Anyone in need of a good laugh (and who isn’t these days?) should make a point of catching Lorne Elliott’s latest Lillooet performance, scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 21 at 7:30 at the Masonic Hall.
Elliott’s show is the fourth performance of the season for Lillooet Music, following Kent Fiddy and David Sinclair, United in Music and Fiddlin’ Fun.
The manic comedian and master of mirth, well-known for his 11 years as host of CBC Radio’s national program ‘Madly Off in All Directions,’ has earned rave reviews for his “delightfully quirky and unrelentingly hilarious” performances.
Elliott has performed all across Canada, the US and in Australia. Starting in 1974 as a writer and folk musician, he went on writing comedic material and staged it as a one-man show. The result of his training and experience is a well-crafted show of comedy and music theatre that is original, witty and uplifting.
In addition to being a humourist, storyteller and musician, Elliott is also a playwright. One of his plays, ‘The Night the Raccoons Went Berserk,’ was named Best New Play at the Quebec Drama Festival in 1983.
The Winnipeg Free Press says, “There are excellent reasons why he deserves ranking with the top wags. He has scores of good jokes, an endearing way with stories, a sharp ear and nimble fingers for musical comedy.”
Elliott himself has said, “I’ve made a living off the products of my imagination for 30 years, so if you’re wondering if that’s possible I am here to tell you it is. Give it a whirl.”
Editor’s Note: Please be advised that I am a director of Lillooet Music and may have a bias in writing about the society’s concerts.