Snowed in Comedy Tour brings laughs to Dekker Centre

By Roger White
February 28, 2018 - 2:00pm

For the past 10 years, the Snowed in Comedy Tour has grown into one of the largest comedy tours in Canada playing to sellout venues from coast to coast.

The comedy tour which began in Prince George B.C. on Jan. 3 makes a stop at the Dekker Centre in North Battleford on Wednesday, March 7 at 8 p.m. and will feature four award-winning comedians under one roof.

“It’s going to be an incredible evening,” said funny man Damonde Tschritter from his hotel in Medicine Hat prior to going on stage. ”The great thing about this show is you get to see four headliners on stage. Each one of us at one time has headlined a comedy show at one time or another and brings something different to the stage.”

Tschritter is from Vancouver B.C. and has been hailed by The Globe and Mail as “comedy's new superhero” and “perhaps this country’s finest storyteller”. This year marks his 20th anniversary in standup comedy having honed his skills while sharing the stage with legends Robin Williams, Bog Saget and Tim Allen.

“The tour has played to sold out shows this year and the crowds have been absolutely amazing,” he added. “There is nothing like being on stage to a receptive crowd.”

For Tschritter, comedy has been his life, his passion and credits the legendary Richard Pryor as one of his main influences as to getting into the business.

“Watching Richard (Pryor) as a kid was definitely a turning point for me,” Damonde said. “The way he commanded the stage and kept the audience engaged was inspiring.”

Tschritter will be joined by Dan Quinn who has appeared at the Just for Laughs festival and was featured on CTV’s Comedy Now. Paul Myrehaug who won the Great Canadian Laugh Off $25,000 prize and appeared on Sirius XM radio will also join.

The fourth comedian on the tour is Pete Zedlacher, who is quickly becoming one of the most recognized acts in Canada. He has been nominated five times as Comedian of The Year and performed at the Just for Laughs Gala eight times.

Tickets for the Snowed in Comedy Tour are on sale now at the Dekker Centre box office or by ordering online.


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