LOL Sudbury comedy fest looking for big laughs Feb. 4-8
10th anniversary festival features 3 main stage acts, 6 bar shows
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.
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.