Engineered Air Theatre
Viewer discretion is advised as there will most assuredly be controversial language and ideas – Griffin wouldn’t have it any other way.
CHRIS GRIFFIN'S PERFORMANCES ON FRIDAY JUNE 28th AND SATURDAY JUNE 29th HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
ALLOF THESE PERFORMANCES ARE BEING RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY JULY 20th, 2013.
TICKETHOLDERS HAVE THE OPTION TO EXCHANGE TO JULY 20th OR HAVE THEIR TICKETS REFUNDED.
YOU WILL BE CONTACTED BY A MEMBER OF THE EPCOR CENTRE BOX OFFICE TEAM IN THE COMING DAYS TO EXCHANGE OR REFUND YOUR TICKETS.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AS WE WORK TO PROVIDE THE BEST SERVICE POSSIBLE DURING THIS TIME.
Born-and-raised Calgarian Chris Griffin performs his first Standup Comedy Special to a hometown crowd for four exclusive shows at the EPCOR CENTRE’s Engineered Air Theatre.
Griffin received two degrees from the University of Calgary with aspirations of attending Law School – a dream that was quickly discarded to pursue his passion of becoming a full blown alcoholic/ joke teller. First stepping on stage at a Calgary comedy open mic just over three years ago, Griffin has since won Calgary’s Great Canadian Laugh Off and toured Canada telling his unique hybrid of western humour that merges intelligence with a blue collar upbringing to create a perspective on life that is equal parts biting and empathetic to the human condition. Earlier this year, he was featured on iChannel’s No Kidding. The EPCOR CENTRE’s Engineered Air Theatre performance marks Griffin's final days as a Calgary comedian before moving to Vancouver to continue his pursuit as a full time comedian.
All four shows will be hosted by James “White Mocha” Moore. Dubbed the Godfather of the Calgary standup comedy scene, he gave Griffin his first opportunity to perform on Moore's nationally renowned Comedy Monday Night stage. James’ laid back delivery and his “calls it like he sees it” attitude create an endearingly humorous act, as he relays his many weird life-experiences that connect with young and old alike.
A select group of other talented Calgary comedians will also join the bill to celebrate the city's vibrant standup comedy scene.
The Engineered Air Theatre is built near the site of the Empress Theatre, which stood on the same city block in 1911. Originally a vaudeville house, interior fittings from the Empress were saved before the site was torn down to make way for the construction of the Centre for Performing Arts (now Arts Commons). The fittings were later incorporated into the Engineered Air Theatre.
Completed in 1994 and named by its corporate sponsor Engineered Air, the Theatre is perfect for musical performances, lectures, play readings, banquets, seminars, receptions and more. Because the main floor seating is flexible, it can be set up in a number of different ways, from lecture seating to cabaret style. A balcony and high level finish with the interior fittings reclaimed from the old Empress Theatre complete this modern venue.
Capacity: up to 185
Ideal for: Presentations; Performances; Screenings
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