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The Comedians Come Home
Featuring Dave Merheje, Simon King, Chris Gordon, Chris Griffin & Richard Thompson Hosted by Kris Labelle
Born in Windsor, Ontario, Dave Merheje found a love for comedy at a young age and started performing in Detroit. Now living in Toronto, Dave's comedy style has been described as aggressive in-your-face funny. Dave has gained a following with his "no fear" approach on stage, with enthralling story telling, and has even produced his own series of comedy shows called the "We Ain't Terrorists Comedy Tour". He's also performed all over Canada and the US; including all the top clubs in New York and LA. Dave shares his unique vision and life experiences from the stage, with an improvisational, high energy style. He possesses uncanny ability to take you on a wild comedic journey that leaves you bursting with laughter, which is what has gained him such a loyal following. He gives you an arithmetic interpretation of urbanized life delivering one of the most original acts emerging in Canada.
Simon King utterly changes a room when he hits the stage. His high energy, dynamic, intelligent and edgy comedy style makes him nothing short of a force of nature. Simon is well known for explosive performances offering sharp socially conscious material and keen point of view with absolutely hilarious results. He comfortably covers most anything and everything, jumping from topic to topic with a maniacal frenetic energy. Absolutely one of a kind in the entertainment world he is also a veteran comic with thousands of shows to his credit. All this and the ability to switch between a polished act and improvisation at break neck speed never ceases to leave audiences in awe and demanding more.
Emerging from his mother's womb making laser beam sounds (pew! pew!) it was apparent that laughter would follow Chris Gordon his entire life. Chris is a magical and majestical, rising star in the comedy galaxy; however I credit most of his success to his 1950’s bigboy space-hair. Chris' Personal Saga: It wasn't always easy for Chris as he grew up in the mean white suburban streets of an upper-middle class neighborhood. Now a single mother, he is a part time teacher and also runs an after school comedy program for kids. Chris has been compared by television producers to a young Harland Williams and by comedians as a beardless Zach Galifianakis. His brand and style of comedy has been described as, " slightly off to the left of center" or "very unusual (as usual) and very funny... it's what really sets him apart from the pack." He is seen as current, hip, inventive and always writing which gives him an improvisational feel and a strong connection with the crowd.
Chris Griffin (MC)