Just For Laughs tour stops to bust a gut in Surrey (again)

SURREY — It seems that the Capitol One Just For Laughs comedy tour has a predilection to Surrey audiences because it’s back again this year at Bell Performing Arts Centre, where the show has been stopping annually for nearly a decade.

This year, as part of the Western Canada leg of the tour, comedic heavyweights Demetri Martin, Levi MacDougall, Todd Glass and Jon Dore will be hitting the southof-the-Fraser stage.

Headliner Martin had worked as correspondent on the popular satirical newscast The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well as worked as a staff writer on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. The star made a name for himself after launching a television series called Important Things with Demetri Martin.

Also featuring on the tour is Canadian comic MacDougall, who got his start in Calgary. He has written for Important Things with Demetri Martin and appeared on The Jon Dore Television Show and Hot Box.

Another homegrown hero is Ottawa’s Dore, who got his first chuckles as host for the cable talk show Daytime Ottawa and as the "irreverent" reporter for CTV’s Canadian Idol.

Philadelphia’s Glass is a comedy veteran who has toured with renowned comedians such as Louis CK, David Spade, Daniel Tosh and Sarah Silverman.

The tour, which began Wednesday (Nov. 5), has 17 stops from coast to coast, with nine of those stops happening in Western Canada. Having kicked off in Winnipeg, MB and simultaneously in St. John’s, NL on Nov. 5, Surrey’s show will be the finale for the nearly two-week comedy trip.

This year’s edition of the Just For Laughs comedy tour hits Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, Nov. 16, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $58.25 and can be purchased at Comedytour.hahaha.com/venuetickets.html.

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