"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Starting the Elizabeth Bishop Festival with a Laugh

One of the abiding qualities of Elizabeth Bishop’s art – and of her self, too – was a lively sense of humour. She once commented to an interviewer that she was fortunate to have good friends who made her laugh, to the point of crying, and her Aunt Grace Bulmer Bowers could tell a joke as well as anyone. As The Elizabeth Bishop Festival committee pondered how to kick off the day, we decided that what better way to start things rolling than to have “stand up” at breakfast. The “In the Village Café” will be providing a delicious festival breakfast (we’ll be talking about all the good food that will be on offer in later posts), but you won’t be having only toast and coffee. The EBSNS is delighted to announce that you will be getting a hearty dose of laughter with Kenzie Gunn, a young comedian from Cape Breton (he’s now living in Halifax). We think perhaps this is the first time a stand up comic has entertained Bishop fans in Great Village – certainly over bacon and eggs! Just look at that happy face!
Kenzie Gunn is a comedian, film-maker, and NSCAD graduate. He runs the podcast company “CBK Halifax” and the weekly comedy game show “Tonight’s Hootenanny!” (https://www.facebook.com/CBKtonight) with his old pal Colin. Kenzie’s comedy style is surreal, goofy, and thoughtful – just the thing to get you thinking and laughing at 8:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning in Great Village, Nova Scotia! You won’t want to miss it!

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