Comedian Peter Hudson will be one of the headliners at the Comox Valley Kickers comedy night fundraiser. Photo courtesy of Peter Hudson.

Comedians to help raise money for rugby club

Sports can often be serious business, but on Aug. 22, it’ll be anything but as Nanaimo’s Peter Hudson, better known as “5-10,” and Vancouver’s Chris Griffin visit Royston to headline No Pads, No Helmets, Just Balls: A Comedic Fundraiser for the Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Club.

The event is geared at offsetting costs for the men’s and women’s teams for the 2019–2020 season.

With varying expenses such as travel, equipment and field rental costs, the Kickers have enlisted the help of a few of Vancouver Island’s finest rising comedians known for their knack of making people laugh.

The event is hosted by Erin Calder, a member of the Kickers women’s team who is an up-and-coming comedian herself.

“This event combines my three favourite things: beer, rugby and comedy,” said Calder. “I am very excited to have rallied some of the best comedians in the area, many who have been my mentors in the industry to come together to raise money for a great cause.”

Hudson is no stranger to headlining big events as he has been featured at the Laketown Shakedown for the past two years. He has won the Just for Laughs Northwest Festival, and recently opened for Trailer Park Boys’ Randy on his cross-Canada Cheeseburger Tour.

Not your family guy! That’s the name of Griffin’s full-length comedy special filmed at the Biltmore Cabaret in Toronto last year. Winner of Vancouver’s Yuk Yuk’s Competition, he is also the only Canadian comic to ever make the finals of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition.

Dan Duvall (Victoria), Josh Lichti (Cumberland), Carilynn Nicholson (Victoria), Dylan Williams (Victoria) and Andrew Pellett (Courtenay) round out the group of performers.

The event, which will be held at Roy’s Towne Pub, includes a 50/50 draw and drink specials. Advance tickets are $15 each or $20 at the door. Purchase at the pub or from Kickers’ members.


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