VIDEO: Canadian comedy icon Bruce McCulloch brings ‘Tales of Bravery & Stupidity’ to Brampton


Published March 6, 2024 at 9:56 am

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Bruce McCulloch of Kids in the Hall takes the stage in Brampton on March 9, 2024.

After gracing Canadian TV screens for decades, Canadian comedy icon Bruce McCulloch says he’s “finally coming and laying it down in a little town I like to call Brampton.”

The comic, actor, writer and director got his start on stage in Alberta with the Loose Moose Theatre doing improv – a fateful gig where he’d meet fellow funnyman Mark McKinney and form The Kids in the Hall, one of Canada’s most iconic comedy troupes.

Comedy fans can catch McCulloch’s off-beat and sometimes absurdist style this weekend at Brampton’s Rose Theatre for a special performance of his one-man show titled Tales of Bravery & Stupidity.

With a blend of music, stand-up, and storytelling, the show sees McCulloch lead the crowd on a poetic flyover of his life in the pursuit of stories, and make an “unspoken agreement with the audience to contemplate the world together.”

Tales combines Bruce’s knack for funny observations with his humanistic yearnings, looking at the bravely stupid things he’s done – and things we all do – to make sense of our messy lives,” the show synopsis reads.

“From musings about his worldview to a window into his family, Bruce looks at the way we reach outward and inward, and his struggle against his own internal pessimism to see the beauty and joy in life.”

“Please come, it’ll be fun – and sort of sweet,” McCulloch said in a video posted on social media promoting the show in what he called Brampton an “under-rated, amazing town.”

And while McCulloch may be a member of Kids in the Hall, Tales of Bravery & Stupidity isn’t for the younger crowd as it features adult content and is suggested for audiences over 18 years old.

McCulloch’s Tales of Bravery & Stupidity runs on Saturday, March 9 at The Rose Brampton Theatre at 8 p.m.

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