If you’re looking for some relief from the media and marketing hype that is “Black Friday”, Sydney’s Centre 200 is probably where you need to be Friday night. Featuring the outrageous, one-of-a-kind comedic talents of Tom Green, energetic rising star Sterling Scott, and local funny guy performer, writer and podcaster Nick Beaton, Black Friday Comedy Night offers an all-Canadian antidote to the over-the-top consumerism of America’s most conspicuously-contrived shopping holiday.
You know Tom Green from his innovative, anything-goes run as the most unpredictable personality on MTV, and his unforgettable, deliciously loony roles in uproarious film comedies including Road Trip and Freddy Got Fingered.
The multi-talented Canadian comedian, actor and broadcaster has been on the cover of Rolling Stone, commandeered the coveted guest-host chair on The Late Show with David Letterman, and conquered the World Wide Web with his free-wheeling, wildly popular internet talk show, Tom Green’s House Tonight. That was followed by three seasons of the AXS-TV interview series Tom Green Live, the interactive variety show Tom Green’s Web-O-Vision at TomGreen.com, and The Tom Green Radio Show podcast via iTunes. He was also fired by Donald Trump, on the popular NBC program The Apprentice!
These days, Green has been touring his standup in Europe, the U.S., and Canada and writing a situation comedy in partnership with the company behind the hit CBC show Schitt’s Creek. Most recently, he’s been settling in to a residency at Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas which has been getting glowing reviews on the ticket-buying websites.
Edmonton-based Scarborough-born Sterling Scott opens Friday night’s show. A high-energy performer and a crowd favourite, Scott is one of comedy’s rising stars. His material stems from relationships, family, current events, his outlook on life and the world, and those awkward moments that people from all walks of life can relate to. He has traveled across Canada and the U.S. with notable performances at the 2012 Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, as a finalist in the 2013 San Francisco International Comedy Competition, a finalist in the 2014 Seattle International Comedy Competition, multiple tours overseas to perform for the troops, and as a writer and actor on season 20 of This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Raised in a single-parent family with five brothers and sisters, and a mother born in Trinidad and Tobago who had to raise her kids in Canada, stand up comedy is not only natural to Sterling, it’s a way of life!
Cape Breton comedian Nick Beaton will host the evening. From a blue collar background, Beaton cuts through the nonsense of an overly bureaucratic society that takes itself way too seriously. Whether it’s done through his opinionated rants, hard-hitting jokes, or his disarming “every man” personality, Beaton is a favourite wherever he performs. He has performed on three continents, six countries, and more than 40 cities. His recent Edinburgh Festival show received glowing five star reviews, from both Broadway Baby and Three Weeks, the latter of which described him as having, “enviable confidence, timing, and manner of a comedian with decades of experience beyond his years.” He has performed at Montreal’s International Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, the Icebreakers Comedy Festival and has received numerous accolades for his comedy, including being a Myspace featured comedian and winning the 2007 Just for Laughs Toronto Homegrown Competition, as well as being nominated for two Canadian Comedy Awards including one for his comedy special that aired nationally in Canada.
Don’t miss one of the great comic minds in the field of entertainment Friday night at Centre 200 when Tom Green shares his brilliantly cracked view of the world around him. Showtime is 8pm. Tickets are available on at tickets.capebreton.ca.