Rick Mercer, shown here ranting in Graffiti Alley in Toronto, hosts two shows for the Just for Laughs Comedy Night in Canada tour Nov. 16 at the University of Victoria. (Rick Mercer Report)

Rick Mercer-led comedy team in for second Just for Laughs show at UVic

Comedy company will stage two shows Nov. 16 at Farquhar Auditorium

His appearance in Sidney earlier this year was hugely popular.

So it’s no surprise that Just for Laughs, staging its Comedy Night in Canada show hosted by legendary Canadian comic Rick Mercer Nov. 16 at UVic’s Farquhar Auditorium, has added a second show for that night due to overwhelming demand.

Tickets for the 7 p.m. show went on sale June 3 and have sold extremely well. As such the comedy troupe announced today that an extra show will take place at 9:30 p.m. the same night.

Mercer, who was part of the Mary Winspear Centre’s Speaker Series back in April, hosts a new show that features award-winning and nationally recognized Canadian comics Ivan Decker, Debra DiGiovanni and Ali Hassan.

RELATED: Rick Mercer brings his Canadian rant to Sidney in April

Tickets, $63.80, are available now at tickets.uvic.ca, by phone at 250-721-8480 or at the University Centre box office.

*****

The shows will also serve as a fundraiser for Movember Canada. One dollar from the sale of each ticket sold (less taxes) will be donated to the organization to help with its efforts to raise awareness of men’s health issues including mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The Just For Laughs team will provide additional fundraising efforts through its fundraising page.



editor@mondaymag.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

New sidewalk, bike lane coming to Metchosin Road near Royal Bay

Gablecraft Homes making improvements, moving offices

City of Victoria to hold formal safety review after man was left hanging from raised bridge

More and more people seen ignoring safety measurements in place, city staff say

The Trading Post in Langford is up for sale

For sale sign and retirement sign spotted Tuesday

CRD holding off repairing Sooke Potholes viewing area after winter landslide

Area likely to experience continued failure of slope, officials say

Nanaimo man wanted Canada-wide after walking away from Victoria halfway house

Warrant issued for Jesse Goodale, convicted of aggravated assault

VIDEO: Missing teens named as suspects in three northern B.C. killings

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky are wanted in the deaths of Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese, unknown man

POLL: Do you use a food delivery app?

With modern life becoming more hectic with each passing day and so… Continue reading

Vancouver Island teacher suspended for professional misconduct

Grade 8 shop teacher admits to use of vulgar language and profanities toward students, parents

Northern B.C. double homicide, suspicious death: A timeline of what we know

Two teens from Port Alberni are now wanted Canada-wide in connection to the three deaths

B.C. wine industry legend Harry McWatters dies

Among his accomplishments, McWatters founded the province’s first estate winery, Sumac Ridge Estate

Provincial health body refuses to release full findings of cancer triage system audit

Information and Privacy Commissioner asked to review redactions

Southern resident killer whale died of blunt trauma, likely from ship

J34 was found more than two years ago near Sechelt, but the necropsy findings have now been released

B.C. rail crossing death highlights risks for people in wheelchairs: watchdog

Transportation Safety Board points to ‘persistent risks faced by persons using assistive devices’

B.C. teens wanted in double homicide, suspicious death spotted in Manitoba

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky were thought to have been seen in the Gillam area

Most Read