Former Chilliwackian returns for night of comedy

Lori Ferguson will be in Chilliwack as the headliner comedian at Fraser Valley Comedy event

Lori Ferguson will be the event headliner with feature comedian Benjamin Bauce on Thursday, April 11 at Corky’s Irish Pub. (Submitted)

Comedian Lori Ferguson, who lived in Chilliwack for more than 25 years, is returning for a night of laughs next week with a handful of other comedians.

Presented by Fraser Valley Comedy, Ferguson will be the event headliner with feature comedian Benjamin Bauce on Thursday, April 11 at Corky’s Irish Pub.

It will be Ferguson’s first show in Chilliwack in seven years. She began her love for comedy in 1988, and has been a professional stand-up comic for over 30 years.

A bit of a fairy tale beginning… while working as a waitress, one of her regulars offered to sponsor her dream of stand-up comedy as a career. Soon after, Ferguson was voted B.C.’s Funniest New Comic and four years later B.C.’s Funniest Woman.

She has toured all over Canada and the United States, she has graced the stages of Yuk Yuk’s, The Improv, The Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store, just to mention a few. Ferguson has also made television appearances on CTV, CBC, WTN and The Comedy Network, as well as CBC Radio’s Madly Off In All Directions.

Bauce is a Calgary boy who lived in Saskatchewan for the last 12 years before a short time the west coast, now he is back in Alberta and loving it. Living in Grande Prairie, Saskatoon and Victoria, this redneck city boy hippy has a blue collar upbringing, huge family and a pre-teen daughter that are the inspiration and motivation for his recent comedic escapades. Entertaining audiences from Flin Flon to Nanaimo and most spots in between Bauce’s love for comedy and laughter has him putting on the miles to make you smile.

The night also features special guests: Lisa Person, Ericka Young, Rajneesh Dhawan, Keller Reeves and hosted by Cari Norton Moore.

Admission is $10 (cash or Square payments only), and available only at the door (19+). Festival style seating, come early to secure your favourite seat. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m.

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