By Dan Walton
With live comedy being something of a delicacy in Invermere, local residents may be salivating in anticipation of a seasoned stand-up comic coming to town on a Yuk Yuks comedy tour.
On Wednesday, April 24th, Buds Bar and Lounge will be hosting Darryl Lenox, who rocks a comedy club like a fear-of-God southern preacher rocks the church, with support from comedian Chris Griffin.
Mr. Lenoxs material generally pokes fun at
relationships, comparisons between Canada and the U.S., and blindness, as the comedian is visually impaired.
While he spent over a decade living in Surrey, American-born Mr. Lenox has lived in the U.S. since 2005, and will make his first trip to Invermere on Wednesday.
Ill be in Edmonton a week before, so Ill have some time to dust off my Canada muscles and see how I feel, he told The Pioneer. But Ive never been to Invermere, so I dont know what to expect at all.
Hes toured in the Columbia Valley before with shows in Cranbrook, though he noted that Cranbrook stinks.
And he doesnt allow himself to be entirely foreign to a new community.
Usually Ill ask whoever Im rocking with a little bit about the place, and sometimes I get online and find out a little about the place, find a little something to connect to the audience with, he said.
While his jokes are relatively clean, Mr. Lenox was happy to learn the crowd at Buds is generally youthful. Asked how offensive his jokes can be, he explained that he likes to play it by ear.
I read the audience, and I read the opening act and see how they respond, and act off of that.
The show begins at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24th. Tickets cost $15 at the door and $10 in advance at the Book Bar, Syndicate, Her Public and Buds Bar.