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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