In advance of the release of his comedic mystery thriller and first feature film, NO CLUE, our favourite Emmy Nominee, comedian, actor, writer, Brent Butt plans to travel across Canada with his hilarious new show, “Almost a Movie Star.” You are going to want to catch this show while you can. Once NO CLUE hits the theatre, he's going to have to re-write the show: at least the title.
"It is extremely rare for me to do a long, extended tour like this, and I am super pumped to hit the road,” says Butt. “A different town and a different stage every night. This is what being a stand-up is all about. This, and poor late-night snacking choices." *
“Brent Butt discovered at a young age that being funny was a good way to get attention. He pursued a career in stand-up in his twenties and within months, was headlining the top clubs in Toronto. Within a couple of years, he was touring internationally and appearing at major festivals. Butt’s television specials quickly secured his reputation as one of the funniest people in Canada. He received numerous Canadian comedy awards, including “Best Male Standup.”
Butt went on to create his own sitcom, Corner Gas. The television series was an instant hit with unprecedented ratings and numerous accolades, including an International Emmy Award nomination. Broadcast in over twenty-six countries, including the U.S., and on air for six seasons, Corner Gas went on to become Canada’s #1 comedy and Butt was named “Favourite Male Performer” by TV Guide readers.
In addition to Corner Gas, Brent Butt created yet another sitcom called Hiccups, which aired for two seasons and garnered multiple LEO awards. Corner Gas and Hiccups are the two highest rated Canadian shows in the history of the Comedy Network.
Recently, Butt has made the transition to movies, having completed production on his feature film NO CLUE, which is scheduled for release on March 7, 2014. Written by and starring Brent Butt, NO CLUE is a comedic dark thriller that combines the best elements of traditional murder mysteries with a gritty, contemporary feel as it follows an unwitting hero who is in a bit over his head.
NO CLUE is being distributed in Canada by Entertainment One and internationally by Myriad Pictures.” *
Brent Butt can be found on Twitter or Facebook, but says he prefers Twitter because, “it's easy and requires little commitment and most people on there actually seem quite cool.”
You can always check out his blog and get in on the conversation about NO CLUE.
Brent Butt's Canadian comedy tour is presented by Paul Mercs Concerts.
For tickets click on the link or call the numbers below.
Jan 30 - Ottawa, Centrepointe Theatre 613.580.2700 or 1.866.752.5231
Feb 6 - Vancouver, Vogue Theatre 604.569.1144 or 1.855.551.9747
Feb 13 - Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay Comm. Aud. 807.684.4444 or 1.800.463.8817
Feb 14 - Kingston, The Grand Theatre 613.530.2050
Feb 15 - Toronto, Winter Garden Theatre 1.855.622.2787
Feb 16 - Sudbury, Theatre Cambrian 705.524.7317
Feb 17 - Halifax, Dalhousie Arts Centre 902.494.1758 or 1.800.874.1669
Feb 19 - Kelowna, Kelowna Comm. Theatre 1.855.985.5000
Feb 21 - Victoria, McPherson Playhouse 250.386.6121 or 1.888.717.6121
Feb 22 - Nanaimo, The Port Theatre 250.754.8550
Feb 25 - Calgary, EPCOR CENTRE 403.294.9494
Feb 26 - Red Deer, Memorial Arts Centre 403.755.6626 or 1.800.661.8793
Feb 27 - Yorkton, Anne Portnuff Theatre 1.800.970.7328 or 306.938.7800
Feb 28 - Winnipeg, Burton Cummings Theatre 1.855.985.5000
Mar 1 - Edmonton, Winspear Centre 780.428.1414 or 1.800.563.5081
Mar 3 - Saskatoon, TCU Place 306.975.7799 or 1.888.639.7770
Mar 4 - Lethbridge, Yates Memorial Theatre 403.329.7328
*Brent Butt interview courtesy of Paul Mercs Concerts.