Madly off in the direction of Kimberley

Comedian Lorne Elliott plays Centre 64 April 13, 2014

Lorne Elliott plays Centre 64 on April 13.

Lorne Elliott plays Centre 64 on April 13.

Lorne Elliott’s name will be familiar to any fan of CBC Radio, where he produced  and starred in Madly Off In All Directions for 11 seasons, but he’s been performing stand-up comedy for a lot longer than that.

“He’s been doing stand-up for 40 years,” said Kimberley Arts Council President Mike Redfern, who says that the Arts Council rarely hosts stand-up comedy.

“It’s an entertainment more commonly associated with pub and club performances. But Lorne Elliott is a concert stage comedian “par excellence” and we’re delighted that he has include us in his BC tour.”

Redfern says Elliott is getting incredible reviews for his current tour.

“Fast, foolish and lots of laughs!… a most enjoyable evening of genuine wit and humour”: John Holmes – St-John’s Evening Telegram.

“A genuine and talented nut-case… quick-witted and relevant”: Tom Reagan – Halifax Daily News.

In addition to comedy, Elliott is a playwright, novelist and musician.

There are only 128 seats in the theatre at Centre 64 and Redfern anticipates a sell-out for Elliott’s show.

Tickets are available in advance for $25, call 250-427-4919, or $27 at the door.

Elliott is visiting Kimberley, Fernie and Invermere on the East Kootenay leg of his tour.