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He’s a musician! He’s an inventor! He’s a nut! He’s been called the Thomas Edison of entertainers, a wizard of one-liners and a lightning bolt of lunacy. Juno award winner Al Simmons is a creative genius whose highly original performances of profound wackiness and off-the-wall inventions have taken the arts of music and comedy to unparalleled heights of hilarity. Please see related drop-in program in the cultural family programs section.
About the artist: Al Simmons's act, at once frenetic and engagingly simple, is a tour-de-force of ingenious and charming silliness. The popular Manitoba-based performer has been in the entertainment business for almost 40 years and is likely Canada’s most versatile comedian; instantly morphing from Scotsman to Eye Doctor and Parisian bon vivant to Rock Star. To top it off he has an amazing voice; one moment he is crooning a ballad the next he is belting out the blues.