Presented by: Shenkman Arts Centre Presents
Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7 pm
Best known as the creator and star of the hit show Corner Gas
, Brett Butt’s extensive and hugely successful career in comedy has made it so that he hardly needs an introduction! Shenkman Arts Centre is pleased to be presenting this multi-talented comedian, actor, writer, producer and director. Biography
Brent Butt was born and raised in the small farming community of Tisdale, Saskatchewan (population 3000). As the youngest of seven children, one does what one can to be noticed, and at an early age Brent discovered that being funny was a good way to get and hold people's attention. When he was 12 he watched a stand-up comic on television and immediately told his mother that he was going to become a comedian. Not fully understanding what he was talking about, she said, "Go ahead."
Brent honed his comedic storytelling prowess at the local coffee shop, where he and his friends would sit around - literally for hours at a time - discussing everything from world domination, to the most comfortable kind of socks. Brent insists, "Coffee shop conversation was a great way to learn comedy. It's relaxed and conversational and the jokes build naturally without forcing them."
In high school Brent performed stand-up comedy at variety nights and drama nights. When he was 20 a comedy club opened up in nearby Saskatoon, and Brent moved to the city to pursue a career in humour. He moved through the ranks incredibly quickly, and within four months of his first amateur night appearance, he was offered a tour on the road. After a year he was headlining in Toronto, and after only 4 years, he was showcased in his own gala performance at the world's largest international comedy festival - Montreal's JUST FOR LAUGHS.
Brent has become a regular at JUST FOR LAUGHS as well as appearing on numerous national and international television programs… For the complete biography, please visit www.brentbutt.com
EnglishTickets (all-in price):
Harold Shenkman Hall
January 28 at 7:00 pm