Funny for your money in Victoria

Comedy for Cancer at Club 9one9 in the Strathcona Hotel raises money for Canadian Cancer Society's Tour de Rock

Black Press reporter and Tour de Rock 2012 rider Kyle Slavin shows he’s got what it takes to host the Tour de Rock fundraiser Comedy for Cancer on July 31 at Club 9one9.

Get ready to laugh and be entertained, all while raising funds for pediatric cancer research.

Monday Magazine presents Comedy for Cancer, a Tour de Rock fundraiser in support of media rider and Saanich News reporter, Kyle Slavin.

The event features local comedians and musical acts, guaranteed to please everyone.

“It will be a fun evening of local entertainment featuring the best of Victoria,” says Grant McKenzie, editor of Monday. “It’s going to be a really eclectic mix of performers who are guaranteed to entertain everybody.”

Stand-up comedian and The Zone radio host Jason Lamb will emcee the event. Michael Delamont (known for his one-man show, God is a Scottish Drag Queen), Wes Borg (of deadtroll.com), and “improv queen” Kirsten Van Ritzen will also perform.

Musical acts include cabaret-folk couple Auto Jansz and Andrea Routley, fiddlist Kytami, and singer-songwriter Mike Edel.

“It will be a roller-coaster of laughs and musical excitement,” McKenzie says. “Prepare to laugh and also be amazed.”

Vancouver Island Brewery is also supporting the event by donating 50 cents of every beer sold during the event to Cops for Cancer.

Comedy for Cancer takes place July 31 at Club 9one9 in the Strathcona Hotel (919 Douglas St.). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the event starting at 7:30 p.m.

“Comedy and laughter tie in perfectly with the Tour de Rock attitude of optimism and positivity and hope, so it should make for a pretty entertaining night all for an unbelievably worthy cause,” Slavin said.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. All proceeds go towards Slavin’s fundraising efforts for the Canadian Cancer Society.

For more information or to order tickets, call 250-480-3254.

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