‘Just For Laughs’ Comedy Show In January

December 16, 2017

The annual Just For Laughs comedy event is getting set to return to Bermuda for its 12th edition on Wednesday, January 10 at Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall, and from January 11 to 13, at Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre, Fairmont Southampton Hotel.

A spokesperson said, “Just For Laughs Bermuda returns in January 2018 with a stellar line-up of talent! The 12th edition of Bermuda’s annual funny event is hosted by perennial favourite, and honorary islander, Alonzo Bodden and features special guest the UK’s Mark Watson, along with “the smartest man in the world” Greg Proops and Canadian Comedy Award winner Deanne Smith. Tickets are on-sale now!

About Alonzo Bodden

“A Just For Laughs Festival favourite, Alonzo had the distinction of the most performances at this past July’s Festival where he was also the first performer on the first show of the Festival and the last performer on the closing show of the Festival. In addition, Alonzo hosted, to great acclaim, the JFL Comedy Pro Award Show which honours leading talent in the comedy industry. This year’s honourees and guest speakers included Trevor Noah, Jim Carley, Ali Wong, Judd Apatow , Kenya Barris and Craig Ferguson, to name a few.

“Alonzo, who won Season 3 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, is a regular on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and Comedy Congress, as well as being a panelist on the Game Show Network’s Mind of a Man. Alonzo recently filmed his second stand-up comedy special tentatively titled Historically Incorrect, and filmed a guest role on the upcoming ABC comedy Dr. Ken starring Ken Jeong. In 2011, he starred in the comedy special Who’s Paying Attention on Showtime, released a DVD, and started the podcast he hosts of the same name. An avid motorist, Alonzo also hosted Speed Channel’s 101 Cars You Must Drive and America’s Worst Driver on the Travel Channel.

“While his movie career has consisted mainly of playing security guards, he has protected the best, including Steve Martin and Queen Latifah in Bringing Down The House and Leslie Nielsen in Scary Movie 4. He was also the voice of “Thunderon” in Power Rangers Lightspeed.

“One of the funniest people you’ll see on stage.” – Trevor Noah

About Mark Watson

“Edinburgh Festival Award Winner and Time Out Critic’s Choice, Mark Watson is one of the most talked-about British comedians to emerge in recent years. Mark has been the face of shows such as BBC Four’s We Need Answers and BBC Radio 4’s Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better. He has also appeared on Mock The Week, Celebrity Pointless, Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You?, Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala. He is currently recording another series of his hit Radio 4 show Mark Watson Talks A Bit About Life.

“Not only a Stand-Up, Mark has written six novels: Bullet Points [2004], A Light-Hearted Look At Murder [2007], Eleven [2010], The Knot [2012], Hotel Alpha [2014], and The Place That Didn’t Exist [2016].

“Belly laugh brilliant… The audience was weeping with laughter.” – Time Out

About Greg Proops

“Greg Proops is a stand- up comic from San Francisco. He lives in Hollywood. It’s not that bad. Really. Stand-up Greg has a new album out called In the Ball Park, recorded live in his beloved San Francisco.

“The Proopdog is best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway? both in the US and UK. and did a West End run of Whose Line is it Anyway? this past summer at the Adelphi Theatre in London.

“Professor Proops has a hit podcast called The Smartest Man in the World. He records it live in Australia, New Zealand, Montreal, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Austin, London, Paris aboard a ship in the Caribbean and somehow, Cleveland. Find it at Proopcast.com

“Greg has lent his voice to Hell and Back, Star Wars the Phantom Menace, The Nightmare Before Christmas and he really was Bob the Builder.

“Funny, political, literate, and bold—all at once.” – New York Journal of Books

About Deanne Smith

“A Canadian Comedy Award winner, DeAnne Smith has performed in comedy festivals around the world, from Montreal to Melbourne to Iceland. Her TV appearances include NBC’s Last Comic Standing, CBS’s The Late Late Show, Canada’s The Comedy Network and CBC, Australia’s Channel 10 and ABC, and UK’s Sky TV. Her online video Straight Men, Step Your Game Up currently has over 37 million views.

“Smart. Very funny. Effortless charm lets her get away with murder.” – UK Telegraph”

Show Schedule

  • Double Bill! Alonzo Bodden and Mark Watson: Wednesday, January 10, 8:00 PM, City Hall Theatre. Reserved seating. Tickets: $45. *Different material will be performed for the shows at the Fairmont Southampton.*
  • Cabaret Show: Thursday, January 11, 8:00 PM, Fairmont Southampton’s Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre. Tickets: $89.95 [reserved seating]. Drink service at your table, optional finger-food menu.
  • Gala Shows: Friday, January 12, 9:00 PM, and Saturday, January 13, 7:00 & 10:00 PM, Fairmont Southampton’s Mid-Ocean Amphitheatre. Tickets: $79.95, $89.95, $99.95 [reserved seating].

Tickets are available online at www.bdatix.bm, in person at Pulp & Circumstance and FRESHMEN, Heron Bay Plaza. Orders can also be placed by phone on 232-8499 or 1-888-860-0996 [$3 transaction charge per ticket applies for phone orders].

For additional event information, visit www.comedyevent.bm or call 232-8499. For more information on Just For Laughs events, visit www.hahaha.com.

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