they are experienced by someone on the autism spectrum who also struggles with anxiety: being socially awkward; relationships and dating; relationships with family; living independently; high school; autism parents; getting a job; getting your driver’s license; and remarks on the history of autism.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW
$20 (plus applicable service fees)
Online: Eventbrite.com
In Person: CVCDA Reception (237 3rd Street, downtown Courtenay, cash, credit, debit)

Tickets will also be available at the door starting at 6:30pm, while quantities last. For more information please call: (250) 338-4288. All proceeds go to the Comox Valley Child Development Association.

ABOUT MICHAEL
Michael McCreary may only be twenty-two, but he’s already well on his way to fulfilling his lifelong, albeit short, dream of becoming a stand-up comedian.

In the past 5 years he has performed stand-up shows, keynote addresses and panel presentations in every province in Canada and across the United States. Michael has also:

• Written the book “Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic” (Annick Press, released March 2019)
• hosted videos explaining autism;
• delivered a TEDx Talk;
• done a cross Canada tour hitting every province performing shows and interviewing families to find the positive ways people are dealing with life on the spectrum.
• And he consulted on the TV show “Ransom” to insure the authenticity of a character with autism.

The young comic, a high school grad from Orangeville, Ontario, was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of five. In an act of self-preservation, combined with the desire for constant attention and the inability to stop talking, stand-up comedy seemed inevitable.

Michael combined his love of comedy and his obsession with Hollywood movies and trained under David Granirer, founder of Stand Up for Mental Health, to create his act ”Does This Make My Asperger’s Look Big?” Over the past 7 years Michael has performed at conferences, galas, universities, bars and church basements across Canada and the United States. See the world through his eyes as he takes you on a comical journey through the lighter side of Asperger’s Syndrome. Learn More about Michael at https://www.aspiecomic.com

BOOK SIGNING
In partnership with Laughing Oyster Bookshop.
Michael’s new book, Funny, You Don’t Look Autistic: A Comedian’s Guide to Life on the Spectrum (released March 2019) will be available for purchase on site at the Stan Hagen during the event. Also, Michael will be available immediately following his presentation for a brief meet and greet, where you will also be welcome to get your book signed.

Apr
27
Sat
Wise Crackers! Comedy @ Sports View Bar & Grill - Oak Bay Rec Centre
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Wise Crackers! Comedy @ Sports View Bar & Grill - Oak Bay Rec Centre

An evening of raucous Standup Comedy hosted by comedienne Kirsten Van Ritzen, starring her Level 2 adult comedy students and guest comic David Bruce.

Doors/Bar 7:00pm Show 8:00pm.
$8 Advance + fee at Eventbrite or $10 Cash at the door.
Arrive early for best seats and to order food from the Pub Menu.
Groups: Advance ticket holders in a group of 6 or more please contact to RSVP a table.
Licensed. Adult humour/content 19+
Accessible venue. Oak Bay Rec Centre main entrance, stairs or elevator to 2nd floor www.broadtheatrics.com

May
4
Sat
OneMan Star Wars Trilogy @ The Farquhar at UVic
May 4 @ 7:30 pm
OneMan Star Wars Trilogy @ The Farquhar at UVic

Charles Ross will stun and amaze you with this fun, energetic and extremely entertaining performance of One-Man Star Wars. Officially endorsed by Lucasfilm, One-Man Star Wars has been performed for over a million Star War fans from London’s West End, Off-Broadway, Dubai and the Sydney Opera House!