Get out the flannel, duct tape and fishing hat, Red Green is coming to town

  • Jun. 10, 2011 1:00 p.m.

If Red Green has any advice for the Vancouver Canucks right now, it would be “keep your stick on the ice.”

The venerable do-it-yourselfer, with quips a plenty, is bringing his Wit and Wisdom tour to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Sept. 15.

The champion of underachieving men everywhere, Green is giving his audiences a rare opportunity to attend a famous Possum Lodge meeting, and enjoy the unending humour of one of Canada’s treasured comedians.

With the motto, “we can’t help it – we’re men,” there will be more flannel shirts coming out of the closet and duct tape leaving the workshop as Green’s (aka Steve Smith) one-man show rolls across Canada with  more than 40 performances between September and November.

Most noted as the handyman who believes “anything is possible if you use enough duct tape,” Red Green has been entertaining North American audiences for the past 20 years with his popular CBC/PBS television series of the same name.

His one-man shows are sell-outs in the U.S. and this will be his first coast-to-coast tour of Canada.

“It’s 90 minutes long, and parts of it seem much longer,” Green told a Montana paper,  recently. “I talk about everything from the stories around being Red Green to how to get along with your wife or avoid her when you’re not, to handyman tips and some stories about my childhood. I have a short attention span so I cover a lot.”

Tickets ($58.50 all seats) for Red Green’s Wit & Wisdom tour are on sale now at the Ticket Seller in the Performing Arts Centre. Call 250-549-7469 or order at www.ticketseller.ca.