Comedian to open ‘tour de Fort’ season

Those attending “tour de Fort’s” first concert of its 2002-03 season had better be prepared for some side-splitting antics as Lorne Elliott takes the stage at the Townshend Theatre tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
“Hopefully, all passport-holders can make it out to the show and if they can’t come, maybe they could consider giving their passport to a friend for this concert because it is too good to miss,” tour de Fort spokesman Rod Newman said yesterday.
The Canadian-born comedian has performed from Newfoundland to New York City, Los Angeles to Australia.
His one-man show—complete with monologues and one-liners—has been described as completely original, entertaining, uplifting, and foolish enough to make anyone laugh.
Elliott also hosts “Madly Off In All Directions,” his CBC Radio series which is now in its seventh season.
“He’s a top-notch comedian and entertainer,” Newman enthused.
Newman noted this will be at least Elliott’s third appearance here—and probably not the last.
“He’s so good. Our audience really likes him,” he remarked. “It is good clean humour, not the filth a lot of performers use nowadays.”
The comedian even can make his own biography sing with his unique wit and humour.
“I was born so far back, I can hardly remember and grew up normally, I think,” Elliott writes on his Web site.
“I started going on stage at a time when hair like mine was fashionable, and I hung a guitar hung around my neck to complete the look.
“Somewhere around that time, people started laughing at me, and I saw no reason why I shouldn’t join them.”