Comedian Derek Edwards is set to have Border City residents in stitches as he takes the stage at the Vic Juba Community Theatre on May 24. SUPPLIED PHOTO
Award-winning comedian Derek Edwards will be making his way into the Border City, as audience members should prepare themselves for 90-minutes of laughter.
He will stop in Lloydminster as part of his Western Canadian tour that sees him on the road from May 24 to June 17.
“It’s a grab bag of different topics,” Edwards explained about the show. “I’ve got a little politically correct rumination going on, which is new for me, venturing my toes into waters that are a little contentious.”
Edwards adds he will talk politics and law enforcement. However, he noted nothing of a dark nature.
“Basically it’s like an escape hatch,” he said. “You come out and it’s all in the name of fun. I don’t have a soapbox, I’m not trying to change the world … I’m just going for the gut-punch funny.”
He has been a four-time nominee and winner of Best Stand-up Comic and the Canadian Comedy Awards and been nominated multiple times for a Gemini for Best Performance in a Comedy.
When Edwards hits that stage, he said his goal is for that gut-punch funny laugh.
“You want to come in and forget all your cares and woes. Come out and have a free ranch giggle, and forget everything. There is nothing better for you then laughter it’s so therapeutic,” he said.
The title of Edwards tour is “Alls I’m Saying,” and he said it was just the way Canadians talk.
“I hear it all over the country,” he said. “It’s just a Canadianism. You never hear it in America and you hear it all over Canada.”
He used the example of someone saying a theory, and in the end, a Canadian will say “alls I’m saying.”
“It kind of points to our national insecurity, and that’s me all over,” he added.
Edwards said he wants the audience to go into the performance open-minded and ready to have fun.
“That’s all it’s supposed to be. It’s all going to be in the name of fun, and so far, so good. People have been terrific after the show … I don’t want to jinx myself but my last time in Lloyd was a blast and I hope to duplicate that,” he said.
On Sunday, June 10 Edwards will take the stage at the Vic Juba Community Theatre in hopes to make the audience enjoy their time and laugh a lot.
Tickets are $47.50 and can be purchased at www.vicjubatheatre.ca.