Looking for love in all the wrong places? The Lipton Just For Laughs Comedy Tour returns... with a twist!



    Kicking off October 23 in St. john's, Newfoundland and heading across
    Canada coast to coast

    MONTREAL, Sept. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Need a change? Well, right this way
comedy lovers! The Lipton Just For Laughs Comedy Tour 2007 returns with the
same great stand-up...this time with a twist. Brace yourself for more of the
hottest comics on the scene today, in a relationship themed show that dishes
the dirt on everything that bonds us and breaks us - Family, Friendship and
Love. Featuring stand-out talent from the world's largest and most prestigious
comedy festival, the tour will hit 19 cities across Canada with a line-up of
some of the best comics from Canada, the U.S. and Australia, all together in
one show unlike any you've ever seen before. Sex and the City Consultant and
author of the bestselling book He's Just Not That Into You, Greg Behrendt,
will host all shows from Hamilton to Kelowna and Alonzo Bodden of the hit show
Last Comic Standing will host the tour from St. John's to Halifax. Joining the
line-up from Hamilton to Kelowna is Festival break-out and world-class
charmer, Tom Papa. The must-see comedy event of the year begins in St. John's,
NFLD on October 23 and wraps up in Kelowna on November 17.

    The Relationship Experts...
    ---------------------------

    Comedian and New York Times best selling author Greg Behrendt has some
experience in the comedic advice-giving world as the co-author of two
best-selling books, He's Just Not That Into You and It's Called A Breakup
Because It's Broken and as the host of the syndicated talk show, The Greg
Behrendt Show. His comedy and writing takes on life in a no holds barred and
humorous way garnering praise from the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times
and The Chicago Sun Times. His comedy resume features HBO's Mantastic and last
years Uncool, seen exclusively on Comedy Central, as well as many appearances
on late night shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with
David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. The former consultant for
Sex And The City and his wife Amiira are currently writing a third book
titled, It's Just A Bleeping Date as well as a film based on He's Just Not
That Into You. Greg will host the tour from Hamilton to Kelowna.
    A talented comedian and a certified airplane mechanic, Alonzo Bodden is
probably the funniest man ever to repair a Learjet (although do you really
want a funny man repairing your Learjet?). He won the Season 3 Grand Prize on
NBC's Last Comic Standing, he has appeared on just about every late night
talk-show in existence, and he played a security guard, bouncer, crook and/or
cop in Bringin' Down The House, The Girl Next Door, Angel and Grounded For
Life. He is currently a regular field correspondent on The Tonight Show with
Jay Leno and back on Last Comic Standing as a celebrity judge this past
summer. Alonzo will host the tour from St. John's to Halifax.
    Tom Papa recently taped his second half-hour special for Comedy Central
and has been hand-picked by Jerry Seinfeld as an opening act on his tour,
which continues to this day. In March of 2004, Tom created, produced and
starred in his own sitcom for NBC called Come to Papa and now is a regular
correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as a regular guest on
The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Papa has
appeared in the films Analyze That, opposite Robert DeNiro, and Comedian and
was a writer on the upcoming Dreamworks animated feature, Bee Movie.
Currently, Tom and Rob Zombie are writing the script for the animated feature,
The Haunted Movie of El Super Beasto, based on Rob Zombie's comic book series,
in which Tom will star as the voice of El Super Beasto. Tom will perform on
tour from Hamilton to Kelowna.
    Andrew Grose is a Canadian comedy veteran with credits any comedian in
the world would be proud of. A touring pro for the last 15 years, Andrew has
entertained Canadian military in Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates and
countless comedy "civilians" across Canada. He's a five time veteran of the
Just For Laughs Festival and has also performed on the Just For Laughs Road
Show. In addition to his live performances, Andrew has also appeared on
several television specials including CBC's Comics, CTV's Comedy Now! and his
own sitcom Point Blank on The Comedy Network which earned him a Leo award for
writing in 2002. In addition to Andrew's feel good comedy persona he also
founded "Laughing For Cancer" an annual charity fundraiser which has raised
over $500,000 for research and treatment in his home province of Alberta. Tom
will perform on tour from from St. John's to Halifax.
    John Wing is the number one comedy export of Sarnia, Ontario and one of
Canada's greatest gifts to the comedy industry. Now living in Los Angeles,
John has been a professional stand-up for over two decades and has performed
on network television well over one hundred times including six appearances on
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as A & E's An Evening At The Improv and
ABC's Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. In Canada, John has earned a
Gemini Nomination for a previous Just For Laughs taping and recorded two
hour-long specials for CTV. Also an accomplished writer, he has written for
the syndicated Bob & Tom Morning Show, The Barbra Streisand Millenium concert
and his own radio series Man, Woman and Child for CBC Radio. Mr. Wing's
musings have also been captured in poetry with three published collections
including his most recent None OF This Is Probably True. John will perform on
the entire tour.
    Louis Ramey is a sharp witted humorist who lives and breathes comedy! As
a world traveller, he thrives on touring and live performance and is a very
popular college act, performing at hundreds of Campuses in the USA. He has
performed on numerous television shows including: The Tonight Show with Jay
Leno, Last Call with Carson Daly, The View and on his own half an hour
special, Comedy Central Presents: Louis Ramey. Louis has been invited to
perform twice at Just For Laughs as well as the Just for Laughs Comedy Tour in
Singapore and in Canada. He has also opened for many Musical Legends such as
Ray Charles, Whitney Houston, Smokey Robinson, Isaac Hayes, & Donna Summer at
concert venues across the USA. He is currently the host of TV Land and The
NICK @ NITE ROAD CREW. Louis will perform on the entire tour.
    Fiona O'Loughlin is widely recognized as the funniest working mother of
five in the comedy industry. She has sold out theatres around the world and
performed at several major festivals earning rave reviews and new fans with
every performance. A columnist, writer and presenter for Australia's ABC radio
for the past decade, Fiona first took to the comedy stage in 2000 with her one
woman-show Fiona and her sister (and some weird guy) which won the Barry Award
for Best Newcomer in Melbourne and sold-out its debut run at the Edinburgh
Fringe Festival. Her follow-up show From Here to Maternity was much
anticipated and exceeded everyone's high expectations with sold out shows,
extra shows added and thousands of fans unable to get tickets! During her
previous visit to Just For Laughs, Fiona's performance went so well she was
immediately invited to headline The Improv in Los Angeles and meet with
several network executives. In short, Fiona O'Loughlin tickets go almost as
fast as her mind works. Fiona will perform on the entire tour.
    Kevin Brennan is one of the United States top comedians. He was voted
"Best Comedian" at the 2005 Aspen Comedy Festival which led to him taping his
own HBO half-hour comedy special. Brennan started his career in Chicago but
soon relocated to New York City to pursue his dream of being on the Late Show
with David Letterman. He nailed his first Letterman set which led to bookings
on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Last Call with Carson Daly. Brennan is a
former writer/performer on Saturday Night Live and recently taped a pilot for
NBC called Number One Son. Kevin will perform on the entire tour.

    
            The Lipton Just For Laughs Comedy Tour 2007 Itinerary
            -----------------------------------------------------

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    DAY        DATE       CITY                 VENUE
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    Tuesday    23-Oct-07  St. John's, Nfld     St. John's Arts &
                                               Culture Centre
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    Thursday   25-Oct-07  Moncton, NB          Capitol Theatre
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    Friday     26-Oct-07  Moncton, NB          Capitol Theatre
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    Saturday   27-Oct-07  Charlottetown, PEI   Confederation Centre
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    Sunday     28-Oct-07  Halifax, NS          Rebecca Cohn Auditorium -
                                               Dalhousie Arts Centre
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    Thursday   1-Nov-07   Hamilton, ON         Hamilton Place
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    Friday     2-Nov-07   Toronto, ON          Massey Hall
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    Saturday   3-Nov-07   Ottawa, ON           National Arts Centre
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    Sunday     4-Nov-07   London, ON           Centennial Hall
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    Tuesday    6-Nov-07   Winnipeg, MB         Manitoba Centennial Concert
                                               Hall
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    Wednesday  7-Nov-07   Brandon, MB          Western Manitoba Centennial
                                               Auditorium
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    Thursday   08-Nov-07  Regina, SK           Conexus Arts Centre
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    Friday     09-Nov-07  Saskatoon, SK        TCU Place
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    Saturday   10-Nov-07  Lethbridge, AB       Enmax Centre Theatre
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    Sunday     11-Nov-07  Calgary, AB          EPCOR Centre for the
                                               Performing Arts
                                               (Jack Singer Concert Hall)
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    Monday     12-Nov-07  Edmonton, AB         Northern Alberta Jubilee
                                               Auditorium
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    Wednesday  14-Nov-07  Red Deer, AB         Memorial Centre
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    Thursday   15-Nov-07  Victoria, B.C.       Save-on-Foods Memorial
                                               Centre Theatre
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    Friday     16-Nov-07  Vancouver, B.C.      Orpheum Theatre
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    Saturday   17-Nov-06  Kelowna, B.C.        SW Showtime Theatre at
                                               Prospera Place
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    Don't miss out! Commit yourself to THE comedy event of the year. The 2007
Lipton Just For Laughs Comedy Tour is back!

         Full details available on our website: hahaha.com/comedytour
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For further information:

For further information: National Tour Publicist: Corrine Leon, Corrine
Leon Communications, (514) 603-6962, corrine@corrineleon.com; Source: Just For
Laughs

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