Less than one hundred people showed up to The Pat last Thursday to watch the show that was billed as the best comedy show
of the year. With the lack of energy from the crowd, the onus lied on the comedians to supply all of the electricity for the
evening. Some of the comedians faired better than others.
Comedian Dez Reed, who it seemed was a fan favourite from the outset, headlined the event, with another Canadian comedy
superstar Ron Vaudry co-headlining.
Reed and Vaudry brought the house down with hilarious, intelligent comedy and other solid performances by Joe DeLorey
and Jody Peters made up for less than stellar performances by comedy veteran Bryan Cox and comedy rookie Kelly Taylor.
Cox's material didn't fly with the young audience whose average age was well under 25. His act would clearly be better
suited for an over forty crowd, but this student heavy audience wasn't amused.
Making his "big show" debut was Kelly Taylor, Saskatchewan's newest comedian. His inexperience and lack of
deep material showed, but he was otherwise competent and the crowd was patient and supportive.
The show was hosted by Tom Liske began comedy just four years ago and already seems to know his way around a stage. He
sung comedy songs which got the lethargic audience "into" the show.
Overall, the show wasn't quite what it was advertised to be, the best show of the year, but it was close enough and had
more people braved the cold, the show would have likely been even better.