FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Canada’s King of Edgy Comedy to Visit the Maritimes
September 19, 2010, Sussex, NB – Comedy fans in the Maritimes who like their laughs on the edge will be happy to hear that Darren Frost, a popular nationally-touring headliner known for his over-the-top material will be visiting the Maritimes in October. Frost’s “Lost in the East” tour will be hitting Moncton (October 17), Fredericton (October 18), Saint John (October 19) and Charlottetown (October 20).
The Toronto Star said that Frost’s material “has the quality of a satanic revival meeting”, and it is that kind of performance that has earned him a strong following of fans across the country including here on the East Coast. The eccentric entertainer, whose latest DVD, Dead Inside will be available in October, has been performing stand-up comedy since 1992 and has toured coast to coast, both delighting and offending audience members in every corner of the country, including numerous comedy festivals and appearances at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Nasty Show.
Frost’s resume includes roles in feature films such as the blockbuster Hairspray, Assault on Precinct 13 and Fever Pitch, as well as television appearances on Much Music’s Video on Trial and his own Comedy Now special on CTV and The Comedy Network. He is a regular on XM Satellite Radio’s Laugh Attack channel, where he hosts the weekly show Anything Goes with Darren Frost and has been heard on CBC Radio’s The Debaters. Frost is recognizable from his seemingly endless roles in television commercials, including a stint as the original Listerine bottle action hero.
Joining Frost on his Fall 2010 East Coast micro-tour will be his co-host on Anything Goes, and another favourite on the comedy circuit in Canada, Dave Martin. Toronto’s NOW Magazine promises that when it comes to Martin’s “alt sense of humour, you won’t be disappointed” and Eye Magazine called his material “too bold or dirty for mainstream television.” Nonetheless, Martin has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, having advanced to the final stage of the Toronto auditions, and has filmed his own Comedy Now special, in addition to appearances on the Comedy Network’s The Jon Dore Television Show.
The organizer of the “Lost in the East Comedy Tour”, New Brunswick-based comic Lloyd Ravn, who will also appear onstage with Frost and Martin, said “Maritime comedy fans don’t get enough opportunities to take in professional comedy, and fans of the kind of unorthodox material Darren and Dave bring to the stage have even fewer chances to get their comedy fix,” so he expects all three shows to sell out quickly. “If you love what Darren calls ‘Happy Clappy Fun Boy’ comedy, this might not be the show for you, but if you can leave your ability to be offended behind and just enjoy an adults-only comedy show, then you don’t want to miss this rare chance to see two of Canada’s best at work,” said Ravn.
Tickets are on-sale now, as noted below.
• October 17: Moncton, NB –8:00 PM - Manhattan Bar and Grill, 125 Westmoreland St – http://www.themanhattanbarandgrill.com/
TICKETS AT https://ww4.ticketpro.ca/achat_MAN17JS10.html?lang=en or by calling 888-311-9090 or at Read's on Main Street in Moncton. Special guest for this show: Moncton's Neal Mundle
• October 18: Fredericton, NB – 7:30 PM –Charlotte St Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte St – http://www.charlottestarts.ca/
TICKETS AT https://ww4.ticketpro.ca/achat_CSA18JS10.html?lang=en or by calling 888-311-9090 or at East Side Board Supply on Queen St in Fredericton. Special guest for this show: Saint John's Shane Ogden.
• October 19: Saint John, NB – 7:30 PM –3Mile's Club Tonic – http://www.3mile.com/tonic/index.html
TICKETS AT https://ww4.ticketpro.ca/achat_TNC19JS10.html?lang=en or by calling 888-311-9090 or at Read's on Charlotte St in Saint John. Special guest for this show: Saint John's Shane Ogden.
• October 20: Charlottetown, PE – 8:00 PM – The Guild, 111 Queen St – http://www.theguildpei.com/
TICKETS AT the Guild Box office, 111 Queen Street in Charlottetown, or by calling 902-620-3333. Special guests for this show: Charlottetown's Francois Weber and Taylor Carver.
For more information:
Lloyd Ravn, Tour Organizer: 506-512-0566 or LloydRavn@hotmail.com
Darren Frost's website: http://www.comedywhore.com/
Dave Martin's website: http://www.davemartinworld.com/