What's happening at Yuk Yuk's On Tour?
Yuk Yuk's Live Comedy July 7-87:00 PM
In addition to touring across Canada, Christophe has delighted audiences in Singapore, London, Croatia, Melbourne, Edinburgh, New York and even St. Pete’s Beach Florida!
He has performed at Just for Laughs in Montréal no less than three times, the JFL42 Festival in Toronto and the Icebreakers Comedy Festival. Throughout his travels he has developed an effortless style of comedy that is best described in quotes by people who didn’t have to say such nice things about him, but they did anyway!
“Likeable, energetic and engaging” ****
“Naturally funny. Davidson’s like listening to a funny friend – unforced, charming, warm, relaxed and secure with a hint of danger.”
–The Barefoot Review
“Leaves the audience with a lasting impression – and a smile on their face.”
-Steve Bennett, Chortle UK
Be sure to see Christophe Davidson live at Bailey's Pub on July 7-8, 2017.
Matt Alaeddine is a Canadian-based entertainer from Edmonton, Alberta who is the world's fattest contortionist. He has travelled around the world performing in a variety of venues. After getting his start at the Edmonton Fringe Festival, he has gone on to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Canada's Got Talent, and Comedy Central's Gong Show. He holds the world records for "Heaviest Man to Touch Own Feet to Ears" and "Heaviest Man to Fit Through a Hula Hoop."
He is known by many nicknames and stage names including Fatt Matt, Big Mac, and Powermann,
Be sure to buy tickets to the show at Bailey's Pub July 7-8, 2017 and see Matt Alaeddine live.
Yuk Yuk's Live Comedy July 14-157:00 PM
Ken Hicks & Mike MacDonald
Doors at 7:00 PM
Show at 8:00 PM
Ken Hicks is a 3 time Cancer survivor who encourages others to find the humor in everyday life, to help us manage the tough times that life sometimes throws at us.
As a professional speaker and comedian, father of two teen daughters, and longtime married husband; Ken reminds us that laughter is a healing power. It helps to alleviate stress, ease tenuous situations, and helps us refocus to maintain a positive state of mind.
Ken's sessions include many topics, such as coping with lose, cancer, depression, parenthood, working with children, relationships, power of positive thinking, keeping motivated, and how to find the funny in life. Whatever the needs of your organization, company, team, or organization, a session can be developed to meet your directives.
In our lives, there will be times when we become stressed, overwhelmed, and feel burdened; serious times! These are the times that we have to challenge ourselves to find the humor in the situation. If we are able to laugh through it, we are able to cope through it.
"If you believe you can't find the humor in a serious situation, you are not looking serious enough."
Be sure to see Ken Hicks live at Bailey's Pub on July 14-15, 2017.
Comedian Mike MacDonald, considered one of the top funny men in all of Canada, understands the power of laughter.
In addition to his successful and well-received live performances all over North America, Mike has appeared on numerous TV shows on HBO, Showtime, The Comedy Network, and CBC’s Just For Laughs.
He has also starred in three well received and critically acclaimed specials for the CBC in Canada and for Showtime in the US which include, On Target, My House My Rules! and Happy As I Can Be.
Mike has always lived his life as an open book never shying away from his own personal battles. He has been and continues to be a strong advocate in the fight against the stigma of Mental Health issues and drug addiction.
In 2011, MacDonald was diagnosed with Hepatitis C which progressed to the point where his liver and his kidneys shut down. He was put on the waiting list for a liver transplant and on March 17, 2013 he underwent a successful seven-hour liver transplant operation.
Since 2014, Mike has returned full-time to performing and has wowed audiences with his ‘Recovery Story’ which is not only brutally honest but gut-wrenchingly funny and insightful. His journey resonates with a wide audience; particularly 12-Step Recovery Groups, Treatment Centers, Hospitals and Mental Health organizations.
Be sure to see Mike MacDonald live at Bailey's Pub on July 14-15, 2017.
Yuk Yuk's Live Comedy July 21-227:00 PM
Donovan Deschner & Scoot Laird
Doors at 7:00 PM
Show at 8:00 PM
Donovan Deschner’s commitment to prolific writing, manifested in the forms of Red Carpet Comedy and 260 Minutes, ensures that every time he steps on stage the audience is treated to a constantly-changing, unique and, of course, hilarious performance. Drawing heavily from his own experiences (with apologies to friends and family), he offers commentary on the big picture through his personable and approachable perspective. With his breadth of experience not only as a performer but as a producer (including award-nominated work such as the documentary, The Inside Joke), Donovan is at home on any stage. That relaxed nature and confidence quickly puts an audience at ease, guaranteeing they’ll be rolling in the aisles and laughing from their bellies.
Be sure to see Donovan Deschner live at Bailey's Pub on July 21-22, 2017.
No, that’s not a typo. His name is actually SCOOT.
Don’t be fooled by everything he says or does, Scoot Laird is a really happy guy.
Scoot’s witty and relatable comedy has been a delight for audiences wherever he goes; whether it be it be performing sketch comedy at the prestigious Toronto SketchFest, showcasing his standup for the Winnipeg Comedy Festival or any of the numerous comedy clubs and bars where he hones his craft all across Western Canada.
Recently, Scoot was the winner of the renowned Chase Your Butterfly competition where a panel of esteemed judges named Scoot Calgary’s best new comedian.
If you don’t remember him by his name, you’ll certainly remember him by his performance. Be sure to catch Scoot Laird live at Bailey's Pub on July 21-22, 2017.
Yuk Yuk's Live Comedy July 28-297:00 PM
Eric Amber & Scott Dumas
Doors at 7:00 PM
Show at 8:00 PM
Born the son of traveling gypsies Eric Amber spent his early life observing the tricks and scams of the Carnival until his parents gave up the vagabond lifestyle for the boring, [but honest] furniture business.
As a teen, Eric discovered improv comedy at the world famous Loose Moose Theatre in Calgary which led him to the life of street performing and playwriting. First in a trio known as The 3 Canadians. Later, in the vaudeville comedy duo Hot Nuts and Popcorn.
After years of performing and traveling, Eric moved to Montreal to build and found Theatre Sainte Catherine, where he taught Improvisation to a new generation of artists and comedians.
Be sure to see Eric Amber live at Bailey's Pub on July 28-29, 2017.
Scott Dumas is truly a comic for every occasion, with thousands of performances under his belt ranging from corporate functions and fundraisers to golf tournaments and theatres. In Scott’s first year as a comic he was a finalist in Alberta’s Search for Funniest New Comic and has since showcased for Just for Laughs five times and performed in six different countries. He has headlined comedy clubs from coast-to-coast and can be heard on XM radio talking about gourmet pizza and his Mom’s nipples. In his career he has worked with such accomplished comedians as Harland Williams, Tommy Chong, Emo Phillips, Mike MacDonald, Judah Friedlander, Ari Shaffir and Gilbert Gottfried. Most recently Scott performed at the 2014 YYCOMEDY Festival in Calgary as well as the 10th Anniversary show for the prestigious and long running Comedy Monday Night.
I was introduced to Scott Dumas on my 40th birthday party, what made this a very special night for me I had no idea that my husband had talked to Scott about coming over to our "shop" to give a comedy performance that night, I was a little intoxicated at the time Scott had arrived, and just thinking he was one our our employees I thought nothing of him being there, until one of our great family friends got on the microphone and announced for me to come upstairs and have a chair..... and there he was Scott Dumas or as I liked to call him Duane. Well I was thrilled with his comedy act and I was very impressed that he took the time out of his scheduled performance in Cranbrook British Columbia to come to our "shop" and entertain forty some people that he had never meet before, and made us all laugh until our stomachs hurt. Scott not only is a great comedian he is also a great human being, my friends had the time of their lives and I had a great 40th birthday party. Scott you will always be welcome over to the shop anytime, it was great meeting you and look forward in seeing you again in your travels. Thank you so very very much for taking the time out, and giving us a great memory in our journey in life.
- Your friends, Jan and Brad Tannas and all of our friends from the "SHOP"
"As one of the comedians with Funny Business Talent Agency, Scott Dumas was employed by the St. Albert Youth Community Centre and the Kinsmen Club of St. Albert for their annual Comedy show... Scott was not only a great comedian, who had the hundreds in attendance roaring in laughter, but he was a pleasure to deal... I am pleased to recommend him to any organization."
-Neil K - Alderman, City of St. Albert
"Scott Dumas was our headlining act for our Rotary Club’s annual Chicken N Chuckles night and he was excellent. Everyone enjoyed Scott’s performance and talked about it for days after... Scott was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend to anyone to hire Scott for your event."
-Cameron C – President, Rotary Club of Airdrie
Be sure to catch Scott Dumas live at Bailey's Pub on July 28-29, 2017.