Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top 10 Bay of Funny Comedy moments of 2013

Top 10 Bay of Funny Comedy moments of 2013

10: Lloyd Ravn launching the 2013 lineup and launching his solo show Funny, Daddy to a full 500-seat theatre. 

9. Stephen Kinch making the crowd at the Caveau in Moncton nearly pee with his story of the most uncomfortable thing you can imagine happening with your parents!

8. Darren Elmore performing for the first time in his (very small) home town and killing them with his "growing up gay in this town" material. 

7. Francois Weber taming the wildest crowd of the year at the Belleisle Community Centre in Belleisle, NB with his always crowd-pleasing style.

6. James Uloth having the New Brunswick audience wrapped around his finger as he talked about about his hilarious everyday observations.

5. Gilson Lubin showing that islanders get islanders as he cracked up the Prince Edward Island audience with his tales of being a St Lucian in Canada.

4. Sandra Battaglini teaching the audience at the Saint John Theatre Company's BMO Rehearsal Hall the Italian word for... Ummmm, go see Sandra live and find out what word it was and you'll know why the Saint John crowd was laugh-crying so hard.

3. Casey Corbin starting his set in Sussex, NB with 15-20 minutes of hilarious Maritimes-themed jokes that any Maritime comedian would kill to have written.

2. Gavin Stephens, pointing out the uncomfortable truth to an audience at The Guild in Charlottetown: "so you guys built a house for Anne of Green Gables, eh? That must have pissed off your homeless people."

1. Tim Steeves absolutely killing by candlelight at the All Seasons Inn in Sussex during the December ice storm /  power outage.

To be part of the 2014 Top 10 Bay of Funny Comedy moments purchase a 2014 Bay of Funny Comedy pass (8 shows for $60, 3 shows for $24, 1 show for $9). Passes are good for Bay of Funny Comedy shows happening all over the Maritimes in 2014. Visit  http://bayoffunny.com/index.php/season-pass to order your pass now!

Have a hilarious New Year!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Attention hitmen looking for me: Where to find me in August

If I owe you money, here are some places you can find me in August, hopefully earning some of the money I owe you:

Watch www.bayOfFunny.com for more details

August 1: Tyne Valley Oyster Festival in PEI with Francois Weber and Matt Stewart. Click here for info.

August 7: The Guild in Charlottetown with my solo show Funny, Daddy in support of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation who are an important part of the story I tell in this show.https://www.facebook.com/events/432061286891697/

August 9: Watermark Theatre in North Rustico, PEI with Funny, Daddy in support of QEH Foundation. https://www.facebook.com/events/109516929242807/

August 10: Souris Show Hall in Souris, PEI with Funny, Daddy in support of QEH Foundation. https://www.facebook.com/events/561331240570200/

August 17: MCing Shane Ogden Presents... Manolis Zontanos! the Three Mile in Saint John, NB. Contact Shane Ogden for $10 tickets! This is going to be a killer show!!!

August 21: Happinez Wine Bar in Saint John as part of the first Fundy Fringe Festival with my solo show Funny, Daddy. 8:45 PM. Tickets at the door only.

Augsut 22: Happinez again for Fundy Fringe. 10:15 PM

Augsut 23: Saint John Arts Centre for Fundy Fringe. 9 PM

August 24: Saint John Arts Centre again for Fundy Fringe. 9 PM

August 25: A Matinee presentation of Funny, Daddy at the Saint John Arts Centre for Fundy Fringe. 3:45 PM.

August 31: Atlantic Fringe in Halifax. 7 PM Venue TBA.

2 More Atlantic Fringe shows in September too! (September 1 and 8)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Funny, Daddy coming to PEI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Comedian’s Solo Show Hitting 3 PEI Towns in Support of Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation

Bay of Funny Comedy Presents New Brunswick Comic Lloyd Ravn’s show Funny, Daddy in Charlottetown, North Rustico and Souris

July 9, 2013 – Charlottetown   
              
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation will receive a portion of the proceeds from three PEI presentations of a solo comedy show with an unlikely beginning. Sussex, NB-based stand-up comedian Lloyd Ravn will bring his Funny, Daddy show to Charlottetown (August 7 at The Guild), North Rustico (August 9 at the Watermark Theatre) and Souris (August 10 at the Souris Show Hall) after performing it in a number of other Maritime communities to rave reviews from audience members. The show, which is a combination of Lloyd’s stand-up material honed over the past 7 years and some more serious stories from Ravn’s time as a father, came about after the comedian lost his “day job” in October 2012. 


“I had a great job with a high-profile tech company in New Brunswick,” says Ravn, “but after I got caught up in a mass layoff, I had to re-evaluate my direction, so I decided to make my part-time job of stand-up comedy my full-time gig.” He began working on Funny, Daddy almost immediately, and premiered the show to a sold-out crowd of 450 at the Sussex High School theatre.

Lloyd is the father of three boys, aged 8, 5 and 2, and is fully aware of the ups and downs of parenting.  From dealing with serious health issues to the usual stressors of raising kids, Lloyd relies on humour to get him through, and will talk during Funny, Daddy about how laughter during challenging times has helped him.

The adults-only show will run approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes, starting at 8 PM each night, and will include bits from Lloyd’s stand-up act as well as more serious stories from the ups and downs of Lloyd’s time as a parent including a discussion of the death of his father shortly after the birth of his oldest child, followed shortly after by the discovery of serious health issues with Ravn’s son. One of the more dramatic points of the story comes when Ravn tells of his son’s time as an inpatient at the QEH during a family vacation in PEI in 2008.

All of the stories lead back to Lloyd’s belief in the importance of being silly even during one’s darkest moments. Ravn’s message to ticket buyers is, “you’ll (certainly) laugh, you (might even) cry, you’ll (at the very least) have a night out without the kids.”

This show is part of an ongoing tour of the Maritimes for Funny, Daddy, incluing upcoming shows at the Atlantic Fringe Festival in Halifax and the Fundy Fringe Festival in Saint John with more dates being announced soon. Tickets range from $12 to $15 and ticket information is available atwww.BayOfFunny.com. A portion of proceeds from all three shows will be donated to the QEH Foundation as a thank-you from the Ravn family for the care they received while staying in their paediatric unit in July 2008. Donations to the QEH Foundation will also be accepted on the night of each performance.

Show Summary:
August 7, 2013 at The Guild, Charlottetown. 8 PM Tickets $15 at www.TheGuildPEI..com or at The Guild Box Office, 111 Queen St, Charlottetown
August 9, 2013 at the Watermark Theatre (Formerly The Montgomery Theatre), North Rustico. 8 PM. Tickets $15 at www.WaterMarkTheatre.com
August 10, 2013 at the Souris Show Hall, Souris. 8 PM. Tickets $12 in advance and $15 at the door, available at www.SourisShowHall.com or at Souris Show Hall, 5 Church St, Souris or Evergreen Cafe, 95 Main St, Souris.



About Lloyd Ravn
Born and raised in Sussex, NB, Lloyd began performing stand-up comedy in Toronto in 2006. His material is autobiographical in nature, focusing on his life as a husband, father of three, former chef, and the youngest person named Lloyd most people have ever met. Lloyd is the founder and producer of the Bay of Funny Comedy Circuit. He has performed at venues across Canada and in the United States, and was selected out of 700 entrants as a top-10 finalist for the “Canada’s Next Top Comic 2011″ competition.
Lloyd can be heard on CJCW (AM 590 in Sussex) as the host of Lloyd’s Morning Cup of Jokes, a 2-minute segment featuring clips from some of his favourite comedians (including himself!) from around the world. His comedy is also in rotation on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. He was featured as the comedian of the week by GQ Magazine in the UK, who called him one of “North America’s hottest young comics” (even though he recently turned 40) and predicted he would soon “storm the Just for Laughs Festival.”
Studying under some of the best sketch and improv comics in Canada, Lloyd completed the Second City Improvisation course series from the world-famous Second City Training Centre in Toronto. Lloyd has written about comedy and humour for magazines and even a high school literacy textbook, Nelson Literacy, currently in use across Canada.
After about 15 years away, Lloyd recently moved back to his hometown of Sussex, but still has never tried cow tipping.

About the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation
For over 30 years, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital has been a place of care and hope for over 140,000 people who live on Prince Edward Island. With more than 80% of the Island’s specialists, the QEH is uniquely positioned to respond to individuals who are faced with the most complex illness or devastating injury. As the provincial referral centre and home to a number of specialized programs, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is a vital resource for general health providers and community hospitals on the Island.
For Photos, Interviews and More Information, Contact:
Lloyd Ravn – 506-434-3186 or NoLloydering@gmail.com

Saturday, June 1, 2013

New Brunswick Comic Lloyd Ravn’s solo show Funny, Daddy coming to Sackville

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Unemployment, Illness and Death Unexpectedly Lead to Comedian’s One-Man Show

New Brunswick Comic Lloyd Ravn’s solo show Funny, Daddy coming to Sackville

June 1, 2013 – Sackville

The Sackville Curling Club will be home on June 15 to a comedy show with an unlikely beginning. Sussex-based stand-up comedian Lloyd Ravn will bring his Funny, Daddy show to Wolfville after performing it in a number of other Maritime communities to rave reviews from audience members. The show, which is a combination of Lloyd’s stand-up material honed over the past 7 years and some more serious stories from Ravn’s time as a father, came about after the comedian lost his “day job” in October 2012.

“I had a great job with a high-profile tech company in New Brunswick,” says Ravn, “but after I got caught up in a mass layoff, I had to reevaluate my direction, so I decided to make my part-time job of stand-up comedy my full-time gig.” He began working on Funny, Daddy almost immediately, and premiered the show to a sold-out crowd of 450 at the Sussex High School theatre.

Lloyd is the father of three boys, aged 8, 5 and 2, and is fully aware of the ups and downs of parenting.  From dealing with serious health issues to the usual stressors of raising kids, Lloyd relies on humour to get him through, and will talk during Funny, Daddy about how laughter during challenging times has helped him.


The adults-only show will run approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes and will include bits from Lloyd’s stand-up act as well as more serious stories from the ups and downs of Lloyd’s time as a parent including a discussion of the death of his father shortly after the birth of his oldest child. As ticket buyers are told on BayOfFunny.com, “you’ll (hopefully) laugh, you (might even) cry, you’ll (at the very least) have a night out without the kids.”

This show is part of an ongoing tour of the Maritimes for Funny, Daddy, incluing upcoming shows in Miramichi, Campbellton, St. Andrew’s, Charlottetown, Halifax and more dates being announced soon.

Tickets are $12 and are available at www.BayOfFunny.com or by calling 506-434-3186.

About Lloyd Ravn

Born and raised in Sussex, NB, Lloyd began performing stand-up comedy in Toronto in 2006. His material is autobiographical in nature, focusing on his life as a husband, father of three, former chef, and the youngest person named Lloyd most people have ever met. Lloyd is the founder and producer of the Bay of Funny Comedy Circuit. He has performed at venues across Canada and in the United States, and was selected out of 700 entrants as a top-10 finalist for the “Canada’s Next Top Comic 2011″ competition.

Lloyd can be heard on CJCW (AM 590 in Sussex) as the host of Lloyd’s Morning Cup of Jokes, a 2-minute segment featuring clips from some of his favourite comedians (including himself!) from around the world. His comedy is also in rotation on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. He was featured as the comedian of the week by GQ Magazine in the UK, who called him one of “North America’s hottest young comics” (even though he recently turned 40) and predicted he would soon “storm the Just for Laughs Festival.”

Studying under some of the best sketch and improv comics in Canada, Lloyd completed the Second City Improvisation course series from the world-famous Second City Training Centre in Toronto. Lloyd has written about comedy and humour for magazines and even a high school literacy textbook, Nelson Literacy, currently in use across Canada.

After about 15 years away, Lloyd recently moved back to his hometown of Sussex, but still has never tried cow tipping.

For Photos, Interviews and More Information, Contact:

Lloyd Ravn – 506-434-3186 or NoLloydering@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New Brunswick Comic Lloyd Ravn’s solo show Funny, Daddy coming to Wolfville


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Unemployment, Illness and Death Unexpectedly Lead to Comedian’s One-Man Show

New Brunswick Comic Lloyd Ravn’s solo show Funny, Daddy coming to Wolfville

May 28, 2013 – Wolfville

Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville will be home on June 13 to a comedy show with an unlikely beginning. Sussex-based stand-up comedian Lloyd Ravn will bring his Funny, Daddy show to Wolfville after performing it in a number of other Maritime communities to rave reviews from audience members. The show, which is a combination of Lloyd’s stand-up material honed over the past 7 years and some more serious stories from Ravn’s time as a father, came about after the comedian lost his “day job” in October 2012.

“I had a great job with a high-profile tech company in New Brunswick,” says Ravn, “but after I got caught up in a mass layoff, I had to reevaluate my direction, so I decided to make my part-time job of stand-up comedy my full-time gig.” He began working on Funny, Daddy almost immediately, and premiered the show to a sold-out crowd of 450 at the Sussex High School theatre.

Lloyd is the father of three boys, aged 8, 5 and 2, and is fully aware of the ups and downs of parenting.  From dealing with serious health issues to the usual stressors of raising kids, Lloyd relies on humour to get him through, and will talk during Funny, Daddy about how laughter during challenging times has helped him.


The adults-only show will run approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes and will include bits from Lloyd’s stand-up act as well as more serious stories from the ups and downs of Lloyd’s time as a parent including a discussion of the death of his father shortly after the birth of his oldest child. As ticket buyers are told on BayOfFunny.com, “you’ll (hopefully) laugh, you (might even) cry, you’ll (at the very least) have a night out without the kids.”

This show is part of an ongoing tour of the Maritimes for Funny, Daddy, incluing upcoming shows in Miramichi, Campbellton, St. Andrew’s, Charlottetown, Halifax and more dates being announced soon.

Tickets are $12 and will be available at the Box of Delights bookstore at 46 Main Street or at TicketPro.ca ($2.00 service charge added).

About Lloyd Ravn

Born and raised in Sussex, NB, Lloyd began performing stand-up comedy in Toronto in 2006. His material is autobiographical in nature, focusing on his life as a husband, father of three, former chef, and the youngest person named Lloyd most people have ever met. Lloyd is the founder and producer of the Bay of Funny Comedy Circuit. He has performed at venues across Canada and in the United States, and was selected out of 700 entrants as a top-10 finalist for the “Canada’s Next Top Comic 2011″ competition.

Lloyd can be heard on CJCW (AM 590 in Sussex) as the host of Lloyd’s Morning Cup of Jokes, a 2-minute segment featuring clips from some of his favourite comedians (including himself!) from around the world. His comedy is also in rotation on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. He was featured as the comedian of the week by GQ Magazine in the UK, who called him one of “North America’s hottest young comics” (even though he recently turned 40) and predicted he would soon “storm the Just for Laughs Festival.”

Studying under some of the best sketch and improv comics in Canada, Lloyd completed the Second City Improvisation course series from the world-famous Second City Training Centre in Toronto. Lloyd has written about comedy and humour for magazines and even a high school literacy textbook, Nelson Literacy, currently in use across Canada.

After about 15 years away, Lloyd recently moved back to his hometown of Sussex, but still has never tried cow tipping.

For Photos, Interviews and More Information, Contact:
Lloyd Ravn – 506-434-3186 or NoLloydering@gmail.com

Friday, May 17, 2013

Lloyd Ravn’s solo show Funny, Daddy coming to Campbellton


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Unemployment, Illness and Death Unexpectedly Lead to Comedian’s One-Man Show

New Brunswick Comic Lloyd Ravn’s solo show Funny, Daddy coming to Campbellton

May 17, 2013 – Campbellton

The Quality Inn & Conference Centre will be home on June 9 to a comedy show with an unlikely beginning. Sussex-based stand-up comedian Lloyd Ravn will bring his Funny, Daddy show to Campbellton after preview performances of the show in a number of other NB communities to rave reviews from audience members. The show, which is a combination of Lloyd’s stand-up material honed over the past 7 years and some more serious stories from Ravn’s time as a father, came about after the comedian lost his “day job” in October 2012.

“I had a great job with a high-profile tech company in New Brunswick,” says Ravn, “but after I got caught up in a mass layoff, I had to re-evaluate my direction, so I decided to make my part-time job of stand-up comedy my full-time gig.” He began working on Funny, Daddy almost immediately, and premiered the show to a sold-out crowd of 450 at the Sussex High School theatre.



Lloyd is the father of three boys, aged 8, 5 and 2, and is fully aware of the ups and downs of parenting.  From dealing with serious health issues to the usual stressors of raising kids, Lloyd relies on humour to get him through, and will talk during Funny, Daddy about how laughter during challenging times has helped him.

The adults-only show will run approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes and will include bits from Lloyd’s stand-up act as well as more serious stories from the ups and downs of Lloyd’s time as a parent including a discussion of the death of his father shortly after the birth of his oldest child. As ticket buyers are told on BayOfFunny.com, “you’ll (hopefully) laugh, you (might even) cry, you’ll (at the very least) have a night out without the kids.”

This show is part of an ongoing tour of the Maritimes for Funny, Daddy, incluing upcoming shows in Bathurst, Miramichi, St. Andrew’s, Charlottetown, Halifax and more dates being announced soon.

Tickets are $12 in advance at www.BayOfFunny.com or at Uni Village, or directly from Lloyd at 506-434-3186 or NoLloydering@gmail.com.

About Lloyd Ravn
Born and raised in Sussex, NB, Lloyd began performing stand-up comedy in Toronto in 2006. His material is autobiographical in nature, focusing on his life as a husband, father of three, former chef, and the youngest person named Lloyd most people have ever met. Lloyd is the founder and producer of the Bay of Funny Comedy Circuit. He has performed at venues across Canada and in the United States, and was selected out of 700 entrants as a top-10 finalist for the “Canada’s Next Top Comic 2011″ competition.

Lloyd can be heard on CJCW (AM 590 in Sussex) as the host of Lloyd’s Morning Cup of Jokes, a 2-minute segment featuring clips from some of his favourite comedians (including himself!) from around the world. His comedy is also in rotation on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. He was featured as the comedian of the week by GQ Magazine in the UK, who called him one of “North America’s hottest young comics” (even though he recently turned 40) and predicted he would soon “storm the Just for Laughs Festival.”

Studying under some of the best sketch and improv comics in Canada, Lloyd completed the Second City Improvisation course series from the world-famous Second City Training Centre in Toronto. Lloyd has written about comedy and humour for magazines and even a high school literacy textbook, Nelson Literacy, currently in use across Canada.

After about 15 years away, Lloyd recently moved back to his hometown of Sussex, but still has never tried cow tipping.

For Photos, Interviews and More Information, Contact:
Lloyd Ravn – 506-434-3186 or NoLloydering@gmail.com

Lloyd Ravn’s solo show Funny, Daddy coming to Miramichi


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Unemployment, Illness and Death Unexpectedly Lead to Comedian’s One-Man Show

New Brunswick Comic Lloyd Ravn’s solo show Funny, Daddy coming to Miramichi

May 17, 2013 – Bathurst

The Kin Centre in Miramichi will be home on June 7 to a comedy show with an unlikely beginning. Sussex-based stand-up comedian Lloyd Ravn will bring his Funny, Daddy show to Miramichi after performing it in a number of other NB communities to rave reviews from audience members. The show, which is a combination of Lloyd’s stand-up material honed over the past 7 years and some more serious stories from Ravn’s time as a father, came about after the comedian lost his “day job” in October 2012.

“I had a great job with a high-profile tech company in New Brunswick,” says Ravn, “but after I got caught up in a mass layoff, I had to re-evaluate my direction, so I decided to make my part-time job of stand-up comedy my full-time gig.” He began working on Funny, Daddy almost immediately, and premiered the show to a sold-out crowd of 450 at the Sussex High School theatre.



Lloyd is the father of three boys, aged 8, 5 and 2, and is fully aware of the ups and downs of parenting.  From dealing with serious health issues to the usual stressors of raising kids, Lloyd relies on humour to get him through, and will talk during Funny, Daddy about how laughter during challenging times has helped him.

The adults-only show will run approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes and will include bits from Lloyd’s stand-up act as well as more serious stories from the ups and downs of Lloyd’s time as a parent including a discussion of the death of his father shortly after the birth of his oldest child. As ticket buyers are told on BayOfFunny.com, “you’ll (hopefully) laugh, you (might even) cry, you’ll (at the very least) have a night out without the kids.”

This show is part of an ongoing tour of the Maritimes for Funny, Daddy, incluing upcoming shows in Bathurst, Campbellton, St. Andrew’s, Charlottetown, Halifax and more dates being announced soon.\

Tickets are $12 in advance at www.BayOfFunny.com or at Saltwater Sounds, or directly from Lloyd at 506-434-3186 or NoLloydering@gmail.com.

About Lloyd Ravn
Born and raised in Sussex, NB, Lloyd began performing stand-up comedy in Toronto in 2006. His material is autobiographical in nature, focusing on his life as a husband, father of three, former chef, and the youngest person named Lloyd most people have ever met. Lloyd is the founder and producer of the Bay of Funny Comedy Circuit. He has performed at venues across Canada and in the United States, and was selected out of 700 entrants as a top-10 finalist for the “Canada’s Next Top Comic 2011″ competition.

Lloyd can be heard on CJCW (AM 590 in Sussex) as the host of Lloyd’s Morning Cup of Jokes, a 2-minute segment featuring clips from some of his favourite comedians (including himself!) from around the world. His comedy is also in rotation on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. He was featured as the comedian of the week by GQ Magazine in the UK, who called him one of “North America’s hottest young comics” (even though he recently turned 40) and predicted he would soon “storm the Just for Laughs Festival.”

Studying under some of the best sketch and improv comics in Canada, Lloyd completed the Second City Improvisation course series from the world-famous Second City Training Centre in Toronto. Lloyd has written about comedy and humour for magazines and even a high school literacy textbook, Nelson Literacy, currently in use across Canada.

After about 15 years away, Lloyd recently moved back to his hometown of Sussex, but still has never tried cow tipping.

For Photos, Interviews and More Information, Contact:
Lloyd Ravn – 506-434-3186 or NoLloydering@gmail.com

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Press Release: Comedian Lloyd Ravn's Solo Show "Funny, Daddy" coming to Bathurst, NB


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Unemployment, Illness and Death Unexpectedly Lead to Comedian’s One-Man Show

New Brunswick Comic Lloyd Ravn’s solo show Funny, Daddy coming to Bathurst

May 16, 2013 – Bathurst

The KC Irving Regional Centre in Bathurst will be home on June 6 to a comedy show with an unlikely beginning. Sussex-based stand-up comedian Lloyd Ravn will bring his Funny, Daddy show to Bathurst after performing it in a number of other NB communities to rave reviews from audience members. The show, which is a combination of Lloyd’s stand-up material honed over the past 7 years and some more serious stories from Ravn’s time as a father, came about after the comedian lost his “day job” in October 2012.

“I had a great job with a high-profile tech company in New Brunswick,” says Ravn, “but after I got caught up in a mass layoff, I had to re-evaluate my direction, so I decided to make my part-time job of stand-up comedy my full-time gig.” He began working on Funny, Daddy almost immediately, and premiered the show to a sold-out crowd of 450 at the Sussex High School theatre.



Lloyd is the father of three boys, aged 8, 5 and 2, and is fully aware of the ups and downs of parenting.  From dealing with serious health issues to the usual stressors of raising kids, Lloyd relies on humour to get him through, and will talk during Funny, Daddy about how laughter during challenging times has helped him.

The adults-only show will run approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes and will include bits from Lloyd’s stand-up act as well as more serious stories from the ups and downs of Lloyd’s time as a parent including a discussion of the death of his father shortly after the birth of his oldest child. As ticket buyers are told on BayOfFunny.com, “you’ll (hopefully) laugh, you (might even) cry, you’ll (at the very least) have a night out without the kids.”

This show is part of an ongoing tour of the Maritimes for Funny, Daddy, incluing upcoming shows in Miramichi, Campbellton, St. Andrew’s, Charlottetown, Halifax and more dates being announced soon.\

Tickets are $12 in advance at www.BayOfFunny.com or at the KC Irving Centre box office ($2.50 service charge applies here), or directly from Lloyd at 506-434-3186 or NoLloydering@gmail.com.

About Lloyd Ravn
Born and raised in Sussex, NB, Lloyd began performing stand-up comedy in Toronto in 2006. His material is autobiographical in nature, focusing on his life as a husband, father of three, former chef, and the youngest person named Lloyd most people have ever met. Lloyd is the founder and producer of the Bay of Funny Comedy Circuit. He has performed at venues across Canada and in the United States, and was selected out of 700 entrants as a top-10 finalist for the “Canada’s Next Top Comic 2011″ competition.

Lloyd can be heard on CJCW (AM 590 in Sussex) as the host of Lloyd’s Morning Cup of Jokes, a 2-minute segment featuring clips from some of his favourite comedians (including himself!) from around the world. His comedy is also in rotation on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. He was featured as the comedian of the week by GQ Magazine in the UK, who called him one of “North America’s hottest young comics” (even though he recently turned 40) and predicted he would soon “storm the Just for Laughs Festival.”

Studying under some of the best sketch and improv comics in Canada, Lloyd completed the Second City Improvisation course series from the world-famous Second City Training Centre in Toronto. Lloyd has written about comedy and humour for magazines and even a high school literacy textbook, Nelson Literacy, currently in use across Canada.

After about 15 years away, Lloyd recently moved back to his hometown of Sussex, but still has never tried cow tipping.

For Photos, Interviews and More Information, Contact:
Lloyd Ravn – 506-434-3186 or NoLloydering@gmail.com

Press Release: Comedian James Uloth in Sussex, NB May 26, 2013


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From Los Angeles to Sussex – Comedian James Uloth’s Cross-Canada Tour Stopping at All Seasons in Sussex

May 14, 2013 – Sussex

The All Seasons Inn & Restaurant in Sussex will be all-laughter on Sunday, May 26 when stand-up comedian James Uloth brings his cross-Canada comedy tour to the dairy town.

Uloth, who lives and performs in Los Angeles, is originally from Wildwood, Alberta. After beginning his stand-up career in 2003, he has performed at comedy clubs, theatres and corporate events, and has been featured at comedy festivals across North America as well as the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe in Scotland. 

James’ current tour of Canada has largely included fundraising shows as he is a popular act for bookers arranging shows for charities including animal shelters and various other organizations.


He will appear in Sussex as a presentation of Bay of Funny Comedy, and the show will be hosted by the Bay of Funny’s founder and producer Lloyd Ravn. Also appearing on the show is Darren Elmore, who has recently returned to his hometown of Sussex after several years of performing comedy in British Columbia.

“I’m excited to be doing this show with James after all these years,” says show organizer Ravn. “I remember going out to my third open mic years ago in Toronto and James was the experienced pro brought in to close out the show. He sat down with me and gave me lots of great tips and we’ve kept in touch since. So it’s great to have a chance to share a stage with him again in my hometown.”

Tickets for the show are only $10 and are available online at BayOfFunny.com or at the All Seasons front desk at 1015 Main Street in Sussex.

SHOW DETAILS:
Date/Time: Sunday, May 26, 2013. Show runs from 8:00 – 9:45 PM
Location: All Seasons Inn and Restaurant, 1015 Main St, Sussex, NB
Tickets: $10 at www.BayOfFunny.com or by calling 506-434-3186 or at the All Seasons Inn
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS OR TO ARRANGE INTERVIEWS, CONTACT:
Lloyd Ravn, Founder and Producer, Bay Of Funny Comedy – 506-434-3186 – NoLloydering@gmail.com

Friday, May 3, 2013

if you're looking for me

Here are some opportunities in the next while to see me onstage bringing shame to my family:

1. As part of the the Maritime leg of the "Raise the Woof" comedy tour:
-May 23 in Halifax at the Lower Deck in support of the Scrapps’ Table pet foodbank
-May 24 in Florenceville-Bristol at Carelton North High School in support of DunRoamin’ Stray Rescue
-May 25 in Rothesay at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in support of the Saint John SPCA

2. A one-nighter in my hometown:
-May 26 in Sussex at the All Seasons Inn and Restaurant with hilarious headliner James Uloth.

3. At a storytelling evening in a cafe:
-June 5 with Nikki Payne and Geoff Hendry at the Bridge Street Cafe in Sackville

4. At a bunch of performances of my solo show Funny, Daddy (tickets at http://www.BayOfFunny.com/):
-June 6 in Bathurst, NB at the KC Irving Regional Centre
-June 7 in Miramichi, NB at the Miramichi Kin Centre
-June 9 in Campbellton, NB at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre
-June 13 in Wolfville, NS at the Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
June 15 in Sackville, NB at the Sackville Curling Club

5. On tour with the hilarious Gilson Lubin:
-June 19 at The Guild in Charlottetown, PEI
-June 20 at the Empress Theatre in Moncton, NB
-June 21 at the Saint John Theatre Company in Saint John, NB
-June 22 at the Seahorse Tavern in Halifax, NS

6. At some more performances of my solos show Funny, Daddy:
-June 23 in Anapolis Royal, NS at the Kings Theatre
-July 5 in St. Andrew's, NB at the Arena Complex Theatre
-August 7 in Charlottetown, PEI at The Guild
-August 10 in Souris, PEI at the Souris Show Hall

7. At one of the famous "Shane Ogden Presents" shows:
-August 17 at the Three Mile in Saint John with amazing headliner Manolis Zontanos.

8. At the Atlantic Fringe Festival in Halifax, performing my solo show Funny, Daddy:
-three dates, TBA between August 29 and September 8

9. At a Bird Watchers Conference!!!!!
-September 7 in Grand Manan, NB

Looks like a lot, but there are tons more coming. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Attention New Brunswick Parents

Hey parents, do your kids kind of drive you crazy? I mean, I know you love them. Like, more than anything. But do they still drive you a little nuts?

Do they do things like 
pee on the floor? 
Obsess over their private parts? 
Beg you to let them stay up later every single night, even though you've said no for several hundred nights in a row? 
Fight with each other over one toy, even though there are four thousand other toys in the house?

Does your two-year-old say "why?" more times in an hour than the smurfs said "smurfy" in all the episodes of The Smurfs put together?

Are you exhausted? I'm talking about the kind of exhausted you realize you are when you've put your toddler in the tub, play with him, wash him from head to tummy, then realize he's still dressed from the waist down?

Does tidying your house go something like this?

1. put away the toys in one kid's room
2. put away the toys in the living room
3. put away the toys in another kid's room
4. put away the toys in the last kid's room
5. think "wow, I'm done tidying up"
6. put away the toys in the first kid's room again
7. put away the toys in the living room again
8. put away the toys in the second kid's room again
etc, for ever and ever and ever and ever....

Do you have to say things to your kids that any non-parent would never believe a human being would have to say to another human being? Things like "How many times have I told you to stop licking the floor?" or "Get your toe out of your brother's butt!"

Do your friends without kids just not get it?

Well, I get it. 

I've been a parent for 8 years, and performing stand-up comedy for 7 years in venues across Canada and in the US (including having been selected as a top-10 finalist out of 700+ entrants in Canada's Next Comic competition.) Maybe you've heard me on Sirius Satellite Radio, or on CBC Radio.

So come on out to my solo comedy show "Funny, Daddy" on Friday, April 19 in Saint John and hear some of the stories about how parenting has made me a little crazy, despite being the best job I've ever had.

It'll be like crazy parents anonymous. Except without the anonymous part, because that would be a terrible way to market a comedy show. And also you don't get to tell your stories like you would at a typical 12-step group meeting. Book your own show if that's what you're looking for.

The show is Friday night at St. Malachy's High School at 8:00 PM . Tickets are only $12 and are available at Backstreet Records on Germain Street in Saint John ($1 surcharge on tickets purchased here), or at BayOfFunny.com or by calling me at 506-434-3186.


I hope to see you at the show!

Llove,

Lloyd



Monday, February 25, 2013

My show, Funny, Daddy comes to Fredericton


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Funny, Daddy - NB Comedian Lloyd Ravn’s First One-Person Show March 15 at Fredericton High School

January 31, 2013, Fredericton – Parenting can be tough, and NB-based stand-up comedian Lloyd Ravn says the less frequently you laugh, the tougher it is. The importance of laughter, especially in the more difficult times of parenting, or life in general, is the theme of Ravn’s first one-person show, Funny, Daddy which is coming to Fredericton on Friday, March 15 at the Fredericton High School Theatre, presented by The Bay of Funny Comedy Circuit.

Lloyd is the father of three boys, who by show time will be 8, 5 and 2, and is fully aware of the ups and downs of parenting.  From dealing with serious health issues to the usual stressors of raising kids, Lloyd relies on humour to get him through, and will talk during Funny, Daddy about how laughter during challenging times has helped him.

The adults-only show will run approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes and will include bits from Lloyd’s stand-up act as well as more serious stories, along with videos and photos. As ticket buyers are told onBayOfFunny.com, “you’ll (hopefully) laugh, you (might even) cry, you’ll (at the very least) have a night out without the kids.”

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, and are available at Read's Newsstand (435 King St) or at www.BayOfFunny.com, or directly from Lloyd at 506-434-3186 orNoLloydering@gmail.com.

About Lloyd Ravn

Born and raised in Sussex, NB, Lloyd began performing stand-up comedy in Toronto in 2006. His material is autobiographical in nature, focusing on his life as a husband, father of three, former chef, and the youngest person named Lloyd most people have ever met. Lloyd is the founder and Producer of the Bay of Funny Comedy Circuit, with shows happening all over the Maritimes. He has performed at venues across Canada and in the United States, including being selected out of 700 entrants as a top-10 finalist in the "Canada's Next Top Comic 2011" competition. Lloyd can be heard on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and has performed on several successful fundraisers he organized for two of his favourite Canadian charities, featuring some of the biggest stars in Canadian comedy. He was featured as the Comedian of the Week by GQ Magazine in the UK, who called him  one of "North America's hottest young comics" (even though he recently turned 40) and predicted he would soon "storm the Just for Laughs festival."  Studying under some of the best sketch and improv comics in Canada, Lloyd completed the Second City Improvisation class from the world-famous Second City Training Centre in Toronto. Lloyd has written about comedy and humour for magazines and even a high school literacy textbook currently in use across Canada. After about 15 years away, Lloyd recently moved back to his hometown of Sussex, but still has never tried cow tipping. 

For Photos, Interviews and More Information, Contact:
Lloyd Ravn – 506-434-3186 or NoLloydering@gmail.com

Thursday, January 17, 2013

BS doesn't kill people

Imagine if the PR people behind the gun lobby started branching out into other industries. How much fun would it be to take the whole "yes, we designed a weapon whose sole purpose is to kill human beings, but we don't advocate killing human beings, and besides you have the right to have these things, so get lots of them!" to, say, the automobile industry.

Picture the fun press conferences:

"Today, we're announcing the new feature on all of our cars: the sharpened bumper. It is much more efficient in taking down pedestrians. Not that we are in favour of killing pedestrians, but it's your right to have a device that could kill pedestrians in the most efficient manner possible. They can take our pedestrian-killers from us when they pry the keys from our cold, dead, hands"

Or the food industry:

"This new product is designed to give all of your dinner guests a fatal form of food posioning. Not that we suggest you use it for that purpose, but this is a matter of basic rights!"

Or the family planning industry:

"These condoms will shoot deadly darts into your lover. Of course, you will only use them for target practice, but don't let the commie pinkos tell you it's wrong to own them!"

Just imagine the batshit-crazy anti-Obama ads they could write.Or the nifty ways they could blame the misuse of these products on homosexuality, Islamification of America, or Super Mario.

Anyway, I was just thinking about that. And that's my right.

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Hobbit, a review

I saw The Hobbit in 3D last night. All three-ish hours of it. Somebody sign Peter Jackson up for an editing class!
It seemed to me that for the first half, the 3D just highlighted the fakeness of the set. It felt like watching a cheaply-produced play happening inside a bad diorama. Then it got much better after the Elves showed up. As though even 3D is no match for Elvish magic!
3 stars out of 5.
What did you think?