GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation, is pleased to welcome the “Just For Laughs Relationship Show” on Friday, February 14th, 2020 at 8:00pm. Tickets are available at www.memorialcentre.ca by calling (705) 743-3561 and in person at the Grant Thornton Box Office inside the Peterborough Memorial Centre.
Canada’s biggest date night is about to get funny!
Just For Laughs is packing its bags and coming to Peterborough this February with a special Valentine’s Day show – The Just For Laughs Relationship Show! Brace yourself for some of the funniest comics on the scene today as they dish the dirt on family, friends, love and all the nonsense in between. Don’t miss this killer line-up of stand-ups on Friday, February 14 at the Peterborough Memorial Centre!
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Not long after Jim Breuer did his first official standup gig in Clearwater, Florida, in 1989, industry folks began asking him, “What’s your point of view?” “I don’t know…” He searched for a meaningful response to a ridiculous question. “To make people laugh?”
The freewheeling, New York bred comic storyteller – who made the list of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Standups of All Time” – is hotter than ever, a global touring sensation and regular presence on radio and television whose rabid audience, he’s thrilled to note, is filled with “lifetimers.” Once folks see him live, they’re hooked. Breuer estimates that 78% of his fans have seen him “five, six, seven” times. It’s becoming a family thing, with parents even bringing young teens to see the family man and father of three daughters, all providing genius “dad” material for his sets. Having evolved both personally and professionally since the beginning, Breuer’s pleased to say he’s been F-word free for ten years and counting.
Many of Breuer’s newer fans know him from the multitude of hilarious hours he’s spent as a guest on Sirius XM’s “The Howard Stern Show.” Howard’s hosted some of pop culture’s biggest comedy icons over the past 30 years, yet Breuer gets people telling him he’s their favorite guest ever. “Howard’s audiences know comedy,” he says. “If they come and I’m not funny, they’re not coming back.” That’s never happened and never going to.
“My job as a comic is to talk about the many great loves of my life, recognizing that yes, we are all on borrowed time but we can still enjoy life with a passion and not get caught up in all the madness,” Breuer adds. “There are always things that can become an obstacle to our happiness, and the big three for me that I smack into most are divisions in the family, financial struggles and health issues. For me, there’s no better feeling in the world than making someone laugh and knowing that I’ve inspired or healed someone. It’s nice when people tell me I’m funny, but the ones that keep me going are the ones who come up to me and say, ‘Can I just tell you, I just lost my mom, and you healed me. That’s the first time I’ve laughed in ages.’ Or ‘My wife and I were fighting, we just experienced death. We knew seeing you was going to help. Thank you. We needed this so much.’ We’re not here for very long, and we’re all stuck here together. Everybody needs to laugh and be uplifted. We’re here to take care of others. I’m on a mission to lift you in the only way I know how.”
Peterborough has proven to be an amazing market for comedy, we are excited to be able to welcome Just for Laughs to the PMC! Just for Laughs is such a recognizable brand in the comedy landscape so having them in the market for the first time is exciting, The Relationship Show will be the ideal way to spend Valentine’s night” said Jeremy Giles, Peterborough Memorial Centre. “In partnership with GPHSF, Your Family Health Team Foundation, we are excited to be able to offer this show to our community. As an internationally established brand working with the best comedians in the world we know this Just For Laughs Relationship Show is going to be an event comedy lovers will not want to miss.”
About Just For Laughs:
Founded in 1983, the Just For Laughs Group’s growth is concentrated on three major focal points: festivals (in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Sydney, Australia); television production and stand-up specials (most notably Gags, seen in 150 countries and on 100 airlines); and live shows (Canadian tour dates for Jerry Seinfeld, Trevor Noah, Kevin Hart, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr, Sebastian Maniscalco, John Mulaney, Jimmy Carr, Danny Bhoy, Amy Schumer, North American dates for John Cleese & Eric Idle, to name a few). The Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, which celebrated its 37th edition in 2019, is the world’s largest and most prestigious comedy event, welcoming more than 2 million people each summer.