Chris Griffin is Not Your Family Guy. (Photo Courtesy of Chris Griffin)

Comedy night supports rugby club

A night of comedy in support of a great cause? Count us in!

On Thursday, Aug. 22, No Pads, No Helmets, Just Balls: A Comedic Fundraiser, will take place at Roy’s Towne Pub.

Organized and hosted by the Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Club, the event will raise money to purchase new equipment and subsidize travel costs for the upcoming rugby season, with games starting the second week of September.

The show will feature the area’s finest rising comedians including:

•Co-headliner Chris Griffin, one of comedy’s most dynamic storytellers. Based in Vancouver, he won Vancouver’s Yuk Yuk’s Competition and was nominated three times and took home one award at the inaugural Vancouver Comedy Awards. Griffin has also performed every year at the Just For Laughs Northwest Festival, and recently recorded his second full-length comedy special Live at the Biltmore.

• Nanaimo-based Peter Hudson, better known as “5-10” from his viral web series, is the other co-headliner. He has won Just For Laughs Northwest Festival, recently opened for Trailer Park Boys’ Randy on his Cheeseburger Tour across Canada, and has been the headliner for the Laketown Shakedown the past two years.

• Known for his Twitter account, Victoria’s Dan Duvall is the creative type. He is the creator of Giraffe Cop, a set of animated comedy shorts featured on the Night Sweats series on Cartoon Network Canada.

• A gesticulating face-talker, Victoria’s Carilynn Nicholson is a dynamic performer whose wicked wit commands a room. Her take on the absurdities and struggles of life is slightly twisted, and pleasingly devilish. She is a veteran who performs with the enthusiasm of a newcomer.

• Cumberland’s Josh Lichti, Courtenay’s Andrew Pellett and Comox Valley Kickers’ Erin Calder round out the rest of the comedians.

Don’t miss out on this fun night of comedy supporting the Comox Valley Kickers Rugby Club.

The event includes a 50/50 draw and drink specials. Anyone interested in attending the event should hurry as there are limited tickets ($15 in advance or $20 at the door) for the event. Doors open at 5 p.m. The show starts at 6 p.m.

FMI: comoxvalleyrugby.ca/comedynightfundraiser

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