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Enjoy virtual Feb. 12 show by comedian Derek Seguin, support Sudbury Performance Group

Montreal-based Seguin is one of the most-sought-after, stand-up comedians on the international circuit
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Derek Seguin. (Supplied)

Things are about to get funny this coming Valentine’s weekend. Derek Seguin has joined forces with Sudbury Performance Group for a virtual fundraising performance.

“On Feb. 12 at 9 p.m., Derek will perform a special fundraiser for Sudbury Performance Group from his home city of Montreal,” said Mannisto. 

“This Pay-What-You-Can show will be available via YouTube Live, as well as Zoom, and patrons will have a choice of which version to pick. The difference here is, with the Zoom link, Derek will be able to interact directly with Zoom participants in a way that is similar to how he interacts with his audience members during a live, in-person show. 

“With the YouTube link, viewers will be safe from the barbs and jabs that might otherwise come their way. There are only 40 spots available for the Zoom link, so for those who might want to trade zingers with Derek, we suggest they act quickly!”

Montreal-based Seguin is one of the most-sought-after, stand-up comedians on the international circuit. He has performed at the prestigious, invitation-only, Just for Laughs festival an impressive six times. Last year, he filmed a gala set for HBO at the festival, where he received a standing ovation at the city’s 3,500 seat Place des Arts. 

This led to an invitation to perform at this year’s Nasty Show. GQ Magazine’s Comedy Editor reported that: “Montreal comic Derek Seguin stole one of the most star-studded, gala shows last year from host Whitney Cummings. This year, he appeared in The Nasty Show (in which the stand-ups perform their most shocking and filthy material) and proceeded to steal that, too. A true star, and Montreal’s pride and joy.”

The Montreal Gazette enthused that: “Montreal-area comedian Derek Seguin earned a standing ovation for his set during the ninth Just for Laughs gala at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier in Place des Arts in Montreal, Sunday, July 28, 2013. Derek Seguin had me gasping for air, I was laughing so hard at the detailing of his second date with his Newfoundland girlfriend. If you require some insight into the particularities of fellatio, well, you just watch for this special. What made it great, however, was not the boldness of his material, but that he described it all in such childlike wonder. Brilliant.”

Derek’s other televised appearances include performances at the CBC Winnipeg and Halifax festivals, The Newfoundland Comedy Festival, the Grand Rire du Quebec’s Comedie Club series, as well as the Just for Laughs Comedy Special, “Oh Canada!”. 

He has also appeared on CBC Radio’s, “The Debaters” more than twenty-five times, and recorded two episodes of CBC television’s, The Debaters.

Undeniably one of Canada’s hottest comedians, he has been touring clubs and theatres across North America intensely for the past few years, and his debut concert album Newfie Octopus is a bestseller on CD Baby and on iTunes. 

Whether he’s ragging on politics or describing life with his children, he brings us into his perspective without preaching any selfish point of view. His undeniable charm makes him simply fun to watch and listen to, and is in large part why he is one of Canada’s most “in demand” comedians.

The quintessential performer, Seguin is a stand-up comedian, actor, host, narrator, voice actor, and most importantly, father of three beautiful children… and all this, in both English and French (especially the “papa” part). 

A consummate professional, Seguin is at home on stage in a comedy club, conference centre, theatre, arena, school, or arts centre. He tailors his sets for all audiences and can work clean or filthy. There is no event that won’t be livened up by the addition of Seguin’’s natural charm, honed, comedic genius, and warm, witty banter.

Tickets to the show, which starts at 9 p.m. Feb. 12, are available at sudburyperformance.ca or by phoning 705-662-8518. The suggested pay-what-you can cost is $25 for Zoom (max capacity of 40) or $20 through YouTube.

Unique links will be sent to patrons the day before the event.