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Comedian Jon Dore will bring his jokes to the Queen’s in Nanaimo

Kate Fothergill and Peter Hudson also part of April 20 comedy night
Comedian Jon Dore will be performing at the Queen’s on April 20.

Canadian comedian and actor Jon Dore will have the crowd laughing later this month at the Queen’s.

The star of the ‘mockumentary’ series the Jon Dore Television Show and the host of HBO Canada’s Funny as Hell series is performing April 20.

Peter Hudson, a Nanaimo comedian who is promoting the show, said Dore is hilarious and tends to bring a lot of improv “crowd work” to his sets.

“And he’s fearless – I love fearless comedians,” Hudson said. “He’s one of the biggest comedic minds of our generation, so I’m excited to have him here.”

Also performing will be Nanaimo’s Kate Fothergill, and Hudson, who will mark the 4/20 occasion by hosting the show as his 5-10 Bro character and premiering his new parody music video THC.

Hudson recently had a viral social media video of an impromptu stand-up set on a B.C. Ferries sailing. He was on his way back from a House of Comedy show in New Westminster and told jokes that “were just killing” at a comedy show to less-enthusiastic ferry passengers.

“I’ve been doing it for so long now, I’ve kind of lost that fear. I like that feeling of adrenaline and overcoming it,” Hudson said. “Dude, that was a ferry of people that did not want to be bothered.”

WHAT’S ON … Jon Dore will be at the Queen’s on April 20 at 7 p.m. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets $30. For more information, visit

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About the Author: Greg Sakaki

I have been in the community newspaper business for two decades, all of those years with Black Press Media.
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