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Jokers Canada brings a trio of comedy shows to Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam and Port Moody on June 29, July 12 and July 13, 2024.

Jokers Canada is returning to the Tri-Cities with a trio of shows this and next month.

And, as with the past local events, it’s got a different set of stand-up comedians — plus some favourite repeats — gracing the stage on each of the three nights.

“We’re really excited to be back,” founder and comedian Aaron Arya told the Tri-City News today, June 14, from Medicine Hat.

“We’ve got strong lineups each night.”

Arya, a Vancouver resident who started Jokers Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic to lift the hard-hit hospitality industry, said, by luck, many well-known and sought-after comedians were available for gigs this summer as they were already booked for Vancouver shows or happen to be passing through the Lower Mainland.

As a result, his upcoming shows include acts that have appeared on film, television and radio programs such as Canada’s Got Talent, Just for Laughs and Sirius XM.

Still, while Jokers Canada doesn’t publish its full list of comedians before each event, it does reveal a few names in advance for ticket-holders on the Eventbrite website.

For the June 29 show at Port Coquitlam’s Terry Fox Theatre and the July 12 date at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam, Arya has invited Ed Hill, a Pinetree Secondary graduate and global touring headliner who’s appeared on Amazon Prime.

Arya said he’s pleased Jokers Canada is now expanding with a marketing team, which is not only creating merchandise but also partnering with surrounding venue businesses. In PoCo, Jokers Canada is cross-promoting with Orrange Kitchen + Bar.

As well, in 2025, he’s looking at hosting events outside of the Lower Mainland, perhaps branching out to Vancouver Island, the Okanagan and Prairie provinces.

“We want to make more people laugh in more places,” he said. “That’s our goal.”

Tri-City News readers have a 30 per cent discount to attend a Tri-City show (use promo code TRICITYNEWS):

  • Saturday, June 29
    • Terry Fox Theatre (1260 Riverwood Gate, Port Coquitlam)
  • Friday, July 12
    • Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam)
  • Saturday, July 13
    • Inlet Theatre (inside Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr.)

All shows start at 7 p.m. Visit the Jokers Canada website or Instagram (@jokerscanada).