Comedians take on Chilliwack in three free shows

Fraser Valley Comedy is offering three separate free events featuring three top Canadian comics at different Chilliwack venues

Patrick Maliha

Patrick Maliha

Fraser Valley Comedy is offering three separate free events featuring three top Canadian comics at different Chilliwack venues this month and next.

First up, Patrick Maliha — the world record holder for most impressions in one minute, beating out the previous record holder, Dana Carvey — performs Friday, Nov. 25. His act has been described as Ray Romano meets a 21st century Don Rickles.

A professional stand-up comedian and talented impressionist, Maliha has headlined and emceed various shows at a multitude of comedy clubs, festivals, and corporate events through out Canada and the U.S. In 2008 and 2009 he was voted Favourite Vancouver Comedian in the Georgia Straight, and has been featured on CBC Radio, XM and Sirius satellite radio’s various comedy programs.

His one-hour Comedy Now special aired in the fall of 2011 on both CTV and The Comedy Network.

Maliha is at Corky’s Irish Pub (45844 Yale Rd.) Nov. 25. Call 604-795-2331 for reservations.

Next is James Kennedy (left), winner of the 2014 Yuk Off and 2014 People’s Champ Of Comedy, on Dec. 3.

He is one of the best young comics in the country and has toured all over Canada entertaining audiences with his keen observations, infectious stage presence and amazing ability connect with audiences. Signed by Yuk Yuk’s, Kennedy has performed at Just For Laughs Northwest, Pemberton Festival and headlined at both Yuk Yuk’s Toronto and Vancouver.

He’s at Major League 2 Taphouse and Sports Pub (45768 Gaetz St.) Friday, Dec. 3. Call 604-858-4088 for reservations.

On Dec. 10, Damonde Tschritter (pictured below) hits the stage. He is a hilarious and unique stand-up comedian, so much so that The Globe and Mail hailed him as “comedy’s new superhero, and perhaps this country’s finest comedic storyteller.”

His relaxed, laid-back style and unique comic voice have made him a sidesplitting favourite across Canada and the U.S.

In 2006 Tschritter became the first ever Canadian to win the illustrious Seattle International Comedy Competition. (The largest of its kind in the U.S.) This was a three-week long event and Tschritter did 17 shows to be crowned the champion.

He was also awarded the gold medal performance for top comedic acts at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver.

Tschritter’s TV comedy specials have aired on CTV, CBC, HBO, Comedy Network and Comedy Central. His radio stints include CBC’s The Debaters and Madly Off in All Directions, and he has appeared at every comedy festival in North America including the New Faces Gala at Just for Laughs.

He has shared the stage with comedy legends, Robin Williams, Tim Allen and Bob Saget, just to name a few. He has appeared in both film and television, is an accomplished screen writer with two TV shows and one movie currently in development.

Tschritter performs Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. at Character’s Pub (8559 Young Rd.). Call 604-792-1782 for reservations.