The Desserted Island Comedy Tour will be on stage at the Port Pub on Thursday, April 7 offering Port Alberni folks a night of jokes and laughter.
Entertainment begins at 8 p.m. with a lineup of three stand-up comedians, Kathleen McGee, from Vancouver, Sandy Danto, from Los Angeles and Abby Roberge, originally from Nanaimo.
The Desserted Island Comedy Tour was formed organically through a casual conversation between friends.
“I did a show with Andrew[the show’s promoter] last May and we started talking about Sandy because we’re mutual friends,” McGee said. “Andrew’s always wanted to get Sandy out here, and I said ‘I love Sandy, we should do a tour’ and we slowly put it all together.”
McGee, who is known to win over crowds with her unapol-ogetic, dark, and sassy sense of humor, began her comedy career in Vancouver after she was “dumped.”
“I had nothing else to do so I started going to the ammeter night at Yuk Yuk’s and just hanging out,” McGee said.
“It’s something if you love it when you start you just kind of get a little consumed by it, so for two years I was out every night doing comedy.”
On occasion McGee said she gets compared to stand-up legends such as Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman, but she believes most comedians, including herself, are original.
“We’re just girls that talk about dirty things. I’m not like them I’m just myself,” she said.
McGee continues to perform her stand-up routine all over Canada, a gig she’s been doing for the past five years.
Fellow comedian Sandy Danto was hired at National Lampoon, after graduating University, to write, direct and produce comedy shorts. He has lived in L.A. for close to 10 years and has never been to Port Alberni. He said other parts of Vancouver Island and Vancouver are his “favourite places in the world” becuase of their natural beauty.
Danto has toured with 90’s icon Pauly Shore which helped build a name for himself and was an experience he describes as never having a dull moment.
“I don’t like the idea of having fans,” Danto said. “People who like me are friends.”
Tickets for Thursday night’s show are on sale at the Port Pub for $15.