The City of White Rock Recreation & Culture Department is hosting the Kick-Off event to the 5 Corners Buskers & Comedy Festival, with three of the top comedians in Canada.
MC - HARRIS ANDERSON
Described as one of Canadian comedy's most exciting up and comers, Harris has been crafting a style that combines voices, impressions, and sharp observations that will leave you wanting more. He fits easily into most overhead luggage areas and has excellent manners.
OPENING ACT – LARKE MILLER
Larke Miller is a Vancouver based stand-‐up comedian, actress and writer. She began her career as an actress in her teens. Her love of comedy and interest in writing led her to Los Angeles where she was accepted into the Groundlings program. It was in Los Angeles, that she began performing stand-up comedy. Larke's soft spoken and feminine style belies her provocative observational humour. Larke's writing is satirical and ironic.
Early on in Larke’s stand-up career, she was selected as a Los Angeles finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. This led to her comedy being seen on The Tonight Show on NBC. Perhaps the biggest highlight of Larke’s stand-up career was performing on The Late Show on CBS. Larke has also been featured in a Comedy Now special for CTV/Comedy Network.
Larke's acting credits include iZombie, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, and the critically acclaimed Canadian film Sitting on the Edge of Marlene. The sci-fi rom-com short film Pluto, which Larke wrote, produced and directed will be released in 2019.
HEADLINER – JOHN BEUHLER
John began performing stand-up comedy at the age of nineteen and in his first few years starred in a snowboarding mockumentary, won the Just for Laughs Home Grown Comedy Competition, finished in the finals of the Seattle International Comedy Competition and shot two Canadian stand-up specials for Canadian national television - all before the age of 25. He is now 35 and nothing good has happened in the last ten years.
John has performed in the Just For Laughs Festival Gala where he won over the crowd and was touted as saving the show. The Montreal Gazette said of Beuhler, "When it seemed that nothing could go right (at the Just for Laughs Gala) John Beuhler, a young, unheralded, Canuck comic took the stage. He slayed, and save the night." - Montreal Gazette
John then went on to win the Corner Gas Comedy contest giving him $10 000 and an appearance on Corner Gas with his mentor Brent Butt.
John has opened for the likes of Dennis Miller, Brent Butt, Joan Rivers, Martin Short, Zach Galifianakis and Craig Ferguson to name a few. John's style has been described as, wickedly funny, fearless and poignant.
John's arsenal of sickly smart comedy is enough to leave any crowd begging for more. He is fast becoming one of North America's favoUrite and controversial comedians.
"If the TV and movie executives who audit Beuhler don't make him a star, the world will have a lot less laughter in it." - Vancouver Sun
For more information about the White Rock 5 Corners Buskers and Comedy Festival taking place September 27 and 28, visit 5cornersfestival.com