Corner Gas star brings his prairie style of comedy to Winnipeg
Brent Butt: Almost a Movie Star Tour is at the Burton Cumming Theatre Feb. 28
Brent Butt, creator and star of Corner Gas stops in Winnipeg as part of his cross-Canada tour. With a feature film set to be released March 7, he's appropriately calling it his Almost a Movie Star Tour.
The movie, No Clue, is a comedic mystery thriller based on the style of old detective movies, which he loves.
"They're very character-driven. You always have to have a batch of potential suspects and they're always colourful characters," he said. "So it's really about character and dialogue."
Corner Gas, the comedic sitcom set in his native Saskatchewan, became Canada’s #1 comedy and is his biggest success. The show, which ran from 2004-2009 was broadcast in over 26 countries.
"I kind of lived it, in a way," he said. "They say, 'write what you know,' and that's something I knew. Corner Gas was a huge blessing and it changed my life completely," he said.
But if his new film is a huge hit and he becomes a movie star, Butt says he would still never give up stand-up.
"Stand-up is what I am and the other stuff is what I get to do," he said. "I'm most myself when I'm on stage in front of a live audence and I could never walk away from that."
Brent Butt: Almost a Movie Star Tour is at the Burton Cumming Theatre Feb. 28 at 7:30.