LOL Sudbury comedy fest looking for big laughs Feb. 4-8

The LOL Sudbury Comedy Festival is celebrating a decade of laughter in the Nickel City.

10th anniversary festival features 3 main stage acts, 6 bar shows

Comedian Jeff Paul says his his celebrity look-alikes are Zach Galifianakis and Paul Giamatti (but "only if he's yelling"). He's also been described as "the human potato of comedy" — and he's performing and hosting at this year's LOL Sudbury comedy festival. (Jeff Paul )

When Jeff Paul opens his mouth, he's trying to make you laugh. 

The Toronto-based comedian and Yuk Yuk's regular — who describes his stuff as "raw" and "pretty dirty" — riffs on some tough stuff in his life, hoping it'll land in a funny way with his audience. 

"I was living the 'Canadian dream'," said Paul of being married with a house in the suburbs. "And then that all went downhill, and I decided to get onstage and start talking about it." 

Don't get the idea this guy is too serious, though. His Twitter bio says he's [a] "potato in the streets, ham in the sheets" — and he points fondly to Denis Leary's dark comedy album "No Cure for Cancer"  as one of his earliest influences.  

Paul is one of the many funny talents coming to the 10th annual LOL Sudbury comedy festival happening Feb. 4-8. 

Funny fellas: Bill Burr and Jeremy Hotz and The Trailer Park Boys are headlining the 10th annual LOL Sudbury Comedy Festival. (LOL Sudbury )

Headline acts for the festival are The Trailer Park Boys, Jeremy Hotz and Bill Burr — though Paul's show at the Sudbury arena is being held in April. 

Listen to the complete interview with Jeff Paul here

Comedian Jeff Paul will deliver some yuks at Laugh Out Loud comedy Festival in Sudbury this year. The festival will run from February 4th to the 8th. We reached Jeff Paul to talk about his appearance in Sudbury and his style of comedy. 7:19


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