Comedy tour to benefit Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre

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The Human Condition Comedy Tour is an innovative and monumental event that will be starting this fall. Three comedians will be traveling all across Western Canada to lift spirits and raise money for an array of different local charities and causes, with the support of their sponsors, family, friends and fan bases.

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They will be using their humour to raise funds for the Battlefords District Food and Resource Centre on Sept. 3 at Metaxxas Tavern in North Battleford.

“We wanted to put on a tour that represents human connection among others. Regardless of our differences it’s always beautiful to find a common cause that brings everyone together.” - Scott Porteous (Comedian and Lead Organizer)

Scott Porteous is a comedian based out of Winnipeg and is primarily responsible for planning this comedy tour for September 2019 alongside two other accomplished comedians, Frank Russo and Shawn Gramiak. Starting Sept 2nd they will be traveling across Western Canada to help raise money for numerous different charities including: Camrose Open Door, Hospitals Foundation of Regina, Little Star Playhouse, Safe Drinking Water Foundation, Airdrie Food Banks, People In Motion, Greater Victoria Animal Crusaders and more.

“We love doing comedy and we love to travel. We are honestly just being selfish in the most selfless way possible,” says Porteous.

Each comic has such a different contrast of style and delivery to offer to the tour, which really provides something for everyone. Between Shawn Gramiak, an older veteran of the game with his ability to draw you in with storytelling and to dissect jokes with the precision of a surgeon, or Frank Russo’s ability to take the mundane and drag it into the absurd. Tying it all together is Scott Porteous’ incredibly awkward and hilarious self-deprecating demeanor. Scott sprinkles his surreal stories with one-liners, mixing them all in like a slightly thinner comedic whisk.

The show starts a 8 p.m. at Metaxxas and there will be a cover charge.

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