‘Sugar-coated razor blade’ will keep you in stitches

Comedian Erica Sigurdson will generate laughs Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Sid Williams Theatre

WELL KNOWN COMEDIAN Erica Sigurdson is also well-travelled

Comedian Erica Sigurdson will generate laughs Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Sid Williams Theatre.

Known as the “sugar coated razor blade”, Sigurdson is a master of her craft, a comedian for over 10 years she has gained notoriety having performed at every major comedy festival in Canada. A dominating force in the Canadian comedy scene as well as a Leo award-winning writer., her comedy festival credits include Montreal Just For Laughs, Winnipeg, Halifax, St. John’s, Moncton, P.E.I., Sudbury and Vancouver.

In addition to countless televised festival appearances, Erica has recorded her own Comedy Now! Special for CTV as well visiting Kandahar to record a television special for CBC called Stand-Up in Kandahar which aired in the spring of 2007. Filmed in December of 2007 her most unnerving moment came when the show was interrupted by rocket attack-twice. After the first one, the crew spent half an hour in the bunker and then resumed the show, at which point missiles struck again. Sigurdson was next to go on-stage and wasn’t sure how she’d handle it.

“I was very concerned that I wasn’t going to be able to let it go, that I would be distracted when I was on-stage,” she recalled “but as soon as I got on-stage I forgot about it.” She’s philosophical about her travails. “Comics die on the road sometimes,” she says, using the metaphorical sense of the verb before switching to the literal. “I’d rather die in Afghanistan than on my way to Moose Jaw.”

Erica just finished working as a story editor on season one of the new CBC comedy Mr. D. She has also written for a CTV television variety-show pilot, CBC situational comedy pilot and most notably co-wrote The 21st annual Gemini Awards for which she and co-writer Peter Kelamis were awarded a Leo Award for ‘Best Screenwriting in a Comedy, Music or Variety Program or Series’.

Erica is a regular contributor to CBC radio programs, including The Current and Definitely Not The Opera and has been featured on the smash-hit radio show The Debaters a record 20 times.

Erica Sigurgson is the first of two nights of comedy presented by Firefly Events in January at Sid Williams Theatre. On Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. comedian Tim Nutt takes to the stage, this shaggy-headed, bearded comedian will keep the laughter rolling with his uniquely male perspective on life and things like shopping at the mall, “…they have a store in the mall called Lulu Lemon, this store has a men’s section… these clothes are not made for men…”

Don’t miss these two great “His and Her” comedy events this January, tickets range from $24 – $26. Tickets are available online at www.sidwilliamstheatre.com or call 250-338-2430 to order by phone.

– Sid Williams Theatre

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