Win Tickets to Underground Comedy Railroad

Comments 26 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 3rd annual Underground Comedy Railroad tour is coming to the Rio Theatre as a part of Black History Month. Introducing the voice of black Canadians, the tour is scheduled to stop is 10 cities across the country, arriving in Vancouver on February 22nd at 8:30pm.

The history of the Underground Railroad is not something to make light of. That network of safe houses and secret routes brought slaves to Canada, and freedom, in the 19th Underground Comedy Railroad tour will introduce the voice of black Canadians to fellow citizens and give centre stage to one of the country’s visible minorities.

The Underground Comedy Railroad tour showcases some of Canada’s accomplished comedians who offer a remarkable perspective that is uniquely Canadian. The line-up includes the following black Canadian stand-up comics:


  • Rodney Ramsey (Montreal) – a Just for Laughs veteran who has appeared on CBC Radio’s “The Debaters” and CBC TV’s “This Hour Has 22 Minutes”. He is the creator of the Underground Comedy Railroad tour and co-creator of a new hit web series called “The Flipside”.
  • Gilson Lubin (Toronto) – has made appearances on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”, Comedy Now, and MTV Canada. He has also opened for some of his favourite comedians, including Dave Chappelle.
  • Andrew Searles (Montreal) – named “Top 10 Best Stand-up Comedians in Montreal” for four consecutive years and has been featured on SiriusXM Radio, CTV, and CBC TV. He is also the co-creator of the Underground Comedy Railroad tour.
  • Kwasi Thomas (Vancouver) – a crowd pleaser across the country from Montreal’s ComedyWorks to Ottawa’s Yuk Yuk’s to Vancouver’s own Comedy Mix, Kwasi Thomas has spent a healthy portion of his life on stage. He has participated in both the Just for Laughs Homegrown Comedy Competition and Best of the Fest Showcase. In addition to stand-up, he is a member of the Dead Comics Society sketch troupe and has produced a series of successful comedy events in Montreal – “The Drunken Show”, “The Drunken Show II: Menace 2 Sobriety”, and “Return of the Drunken Masters”.

Tickets are currently available online for $25. I also have a pair to give away, here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win tickets to @UComedyRailRoad from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Saturday, February 15, 2014. Follow the tour on Facebook and Twitter for more information.

Update The winner is Kevin!

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26 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Jenny SidhooTuesday, February 11th, 2014 — 1:21pm PST

    Would love to check this show out!

  2. DBTuesday, February 11th, 2014 — 1:38pm PST

    This would be a different way to spend the evening!

  3. Jacqui JTuesday, February 11th, 2014 — 2:28pm PST

    I would love to go, this show looks so great!

  4. CKTuesday, February 11th, 2014 — 2:56pm PST

    Sounds like a great show! Would love to check this one out with my boyfriend 🙂

  5. DianaTuesday, February 11th, 2014 — 3:40pm PST

    Sounds like fun and great combination!

  6. Tanya BesonTuesday, February 11th, 2014 — 3:56pm PST

    What a creative way to celebrate black history month

  7. Anika GubsonTuesday, February 11th, 2014 — 4:12pm PST

    sounds like a hilarious Girls night!!!

  8. Lorena GrandeTuesday, February 11th, 2014 — 6:26pm PST

    Went to the Rio, for the first time last week to see the “String Fling.” I love this hipster theather….Can’t wait to go back. As a little girl I used to
    collage. “Black is Beautiful.” I secretly longed to be. 🙂

  9. GraceTuesday, February 11th, 2014 — 10:26pm PST

    The Rio – what a great Venue! “The Underground Comedy Railroad” – what a great way to learn some valuable history and appreciation!

  10. BryanWednesday, February 12th, 2014 — 12:24am PST

    Sounds like a funny night!

  11. IsaacWednesday, February 12th, 2014 — 9:30am PST


  12. ShelaineWednesday, February 12th, 2014 — 12:08pm PST

    Cools. Why not?

  13. JacklynnWednesday, February 12th, 2014 — 12:37pm PST

    yes! pick me!

  14. KevinWednesday, February 12th, 2014 — 1:10pm PST

    would love to see this!

  15. JenWednesday, February 12th, 2014 — 2:05pm PST

    Sounds fun!

  16. Megan PhillipsWednesday, February 12th, 2014 — 2:48pm PST

    Did you SEE this lineup??? Super exciting!!!

  17. LucWednesday, February 12th, 2014 — 6:22pm PST

    Funny way to spend a date!

  18. RebeccaThursday, February 13th, 2014 — 12:53am PST

    I could use a good laugh soon!

  19. Teresa KThursday, February 13th, 2014 — 11:47am PST

    I’d love to win.

  20. SarahThursday, February 13th, 2014 — 5:35pm PST

    Would love to this this show!!

  21. SharylinFriday, February 14th, 2014 — 10:42am PST

    An evening of laughter guaranteed with that line up!

  22. KristineSaturday, February 15th, 2014 — 8:36am PST

    Great date night idea. Would love to win these for my wonderful husband!

  23. MichelleSaturday, February 15th, 2014 — 11:14am PST

    Sounds fun!

  24. BrandonSaturday, February 15th, 2014 — 1:44pm PST

    Would love to check this show out!

  25. JoanneMonday, February 17th, 2014 — 2:13pm PST

    Would be great to try this out!

  26. JerrodSunday, July 13th, 2014 — 2:50pm PDT

    What a well described post. Thanks to you!

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