Comedian at the Port

Well-known comedian and actress Nikki Payne to play Nanaimo on Friday the 13th

Canadian comedian and actress Nikki Payne will bring her sharp tongue, engaging charm and trademark lisp to the Port Theatre in Nanaimo on Friday, Jan. 13.

The comedian, who hails from Nova Scotia, is one of Canada’s most original comics. Her no-holds-barred style of comedy and her famous lisp make Payne standout as an innovator in the Canadian comedy scene.

She is the recipient of three Canadian Comedy Awards and two nominations for Gemini’s. Her Comedy Inc special on CTV was one of the network’s most viewed. She has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and is a regular on Much Music’s Video on Trial.

Payne recently donated a kidney to her father, and is currently working on a comedy routine tentatively titled My Big Fat Donated Kidney.

Payne has traveled the world with her unique sense of humor, performing at major comedy festivals such as Kilkenny’s Cat Laughs, The Las Vegas Comedy Festival and Montreal’s Just For Laughs, where she has been honored with being asked to play “The Talk of the Fest” shows twice.

Payne also claims to have grown up in the trailer park where early seasons of the hit Canadian television show Trailer Park Boys was filmed.

Also bringing on the laughs at the Port are special guests are Greg Kettner and Chris Molineaux.

You can catch the show Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Theatre.  Call 250-754-8550 for tickets.