Join us at Yuk Yuk's Ottawa West at 10:00PM on Saturday, July 8, 2023 for a stellar lineup of 50-plus comedians. These veterans will have you laughing from start to finish as they share over two-and-a-half centuries of life experience. Come and listen to your elders!
Meet the Comedians
During his decades-long career, Rick Currie has been featured on CTV, The Comedy Network, Sirius XM, CBC TV and CBC Radio. He has appeared at numerous comedy festivals including Just for Laughs, Winnipeg and Halifax.
Rick has written for many TV shows including The Scotiabank Giller Awards, "Canada 150 - A National Celebration" and the Canadian Country Music Awards. For 8 years he was a staff writer for the CBC TV show "The Rick Mercer Report" where he collected 3 Canadian Screen Awards, wrote a sketch that was filmed on the International Space Station and put words into the mouths of celebrities from Prime Ministers to pop stars. He continues to work with the Rick Mercer team on numerous projects.
"That Canadian Guy" Glen Foster
Glen Foster has been performing stand up comedy for over four decades. He didn't just work the road, he's one of the guys who built it. Glen appeared in his first one hour comedy special, "That Canadian Guy" in 2000. The title was a reference to a joke he did in the show about how people would not remember his name, (but would instead remember "That Canadian Guy" ) Since then, the moniker has stuck. Many of his fans don't even know his actual name, but they do know one thing: "That Canadian Guy" is one of the funniest comedians anywhere.
Glen's comedy appeals to those who appreciate a more intelligent, but slightly "edgy" brand of humour. His material is mostly clean and always clever, topical and timely, reflecting his own experiences as well as current events and popular culture.
Glen has had two one hour Comedy Network specials and has also performed on numerous other television shows including EIGHT appearances with CBC's "Just for Laughs", as well as "The Winnipeg Comedy Festival", "Halifax Comedy Festival", and "The Mike Bullard Show". He can also be heard frequently on CBC Radio's "The Debaters".
Glen has released two DVDs and four full length concert CDs, His most recent is "Unchecked".
Since performing her first set in September 2019, Simone Holder has performed throughout Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, and parts of the USA breaking down barriers and shattering glass ceilings wherever she goes. This includes being the only woman and one of 3 people to have won both the Absolute Comedy and Yuk Yuk's comedy competitions.
A regular comedy club performer and touring comic, Simone is known for her soft-spoken delivery, sweet demeanour, and hilarious, unexpected punchlines. Her dream is to one day appear at Montreal's storied Just for Laughs Festival.
Wardie Leppan, a retiree originally from South Africa, has been doing standup comedy since 2018. He has performed at the Ottawa Fringe Festival, the Fresh Meat Festival and was a finalist in Yuk Yuks’ Mike MacDonald Summer Comedy Competition in both 2021 and 2022 (as well as in Absolute Comedy’s competition in 2022) and was selected, in his first year of comedy, as one of 25 comics to perform in the Comedian of the North competition in Thunder Bay. He has opened for several major comics such as Derek Seguin, James Mullinger and Heidi Foss. He has two grandchildren and sleeps with a granny so is officially an old fart.
Dianne Skoll has been performing comedy of various kinds since 2015 and standup since 2016. She was a finalist in the 2021 Mike MacDonald Summer Comedy Competition and wrote and starred in a critically-acclaimed solo show "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Becoming a Woman" in the 2022 Ottawa Fringe Festival.
Dianne has opened for performers such as Mike Wilmot, Heidi Foss, Martha Chaves, Ted Morris and Adrienne Fish. She performs regularly in clubs in Ottawa and across Southern Ontario.