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Ron James – Pedal To The Metal – May 4 & 5 Abbotsford And Chilliwack – REVIEW

Abbotsford/Chilliwack  -MAY 4 UPDATE – No one was spared any mercy in Ron James first performance in Chilliwack in three years. From the “lovely smell of money which makes up Chilliwack” to Donald Trump’s hair, ” a mix of candy floss dipped in p%$#”, Ron James satire was biting and funny. His cross country travels and plenty of Tim Horton’s references made a quick two hours of comedy fly by ( and the routine of the Devil in Spanish was a hoot). From telemarketers to wine and pot snobs to American observations, nothing was off limits. For those who say there is no “Canadian” brand of humour, you have never witnessed the sheer brilliance of Ron James. And true to form, if you sit in the front role and think you can heckle him, you’re in for a

ORIGINAL STORY – Award-winning comedian RON JAMES has been selling out theatres for 15 years with his marathon, side-splitting, kinetically charged performances. Marshaling a comedian’s eye for satire and a writer’s ear for language, Ron takes his audience on a breath-taking, non-stop roller coaster ride, cutting a wide swath through contemporary culture with his razor-sharp ribald wit, uncompromising standards and unique, poetically honed delivery. A stand-out amongst ‘stand-ups’…

“Utterly Brilliant” –  Ottawa Sun; “a man of a million words and a million laughs … genius” – Globe & Mail; “a unique brand of funny all his own” – Winnipeg Free Press; “fits of helpless laughter” – Halifax Chronicle Herald; “hysterically funny … at the top of his game” – Toronto Star; “gut-bustingly, knee slappingly funny” – Ottawa Citizen, “funniest man in Canada” – Victoria Times-Colonist; “a wheezing, snorting, chortling, gasping night of hilarity” – Edmonton Sun; “fast, funny and smart” – Montreal Gazette; “simply the best” – Toronto Sun; “thunderous standing ovation” – Saskatoon Star Phoenix.

With eight critically acclaimed one-hour comedy specials under his belt, plus five seasons starring in his own series, “The Ron James Show”, Canada’s #1 road warrior is back doing what he does best: delivering laughs face to face and coast to coast … a full throttle Pedal To The Metal ride!

FVN’s Don Lehn spoke with Ron James:

May 4 – Chilliwack Cultural Centre – Box Office: 604-391-7469

May 5 – Abbotsford Arts Centre –   Box Office: 604-391-7469

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