At least 6 billion comedians opened for Terry Clement at Yuk Yuk’s showcase of “The Psychedelic Comedy Tour” last night and believe it or not, they were all really damn funny.
Clement, looking a little bit like Ben Folds, acted as his own road crew while he set up his elaborate show. When he picked up the guitar, you couldn’t help but expect an unoriginal Adam Sandler type tune or a song about a breakup gone awry, but oh no, no way, nuh-uh, that’s not Clement. Instead, he belted out a gem about getting it on with one conjoined twin, while the other one hangs dead off of her chin and you’re all like “whoa, whoa, whoa! That’s not The Hanukkah Song at all… that’s awesome!”
“The Psychedelic Comedy Tour demonstrates the progression of comedy because it defies conventional stand-up,” said Mark Breslin, CEO of Yuk Yuk’s. “The show has toured all over Ontario and its success can be attributed to the level of creativity, use of visuals and comedic interpretations of the performers.”
Clement was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for “Stand- up Newcomer” and a COCA Comedy Artist of the Year Award. His show is more of a theatrical multi-media presentation than a stand-up comedy routine and is far more complex than the simple shock comedy described above. The effort he puts into his performance is really something you have to see for yourself.
So if you have something or nothing better to do, you can find Psychedelic knee slapping and performances by Jon Steinberg and Ben Miner at Yuk Yuk’s on Richmond Street, Thursday 24th – Saturday the 27th.
And if you make it, do sit front row.