From left: Josh Lichti, Peter Hudson, Dan Duvall, Chris Griffin, Dylan Williams, Carilynn Nicholson and Erin Calder.

Comedy night raises $2,000-plus for rugby club

Roy’s Towne Pub shook with laughter on Thursday, Aug. 22 as 175 people enjoyed No Pads, No Helmets, Just Balls: A Comedic Fundraiser for the Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Club. The event raised over $2,000, with the final total yet to be determined. The money will go towards travel and equipment costs for the upcoming 2019/2020 rugby season.

This event was hosted by Erin Calder, a member Kickers women’s team who is an up and coming comedian.

“The support we had from the community was awesome,” said Calder. “The response from the crowd was very positive. This event turned out to be one of the rugby club’s most successful fundraisers.”

Comedians included Vancouver’s Chris Griffin and Nanaimo’s Peter Hudson as headliners. Victoria’s Dan Duvall, Dylan Williams and Carilynn Nicholson alongside Comox Valley’s Josh Lichti and Andrew Pellett rounded out the group of performers. Collectively, the comedians boast numerous comedic accolades, including appearances at the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Vancouver’s Just for Laughs Festival, Vancouver’s Yuk Yuk’s Competition, being featured on The Ellen Show, plus various television writing and acting credits.

Sponsors for this event included Vancouver Island Brewing and Mount Washington Bike Park.

The Kickers men’s and women’s teams are recruiting players for the season. Everyone welcomed. No experience needed. Practices are Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Cumberland Village Park.

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