Ron James bringing comedy tour to Maritimes
Performance planned at deCoste Centre in Pictou Nov. 15
Comedian Ron James is returning to his old stomping grounds to deliver new material in venues across the Maritimes.
“How can you not love this work? You get to walk out on stage and sing your song for people who are ready to laugh,” said the famed comedian from Glace Bay.
James lives with his family in Toronto and says that he’s eager to come home.
“There’s definitely a taste for life there,” he said. “That’s one thing you forget when you live in this fishbowl of media overload in Toronto.”
After a three-year stint in Los Angeles, James returned to Canada in 2000 where his comedy career really took flight with the successful CBC show Blackfly.
The veteran funny man says that writing new material is still a challenge, but that has given him a good sense of where to find gold.
“You know how to read the land, like a geologist. He might not find gold every time, but he knows how to go looking for it,” said James in a phone interview. “Talk about what you know, and what you feel. Talk about what’s wrong, and what can be made right.”
James is the first person to point out that he hasn’t got it all figured out, but hopes that his blunt satire and down-to-earth style will appeal to everyone who comes out to see him.
“As the world gets increasingly heavy, it behooves the comedian to carry the knap-sack for a while and lighten the road,” he said.
James will be performing at the deCoste Centre in Pictou on Nov. 15.
“If you want a sermon, go somewhere else,” said James. “My mandate is the same as any performer. Give them a show. I think that’s what keeps me going. That, and a couple of Red Bull.”
Ron James will be performing at the deCoste Centre in Pictou on Nov. 15.