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The Butler will do it ... for food

Local comedian/musician Todd Butler will keep the crowd entertained at the Mex.  - Submitted
Local comedian/musician Todd Butler will keep the crowd entertained at the Mex.
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Local guitarist and comedian Todd Butler will be in concert Aug. 5 at the Mex Pub as featured guest of the First Tuesday Fundraiser Concert Series.

This is sure to be an entertaining evening with great music, laughs, and door prizes donated by Rattan Plus Home & Patio, fine artist Sue Pyper, and supporting musicians.

Admission for the show is by cash or food donation in support of the Comox Valley Food Bank Society.

A professional comedian, Todd is a well-known contributor to CBC Radio and television as guest host of Madly Off in All Directions and skilled provocateur on The Debaters.

A well-seasoned mix of sharp wit and amazing musicality, Todd delivers a compelling performance of “picking and grinning”, combining his satirical views on politicians, current affairs, and global headlines with blistering guitar work.

Not only is he a funny guy, but he can also write thoughtful, intelligent songs for thinking people.

Mike Sadava of Penguin Eggs writes, “…The notes come out faster than the one-liners at a comedy club. And he can write a pretty moving song, whether it’s about getting back home to his Alberta rural roots (Home) or the craziness that’s consuming America in A Fine Line.

As a musician, Todd has award winning songs and albums to his credit including his 2006 release Idle Canadian, instrumental Dobro and Guitar (with Doug Cox) in 2003 which made the top 10 list in Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and Hamburger Soup.

He has performed at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival on CBC TV, Vancouver Comedy Festival and the Calgary Folk Festival, to name a few.

Admission for the show is either a cash or food donation in support of the Comox Valley Food Bank Society.

The music starts at 7:30 p.m. with an opening set by event organizers and hosts Judy and Bruce Wing who will be joined by violinist Blaine Dunaway. For  a preview of Butler’s antics, visit  www.toddbutler.com or for more information about First Tuesday Fundraisers visit Facebook/1stTuesdayFundraisers.

 

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