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September 23, 2023 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Event starts: 8:00 pm
Get ready for an uproarious evening of laughter and goodwill with Train Wreck Comedy Cares, an unforgettable comedy event at the Cleland Community Theatre. We’re teaming up with the CMHA South Okanagan Similkameen to raise funds for a great cause, and we’ve got a headliner who’s larger than life—the one and only Bipolar Buddha himself, Big Daddy Tazz! And to top it off, our event is proudly presented by the fantastic folks at Castanet.net Penticton.
So, who exactly is this Big Daddy Tazz, the Bipolar Buddha? Well, picture a performer who’s part comedian, part motivational mental health speaker, and all-around entertaining dynamo. He’s here to educate, entertain, and inspire you like no other!
With a wide range of performances under his belt—from entertaining a client’s 101st birthday bash to surviving a biker initiation - Tazz has become one of the most sought-after comedians of our time. On and off stage, he lives to bring laughter into people’s lives. His spontaneous style effortlessly brings the audience together, making them feel like part of his own family, gathered around the kitchen table playing crib.
But Tazz’s journey hasn’t been without its challenges. After three decades of denying the mental illnesses that were impacting his life, he finally embraced his identity as a manic-depressive, attention deficit, socially anxious dyslexic. It was a game-changer. Tazz realized that he had the power to either let these conditions control or enhance his life, and he chose the latter. Today, audiences eagerly join him on his rapid cycle ride down the never-ending road to recovery as he tours across North America. His mission? To spread his message of good mental health far and wide, drawing rave reviews and earning standing ovations wherever he goes.
With a reputation as “one of the most talented comics in the business,” Big Daddy Tazz has been wowing crowds for over three decades. Whether it’s fundraisers, corporate events, festivals, or television appearances, he brings the house down every single time. And to top it all off, this year he was honoured with the prestigious John Candy Award for his outstanding contributions to comedy and mental health.
So, mark your calendars, grab your tickets, and get ready for an evening filled with side-splitting laughter, all in support of the CMHA South Okanagan Similkameen. Train Wreck Comedy and Big Daddy Tazz are here to make a difference and have a blast while doing it. Join us as we laugh our way to a better world!
As Seen on:
CTV/The Comedy Network – Comedy Now!
CTV – We Laugh We Cry
CTV – Rough Cuts – “Stand Up Samurais”
CBC – The Winnipeg Comedy Festival
CBC – One Night Stand
CBC – Fringe Report
Global TV – Fringe Reports
Star TV – “We’re in the Funny, FunnyFest”
Star TV – “We’re in the Funny, Just For Laughs”
Tickets are available for purchase at www.valleyfirsttix.com or in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC)” SOEC address is 853 Eckhardt Ave. W Penticton, BC V2A 9C4
Melodies abound in the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO)'s 2023/2024 season opener. Virtuoso violinist Timothy Chooi shares the lyricism of Samuel Barber’s beautiful violin concerto. Dvořák’s musical postcard from the Old World to the New, his Symphony No. 9, is brimming with wonder, joy, and grandeur, filled with restless energy, melodic invention, soulful pleasure, and limitless promise.
Ticket Prices and Ages for Rates
Adults: $32.50 – $65
Youth: $24 – $26
Seniors: $32.50 – $48.75
Tickets available at https://theatre.kelowna.ca/okanagan-symphony-orchestra-new-discoveries-…
Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss… Grab your teacups!
Combining British propriety with an unabashed love for the unexpected, London’s 3-time Impresario Award-winning duo James & Jamesy steep an outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive show reminiscent of classic British pantos.
Rich in wordplay, comic physicality, and cleverly crafted interactive elements, O Christmas Tea is uproarious fun, yet it is the duo’s boundless imagination and endearing chemistry that provide the real magic and heart of this play.
When catastrophe strikes at James and Jamesy’s Christmas tea party, flooding the world with tea, the duo conjure wildly funny solutions to stay afloat, and sweep the audience out to sea in this jolly holiday escapade.
Tickets available at https://ochristmastea.com
“Complete and utter fun… for all ages.”
“Bursting at the seams with joy.”
★★★★★ Theatre in London
“Outrageously funny, magnificently written.”
★★★★★ London Free Press
“O Christmas Tea offers the audience the miraculous experience of being young again.”
★★★★★ Stage Door, Toronto
Hailed as “a child’s imagination on steroids” by London Free Press and “a masterpiece of physical comedy” by Theatre In London, critics rave for the charismatic James & Jamesy. A must-see performance on the international comedy circuit, this unstoppable duo is regarded as “one of the most popular fringe duos ever” (CBC)