Comedian Dave Coulier is coming to Greater Victoria

Coulier performs at Langford's Galloping Goose Grille March 24 at 8 p.m.

Dave Coulier

Dave Coulier hopes for a full house at the Comedy Nights at the Goose show this month in Langford.

“If people want to bring their boss to my show, they are not going to get embarrassed. But, even though I do a clean show I can’t vouch for the comedians that open for me,” he said in a phone interview from his home in Los Angeles.

When Coulier performs at the Galloping Goose Grille, his show will be full of impersonations, harmonica playing, and the observational humour he finds in his own life.

“If I don’t do Bullwinkle or Popeye people come up to me after the show and complain. My standup is always evolving,” said Coulier, adding he has also included more modern characters in his show including SpongeBob SquarePants.

After decades of standup, Coulier admits to being heckled hundreds of times, but said he ignores it and continues the show.

“There is a reason why the comedian is the one standing with the microphone,” Coulier said.

While he grew up watching the raunchy comedy acts of Richard Pryor, he also took in the clean comedy of the Johnny Carson show. Coulier first appeared on that show in 1984.

“It was the most terrifying roller-coaster ride of my life,” he said of his experience on the Tonight Show.

Having a foul-language free show isn’t  something he prides himself in, “It’s just who I am.

“When I was 19, I met Jay Leno at the Comedy Store. He said, ‘You are funny and very clean. When you have a clean show you can work anywhere,’” Coulier said in his best Jay Leno impersonation.

Coulier is best known for his eight seasons on the sitcom Full House where he played comedian Joey Gladstone. The show ended in 1995 and since then he has been on two reality shows Skating with Celebrities and The Surreal Life.

“Being on reality shows is just uncomfortable,” he said. When he was on The Surreal Life he shared a house with celebrities including Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block and Flava Flav from Public Enemy.

“I still talk to Flava Flav sometimes, he texts me … he’s just a sweetheart,” Coulier said.

It’s been 15 years since Coulier has been to Vancouver Island, the last time was to play a charity hockey game.

“If you’ve seen me play hockey, it’s pretty much just comedy too,” joked the comedian.

Coulier’s mother is from New Brunswick and he grew up in Detroit, but his passion for hockey began when he first laced his skates at five years old.

“It felt like I was from Canada because every weekend I would drive with my dad to Southern Ontario for hockey games,” he said.

Coulier still plays hockey every Sunday in a pickup league. “But now it’s mostly just for the beer,” he admitted.

Comedy Nights at the Goose is hosting Coulier’s show March 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Galloping Goose Grille at 1097 Langford Parkway.

 

Just Posted

Sooke woman is ‘black and blue’ after being pushed off 40-foot cliff at Thetis Lake

West Shore RCMP looking for witnesses as investigation continues

Mom who lost son to brain tumour in March joins the 24th annual Brain Tumour Walk

The Brain Tumour Walk takes place at the University of Victoria on Sunday, May 26

Throwback Thursday: Shamrocks revisit the 1950s with new uniforms

Victoria team introduces its new white jersey for the 2019 70th anniversary season

Comic Con announces winning artist in $500 ViGuy competition

Van Isle Comic Con announce judges’ award winner, People’s Choice voting now open

Forbes Group proposes a new medical clinic for Sooke

Four doctors will have space adjacent to a new pharmacy

VIDEO: Journey of SD62 Aboriginal graduates recognized at ceremony

‘Enriching and empowering’ ceremony encourages students to hold onto their identities

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of May 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Were you satisfied with the Game of Thrones series finale?

Millions gathered in front of their televisions Sunday night to watch the… Continue reading

CMHC defends mortgage stress test changes amid calls for loosening rules

Uninsured borrowers must now show they could service their mortgage if rates rose two per cent

Brewpub offers ‘boat valet’ for paddlers during Surfrider celebration tonight

Free ‘Surf Formal’ evening features a local art auction, door prizes, live music

Thunderstorms to bring heavy rain, risk of flash floods in the southern Interior

Ten to 30 millimetres of rain to fall over the early weekend

Building a close-knit community in Sooke

Knit 2 Purl Together a community event

Unbe-leaf-able: Agassiz man finds more than 200 four-leaf clovers in a month

Walt Hardinge has found more than 219 four-or-more leaf clovers this spring alone

Crews fight fire with fire to keep blaze from northern Alberta town

The wildfire now covers some 920 square kilometres

Most Read