The first comedian signed to 604 Records and a finalist in 2016 SiriusXM’s Top Comic, Kevin Banner has quickly established himself as a rising talent in Canadian comedy, performing with such notable comedians as Colin Quinn, Bill Burr and Norm MacDonald.
A regular at The Comedy Mix, who has also appeared at The Northwest Comedy Fest, Just For Laughs Northwest, Pemberton Music Festival and Bumbershoot, Banner’s self-professed “dark” sense of humour tackles some tough topics while his personable storytelling and self-effacing charm leave you laughing at everything from the mundane to the grotesque.
Comedian Harry Doupe once told me a story about a club in San Francisco that was wary about bringing in an unknown (in America ) Mike MacDonald, no matter how many times his agent pitched him.
When they finally buckled and gave him a weekend, Mike’s agent told him how hard it had been to get him booked.
To show the club owner that he was worthy, Mike did a different set for four straight shows. No overlapping material.
Four. Different. Hours.
In between the fourth and fifth show that weekend, the club owner hung Mike’s headshot on the wall next to his all-time favourites.
The fifth and final show was a greatest hits of the four previous sets.
Mike MacDonald was the real deal. RIP. 3 comments 50 likes