The Vernon Performing Arts Centre presents comedian Laurie Elliott for its 13th annual International Women’s Day comedy event, I am Woman, Hear me Laff, March 11. - Image Credit: submitted

‘Laff’ it off at 13th annual Int’l Women’s Day event

Laurie Elliott headlines one of Vernon’s biggest nights for stand-up comedy

It’ll be a howling girls night out when comedian Laurie Elliot headlines the Vernon Performing Arts Centre’s 13th annual celebration of International Women’s Day.

The special presentation of I Am Woman, Hear Me Laff 13 takes place Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m. and is one of Vernon’s biggest stand-up comedy events of the year.

Elliott has made a name for herself as one of the most versatile and entertaining comics in Canada. She is a three-time Canadian Comedy Award-winner for Best Female Stand-up and recently received her fourth Canadian Comedy Award nomination for Best Female Stand-up and a Tim Sim’s Encouragement Fund Award-winner.

Elliott’s stand-up credits include the Toronto and Montreal Just For Laughs Festival (her 2009 gala performance was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Taped Performance), the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Vancouver Comedy Festival, the Hubcap Comedy Festival in Moncton, the Comedy Factory in Rotterdam, Raw Comedy Club in Stockholm, and a gala run at the Cape Town International Comedy Festival in South Africa.

Television credits include a starring role in Almost Audrey, a pilot for the Comedy Network, co-created by Elliott and Greg Lawrence, as well as recurring roles on Much Music’s highly rated series Video on Trial, CBC’s The Red Green Show (for which she received a Gemini nomination for Best Ensemble Cast) and The Jon Dore Television Show (The Comedy Network/IFC), which she also story edited.

Other select TV credits include panelist on George Strombo Tonight (CBC) and Match Game (The Comedy Network) and appearances on But I’m Chris Jericho! (web series), The Debaters (CBC), Single White Spenny (Showcase) and the feature films Moon Point and A.l.

A prolific screenwriter, Elliott is a writer for Eva Longoria’s animated comedy series Mother Up! (City/Hulu). She story edited My Babysitter is a Vampire (Fresh/Disney/Teletoon), Almost Heroes (E1/Showcase) and The Jon Dore Television Show (The Comedy Network/IFC). Her writing credits are extensive and she has also lent her voice to a number of animated series.

Her live two-woman show, Dickwhipped, which she co-wrote and co-starred in, was Patrons’ Pick at the Toronto Fringe Festival and won a Canadian Comedy Award for Funniest Play.

Originally from Montreal, Elliott is now based in Toronto.

Tickets for I Am Woman, Hear Me Laff 13, with Laurie Elliot, are $35 for adults, $32 for seniors and $30 for students. Call the Ticket Seller at 250-549-SHOW (7469) or log on line to www.ticketseller.ca for tickets and more information.

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