Brent Butt is one of the most well-known stand-up comedians of the past five decades. He’s appeared at major comedy festivals across the world, and has been voted Best Male Stand-Up in Canada by his peers in the profession. He’s created and starred in two of TV’s funniest sitcoms: Corner Gas and Hiccups. But has he written an unexpectedly terrifying psychological thriller? Now he has. Butt joins the Vancouver Writers Fest with his riveting debut novel, HUGE.
It’s 1994, and three stand-up comedians—Dale, Rynn, and Hobie—have embarked on a tour across a remote stretch of rural Canadian countryside. Hobie, a hulking young man added to the bill at the last minute, is a disaster as an opening act. But his brutal lack of ability as a comedian turns out to be the least of his companions’ problems. For Dale and Rynn, the tour soon becomes less about getting laughs and more about getting off the road alive.
At the glamorous Hollywood Theatre, grab a drink at the bar and settle into your seat to enjoy a special set of Butt’s uproarious stand-up comedy. Next, he’ll dive into a conversation with local thriller author and Juno-nominated comedian Charlie Demers, to discuss HUGE and the process of writing his first novel, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. This blend of humour and horror will be a spine-tingling, side-splitting thrill.
Books will be for sale at the event courtesy of Book Warehouse, a division of Black Bond Books, and Brent Butt will sign books after the event!
Hollywood Theatre is a 19+ venue.
Two pieces of physical ID are required for entry. All events are 19+/No minors unless otherwise noted.