Saturday, April 26 8:00pm
Harrison Memorial Hall
"A genuine and talented nut-case... quick-witted and relevant"
- Halifax Daily News
Star of CBC Radio's Madly Off in All Directions, Lorne Elliott started his career at a time when hair like his was still fashionable, hung a guitar around his neck to complete the look and has been living off the laughs of his wacky imagination ever since. Along with his uniquely zany performance style, it is the timelessness of his material, joined with keen observations of today's trends and Canadian culture that make Lorne Elliott's work so exceptional.
Canadian born, Elliott first began performing in 1974, as a folk musician, under his full name of Chris Lorne Elliott. He soon teamed up with Kevin Blackmore (aka 'Buddy Wasisname') to establish the comedic musical duo Free Beer. Since then Elliott has performed from Newfoundland to New York City, from Los Angeles to Australia and points in between. He has made regular appearances at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival since it started in 1986 and has opened for the likes of Rodney Dangerfield and Jay Leno.
As well as being a humourist, storyteller and musician, Elliott is also an award-winning playwright. His play The Night the Racoons Went Berserk won 'Best New Play Award' at the Quebec Drama Festival in 1983. It was later produced by the Charlottetown Theatre Festival in 1986 along with Culture Shock, another of his comedies which has been produced all across Canada and in 1989 was filmed by CBC-TV for a special drama telecast.
Currently Elliot tours his one-man concert show The Collected Mistakes on the stages of North American Theatres.
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