LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2013 /CNW/ - After three years of laughs, cheers
and beers, "BeerProv," one of Canada's most uniquely hilarious live
comedy shows, is bound for the U.S. Creator, executive producer and
comedian host Jim Robinson is announcing "BeerProv" will make its
American debut this summer in New York City.
"I started BeerProv because it's the kind of comedy I love doing and
Toronto didn't have anything like it," Robinson said. "All I've ever
wanted to do is make people laugh, and I'm excited to have the
opportunity to bring BeerProv to New York City."
Darryl Pring, whose been nominated for two Canadian Comedy Awards, said,
"Jim Robinson is one of a kind. His razor sharp wit and obvious talents
are second to none. He's got the rare gift of both producing and
hosting, and New York audiences can look forward to his extraordinary
The monthly show is produced at Toronto's renowned Comedy Bar. Its
three-year anniversary show is June 28. "BeerProv" is a short form
improv competition where a rotating cast of 12 performers participate
in classic imrov games for the chance to be crowned the coveted
Many of Canada's top performers have been featured in the show including
Colin Mochrie from "Whose Line is Anyway?" and Gemini Award winner Sean
Cullen, along with Second City alumni and Canadian Comedy Award
While hosting, Robinson prods audience members, who may enjoy the show
with their own select beer beverage, for suggestions. Comedians
implement them into live improv games.
"He's an extremely established performer and host," says actor Ely Henry
(Twisted, Suburgatory). "He keeps the show moving with lightning sharp wit and terrifically
Robinson conceptualized and produced "BeerProv" after a chance meeting
with Comedy Bar owner Gary Rideout Jr., who saw potential in the break
out show. It debuted in the spring of 2010.
"It didn't take long for it to build a large, dedicated audience and
attract the attention Canada's many talented improv comedians," said
Ned Petrie, a Canadian Comedy Award Nominee. "And now BeerProv stands
as one of Toronto's signature live comedy shows. This is nearly
entirely due to the talent and dedication of Jim Robinson."
SOURCE: Jim Robinson
For further information:
Venues and dates for the "BeerProv" New York City run are to be determined and announced on the show's website, www.BeerProv.com.