Newfoundland comedy and television legend Rick Mercer is set to host the return of the Just For Laughs Comedy Tour next year! Full press release from our friends at Just For Laughs below:
Just For Laughs is excited to announce the return of the Just For Laughs Comedy Tour! Following his successful turn as host in 2019, Canadian comedy legend Rick Mercer returns to lead a stellar line-up of Canada’s most hilarious and diverse comedians. This 19th edition, titled Just For Laughs Comedy Night in Canada, will feature co-star of STARZ’s Ramy Dave Merheje, Just For Laughs Festival favourite Eman El-Husseini, and 2018 Juno award winner Ivan Decker. Together, these comedians will visit 18 prestigious theatres across the country – a mari usque ad mare! – starting April 19, 2022 in Moncton, NB and wrapping up in Victoria, BC on May 22, 2022.
The Tour will stop in Moncton, NB at the Capitol Theatre on April 19 at 7:30 PM; Saint John, NB at the Imperial Theatre on April 20 at 7:30 PM; Charlottetown, PEI at the Confederation Centre of the Arts on April 21 at 7:00 PM; Halifax, NS at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium on April 22 & 23 at 7:00 PM; and St, John’s, NL at the the Arts & Culture Centre on April 25 at 7:30 PM. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, November 26 at 10:00 AM (noon in Halifax).
Just For Laughs is also proud to once again be partnering with Movember on the Just For Laughs Comedy Tour. The tour will provide Movember with an additional platform to bring continued awareness to men’s health, including mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. $1 per ticket sold (less taxes) will be donated to Movember.
The Just For Laughs Tour has been bringing some of its favourite comedians to Canadians from coast to coast for almost 20 years and we are very excited to welcome our audience back into the theatre for live shows, and we are committed to doing so safely. We will be adhering to all local Covid-19 safety protocols in place in collaboration with each venue and will be closely monitoring the situation in every city we visit.
About Rick Mercer
Rick Mercer is a Canadian comedian, television personality, political satirist, and author. He is best known for his work on the CBC Television comedy shows This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Made In Canada, and Rick Mercer Report. Mercer has received nearly 30 Gemini Awards and Canadian Screen awards for his work on television, and his CBC Television special Talking To Americans remains the highest rated Canadian comedy special ever with 2.7 million viewers.
Mercer is the author of four books, all of which have been national best sellers, and has also written for Time, Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, and The National Post. His newest book – Talking to Canadians: A Memoir – is available now.
He is a recipient of the Governor Generals Performing Arts Award, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and a proud native of St. John’s, Newfoundland.
St. John’s, NL • Arts & Culture Centre
Monday, April 25, 2022 • 7:30 PM
(taxes included + facility & service charges)
$1 per ticket sold (less taxes) will be donated to Movember.
Tickets on sale:
By phone: 709-729-3900/1-800-663-9449