CBC Radio’s hit comedy show, This is That, is coming to the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre.
Hitting the road on a national tour, This is That is making a stop in the Cowichan Valley for an evening of non-stop laughter with their 150 Years of Canada Tour. It's an intimate look behind the studio door of CBC's award-winning satirical radio show as hosts Peter Oldring and Pat Kelly bring their popular BEST OF live show to the stage.
With a healthy mix of character interviews and mockumentary stories, this live send up of public radio doesn’t just talk about the issues, it makes it up! Nothing is off limits–politics, business, culture, justice, science –if it’s relevant to Canadians, This Is That finds a way to fabricate a story.
If you have ever been curious how just two guys provide all the voices for this completely improvised radio comedy, then this is the show for you.
Suitable for ages 14 and up.
About Peter Oldring
In addition to performing with The Second City improv group in Toronto and Los Angeles, Oldring has appeared on film and television. He was a regular cast member of the redneck-themed sketch comedy series Blue Collar TV, and History Bites. He was a regular voice on the CBC radio sketch comedy show The Muckraker. Together with Pat Kelly he created and performed in the Comedy Network original series Good Morning World. Some of his feature film roles include K-19: The Widowmaker, Lost and Delirious, Focus, and Hollywood North. He has a starring role in the feature Intern Academy , and also starred in the 2007 film Young People F*cking for which he won a Canadian Comedy Award. He currently stars in the animated series Glenn Martin DDS with Kevin Nelon and Catherine O'Hara. Peter is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada.
About Pat Kelly
As a comedian/actor/improviser and writer Pat's professional career has spanned over 15 years. He has appeared on the televised version the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, he has co-written and performed in several main stage productions at the Second City in Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles. He has also been nominated twice for a Canadian Comedy Award in the categories of improvisation and television performance. Pat has collaborated and performed with the likes of Molly Shannon (SNL), Joe Flaherty (SCTV), Fred Willard, Mark McKinney, Dave Foley, Dan Aykroyd, Sean Cullen, Colin Mochrie, and Dave Thomas, to name a few.
Most recently Pat co-created and stared in Good Morning World with This Is That host Peter Oldring which aired on the Comedy Network.