“Leftovers” Opening Tonight at Shadbolt 

Leftovers opens tonight, March 25 to March 28th at Burnaby’s Shadbolt Centre and although opening night is already sold out, you can still get tickets to the shows for the nights of March 26, 27, and 28th. 

Marcus Youssef, directs Charlie Demers, the writer and star of Leftovers. Charlie Demers, who is perhaps best known for his comedy work with the CBC Radio show The Debaters or from the Just For Laughs comedy festival.

The following conversation was held with Marcus Youssef, the Director of Leftovers.

“Opening night. Always a big day. Did some real nice work yesterday talking about what it means if/when people don’t laugh at stuff that’s meant to be funny, and what that might mean for ‘Charlie’, and how he might handle that. 

Talked a lot about one line in the play, that was also 17-year-old Charlie’s grad yearbook quote, which is from Che Guevara (can you imagine quoting Guevera at 17? I think I quoted Duran Duran.)  

‘At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love.’

That seems important for the show, and a good thing to remember when facing nerves of opening night. My guess, though, is people are going to laugh, a lot. Even after hearing the jokes 100 times, I still do!”  -Marcus 

Don’t miss your chance to see this brave new blend of stand up comedy and theatre. Get your tickets here…

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  1. Hey I know Marcus Youssef, a very cool guy with an awesome sense of humour! I taught his son a few years ago at school. I never saw Marcus’s work, but I loved teaching his son drama. Marcus obviously valued creativity and originality. It’s too bad I missed this at the Shadbolt, it would have been cool to see…:( Next time!

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