30 Cent Players Comedy Show to Benefit Cool Aid

Sample ImageThe 30 Cent Players, Victoria’s notorious comedy troupe, will stage 30 90 LIVE! –  3rd Anniversary Edition, a performance at 8 pm on Friday, February 1, 2008 to benefit the Victoria Cool Aid Society. (Doors open at 7:30 at the Downtown Community Activity Centre, 755 Pandora Avenue.) The show will be hosted by Shaw TV personality Dan Kahan, as well as feature musical guest Atomic Vaudeville’s Slut Revolver.  There will be other surprise special guests as well, and this show marks the troupe’s 3rd anniversary on the local comedy scene.


Alan Ford
The 30 Cent Players


Victoria’s Cool Aid Society to Benefit from 30 Cent Players Show

Helping out The 30 Cent Players in promoting this evening of entertainment is local radio station The Zone @ 91.3 FM.  The station has offered over $4,000 of on-air promotional support, as well as surrendering one of their Zone DJ’s to participate in one of the troupe’s sketches!  Which Zone personality it will be is anyone’s guess – but it’s sure to provide hilarious results!

The Victoria Cool Aid Society is involved in numerous local programs, helping people find affordable housing as well as providing community medical and dental care to those who live in poverty.  The society also assists individuals in building life skills and provides job training.

Mike Vardy, one of the founders of The 30 Cent Players, spoke of tradition.  “Every year, we like to donate the proceeds of our anniversary show to a charity”, he said.  “Last year we donated to an orphanage in Africa – and we did quite well for them.  This year we thought we’d like to give to a local organization.”  Vardy says that The Victoria Cool Aid Society seemed a perfect fit, and The 30 Cent Players are happy to be working with them towards making life better for Victoria’s people in need.

Vardy explains that The 30 Cent Players 3rd Anniversary Show is also a celebration.  “A bunch of us got together in late 2004 and decided to put on a little comedy show.”  Fast forward three years and over 100 performances, and The 30 Cent Players are still going strong with no signs of slowing down.  “We’ve been extremely fortunate to have the success we have had.”

The 30 Cent Players’ 30 90 LIVE! –  3rd Anniversary Edition runs Friday, February 1, 2008 at The Downtown Activity Centre, 755 Pandora Avenue.  Tickets are $10, and are available in advance online at  www.gigtickets.ca , directly via email at tickets@30centplayers.com, at Lyle’s Place* (770 Yates Street) or at the door**.  There is also a $5 admission price for students and low income individuals.  All attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for donation as well.

About The 30 Cent Players

The 30 Cent Players perform locally every two months with their show dubbed “30 90 LIVE!”, a variety show featuring their brand of live and filmed sketch comedy, as well as special guest performances.  They have also been selected to perform at several sketch comedy festivals, including Vancouver Sketchfest, Calgary’s Funnyfest, Montreal SketchFest, DC ComedyFest and San Francisco Sketchfest –  where they were the opening act for former Kid In The Hall Bruce McCulloch.

The troupe have been profiled on CBC Radio One’s So You Think You’re Funny, and their video sketches are currently being featured, and drawing attention, on Montreal’s Just For Laughs webpage.  One of their video sketches, “Girls Gone Mild” was selected for the short-lived program Online Nation, which aired on American television network The CW in the fall of 2007.

*Tickets purchased at Lyle’s Place are subject to a $1 service charge.
**Cash only at the door