It has been more than 20 years since comedy veteran Mike Wilmot performed in Sudbury, but he'll be back in the Nickel City for a comedy night June 8.
Already an established comedian in his home country Canada, Wilmot started working in the UK as a stand-up comedian in 1995.
For more than 23 years, Wilmot has built up a reputation as one of the unsung heroes of the UK comedy scene achieving rave reviews throughout the country for his unique stand-up, said a press release.
In 2003 he won the coveted Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
His TV work includes; Live At The Apollo (BBC1), Rich Hall’s Fishing Show/Cattle Drive (BBC4), several appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2), the host of Comedy Blue on Paramount plus team captain onShoot the Messenger (Paramount Comedy Channel). Mike also played Paul Kaye’s manager in the award-winning film It’s All Gone Pete Tong.
Wilmot has appeared several times at Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, as well comedy festivals in Ireland, Scandinavia, Paris, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, and South Africa. In 2016 Mike made his debut appearance at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of the Teenager Cancer Trust gigs and had a week long sold out run at London’s Soho Theatre.
In a review the Sunday Times said “The highlight was Mike Wilmot, a fast talking stand-up whose close-to-the-bone repertoire leaves the audience in a state of hilarity that most comedians can only dream of.”
The show starts at 8 p.m. June 8 at the Northbury Hotel, located at 50 Brady St.
The performance is for adults 19 plus, as it does contain mature content and strong language.
Advance tickets are $20 each, or a table of eight can be purchased for $150 online at eventbrite.com or Facebook.com/youngeventslive.
Individual tickets can also be purchased at the Northbury Hotel and Conference Centre. A portion of the proceeds will support Blues for Food. For more information, phone 705-918-2601.