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By Lawrence Powell
You haven’t laughed until you’ve sat through a Jimmy Flynn Comedy Show. Rolling in the aisles isn’t unheard of as “Canada’s top musical comedy act” unfolds to the hand-clapping, foot-stomping, side-splitting reaction of a raucous crowd.
If you don’t think your heart will stand up to Flynn’s shenanigans, stay home. But if you’re up to it, pull up a seat at the NSCC in Middleton on Friday, Oct. 23 and prepare to be Flynniganed. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8 p.m.
The evening is being presented by the Town of Middleton’s Centennial Committee and follows a long list of events to celebrate the town’s 100th birthday. Those 19 and over are invited to this hilarious event.
According to Flynn’s own website, there is only one rule at a Jimmy Flynn show – have a good time. And Flynn is happy to report that everyone at his shows follows that rule. “If there is one thing people have in common, it’s the need to laugh,” says Flynn. “I know it’s been said many times, but I really believe that laughter is the best medicine. I know it works for me, and so far, it works for my audiences. When people come to my show, they have a good time.”
Flynn has been in the “good time” business for over 30 years and has given thousands of performances to audiences as diverse as his material. One day, he’s entertaining executives at a corporate retreat, the next day he’s leading a chorus of 10,000 foot-stomping fans in a packed stadium. No matter who they are, or what sort of a day they’ve had, as long as they follow his one rule, they have fun. "I never get tired of people telling me how much fun they had at one of my shows,” says Flynn. “That’s what keeps me going. If I can brighten somebody’s day, or help them forget what was bothering them when they came in, then I’m happy.”
Theses days, Flynn is a very happy guy. His down-home music always strikes the right chord with his audiences, and his stand-up comedy is fast-paced and hilarious. There’s never a dull moment at a Jimmy Flynn show.
Flynn is described best as your nextdoor neighbour, your funny uncle, and a lively entertainer all rolled into one. He bursts onto the stage with his sou’wester hat, rubber boots and guitar, and packs his performance with his own brand of Maritime gut-busting humour and music.
Tickets for the Middleton show are $10 and are available at Middleton Pharmasave and Middleton Town Hall. (NOTE: Information from www.jimmyflynn.com.)