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Brent Butt / Dean Jenkinson

National Arts Centre - Theatre

Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 7:30PM Add to My Schedule

Dog River comes to Ottawa!

Saskatchewan-born Brent Butt is the creator, star, and executive producer of CTV’s hit comedy Hiccups as well as Corner Gas, the most successful Canadian sitcom in history. The comedy about the fictional town of Dog River, Saskatchewan garnered over a million viewers each week for its last five seasons and became a staple of Canadian television, earning countless Canadian Comedy, Gemini, and Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting awards.

Long before he created Corner Gas and Hiccups, Brent developed his unique brand of stand-up comedy and garnered a legion of devoted fans. His style, which he refers to as “coffee shop humour,” is conversational, relaxed, and very funny. “My friends and I used to sit in the local coffee shop, literally for hours, just talking. We would discuss everything from world domination to the best kind of socks,” he says. “That’s what I try to recapture onstage, that easy style.” Spend an evening with Brent and see why he’s one of Canada’s funniest people.

Opening for Brent is Winnipeg’s Dean Jenkinson, a favourite on the Canadian comedy circuit.

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