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Barrie Advance
April 24, 2014

The Barrie International Comedy Festival is back and it’s bringing top Canadian comedians to town.

The festival has announced the lineup for this year’s event, which runs Sept. 17 to 21.

Tickets for the three-show package will be available Tuesday. Tickets for individual shows go on sale June 1.

The festival kicks off Sept. 17 with the Kids in the Hall’s Bruce McCulloch in Young Drunk Punk at The Georgian Theatre.

The show combines stand-up, live music and assorted autobiographical insights.

McCulloch’s new solo show chronicles his journey from wild early days as a ‘young punk’ in ’80s Alberta, to his flannel plaid days and futon nights in ’90s Toronto, to becoming a pajama-clad dad living in the Hollywood Hills.

Sept. 18, the festival presents a Community Leadership Roast with Tonto’s Nephews at the Mady Centre.

The schedule for Sept. 19 includes Wingfield Lost and Found at the Georgian Theatre and Max Fomitchev at the Mady Centre.

Fomitchev is an internationally recognized mime artist, who recently returned from a stint as a lead clown in Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria.

Friday also features Late Night Local with local and emerging comedians.

On Sept. 20, you can take in a circus-inspired event at the Allandale Fall Fling and a performance of the Three Musketeers by Dufflebag Theatre at the Mady Centre.

Comedian Shaun Majumder wraps up Saturday at the Georgian Theatre. The Gemini award-winning actor and comedian starred on This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

Majumder is also a favorite of Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, having hosted the TV series for three seasons.

At the Mady Centre, The National Theatre of the World, a Toronto-based non-profit theatre will present an improv show at 7 p.m.

Sept. 21 performances include music and comedy duo Bowser and Blue at the Georgian Theatre.

They have appeared frequently at the Just for Laughs festival and can often be seen on CBC and the Comedy Channel.

The festival wraps up with Jason Allin in Chaplin: Home, Sweet Home and Andrea Murray in Not So Local at the Mady Centre.

The three-show package offers a discount and provides access to the best seats in the house.

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