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KOMEDY FOR KIDNEYS: Rodney Pentland Memorial Benefit Show
Greg Frewin Theatre on March 12th, 2020 at 8:00 pm
Tickets start at $19.99 plus fees/taxes
Enjoy hilarious comedy at the 13th Annual Komedy for Kidneys Rodney Pentland Memorial Benefit Show, as the Greg Frewin Theatre hosts two-hours of stand-up comedy featuring some of Canada’s foremost comedians and rising stars.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 905-356-0777 or visiting GregFrewinTheatre.com. The doors open at 7PM and the Show begins at 8:20PM.
The two-hour show will feature (in alpha order): Martha Chaves, Paul Haywood, Mark Matthews, David Merry, Matt Scarfone, Ian Sirota, and Mark Trinidad.
Event proceeds will again be donated to the Niagara Health Foundation in support of Dialysis Care in Niagara. The Komedy for Kidneys Benefit Show was renamed in memory of comedian, Rodney Pentland, who passed away in 2009 from complications related to kidney disease. Pentland, who grew up in Niagara Falls, continued to entertain crowds throughout his long battle with renal disease and was best known for his outstanding impressions of Robert DeNiro and Marlon Brando. To date, Komedy for Kidneys has raised nearly $100,000 in support of Dialysis Care in Niagara.
Martha Chaves is a Nicaraguan Canadian award-winning comedian, actor, playwright, and activist. She is a regular in the comedy circuits in Canada, the United States and Latin America. Martha has performed at Just for Laughs, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Debaters on CBC Radio. She is a regular guest in Because News, and Laugh Out Loud, also on CBC radio. She was voted “Stand-up Comic of the Year” at the 2018 in the Canadian Comedy Awards. She is a fierce human rights advocate, using humour to challenge the status quo in four different languages.
Paul is a high end, free-wheeling hybrid, who draws material from his crazy everyday life and spins it into comedy gold. His natural improv skills keep audiences wanting more. Paul has been a fixture on the national scene since winning the Toronto New Comic Search in 1998. Over his 20 years he has done it all from packed theaters of 1000 people to 25 people in a man-cave garage. You can continue to see Paul’s own Comedy Now special on CTV, The Comedy Network and online, and can be heard on XM Satellite radio.
It all began in 1986, the year Mark stepped on stage for his first ever, stand-up appearance at the Funniest Person in Hamilton Contest and out of 15 comics ...he placed dead last! The next year, Mark obviously figured something out as he returned to win the contest and then perform in New York City at Catch A Rising Star and The Comic Strip - two of Manhattan's premier comedy clubs. Since then, Mark has worked throughout North America and opened for Jerry Seinfeld, Gilbert Gottfried, and Jimmy "JJ" Walker to name but a few.
David Merry has been Canada’s premiere comic magician and has travelled the globe making people laugh for the last thirty years. He has a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Comedy Magic Seminar, is a past recipient of Canada’s “Club Comic of the Year” Award and has been nominated at the Canadian Comedy Awards for “Best One Man Show” and “Best Variety Act.” He regularly performs at the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas, the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City as well as 50 of the world’s best cruise ships. David has been opening act for Jerry Seinfeld, Howie Mandel, Steven Wright, Weird Al, The Smothers Brothers and was a joke writer for Rodney Dangerfield and Joan Rivers.
This year’s “up-and-coming” comedian at Komedy for Kidneys is Matt Scarfone. Matt is from Niagara Falls and was awarded the title of “Niagara’s Top Comic” in 2019. Rapidly rising through the ranks, he has performed in New York City at The Stand, the Broadway Comedy Club and the one and only Gotham Comedy Club. Matt has opened for Jamie Kennedy and joins past Komedy for Kidneys up and comers Jason Allen, Mayce Galoni, and K. Trevor Wilson as a talent to keep your eye on.
Ian Sirota has shared the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Dennis Miller, Robin Williams, Howie Mandel and Dana Carvey, and headlines comedy clubs across North America. Ian was a regular cast member and writer for Comedy Inc., Comedy Now, Gutterball Alley, Mr. D and many more! He has been nominated for not one but two Gemini Awards including “Best Comedy Performance” In 2019 Ian performed at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and his gala CBC set was dubbed “Best set of the Fest” by Lara Rae Artistic Director (WCF). Ian’s famous hoax on Jerry Springer was recently named 50th funniest moment in Canadian Comedy History by Sirius Radio. Number 50 out of the top 150 in history not too shabby.
Born and raised on Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean island paradise could not contain Marc’s talent and aspirations for long. In the twenty years since his move to Canada he has worked with Kenny Robinson, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock. Marc has toured Canada the Netherlands, the UK, the US and the Caribbean. Armed with a versatile and wide-ranging repertoire, new fans are routinely shocked by his unique island man swagger, razor sharp Canadian wit and timing. Marc lives his mantra: “honesty in comedy.”
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