British-born comedian Chris Gibbs has toured extensively as a stand-up comedian and improviser, written and performed 5 hit, award-winning one-man shows, was a regular guest on NBC’s comedy series Howie Do It, has played at the Just For Laughs and the Winnipeg Comedy Festivals, starred in the Canadian indie feature Run Robot Run, and is even a published author.



Like Father, Like Son? Sorry


What if he’s nothing like me? What if he’s just like me? Superman, C-sections, lying to people, horror-movie voices in the middle of the night, the regrets of a life half-lived and why talking to strangers is never easy.


A stand-up comedy show about the fears and worries of being a father and the absolute terror of wanting to be a good one.


LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON? SORRY premiered at the 2009 Toronto Fringe Festival, where it won Patron’s Pick. It then played to sell-out houses at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, the 2010 Next Stage Theatre Festival, and later in the 2010 Uno Festival and at the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Then the show sold out and was held over at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. In 2011 the show garnered more rave reviews and sold-out audiences at the Calgary and Vancouver Fringe Festivals.


“Gibbs’ observations about his first two years of fatherhood is as clever and funny a show as you’ll see at this festival. A thoroughly entertaining and hilarious show that has my highest recommendation.” – Dean Jenkinson, CBC


“the improvisations, digressions, stumbles and dead-ends are as much part of the fun as his central narrative… laugh-for-laugh, Like Father (which features some of Gibbs’s darkest, most personal material to date) is as funny as any show he’s produced. Highly recommended.” – Eye Weekly, Toronto


“goes way beyond navel-gazing to ask profound (and very funny) questions about life, death and Star Trek, all delivered in Gibbs’s genial, self-effacing manner.”– Now, Toronto


“He’s one of the most uniquely persuasive solo performers around… it’s all fresh, it’s all funny, it’s presented with wit and style… Highly recommended” – Toronto Star






Written & Performed by Chris Gibbs


London, 1896. Barnaby Gibbs, incurable optimist and Sherlock Holmes fanatic, encounters a stranger, dressed entirely in black and holding a bag full of stolen belongings. There is only one conclusion a reasonable man could come to: this is the notorious cat burglar/con-man known as the Rhyming Bandit! However, Barnaby is not a reasonable man, and when the stranger explains he is actually the famous detective Antoine Feval, a new crime-fighting duo is born.

Antoine Feval has played to sold-out houses and enjoyed extended runs across Canada and beyond. In 2009 the show was presented as part of the Just For Laughs Festival, having won the Best Comedy at the Montreal Fringe.


“Absolutely priceless… Sherlockians will be in heaven. Everyone else will be here, laughing hard.” – Edmonton Journal



Co-Written by Chris Gibbs & TJ Dawe
Performed by Chris Gibbs


The Power of Ignorance is a one-man mock motivational seminar that has been winning awards including Best Comedy and Best of the Fest, rave reviews and playing to packed theatres all over Canada and beyond since 2003. Join Vaguen, motivational speaker ordinaire and see how easy it is to Stop Thinking and Start Living! Called “howlingly funny” and given a 5 star review by CBC, this show is a must see!


“One of the funniest shows I’ve seen in years. Cleverly written and beautifully performed … satirical comedy at its finest.” (5 stars) – Victoria Times Colonist






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Sept. 21/13 – The Mady Centre for the Performing Arts – Barrie, ON

Oct. 5/13 – Meadowvale Theatre – Mississauga, ON

Oct. 22/13 – Prince of Wales Cultural Centre – Assiniboia, SK

Oct. 23/13 – Watrous Civic Centre – Watrous, SK

Oct. 24/13 – Station Arts Centre – Rosthern, SK

Oct. 25/13 – Tisdale RECplex – Tisdale, SK

Oct. 26/13 – Langenburg Community Theatre – Langenburg, SK

Oct. 28/13 – Opera House – Indian Head, SK

Oct. 29/13 –Plaza Theatre – Shaunavon, SK

Nov. 1/13 – Leader Community Centre – Leader, SK

Nov. 5/13 – Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts – Richmond Hill, ON

Nov. 8/13 – St. Clair College Capitol Theatre – Chatham, ON

Nov. 14/13 – Daysland Community Hall – Daysland, AB

Nov. 15-16/13 – Wainwright Communiplex Theatre – Wainwright, AB

Nov. 20/13 – Banff Centre for the Arts – Banff, AB

Nov. 22/13 – Horizon Stage – Spruce Grove, AB

Nov. 23/13 – Lakeland Inn Hotel – Cold Lake, AB

Dec. 1/13 – Bryan Jones Theatre – Lakefield, ON

Dec. 5/13 – St. Patrick School Auditorium – Atikoken, ON

Dec. 6/13 – Sioux Lookout School Auditorium – Sioux Lookout, ON

Dec. 7/13 – Dryden Performing Arts Centre – Dryden, ON

Jan. 10/14 – Morinville Community Centre – Morinville, AB

Jan. 11/14 – Bert Church Theatre – Airdrie, AB

Jan. 14 – 25/14 – Vertigo Theatre / High Performance Rodeo – Calgary, AB

Jan. 26/14 – Beaver Regional Arts Centre – Holden, AB

Feb. 8/14 – River Run Centre – Guelph, ON

Feb. 15/14 – Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts – Oakville, ON

Feb. 21/14 – Milton Centre for the Arts – Milton, ON

Apr. 5/14 – Pacific Contact Showcase – Burnaby, BC

Apr. 11/14 – Edson Red Brick Centre – Edson, AB

Apr. 12/14 – The Max Centre – Drayton Valley, AB

June 15/14 – Roxy Theatre – Owen Sound, ON